Dogs have been some of the most enduring animal characters in fiction for decades, with canines being the faithful companions to many popular book characters. From Tin-Tin and his faithful dog Snowy, to the loyal collie Lassie in Lassie-Come-Home, dogs have made their mark on the literature world. Here are 6 dog books every dog lover should read.
Lassie-Come-Home launched the brand of Lassie and let millions know the beloved collie. The novel was authored by Eric Knight. The character of Lassie made her first appearance in a story published in 1938 as a fictional feature in a magazine. The feature became a novel in 1940, and won rave acclaim, later launching a motion picture of the same name. Several other Lassie movies and television series followed, each with a collie named Lassie.