The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has meant we’ve ended up with a bit more time on our hands at the moment and to keep ourselves busy and to stop us from missing our furry friends we’ve been watching quite a few movies! Here are our top ten animated dog films we think you should check out…

10. Balto

Loosely based on a true story the film follows Balto, a wolfdog cross, as he races to save his Alaskan village from a diptheria outbreak and features lots of our favourite cold-climate breeds like huskies and malamutes!

9. The Fox and the Hound

The first of several Disney suggestions, this film is a sweet tale of the unlikely friendship between hound dog Cooper and fox cub Tod and how they struggle with what society expects from them as they grow into adulthood.

8. The Adventures of Tintin

Spielberg’s reimagining of the classic comic follows Tintin, the ambitious young reporter, and his trusty sidekick Snowy the wire fox terrier!

7. Frankenweenie

This oddball film is everything you’d expect from Tim Burton and tells the story of a boy who brings back to life his dog Sparky – with some disastrous effects!

6. Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s Oscar nominated stop animation film is really something to behold purely for the craft alone – it took over two and half years to make! Set in Japan, the story centres around 12 year old Atari who is in search of his pet dog who has been banished to an island after an outbreak of canine flu.

5. Lady and the Tramp

One of cinema’s greatest love stories and a must for anyone who calls themselves a dog lover. Lady and the Tramp depicts the chance meeting of pure breed cocker spaniel Lady and stray mongrel Tramp and a love that conquers class divides!

4. Bolt

This list wouldn’t be complete without a superhero film and Bolt is just it – or is he? Bolt thinks he has superpowers but really he’s just on a tv show and when he escapes he gets into all sorts of trouble!

3. 101 Dalmations

Another wholesome Disney classic with one of cinema’s most infamous villains Cruella De Vil!

2. The Secret Life of Pets

This film will have the whole family laughing with its very accurate and funny depiction of our beloved family pets. It centres around pet pooch Max and how his life is turned upside down with the addition of new dog Duke!

1. Up!

Okay so we admit this isn’t really a film about dogs but Dug the dog is a fantastic character and this Pixar classic wouldn’t be anywhere near as brilliant without him!