Growing up in the 90s, I loved watching my cartoons. I remember that I would even guess on my homework simply to watch my cartoons (till Ms. Spears saw right through my BS and told my dad). Having watched almost every 90s carton possible on every network, I consider myself an expert on not only dope cartoon shows, but arguing the best 90s cartoon dogs.
10. Blue from Blue’s Clues
My little brother was obsessed with “Blue’s Clues.” He had the stuffed animals, blankets, even snag along to that annoying song, and made it a point to find all the clues. And while Steve and Blue found clues for the day’s hunt, Blue makes our list because of his pop-culture adoration. 20 plus years later, this blue canine remains Nick Jr’s most beloved shows–just wished Steve decided to not have a music career.
9. Ren from Ren and Stimpy
Go back and re-watch this show, and you’ll discover the number of borderline sexual undertones that would never fly today. Still, this 90s classic show brought us one of the most iconic Chihuahua in Ren.
One of the strangest dogs on the list, this hybrid character made us laugh plenty of times with its wild antiques of placing both cat and dog onto one strange creature.
7. Courage The Cowardly Dog
Fearful of his own shadow, Courage The Cowardly Dog captured our hearts for his anxiety and fearfulness. While he drove his owners crazy, Courage drove us to love him even more.
6. Spunky from Rocko’s Modern Life
Not the brightest dog around, Spunky had a big heart and always remained loyal to Rocko. This small breeded dog sure got himself into plenty of trouble, and thanks to Rocko, found himself alive and feed only out of luck.
5. Odie from Garfield and Friends
Similar to Spunky, Odie was the lovable, dopey dog that always had Garfield’s back, no matter how many times this orange cat played tricks on poor Odie, making him one of the best dog characters around.
4. Poochie from The Simpsons
Having created so many iconic characters, The Simpsons spawned one of the 90s most beloved talking dog characters– Poochie. Having first appeared on the Itchy and Scratchy Show, Poochie has gone on to be one of the most recognized 90s cartoon dogs around.
3. Santa’s Little Helper – The Simpsons
One of television’s most iconic dog character’s has to be Santa’s Little Helper. This rescued greyhound dog has been on air for more than 25 years, making him not only one of the most popular, but one of the most beloved dogs around.
2. Scooby Doo
Fun, lovable and Shaggy’s most trusted sidekick, Scooby Doo remains one of the most revered and beloved cartoon dogs. Maybe it was his charm or detective skills, or maybe it was because he and shaggy were hinting at being high, whatever the case, Scooby wins us over.
Having been featured throughout the decades, Snoopy remains such a revered and iconic character that he had to be on this list. While born in the 50s comic strip, Snoopy made such a big impact on 90s kids that it’s hard not to call Snoop the best 90s cartoon dog character of all time.