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Claim to Fame: The Dog Park Famous Dogs Expansion Pack

Twenty-nine dogs from page, stage, screen (and even a couple of paintings!) feature in the Dog Park: Famous Dogs Expansion pack. Discover their claims to fame below.

Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound's glamourous coat means they are well-suited to roles on screen. Film credits include 102 Dalmatians (2000), Beverley Hills Cop (1984), Titanic (1997). 

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

An Anatolian Shepherd Dog stars as Butch in the 2001 film Cats and Dogs

White Swiss Shepherd Dog

It is thought that the eponymous Bolt is a White Swiss Shepherd Dog in the 2008 Disney film.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

In the TV series, Gilmore Girls, Paul Anka (Lorelai's dog) is played by a Polish Lowland Sheepdog. 

Collie (Rough)

Lassie, one of the most famous Rough Collie characters, has starred in books, TV series, radio plays, films, and even a video game. 

Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

The Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) is famous for being Queen Elizabeth II's favourite dog. They have been immortalized in the 2019 animated film The Queen's Corgi.

German Shorthaired Pointer

The 1918 book Bashan and I by Thomas Mann details Mann's relationship with his German Shorthaired Pointer. 

Spaniel (American Cocker)

It is believed that Lady is an American Cocker Spaniel in the 1955 Disney film, Lady and the Tramp.

Italian Spinone

An ancient breed, it is thought that an Italian Spinone is depicted in a 15th century painting by Andrea Mantegna.

Irish Setter

In the 1978 novel The Stand by Stephen King, Kojak the dog is an Irish Setter. 

Spaniel (Clumber)

Clumber Spaniels feature in the Return from the Shoot painting by Sir Francis Wheatley.


Basenjis have made an appearance in several films and TV series including Good-bye, My Lady and The Wild Thornberrys.

Dachshund (Miniature Smooth Haired)

The character Slink in the film Toy Story is based on a Dachshund.


Did you know Bloodhounds have made several appearances in Disney films? You can spot them in Lady and the Tramp, The Aristocats, Oliver and Company, House of Mouse, Fox and the Hound, 101 Dalmatians, The Princess and the Frog, The Great Mouse Detective, and Cinderella!

Basset Hound

It is thought that the cartoon character Droopy is a Basset Hound. 

A Bull Terrier dog card

Bull Terrier

In the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, it is thought Bill Sikes' dog, Bull's-eye, is a Bull Terrier. 

Parson Russell Terrier

Parson Russell Terriers have starred in television series, films, and adverts. See if you can spot one in Midsomer Murders from series 14 onwards. 

Fox Terrier (Wire)

In The Adventures of Tintin, Snowy is believed to be a white Wirehaired Fox Terrier.

Cairn Terrier

A Cairn Terrier named Terry played Toto in the 1933 film, The Wizard of Oz

Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)

A smooth coated Chihuahua plays Elle Woods' dog, Bruiser, in the 2001 film, Legally Blonde

Yorkshire Terrier

A Yorkshire Terrier stars as Moses in the 2004 film, Meet the Fockers.


In addition to starring in films including The Secret Life of Pets, a Pomeranian named Boo gained internet fame for their cuteness in the 2010s.

Xoloitzcuintle (Intermediate) 

It is thought that Dante the dog, who features in the 2017 film Coco, is a Xoloitzcuintle.


A Schipperke features in a short story by Daphne Du Maurier called 'A Borderline Case'. 

A Dalmatian dog card


Dalmatians have appeared in a number films, the most famous of which being 101 Dalmatians that was released in 1961.

Japanese Akita Inu

Three Japanese Akita Inus called Layla, Chicago, and Forest played Hachi in the 2009 film, Hachi: A Dog's Tale. The film is based on the true story of the famous Japanese dog, Hachikō. 

St. Bernard 

In the Beethoven films, a St. Bernard plays the titular Beethoven. 

Dogue de Bordeaux 

A Dogue de Bordeaux stars alongside Tom Hanks in the 1989 film, Turner and Hooch.

A Neapolitan Mastiff dog card

Neapolitan Mastiff

In the Harry Potter films, Fang was played by three Neapolitan Mastiffs: Hugo, Monkey, and Uno.

Click here to see all the breeds that feature in Dog Park. 

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