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7 Most Famous Dogs in History

A dog is a loyal animal that is renowned for its openness and courage. The heroes of this rating have become famous for their natural qualities.

Belka and Strelka

Famous astronaut dogs that flew into Earth’s orbit on August 19, 1960. They were not the first animals to enter space. But it was they who became famous, because they returned to Earth safe and sound, having withstood all the overloads. Thanks to Belka and Strelka, scientists have concluded that humans can also be in space. In 2010, a full-length animated film about the space flight of Belka and Strelka was released in Russia, and subsequently, based on the story, an animated series for children was filmed.


This dog became known all over the world after the release in 2008 of the Hollywood film, where the role of the deceased owner of the dog was played by Richard Gere. The script is based on a story that took place in Japan in 1925. Hachiko had been waiting for his master at the train station for 9 years, not suspecting that he was no longer alive. The Japanese have erected a monument to the devoted dog.

Inspector Rex

The main character in the detective series of the 90s was played by 4 dogs, but the very first was a dog named Santo von Haus Ziegelmeier. Santo knew how to execute more than 30 commands, among which one, which became the “trick” of the series: steal a bun with sausage unnoticed. The series has received several German and foreign film awards.


The image of the intelligent and devoted collie, Lassie, appeared on movie screens in 1943. The topic of friendship between a boy and a dog has become very popular thanks to the American writer Eric Knight. In subsequent years, more than 20 films and TV series about Lassie were shot. The very first performer of the role was a dog named Pal.

Pavlov’s Dog

The collective image of dogs who became participants in the experiments of the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov. Thanks to dogs, Pavlov wrote the famous doctrine of reflexes and became the creator of the science of higher nervous activity, and then received the Nobel Prize for his works.


In 1945, the legendary Dzhulbars was awarded the Medal for Military Merit. During the Great Patriotic War, this dog managed to find more than 7 thousand miles and 150 shells. On Red Square, during the Victory Parade, the wounded dog was carried on the tunic of Joseph Stalin.

Labrador Konni

The famous dog of Vladimir Putin was born in 1999. It attended many meetings of the Russian president with other politicians. A book has even been written about her. In addition Konni, Putin was subsequently presented with three more dogs: the Bulgarian Shepherd Dog Buffy, Yume of the Akita Inu breed, and an Alabai named Verny.

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