National Dog Day AND the Dog Days of Summer? Honestly, your best friend is a star all year round.
The Dog Days of Summer are so named after the very hot, uncomfortable days following the appearance of Sirius, the Dog Star, in the eastern sky. Sirius itself is very bright – just as the following stars are with leading roles in these canine classic movies:
Eponymous (Epuppymous?) films
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Underdog/A.K.A. Shoeshine Boy
(Because of) Winn Dixie
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Films with nearly a whole litter of dog stars
Best in Show: Beatrice, Champion Thank You Neil Sedaka, Hubert, Miss Agnes, Rhapsody in White, Tyrone
Eight Below: Buck, Shadow, Max, Maya, Truman, Dewey, Shorty, Old Jack
Hotel for Dogs: Lenny, Georgia, Cooper, Romeo, Shep, Juliet, Henry
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Snow Dogs: Nana, Demon, Avalanche, Little Aleutia, Chinook, Demon Jr.
Isle of Dogs: Duke, Boss, King, Rex, Chief
The Fox and the Hound: Copper
Turner and Hootch: Hootch
Marley and Me: Marley
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Homeward Bound: Chance, Shadow
Lady and the Tramp: Lady, Tramp
101 Dalmatians: Pongo, Perdita
Best Supporting Pups
The Wizard of Oz: Toto
The Thin Man: Asta
Little Rascals: Pete
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The Sandlot: The Beast
Harry Potter: Padfoot/aka Sirius Black
Ghostbusters: the Keymaster
Dog Day Afternoon
Was your Fido-favorite not listed here? Let us know in comments below.
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