As rare as they are, there are many gems out there that you should be watching, especially if you’ve got wonderful Netflix or Hulu.
If you do not, you can still get your hands on TV shows on sites such as Amazon or eBay.
Whether meant for children or for everyone, here are a few, or the top ten in our opinion, dog television shows out there. In no particular order.
Lassie is probably the number one dog TV series of all times. Some may disagree with me on this but it has been one of the longest running TV shows that follows the adventures of a dog, in this case a Rough Collie dog named Lassie. A total of 571 episodes of Lassie have been produced over the course of two decades.
Courage the Cowardly Dog was one of weirdness, although it did feature a dog. One of the most bizarre shows on Cartoon Network of it’s time, it wasn’t always for the faint of heart or the smallest of children. It was however, a very entertaining show.
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman is a public television show meant for older kids compared to their usual children show lineup of Sesame Street and Calliou. It’s a show that reminds us a lot of the 90‘s kid’s game show era on Nickelodeon, but with great learning potential.
101 Dalmatians started out as yet another Disney movie classic that has since spurred a black and white franchise that just doesn’t stop. This includes the 101 Dalmatians television series spinoff. Not bad for a spinoff either.
All Dogs go to Heaven is another television spinoff from a very successful movie classic- All Dogs go to Heaven. This unassuming movie and spinoff are chock full of heart felt character development that makes you appreciate the simpler things in life- like good friends, family, loyalty, and everything that’s good about dogs.
Clifford the Big Red Dog started out as a children’s book series that was founded by a Bainbridge, Washington resident (a Seattle suburb) that turned into a television show that aired on public television. John Ritter voiced Clifford up until 2003, when he passed away.
T.U.F.F Puppy is a show on Nickelodeon that is pretty simple. Kids find it entertaining. It’s animated in the same style as many other shows done by Ernie Gilbert. It’s been suspended and started many times. Currently, it’s set to air again in the United States, but is on indefinite hiatus in Asia.
Paw Patrol is a brand new children’s show that airs on NickJR, aimed at small children audiences. It features preschool aged super hero dogs of many flavors.
DOGTV is a new channel available on some cable packages in the US, and it features nothing but dog educational programming, and sometimes shows aimed at entertaining dogs themselves. From training, grooming, dog show coverage, and many other dog related real television, to reels of jumping bunnies and other dogs playing (for dog watching pleasure), DOGTV has everything for dogs.
Blues Clues is another dog related animated children’s television show that’s as classic and long-running as other good, classic, children’s shows. Blue’s Clues is aimed as pre-kindergarten aged children and they love it. It showcases how to get along with friends, how to count, find patterns, and many other fun and basic skill learning techniques- all with a cute blue dog (or sometimes Magenta).
Scooby Doo is as classic as they get. Anyone over the age of 20 (or even younger, as Scooby Doo is still running!) will know what the Mystery Machine and Scooby Snacks are. The show is a basic staple of regular society in America, and around the world.
Did we miss your favorite TV show with dogs in them? Let us know in the comments!