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Vintage photos of America's most popular dog breeds

Stacker Logo By Stacey Marcus of Stacker | Slide 1 of 51: Leafing through the pages of history, you’ll find words and photos that help paint pictures of how humans have evolved over time. Take an extra moment to inspect the photos closely and you will most likely discover a dog at his master’s heels, on a queen’s lap, pulling a sled, chasing a bird, trotting through the White House, or tucked inside the pocketbook of a luminary. Just saying the word “dog” makes us smile. It won’t take you long to think of a dozen iconic dogs. Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, Toto, Balto, Buddy, and Clifford come to mind. Stacker curated vintage photos of dogs to illuminate their important role in history and our hearts. Author Edith Wharton noted, “My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.” This collection of 50 incredible vintage images showcases a cadre of canines you will adore. We turned to our friends at the American Kennel Club to learn about the most popular dogs of 2019, using data released March 17 of that year. Photos were selected from a variety of trusted sources that show these breeds in vintage photos. The photos that were discovered are simply enchanting. We then learned about the photo and researched a few tidbits about the breed’s history. We hope you enjoy the vintage photos of famous dogs and dogs of celebrated people like Norman Rockwell, Helen Keller, and Shirley Temple. Some of our favorites include black-and-white photos of dogs in office trays, in nature, and in their element. Grab a cup of coffee and fetch your favorite canine to enjoy this special slideshow together. Sit, stay, and take a few minutes to travel back in time to enjoy these great photos that remind us why dogs truly are our best friends. You may also like:  30 foods that are poisonous to dogs

Vintage photos of America's most popular dog breeds

Leafing through the pages of history, you’ll find words and photos that help paint pictures of how humans have evolved over time. Take an extra moment to inspect the photos closely and you will most likely discover a dog at his master’s heels, on a queen’s lap, pulling a sled, chasing a bird, trotting through the White House, or tucked inside the pocketbook of a luminary. Just saying the word “dog” makes us smile.

It won’t take you long to think of a dozen iconic dogs. Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, Toto, Balto, Buddy, and Clifford come to mind. Stacker curated vintage photos of dogs to illuminate their important role in history and our hearts. Author Edith Wharton noted, “My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.”

This collection of 50 incredible vintage images showcases a cadre of canines you will adore. We turned to our friends at the American Kennel Club to learn about the most popular dogs of 2019, using data released March 17 of that year. Photos were selected from a variety of trusted sources that show these breeds in vintage photos. The photos that were discovered are simply enchanting. We then learned about the photo and researched a few tidbits about the breed’s history.

We hope you enjoy the vintage photos of famous dogs and dogs of celebrated people like Norman Rockwell, Helen Keller, and Shirley Temple. Some of our favorites include black-and-white photos of dogs in office trays, in nature, and in their element.

Grab a cup of coffee and fetch your favorite canine to enjoy this special slideshow together. Sit, stay, and take a few minutes to travel back in time to enjoy these great photos that remind us why dogs truly are our best friends.

You may also like: 30 foods that are poisonous to dogs

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