TOP 15: The Most Famous Dogs In History

Meet our selection of dogs that are known all over the world.

#1 Chow Chow with a name Jofi

It was the favorite pet of the famous psychoayst Sigmund Freud. With the help of a dog, the doctor reassured his patients suffering from anxiety during therapy sessions. Jofi has always acted on the sick in the most favorable way.

#2 Cosmonaut Dog Named Laika

Laika was a Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth. Laika, a stray mongrel from the streets of Moscow, was selected to be the occupant of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 that was launched into outer space on 3 November 1957.

#3 Rin Tin Tin

Rin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd that was an international star in motion pictures. He was rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan. Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin and obtained silent film work for the dog. Rin Tin Tin was an immediate box-office success and went on to appear in 27 Hollywood films, gaining worldwide fame.

#4 Rico Border Collie

Rico was a border collie dog who made the news after being studied by animal psychologists Juliane Kaminski and colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig after his owners reported that he understood more than 200 simple words.

#5 Balto

Balto was a Siberian Husky and sled dog who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nenana, Alaska, by train and then to Nome by dog sled to combat an outbreak of the disease.

#6 Hachiko

Hachiko was a Japanese Akita dog remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, Hidesaburo Ueno, for whom he continued to wait for over nine years following Ueno's death.

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