20 Pawsome Dogs That Will Transport You Back To Your Childhood

Whether your favourite canine character came from the big screen, the small screen or lived at the bottom of your bed, we can all join together in agreeing that the 80s and 90s were full of memorable mutts. So grab yourself a bag of pup-corn and read about 20 pawsome dogs from our childhood that we were absolutely mutts about.


20. Dogtanian

Introduced with what was possibly the greatest cartoon theme tune of all time, Dogtanian and his three Muskehound companions entertained us over 52 episodes with their swashbuckling European adventures.

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19. Hooch

His real name was Beasley, but this particular French mastiff is better known as Hooch, sidekick to Tom Hanks’ Detective Turner in the 1989 buddy cop film Turner & Hooch.

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18. Pound Puppies

We were desperate to adopt a poor, lonely Pound Puppy as a child, but even though one of these gorgeous soft toys never appeared under our tree on Christmas Day, we still very much enjoyed watching the tie-in animated TV show.

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17. Sweep

First introduced in 1957, two years after The Sooty Show’s debut on the BBC and seven years before Soo would complete Harry Corbett’s puppet trio, Sweep’s squeaky voice meant that he was always our favorite of the bunch.

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16. Muttley

Accompanying the evil Dick Dastardly in cartoons such as Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines – which we always thought was called Catch the Pigeon – Muttley is best remembered for his hilariously dirty laugh.

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15. Rowlf

Tinkling the ivories on The Muppet Show before being turned into an animated preschooler in the brilliant Muppet Babies, in our minds Rowlf always battled it out with Fozzie Bear for the title of the greatest Muppet.

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