Poll: Lassie or Rin Tin Tin?

Lassie and Rin Tin Tin are arguably the greatest canine stars ever to grace the silver screen. During the Golden Age of Hollywood and beyond, these perfect pooches were featured in films that were packed with warmth, adventure, and true heart. Because of this, both dogs have endeared themselves to generations of viewers. For this week’s poll, we are asking you to make the decision of picking a favorite among the two. A, um, ruff choice for certain, so be sure to tell us the thought process behind your choice in the comments below.

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  • http://themidnitedrive-in.blogspot.com Quiggy

    I’m sorry, but the fact that Lassie (a female) was almost always played by a male dog casts that dog in somewhat of a negative light for me. I went with Rin Tin Tin

  • tcvajv

    GSD Rin Tin Tin all the way. Love Lassie but RTT is the best.

  • David Alan

    I saw Rin Tin Tin only on television and saw Lassie in a couple of movies. So I voted for Lassie because “Lassie Come Home” was so heartwarming a story.

  • Ralph Kramden

    Neither breed was in my family, but my wife had a collie that was a great dog. She has fond memories of the fuzzy pooch.

  • Steven Botwinick

    Richard B.
    I love both dogs, but Rin Tin Tin stands out because I had German Shepard for nearly 13 years as a kid. She passed away my last summer before college(1968).
    She was big for a female & highly intellegent. Great watch dog!!!!
    The original Rin Tin Tin was found in a trench during WWI.
    It survived the war.

  • Mel Lastella

    I enjoyed Rin Tin Tin (Rinty) TV show when younger.

  • Rick

    I actually prefer Neil, the St, Bernard from the old TV show “Topper”. He loved martinis. That’s my kind of rescue dog.

    • Mark Wanek


  • dan youngberg

    Think more people got to watch Lassie than RinTinTin, was tough choice! Not sure because saw more often or she was better!

  • rocky-o

    my vote goes to ‘the littlest hobo’….