14 TV series about animals for those who love stars with tails

Do you want to experience vivid emotions? Are you ready to laugh heartily or be sad because of human stupidity? If yes, then choose any series about animals from our selection. The relationship between a person and smaller brothers, hidden abilities and obvious talents of the tailed ones, friendship and devotion, sincerity and sometimes injustice – all this and a little more awaits you when watching new and old serial films.

Turner & Hooch (2021)

The series is a direct sequel to the 1989 film of the same name. The plot touches on the everyday police work of the disorder-hating Federal Marshal Scott Turner and his huge slobbery dog, the Dogue de Bordeaux Hooch. At first, the relationship between the man and the wayward dog did not develop in the best way, but soon the couple forms a magnificent tandem, becoming a well-coordinated team both at home and at work.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original Title :
Turner & Hooch

Genre:
Drama, Comedy, Crime

Actors:
Josh Peck, Carra Patterson, Lindsay Fonseca…

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 6.7


Doggystyle (2017)

The list of the best series about animals will continue with an interesting comedy about the friendship of a girl and a dog. Nan receives a prestigious appointment at the company and is completely immersed in her work. At this time, her faithful dog remains at home alone and does not understand why the mistress suddenly stopped noticing him. In order to somehow attract attention, Martin arranges a real brawl with the separation of the apartment and damage to things. Now his mistress should definitely understand how sad he is to be left alone.

Original title:
Downward Dog

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Allison Tolman, Samm Hodges, Lucas Neff …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 7.4


Mukhtar. New trail (2016 – 2019)

The protagonist of the detective adventure series is a German shepherd named Mukhtar, who serves in the police department. Together with the old team – investigator Ekaterina, Alexei Samoilov, Maxim Zharov – and new employees, the furry detective will catch scammers , robbers , murderers and other criminal elements.

Genre:
Detective, adventure

Actors:
Vladimir Feklenko, Alexei Moiseev, Svetlana Bryukhanov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Zoo-apocalypse (2015 – 2017)

The plot of the American series is based on research about animals in the wild by zoologist Jackson Oz. His father, a famous scientist , recently lost his mind trying to confirm the theory that wild animals can unite and begin to deliberately kill people. Such a statement became a real scandal for the scientific world, so Jackson is forced to hide from shame in Botswana. However, soon he himself will have to verify the veracity of his father’s discovery. A man starts an expedition to the African continent , where he witnesses how lions purposefully attack people.

Original title:  
Zoo

Genre:  
Fiction, thriller, drama, detective

Actors:  
James Volk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:  
16+


Dog dot com (2012 – 2015)

A family comedy project from the Disney Channel introduces the viewer to the amazing talking mongrel Stan. A stray dog ​​accidentally ends up in a house where stepbrothers and sisters live – restless children who cannot find a common language with each other. The appearance of Stan changes the situation in the family, because now the guys have a real talking dog. However, this is not the only secret of our furry hero. It turns out that he maintains a blog where he talks about the strange behavior of bipeds through the eyes of an animal.

Original title:
Dog with a Blog

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, comedy

Actors:
Genevieve Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 4.9

Age restrictions:
6+


Commissioner Rex (2008 – 2015)

The Italian version of the famous Austrian series about the mutual assistance of animals and people is worth watching for fans of detective projects about police investigations . Rex the service shepherd has a new partner. The dog and the man quickly find a common language and take on the investigation of the murder of Patrick Schall, the course of which will lead the couple to Italy. Now the dog will have to get used to the Roman treats and earn the fame of a detective in a new country.

Original title:  
Il commissario Rex

Genre:  
Drama, crime

Actors:  
Augusto Zucchi, Pilar Abella, Domenico Fortunato …

Country:  
Italy

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:  
12+


Return of Mukhtar (2003)

Tremble, criminals, a team of police officers is taking over the case. High-class investigator Lena Brusnikina, principled and clumsy Tolik Shchepkin, eccentric, but fair and noble lieutenant Artem Kolosov, along with his dog Mukhtar. Despite the fact that Artyom has long been deeply and unrequitedly in love with Lena, this does not prevent him and his dog from helping colleagues uncover criminal conspiracies – from drug trafficking to robberies and missing things.

