From Lassie to Struppi, our favorite four-legged friends have been with us through thick and thin. To underline World Dog Day on October 10, DW revisits the most famous dogs from the arts, literature, music and film.
They've starred in films, in great myths and even in poems; canines are not only celebrated on World Dog Day, but through memorable works of art. The gallery above features some of the most famous ones.
The gallery below shows 10 dog breeds that originated in Germany. Could you name 10 off the top of your head? DW walks you through some breeds whose origins are very much German, even if their names might suggest otherwise.