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Top 10 Disney Dog Names

Walt Disney has dedicated numerous movies to man's best friend: Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, 101 Dalmatians, just to name a few. Disney's most famous dog is undoubtedly Mickey Mouse's pal Pluto (formerly known as Rover), possibly named after the dwarf planet, which was discovered in 1930, the same year he made his first appearance in the cartoon "The Chain Gang". There are many Disney pooches to choose from (See The Definitive Disney Dogs List), but we limited this top 10 list to characters from Disney animated movies:

10. Copper
Movie: The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Breed: Bloodhound
Personality: Brave, playful, friendly
Name meaning/origin: the color of the metal copper, which is from the Latin "Cuprum", meaning "from the island of Cyprus"

9. Pongo
Movie: 101 Dalmatians (1961)
Breed: Dalmatian
Personality: Bold, mischievous, loving
Name meaning/origin: in British military slang, a pongo is a soldier; the slang likely originates from the Congolese "mpongo", which denotes a genus of apes comprising the orangutans

8. Dodger
Movie: Oliver and Company (1988)
Breed: Jack russell terrier
Personality: Clever, cool, confident
Name meaning/origin: inspired by the character of the Artful Dodger from Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist", so named for his skill and cunning as a pickpocket

7. Bruno
Movie: Cinderella (1950)
Breed: Bloodhound
Personality: Protective, kind, sympathetic
Name meaning/origin: derived from the German "brun", simply meaning "brown"

6. Bolt
Movie: Bolt (2008)
Breed: German shepherd
Personality: Cheerful, determined, heroic
Name meaning/origin: from the Old English word meaning "arrow", denoting speed

5. Trusty
Movie: Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Breed: Bloodhound
Personality: Clumsy, sweet, chatty
Name meaning/origin: from the word "trust" (Old Norse meaning "strong"), denoting reliability, dependability

4. Toby
Movie: The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Breed: Basset hound
Personality: Playful, helpful, friendly
Name meaning/origin: variant of Tobias, the Greek form of the Hebrew Tobiah, meaning "God is good"

3. Lady
Movie: Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Breed: Cocker spaniel
Personality: Sweet, loyal, ladylike
Name meaning/origin: from the Old English word, meaning "female head of a household"

2. Penny
Movie: 101 Dalmatians (1961)
Breed: Dalmatian
Personality: Sweet, responsible, alert
Name meaning/origin: pet form of the Greek Penelope, meaning "weaver"

1. Max
Movie: The Little Mermaid (1989)
Breed: Sheepdog
Personality: Playful, loyal, intelligent
Name meaning/origin: short form of the Latin Maximilian, meaning "greatest"

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