10/07/2014 09:03 am ET Updated Dec 07, 2014

7 Memorable Dogs From Literature

Who could forget Old Yeller, or the dog of Anton Chekhov's short story, "The Lady with the Dog"? Fictional pups have the ability to tug at our heartstrings in a way their human counterparts sometimes cannot. Below are seven fantastic canines from literature, collected in The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, and Artistic Dog Lovers and Their Exceptional Animals:

7 Great Dogs In Literature