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McGruff, the Crime Dog

Famous crime fighting dog.
McGruff the Crime Dog is a cartoon bloodhound created for the National Crime Prevention Council for use by American police in building crime awareness among children. He debuted in July 1980.

The motto "Take a Bite out of Crime" was invented by John M. Keil. The same man also did McGruff's voice for many years.

McGruff speaks to kids about drugs, bullying, safety and the importance of staying in school.

The character is often used with his motto "Take a bite out of crime!"

The Simpsons’ Dog, “Santa’s Little Helper!”

Famous TV dog.
“Santa’s Little Helper” first appeared on The Simpsons one Christmas. In his first appearance in "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Homer was relying on a Christmas bonus to buy presents, but did not get it.

Homer took the small amount of Christmas money he made working as a Santa at the Springfield Mall and bet it at the dog track. Although Homer had inside information on which dog was going to win; he instead bet on the "long shot," Santa's Little Helper, believing the dog's name to be a sign.

Santa's Little Helper finished last and his frustrated owner abandoned him. Homer and Bart adopted Santa's Little Helper, and everyone was so happy that it was a merry Christmas after all.

Image of Santa’s Little Helper from Wikipedia, where it qualifies as fair use under U.S. copyright law.

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