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10 Iconic Dog And Human Duos In Pop Culture That Will Make You Want To Cuddle A Puppy

Because doggos are love!

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An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, 'Alpha' is a stunning, action-packed film that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend

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It begins when Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is injured during his first hunt with the tribe's most elite group. He's left for dead to survive on his own in the wilderness. Keda reluctantly tames an abandoned lone wolf, forming an unlikely alliance, as the duo work together to overcome countless dangers in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

Check out the trailer to see how Keda and his wolf fight to survive against the odds:

In celebration of 'Alpha', here are 10 iconic dog and human duos in pop culture:

1. Snoopy and Charlie Brown

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Created by the late Charles Schulz, 'Peanuts' had more than 17,000 original comic strips between 1950 and 2000. The last strip ran the day after Schulz passed away. The massive franchise spawned five animated films, countless TV cartoons, spin-off albums, video games, and theme park rides... and at the centre of it all was Charlie Brown and his dog named Snoopy.

2. Hachiko and Professor Hidesaburo Ueno

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Hachiko is known worldwide as one of the most faithful dogs to have ever lived. It was his routine to wait for his master, Professor Hidesaburo Ueno, at the Shibuya train station every day so they could walk home together. But when his master suddenly died at the university where he taught, Hachiko continue to wait for nine years, nine months, and 15 days, until he eventually passed away. Hachiko's story has been the subject of numerous books and films.

3. Scooby Doo and Shaggy

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A childhood staple for many of us, Scooby Doo was first created in 1969. Since then, it has spawned multiple TV series, movies, games, merchandise and more. The beloved Great Dane and goofy partner Shaggy are the perfect pair. From munching on Scooby snacks to fighting evil, this duo is totally inseparable.

4. Marley and John

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Based on a true story, 'Marley and Me' is about the relationship between a lovable but out-of-control labrador (affectionately known as the world's worst dog) and his humans. The autobiographical book by John Grogan became a New York Times bestseller in 2005 and was later adapted into a film.

5. Bruiser and Elle

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'Legally Blonde' rocked the box office and while Reese Witherspoon totally killed the part of Elle Woods, it was her little sidekick Bruiser who stole the show. Sadly, Moonie, the chihuahua who played Bruiser in both films, passed away in 2016 at the age of 18.

6. Beast and Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg's dog, Beast, shot to fame a few years ago when the Facebook founder posted a few pictures of his Hungarian Puli camouflaged on a white rug on the social network. Beast now has his own Facebook fanpage with over 2.7 million likes. He looks like a mop. >.<

7. Ghost and Jon Snow

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'Game of Thrones' is pretty insane but the relationship between Jon Snow and his direwolf, Ghost, is adorable! The runt of the litter and the only one to be born with his eyes open, Ghost is one of the only surviving direwolves in the family. Super loyal and brave, he's protected Jon on more than one occasion.

8. Toto and Dorothy

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While Toto didn't really do much in the film to help Dorothy get back home, he definitely demonstrated optimism, love, and loyalty throughout. The dog who played Toto, named Terry in real life, went on the appear in 13 more movies after 'The Wizard of Oz'.

9. Lassie and Timmy

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Another classic! The fictional character of Lassie was created in 1939 and became an instant hit, bonding with her young master Timmy, and always saving the day. Since then, five generations of Lassies (all relatives!) have starred in the movie series!

10. Jake and Finn

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The award-winning animated series 'Adventure Time' centres around the lives of Finn and his dog Jake as they roam the Land of Ooo, righting wrongs and battling evil. The hit show has a cult following all over the world. After eight years, the show came to an end, closing out its more than 200-episode run with a four-part finale.

If you love watching awesome dog and human duos, be sure to check out 'Alpha' when it hits cinemas nationwide this 6 September

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