14 Dog Breeds That Make The Best Pawfessional Actors

Written by: Christen Groves

February 21, 2016

Between their smarts and Hollywood style glam, it’s no wonder these breeds are a favorite among the puparazzi. Hopefully we’ll see them on the red carpet next week! Ciao, darlings!

1. Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog, just like these two pups from the movie Brokeback Mountain, commonly play the Cowboy’s companion.


2. Australian Shepard

Australian Shepards, like the Aussie from the movie Marmaduke, are praised for their intelligence, energy, and willingness to work.


3. Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is a favorite breed among military and police forces, and often plays the sidekick, not just in real-life, but on the big-screen as well.


4. Border Collie

We all remember Babe’s sweet, Border Collie mama. Border Collies are one of the most intelligent dogs, and are often used for performance based, “trick” training.


5. Collie

Perhaps one of the most famous movie dogs of all time is Lassie, a beautiful and intelligent Rough Collie.


6. Doberman

Because of their history as a “protection breed,” Doberman are often used in film as “the bad guy” or the bad guy’s side kick.


7. German Shepard

German Shepard’s, like this pup from “Cats and Dogs, The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” are a recognizable and popular breed.


8. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are the “all American family dog,” and often play pets on the big screen–take, for example, our favorite Full House family memeber, Comet!


9. Labrador Retriever

Labrador’s, like Marley from “Marley and Me,” are often seen on the big screen, and are popular for their intelligence and overall general friendliness.


10. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Corgi’s are popular for their smarts, as well as their adorable, quirky looks. And I mean c’mon–with ears like that, how could you not be a star?


11. Pomeranian

These little fluff butts aren’t just all looks–they are also quite intelligent. Jiff, the Pomeranian earned him self the title “World Fastest Dog On Two Legs” in the Guinness Book of World Records after he stared alongside Katy Perry in her music video for Dark Horse.


12. Chihuahua

The movie “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” (and it’s two sequels) have a very large Chihuahua cast, with Chihuahua’s in several starring roles.


13. Poodle

The Poodle’s iconic looks and extreme intelligence frequently win the breed lots of time on the big-screen.


14. Rottweiler

Rottweiler’s, like this pup from the movie Legally Blonde, Red, White, and Blue, are typically smart and hardworking dogs. Like the Doberman, Rottweiler’s often play the role of the “tough-guy.”


Featured image via Crusoe The Celebrity Dachshund
Sources: Animal Planet

Written by: Christen Groves

February 21, 2016