19 Cartoon Dogs We Love

... and the lessons we learned from them.

... and the lessons we learned from them.

Dogs, whether real or fictional, make an impression in our lives. As kids, we were drawn (pun intended) to animated dogs because they were silly or entertaining, but whether we realized it or not, these cartoon canines taught us some great lessons!

1. Underdog

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here! This little pup always spoke in rhyme; he’s a cartoon hero all of the time!

 

2. Lady and the Tramp

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Always pay attention as you’re eating spaghetti, because the other end of the noodle might belong to a scrappy mutt!

  

3. Pongo and Perdita from 101 Dalmatians

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Having 101 kids might look easy, but that’s only true if you’re a cartoon dog. Don’t try this at home.

 

4. Gromit from Wallace and Gromit

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Sometimes you’re just going to be smarter than your average human, and that’s quite all right.

 

5. Jake from Adventure Time

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Everyone needs a pair of invisible spiderweb pants. EVERYONE.

 

6. Buttons from Animaniacs

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: When the human gets to be too much, just go to your happy place and think about nice things.

 

7. Pudgy from Betty Boop

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Being doted upon and snuggled constantly? Not a bad way live to live at all.

8. Blue from Blues Clues

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Sometimes the thing you’re looking for is in the most obvious places. Psst: Look behind you.

 

9. Dogbert from Dilbert

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: There’s more to life than work! Get out of the office and live a little, why don’t you.

 

10. Porkchop from Doug

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Everybody needs a sidekick — preferably one who can sing and dance really well.

 

11. Brian from Family Guy

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: If you want to be taken seriously, you need to stand up and walk on your own two legs. Also, martinis are best when they are shaken, not stirred.

 

12. Odie from Garfield

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Enthusiasm will get you everywhere.

 

13. Huckleberry Hound

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: If at first you don’t succeed, keep trying because you’ll get it eventually through sheer dumb luck.

14. Brain from Inspector Gadget

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Evil does not prevail, no matter how cute and furry you are.

 

15. Goofy

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Sometimes, the best perspective to have is a silly one.

 

16. Scooby Doo

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: It’s OK to indulge yourself in a snack or seven sometimes.

 

17. Nana from Peter Pan

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: With great power comes great responsibility.

 

18. Astro from The Jetsons

 

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: The future is bright, my friends, and it also includes awesome flying cars.

 

19. Santa’s Little Helper from The Simpsons

 

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The Lesson We Learned as Kids: Don’t be afraid to run a good race, because you’ll be rewarded for your efforts in the end.

Do you have a favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

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