All hail the cutest puppies on TV
Because we believe every day should be National Puppy Appreciation Day, today we’re saluting the cutest puppies to have graced our television screens in the past and present. Whether their roles have been regular or fleeting, these well-trained wonders have made us laugh, cry, and end up as puddles of jelly on our living room floors. Some have even sparked huge waves in new dog ownership. So prepare to squeal as we begin our journey through the cutest puppies we’ve ever seen on TV.
Jacqueline Voorhees shook up our life aspirations when she received an actual ‘bouquet’ of Pomeranians from her cheating husband Julian. We’re ashamed to say we forgave him his dalliances instantly. Since watching this episode, plain old flowers just don’t cut it anymore.
While we wish we owned most of the pups on this list, we wish we were Giggy Vanderpump. The most reliable cast member of the Beverly Hills crew, Giggy’s been owning the spotlight since the very beginning with his impressive wardrobe and immeasurable sass. He’s got his own agent and contract with Bravo, and has hung out with the likes of Drake, Jennifer Lawrence, Lady Gaga, and uh.. Donald Trump. Just check out the dedicated Celebrity Friends Page on his official website if you don’t believe us.
One of the few genuinely pleasant elements of an otherwise twisted and harrowing show, the Harmon’s family dog Hallie blew our minds by introducing us to the concept of a Poohuahua, i.e. a poodle/chihuahua mix. Our hearts honestly skipped a beat when we thought she’d been brutally microwaved, but thankfully she suffered no such fate. Hallie’s cuteness is just too much for us to handle.
Jon Snow AND puppies?! Game of Thrones went there in season one, as members of the Stark family stumble across a litter of direwolf pups that quickly grow into giant-sized, loyal guardians who protect the family from those seeking to harm them (ie. pretty much everyone). Sadly the popular obsession with these snuggly puppies led a whole bunch of irresponsible a-holes to rush out and buy some mini-wolves for themselves, leading to a 700% increase in unwanted Husky dogs abandoned by their owners. This is why I hate people…
Dog With a Blog
I stumbled across Disney Channel’s Dog with a Blog while researching for this very piece, and I’m proud to impart that it has since become my all time favourite show. In the cutest mixed-breed animal family we’ve ever seen, the show stars Daphne as Princess, Meeko as Freddy, Dandy as Gracie and Mick as Stan. Check out the all-talking, all-pranking pups in action here.
We’d always suspected it, but were made certain of that fact that the Nine-Nine would be the coolest place to work in “The Pontiac Bandit”, when the famously emotionless Captain Holt was laden with two adorable puppies and tried to find a home for them. The way he juggled those pups is an image that will stay with us forever.
After poor loyal Isis was killed off, the Dowager performed a rare kind-hearted deed by bestowing her son Robert with new puppy Tiaa, and everyone enjoyed a fleeting moment of pure happiness on the Downton estate.
Jay Pritchett may love his wife and kids, but even that doesn’t rival his affection for his appropriately named French Bulldog, Stella, who’s undoubtedly the star of the show. We cheered when she deservingly won an award at the contest Jay entered her in, and we cry tears of joy at her continued rivalry with Gloria to be top dog in Jay’s life. We’re shouting it from the rooftops; Stellaaaaa!!!
What’s the best way of winning over a woman when she’s feeling emotional and doesn’t like surprise dates? Let her loose on a pen full of PUPPIES! And let their energetic, fluffy little bodies crawl all over her. When is Shonda Rhimes going to give us a show about sexy veterinarians?
Life can be tough for a full-sized Golden Retriever in a packed San Francisco townhouse, but the ever faithful Comet provided a reliable, much awaited presence to every episode of Full House. We were naïvely hoping to see his sweet face pop up in the recent Netflix spinoff, Fuller House, before we learned that the real life dog who played Comet, known as Buddy and the inspiration for the huge Air Bud/Buddies franchise, sadly passed away from cancer in 1998. We will love him forever.
As we lamented the Retriever-sized hole left in our lives by Comet’s passing, we were spirited to learn that Fuller House had a golden bundle waiting for us at the end of the tunnel in the form of Cosmo T. D. Fuller (the initials T. D. standing for ‘The Dog’). Will you look at that squishy soft face?!
This impossibly talented little Jack Russell terrier somehow balanced being a loyal companion to his teen owner Joe with pairing a great work of literature to whatever problems his loved ones were facing. Not to mention the fact that Wishbone often cast himself as the lead in his weekly literary reenactments, from Robin Hood to Sherlock Holmes. A thespian talent in the truest sense.
Not really a puppy in the strictest sense of the word, but we couldn’t leave dear Eddie Crane off this list. Perhaps the most famous dog since Snoopy, the charming terrier played by Moose lit up every moment he spent on the screen, and made us long to have a companion like him when we reach our golden old age. The news of Moose’s death in 2006 was a crushing blow that we still haven’t recovered from.
Stay tuned for tomorrow as we’re indulging ourselves further by counting down the cutest babies on TV!