What kind of animals were these TV shows about?

Match these classic series to the correct species!

W.C. Fields famously said, "Never work with animals or children." 

Well, thankfully some actors ignored his suggestion. TV shows with animals are charming. They not only star children, typically, they're also for children. 

Below, we've gathered some TV show titles from the 1950s through the 1980s. Can you remember what kind animal the title character was? Good luck!

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  1. The show Mister Ed was about what kind of farm animal?
  2. Flipper was about what kind of sea creature?
  3. What kind of dog breed was Lassie?
  4. The show Gentle Ben was about what kind of animal?
  5. In My Friend Flicka, what kind of animal was Flicka?
  6. B.J. was a human on B.J. and the Bear — but what was the Bear?
  7. In the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jabberjaw, what was Jabberjaw?
  8. Before he starred in Mission: Impossible, Peter Graves was the lead on Fury. What kind of animal was Fury?
  9. The 1974-75 series Salty was based on the 1973 family film Salty. What was Salty?
  10. Here's Boomer aired for two seasons starting in 1980. What was Boomer?
  11. Thunder was a Saturday morning show in 1977. What was Thunder?
  12. Finally, the sitcom Mr. Smith aired in 1983. Mr. Smith was a talking animal. What was he?

What kind of animals were these TV shows about?

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DerekBird 4 days ago
You got 12 out of 12
Win or lose, you deserve a treat, like Boomer here. He's a good boy.
DavidBarker 21 days ago
You got 8 out of 12
Win or lose, you deserve a treat, like Boomer here. He's a good boy.
MrBill 21 days ago
12/12; had to guess on a few.
AlF 22 days ago
Hm. No reference to Lance Link...
AlF 22 days ago
10/12. Flopped the last two... Rats! (Oh no... None of them were rats...)
WilliamLAllen 22 days ago
11/12- never heard of Mr Smith or Thunder.
primetime9567 23 days ago
7/12 I never heard of some of these.
VaughnBaskin 23 days ago
I've got a doggone 12 out of a 12!
MrsPhilHarris 23 days ago
10/12. I had not heard of a lot of these shows.
Catman 23 days ago
9/12
Fury, Flicka, Lassie, Flipper and Mr Ed were shows I watched. Some of the others, like Gentle Ben and Jabberjaw I knew about. But Mr Smith, Boomer, and Salty were new to me.
No shows about cats, eh?
jpdirisio13 Catman 23 days ago
They never found one that could take direction.
RobCertSDSCascap Catman 23 days ago
Sabrina had a talking cat named Salem.
GeoRubik jpdirisio13 12 days ago
Snaggelpuss, Lippy the Lion, The Pink Panther, Tom (and Jerry), Sylvester, Pete Puma et al.
Rochelle1956 23 days ago
I got 12 out of 12.

Talk about a memory stretch
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