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We are super excited about the Dog Film Festival coming to New York City this weekend (read more about that here), so in anticipation, we compiled a list of 30 of our favorite cinematic canines to use as inspiration when naming your new puppy. (view full list of popular dog names)

Balto, from Balto (Read the real-life story behind this film here.)

Beethoven, from Beethoven

Benji, from Benji

Bolt, from Bolt

Buddy, from Air Bud

Chance and Shadow, from Homeward Bound: The Great Adventure (also known as this Pug’s favorite film)

Charlie, from All Dogs Go To Heaven

Chowsie, from Gypsy

Dug, from Up

Hercules (or Beast), from The Sandlot

Hooch, from Turner and Hooch

Lady and Tramp, from Lady and the Tramp

Lassie, from Lassie films

Marley, from Marley and Me

Max, from Max (Read advice from the trainer here.)

Nana, from Peter Pan

Old Dan and Little Ann, from Where the Red Fern Grows

Old Yeller, from Old Yeller

Olive, from Oliver and Company

Otis, from Milo and Otis

Perdita and Pongo, from 101 Dalmatians (See one couple’s adorable take on the opening scene here.)

Petey, from The Little Rascals

Shiloh, from Shiloh

Snoopy, from the Charlie Brown/Peanuts films (See the trailer for the soon-to-be-released Peanuts film here.)

Toto, from The Wizard of Oz

Zero, from A Nightmare Before Christmas

Did you name your puppy after a movie dog? Share a photo in the comments below. Did we miss your favorite canine character? Tell us!
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