Let's face it, dogs have always been a part of our lives. Now you may not have grown up with them scampering around you, offering up unadulterated love, but they were there nonetheless. Think about it. Maybe you and your family spent part of your Sunday nights watching the adventures of Lassie, the collie that could put some members of Special Forces to shame with what she was capable of doing; Saturday mornings with Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Scooby Gang, or Sunday mornings with Goliath (as in Davey and...) — just hours before it was Lassie time again.
In between, there were prime time shows galore that were just overflowing with our canine buddies, and it's been the same throughout the years. They've been animated (The Jetsons, Family Guy), live action sitcoms (The Brady Bunch, Frasier, Full House), and slightly more dramatic fare (Columbo). They were there towards the beginning of television, like The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, and they're likely to be a part of any number of new shows coming our way.
To celebrate the love for our fine furry friends, we've compiled this look back at some of the dogs that have filled our collective memories.