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Crufts: World's Largest International Dog Show

These were some gems from Crufts Dog Shows.

Now let us look at some gems from our collection of the best dogs in literature!

Spot the Dog

From Where’s Spot by Eric Hill

Spot is probably the first literary dog most of us come across, and definitely the cutest literary dog of all time. Spot is loveable and loves to explore, and we love Spot.


From Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling

Fang is Hagrid’s extremely large boarhound, best known for always slobbering on Harry’s robes and being very cowardly despite his size. Awwww.

Read the ebook here

The Hound

From The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Supposedly a giant, terrifying monster, the best bit of this story is the reveal that ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ Is actually a normal dog covered in phosphorus to look hellish.

Listen to the audiobook here


From David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Dora Spenlow’s spoilt lapdog, Jip has the kind of luxury life most dogs, and probably most people, aspire to. Jip is fiercely loyal to Dora, though rather yappy to everyone else, and a brilliant comic addition to Dickens’ story.

Listen to the audiobook here


From The Odyssey by Homer

In the famous Greek tale of Homer’s Odyssey, Argos is Odysseus’ faithful dog known for being speedy and strong. The bond between this man and his dog never wanes despite Homer’s long travels.

Listen to the audiobook here

Read the ebook here


From Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie

Modelled on J.M.Barrie’s own dog, Nana lovingly tends to the Darling children of Peter Pan as their nurse and is the dog we all wish we had growing up.

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