The 9 Greatest Famous Dogs Of The ’90s

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The internet loves the ’90s. The internet also loves dogs. It’s not exactly rocket science that the two should be combined.

Whether you’re a ’90s kid looking for a nostalgia kick or just a fan of the decade, these dogs will fetch the pre-millennium era vibes for you.

Here are nine of the greatest famous dogs from the ’90s! You’re welcome.

1. Beethoven From Beethoven

How many other kids tried to convince their parents to get an insanely large dog in the form of a Saint Bernard after this 1992 movie?

The composer this 185-pound dog is named after was pretty smart, but Beethoven the dog was pretty much a genius. He always knew what to do: he rescued little girls from drowning pools, beat up the bad guys, and always looked downright adorable.

2. Shadow From Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

If you didn’t cry at the end of Homeward Bound, you’re made of tougher stuff than me.

The film followed the journey of Chance, Sassy, and Shadow as they found their way back to their family. Shadow, the older Golden Retriever, almost didn’t make it back home.

Just rewatching the clip above for this article made me cry. I swear I’m an adult.

3. Buddy From Air Bud

Thanks to this dog, there are at least 20 or so spin-off films with adorable Golden Retrievers playing some sort of sport.

Never forget the O.G. Air Bud and his human companion Josh, who almost convinced me that it was perfectly okay to feed your dog pudding cups — well, really, not so much.

It’s hard not to tear up during the movie, or at least question how a young boy could throw a basketball that far.

4. Charlie From All Dogs Go To Heaven

Bless the person who made this movie. Instead of explaining the meaning of life and death and simply saying that Fido went to a farm, parents were able to pop in this tape to show that, after a long and happy life, the family pup was going to a better place.

Although, there was this nightmare fueled scene that may have made kids worried about their pups’ ethics here on Earth.

This film technically came out over the holiday season of 1989, but we’ll let it slide on into the ’90s when it grew in popularity.

5. Santa’s Little Helper From The Simpsons

Santa’s Little Helper’s is the epitome of an unintelligent-but-lovable pup.

After Bart rescued him from the dog track, SLH became his own character in the longest running animated show in history. Not too shabby for a retired racing dog!

This pup’s first episode — the first full episode of the show to ever air — was also technically broadcast in the holiday season of ’89, but this pup’s fame skyrocketed in the ’90s with the rest of the family.

6. Eddie From Frasier

This one’s kind of a no-brainer. The dog who played Eddie, whose real name was Moose, reportedly made $10,000 per episode in the series’ heyday.

No way Eddie ever heard the blues a callin’ with that fat of a paycheck. Of course, he had to split it with his trainer.

7. Balto From Balto

Dogs can be heroes, too. The 1995 animated film was based off of real life Siberian Husky named Balto, who led his sled team on the last leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome.

I tried to convince my mom that I, too, needed a Husky in case I got diphtheria. It didn’t work, but I did watch this movie until the tape was completely worn.

8. Fly From Babe

Babe may have been the star of his eponymous film, but Fly comes in a close second.

Although skeptical at first, Fly took in Babe as one of her own and started to mold him to become the best sheep herder ever.

9. All The Dalmations From The Live Action 101 Dalmatians

Come on, you can’t make us pick just one!

I was personally a little partial to Whizzer, because what puppy piddling inside isn’t adorable? In my defense, I was seven and didn’t understand the full responsibilities of having a dog.

Also, can we all agree that “Pongo” is one of the best dog names ever? Good.

Who did we miss? Who’s your favorite famous dog from the 1990s? Let us know in the comments below!