The Famous Dog series

About the author

Grosset and Dunlap, who published the Famous Horse series, also published a series called Famous Dogs. Many of the authors whose works were used for the Famous Horse series also wrote titles for the canine equivalent: Col S P Meek, Thomas C Hinkle and John Taintor Foote amongst them. Silver Chief, to the right was a Jack O’Brien title.

Collins (the Glasgow and London publisher) did their own Famous Dog series. It seemed to be a fairly close equivalent to the Grosset and Dunlap series, using many of its titles. Some of the covers were produced specially for the series.

The bibliographies below I know are not complete; the titles are a representative selection I found on a quick browse through the copyright libraries and Abe. If you know more titles let me know.

Links and sources
More information on the Collins Seagull series
Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau and Fiona Williams for information and the photograph.

The Grosset & Dunlap Famous Dogs Series

Glenn Balch: White Ruff
James Oliver Curwood: The Danger Trail
James Oliver Curwood: Kazan the Wolf Dog
James Oliver Curwood: Isobel
James Oliver Curwood: – Baree – Son of Kazan
J Allen Dunn: Boru, the Story of an Irish Wolfhound
Hubert Evans: Derry’s Partner
Hubert Evans: Derry, Airedale of the Frontier
Hubert Evans: Derry of Totem Creek
John Taintor Foote: Dumb-bell
David Grew: The Wild Dog of Edmonton
Thomas C Hinkle: Dusty, the Story of a Wild Dog
Thomas C Hinkle: Old Nick and Bob
Thomas C Hinkle: Trueboy
Thomas Hinkle: Wolf
Thomas Hinkle: Vic, a Dog of the Prairies
Thomas Hinkle: Bugle, a Dog of the Rockies
Thomas Hinkle: Vic, a Dog of the Prairies
Thomas C Hinkle: Barry, the Story of a Wolf Dog
Jim Kjelgaard: Irish Red
Jim Kjelgaard: Big Red
Jim Kjelgaard: Snow Dog
Eric Knight: Lassie Come Home
West Lathrop: Juneau the Sleigh Dog
George Watson Little: True Stories of Heroic Dogs
Jack London: Call of the Wild
Jack London: The Call of the Wild
Jack London: White Fang
Stephen W Meader: Bat the Story of a Bull Terrier
Col S P Meek: Rusty, a Cocker Spaniel
Albert G Miller: Silver Chief’s Big Game Trail
Jack O’Brien: Silver Chief to the Rescue
Jack O’Brien: The Return of Silver Chief
Jack O’Brien: Silver Chief’s Revenge
Jack O’Brien: Silver Chief, Dog of the North
Jack O’Brien: Return of Silver Chief
Jack O’Brien: Spike of Swift River
Jack O’Brien: Valiant, Dog of the Timberline
Alfred Olliphant: Bob, Son of Battle
Ouida: A Dog of Flanders
Marshall Saunders: Beautiful Joe
Marshall Saunders: Beautiful Joe’s Paradise
Albert Payson Terhune: Further Adventures of Lad
Albert Payson Terhune: His Dog
Albert Payson Terhune: Lachinvar’s Luck
Albert Payson Terhune: Lad, a Dog
Albert Payson Terhune: Lad of Sunnybank
Albert Payson Terhune: The Critter and Other Dogs
Albert Payson Terhune: A Dog Named Chips
Albert Payson Terhune: Bruce
Albert Payson Terhune: Buff, a Collie
Albert Payson Terhune: The Way of a Dog
Regina Woody: Almena’s Dogs

The Collins titles

Kenneth Gilbert: Wolf Dog Valley
Thomas Hinkle: Vic, a Dog of the Prairies
Thomas Hinkle: Tan, a Wild Dog
Thomas Hinkle: Gray, the Story of a Brave Dog
Jim Kjelgaard: Lion HoundJim Kjelgaard: Outlaw Red
Jim Kjelgaard: Stormy: a Boy and his Dog in a Fight for Justice
Jim Kjelgaard: Wild Trek
Jack O’Brien: Silver Chief, Dog of the North
Jim Kjelgaard: Irish Red
Jack O’Brien: Spike of the Swift River
Lathrop West: Jet, Sled Dog of the North