From Wag Tails to Riches: 11 of TV’s Most Famous Dogs (Photos)

Hollywood’s Most Famous Dogs on TV

Giggy, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump’s Pomeranian, is arguably one of TV’s most pampered pups, with his own personal chef and Twitter account. He has become such a fan favorite that he is now making his own red carpet appearances, a wealthy owner in tow.

Gidget, the 12-pound chihuahua known for the ubiquitous catchphrase, “Yo quiero Taco Bell!” was propelled to stardom after the launch of the lucrative fast food campaign in the late 1990s. She also starred as Bruiser’s mother in 2003’s “Legally Blonde 2” alongside Reese Witherspoon.

Brigitte, a five-year-old French bulldog “actress” best known for her role as Stella in ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family,” won Best Dog in a Television Series at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards in 2012. Yes, that’s one thing.

Even though Sadie isn’t exactly a TV star, Oprah WinfreyThe cocker spaniel has been mentioned so many times on her show, she’s almost as famous as her gazillionaire owner. 2009 Dogtime.com reported that Oprah set aside $30 million for her five dogs, including Sadie.

Cookie Frankel, “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel’s dog, has over 25,000 followers on Twitter. The Lhasa apso gets regular massages and is constantly fed with carrots that are rich in antioxidants. “Every day is a spa day for her,” Bethenny has said.

“Million Dollar Listing” star Fredrik Eklund insists his miniature dachshund, Fritzy, needs a large living room to play in. But Eklund is realistic and insists he would never spend more than $2 million on his dog’s digs. Moderation is key, folks.

Pal, the original Lassie, was making $4,000 a week in 1954, or $51,000 in today’s world. Lassie has since been raced by 10 generations of Pal’s descendants.

Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who played Eddie in “Frasier,” made a cool $10,000 per episode. In total, Eddie made $3.2 million in his 11-year run. He also received more fan mail than any of his fellow players! Fun fact: Eddie’s biological son, Enzo, took over the role after his father retired.

Flame Jr., also known as Rin Tin Tin IV, starred in the TV hit ABC show “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin” from 1954-59. The famous dog was responsible for increasing the popularity of German Shepherds as pets and was nominated for the American Humane Association’s PATSY Award for Animal Artists.

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