11 Celebrity Canines


Author Eric Knight's original short story entitled "Lassie Come Home" tells the story of a young boy and his loyal collie. After being separated under dire circumstances, Lassie crosses hundreds of miles to find her master. The story first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in 1940, and in 1954, Lassie the TV show made its debut. The show ran for 20 years, using nine different dogs to portray the faithful pooch.