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Ask America to Bark Back With Their Favorite TV Pooch

New York, NYFrom Frasier’s Eddie and The Little Rascals’ Petie to The Brady Bunch’s Tiger and Blue from Blues Clues, dogs have always had a profound impact on television.  But who is the most famous of them all? 

This week, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and AOL’s ask America to weigh in on their favorite TV dog.  This week’s nominees are:

  • Eddie – Frasier – Kelsey Grammer’s Parson Russell Terrier from the NBC sitcom Frasier.
  • Jack – Little House on the Prairie – a French Bulldog in the books but a mixed breed in the TV show.
  • Blue – Blues Clues – The star of Nickelodeon’s popular TV show for preschool aged children.
  • Petie – The Little Rascals – The American Staffordshire Terrier who played the mascot to the children of Our Gang.
  • Flash – The Dukes of Hazard – Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane's Basset Hound in the CBS series.
  • Reckless – The Waltons – The family’s hound from the popular CBS TV show.
  • Huckleberry Hound – The Huckleberry Hound Show – The star of the first Emmy Award winning animated series.
  • Tiger – The Brady Bunch – The Brady family’s faithful dog.
  • Comet – Full House – The family’s pet Golden Retriever on the ABC series.
  • Brian Griffin – Family Guy – The Griffin family’s cynical, substance-abusing, talking dog on the FOX animated series.

Which TV pooch will be top dog? Visit to cast your vote and make your bark heard.

Underscoring America’s love affair with dogs and celebrating its 125th Anniversary, the American Kennel Club (AKC) collaborated with AOL’s to compile a list of the Top 125 Dogs in Popular Culture. The list brings together canines from diverse backgrounds for a candid look at how dogs have been woven into the fabric of America. From movies and music, mascots and literature, to cartoons and TV characters, each week a new poll allows Americans to review the list, debate it with their friends and colleagues, and pick their favorites.  Dog lovers can return each week to vote and have a final say to end the doggie debate and find who it the top dog.  The AKC will tabulate results and unveil the final list of America’s Top 125 Dogs in Pop Culture on December 7, 2009.