They're some of the most famous pooches on the planet! Here, a nostalgic look at our favourite canine superstars from the silver screen.

Canine superstars—it's a thing! These famous dogs caught their big breaks on the silver screen and went on to become just as recognizable and beloved as their human costars. And, although some of them have since passed away, they remain a sort of historic figurehead for their respective breeds.

1. Lassie from Lassie Come Home (1943), etc. 
Arguably the most famous canine character of all time, Lassie was a female Rough Collie and appeared in a series of short stories, TV shows and films, the most famous of which was Lassie Come Home, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Roddy McDowell. Lassie represented "courage, honour and unshakeable loyalty" and selflessly put herself in dangerous situations to save her human friends. Despite the fact that Lassie is a female character, the majority of the time she's been played by male dog actors. The reason? Male Rough Collie dogs have thicker and more aesthetically pleasing coats.

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