7 famous dogs that stole our hearts

Posted by Sapphire. November 23rd 2017.

Here’s a list of seven famous dogs that stole our hearts…

  1. Bo

7 Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts - Bo the dog of the Obama daughters sits on the lawn in front of the White House

Mr Obama promised to get his daughters a dog after he won the election, and he did in 2009.

Malia and Sasha’s male Portuguese water dog, Bo, was raised in the White House. He now lives in a residential neighbourhood of DC with his new friend Sunny and the rest of the Obama family.[1]

  1. Boo

7 Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts - Boo the dog looks happy in the garden

Photo credit: Boo/Instagram

Boo is about as famous as they get. As well as being the world’s cutest dog, Boo has over 17 million fans on Facebook. That’s a lot of dog lovers!

Boo also has three books and a range of merch. This includes stuffed animals and toys, mugs and bedding – even number plates!

  1. George

7 Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts - Ryan Gosling helps his big dog get off an escalator

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Our hearts broke when Ryan Gosling shared the news that his dog had passed away. The pair were inseparable; George even used to accompany Ryan whilst filming.[2] George lived a good life and was the ripe old age of 16 when he passed away last December.

  1. Toto

7 Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts - Toto the dog from the Wizard of Oz poses with Dorothy

Terry the Cairn terrier was born in the Great Depression and was a true Hollywood star. She appeared in 16 different movies, including The Wizard of Oz, as Toto.

By the time the cast had finished filming The Wizard of Oz, everyone was calling Terry Toto. The name stuck and Terry’s owner renamed her Toto.[3]

  1. Tuna

7 Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts - Tuna the dog takes a nap in crisp white bedding

Photo credit: Tuna/Instagram

Tuna is an adorable Chiweenie (a cross between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund) with a very large overbite. Tuna has 1.9m followers on Instagram and is an internet sensation.

Tuna’s owner, Courtney, rescued him in 2010.[4] Seven years later, Tuna now has his own clothing line, product range and autobiography!

  1. Baxter

7 Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts - Baxter the dog from Anchorman looks scruffy sitting in a brown car

Photo credit: bustle.com

Ron Burgundy’s furry pal, Baxter (real name Peanut), starred in the 2004 comedy Anchorman. The character is famous for eating a whole wheel of cheese!

Peanut sadly passed away in 2010, but he’ll remain in our hearts forever.[5]

  1. The Andrex® puppy

7 Famous Dogs That Stole Our Hearts - The Andrex puppy sniffs toilet roll
Photo credit: The Sun

This list wouldn’t be complete without the Andrex® puppy. The famous pooch first met our screens back in 1972, making him 45 years old.

Did you know that the first idea for the advert was changed? It showed a girl running through her house, with a roll of Andrex® trailing behind her. This was thought to be wasteful so a puppy replaced the little girl.

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[1] Daily Mail

[2] The Sun

[3] Americacomesalive

[4] The Mirror

[5] Bustle.com

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