Top 10 Dogs in Anime

#10 – Alexander (Fullmetal Alchemist (and the Brotherhood one))


A meme dog. It even has a knowyourmeme article about it. Many wacky hijinks occur leading this dog’s character arc to be one of the most memorable parts of the story as a whole. A true goofball through and through.

#9 – Pafu (Go! Princess Precure)


Wow~~~! A top tier dog already! This is as cute as you can get in anime dogs. Some may argue that she is not actually a dog  because she is a fairy but no.

#8 – My Dog (Real Life)

I don’t actually have any pictures of my dog and I’m too lazy to walk two rooms over to take one so you are going to have to imagine this dog. She is cool and I pet her and it feels nice but sometimes she barks and it is loud and in conclusion she is my dog.

#7 – Pafu (Go! Princess Precure)


You know that meme about a perfect cinnamon bun being too pure and good for this world? That is this dog. She even had a whole episode all about her winning the hearts of everyone living in the school dorms including a girl who was previously scared of dogs. Now that is an excellent hound.

#6 – Ulric (Glitter Force!)


You are probably thinking “hey that’s not a dog that’s a wolf!” but you see, domestic dogs and wolves are actually very closely related. The species of canines we refer to as “domestic dogs” is Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris. I was going to write like 2 paragraphs about dog and wolf evolution and morphology as a joke but after looking at the wikipedia articles for like 3 minutes I remembered that biology is the most painful thing in the world and nobody should ever have to read about it. Being one of the most charismatic, goofy, and soft looking antagonists in anime, I would say Ulric is an all around great canine. Also Glitter Force is a fantastic anime please watch Glitter Force it’s really good.

#5 – 5 Centimeters Per Second (Makoto Shinkai)


5 Centimeters Per Second is one of my favorite movies of all time. Through breathtaking background art, fantastic directing, and a great soundtrack 5cm/s tells the story of love and how hanging on to our lingering feelings of past happiness can prevent us from moving forward in our lives. It also features my favorite ending sequence to anything ever with a ~4 minute musical montage set to One More Time, One More Chance by Masayoshi Yamazaki. This is a truly amazing film that I believe anyone interested in the medium should definitely see.

#4 – Clifford (Clifford the Big Red Dog)


No land animal should be this massive. He could crush the white house along with the US president with those massive paws. If this beast walked the earth it would be like that anime with the big naked people and the walls except there would be a dog in it. Extremely dangerous. Threat level: red.

#3 – Pafu (Go! Princess Precure)


Coming in at 3rd place, Pafu is undeniably an exceptional dog. From her cute voice to her aesthetic color palette you will surely find something to love about this wonderful canine.

#2 – Dark Souls (FromSoftware)


Dark Souls is one of the best dogs I’ve ever played. If you are at all interested in video games you have most likely already heard of this monumental title. It has some of the best level design, boss encounters, music, and multiplayer implementation in all of gaming along with rich thematic depth and a unique integration of narrative and gameplay that even provides an in-game explanation for what it would mean for your character if you give up on the game in real life. This dog is most certainly deserving of the title “man’s best friend”.

#1 – Cure Chocolat (Kira Kira Precure A La Mode (I think there is a star in the title somewhere but that’s really annoying to do so I’m ignoring it))


The best dog. Every time she shows up on the screen I just want scream the lyrics of love songs because nothing else could possibly express how beautiful this dog is. By far the best character design I’ve seen in any precure season along with one of the nicest transformation sequences. There is nothing in existence that I want to touch more than that massive fluffy tail. A 10/10 dog that stands out even among the greatest of hounds in the history of japanese animation.