Genre:
Detective, crime

Actors:
Alla Kovnir, Victor Nizovoy, Alexander Nosik …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.8, IMDb – 5.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Wishbon the fantasy dog ​​(1995–1998)

A dog is man’s best friend. And with whom, if not with your best friend, you can come up with crazy entertainment. And just in this series about pets, there are amusing ideas for children on how to have fun. Three friends in the company of a four-legged pet Wishbone will compete in front of the audience in the ingenuity and originality of their pranks. In each new trick, the dog is transformed beyond recognition and appears in absolutely unexpected images.

Original Title :
Wishbone

Genre:
Comedy, Adventure, Family

Actors:
Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christy Abbott…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 8.2


Flipper (1995 – 2000)

This family adventure series is a colorful story with an intriguing storyline and stunning views of the underwater world . The boy Mike, along with his mother, moves to the island, where the marine reserve is located. Employees of the institution are engaged in various activities – from helping victims of shark attacks to protecting injured animals and combating poaching. Missing home, the boy does not immediately settle into a new place, but soon he meets a girl, Maya, and a dolphin named Flipper. This is where the children’s adventures begin.

Original title:
Flipper

Genre:
Action, drama, detective

Actors:
Jessica Alba, Laura Donaldson, Whip Hubley …

Country:
USA, Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 5.4


Commissioner Rex (1994 – 2004)

The series, which has become a cult for many generations of people, introduces us to the cheerful Shepherd Rex. The dog works at the police station in Vienna. An unusual employee fits the team perfectly, because he can easily smell the danger and figure out the villains among hundreds of ordinary people. The entire criminal world trembles on his behalf, because no one managed to escape from the biting punishment of the four-legged servant of the law.

Original title:
Kommissar Rex

Genre:
Action, crime, detective

Actors:
Tobias Moretti, Gedeon Burkhard, Gerhard Seeman …

Country:
Austria, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
12+


Little tramp (1979 – 1985)

An entertaining Canadian series about animals is based on the 1958 American film of the same name. Incredibly smart and kind dog travels around the cities. The tramp does not have an owner, but he does not seek to find a home, because his help is needed everywhere. With special ingenuity, the German Shepherd helps people in trouble, and then hurries on – towards new adventures.

Original Title :
The Littlest Hobo

Genre:
Drama, Adventure, Family

Actors:
London, Harvey Atkin, Allan Royal…

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.4, IMDb – 7.9


The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972 – 1974)

The series, based on the famous book , attracts with its sincerity, kindness and care for the younger brothers, which shows through in every frame. The plot takes the viewer to England of the XIX century. Two teenagers, together with their father, move to a small provincial town, leaving noisy London. Here the guys get acquainted with the majestic black horse named Black Handsome. Children and the horse quickly find a common language, becoming real friends. However, separation, a string of adventures, new meetings and difficult trials await them soon.

Original title:
The Adventures of Black Beauty

Genre:
Adventure, family

Actors:
William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Show…

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
12+


Skippy (1967 – 1970)

The series about wild animals introduces the viewer to the Hammond family. A father and his two sons live in the heart of Warata National Park, a wildlife sanctuary. Every day they try to protect animals from the threats of the outside world and natural disasters. Fires, hurricanes , poachers and other troubles – for Matt, Sunny and Mark, there is no duty higher than to protect the reserve from all misfortunes. And Skippy, a tame kangaroo, helps the Rangers in this.

Original Title :
Skippy

Genre:
Adventure, Family

Actors:
Ed Devereaux, Tony Bonner, Ken James…

Country:
Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.4


Lassie (1954 – 1974) 1954

Collie character Lassie quickly gained popularity after the release of a kind family show and even received a star on the Walk of Fame. The plot revolves around the adventures of collie Lassie. The dog lives in the family of an 11-year-old boy, his mother and grandfather in a small provincial town. The resourceful animal never ceases to amaze with its intelligence, devotion and readiness to help its little owner and his family members.

Original title:  
Lassie

Genre:  
Adventure, family

Actors:  
Tom Guyry, Helen Slater, John Tenney, Brittany Boyd…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:  
6+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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