The Dogs of Food TV Slideshow

Anthony Bourdain, Omnivore Author and Host of The Layover and No Reservations: Pit Bull

Snarly and growly on the outside, but only to scare away the weak people. Like the Tootsie Pop, there’s the sweetest possible center.

Mario Batali, Restaurateur and Host of ABC’s The Chew: Saint Bernard

Ruddy and reddy for palling around or getting some serious work done.

Padma Lakshmi, Author and Host of Bravo’s Top Chef: Afghan Hound

Regal and loyal, but not always the quickest wit in the dog park.

Paula Deen, restaurateur, author, and host of Paula’s Home Cooking, Paula’s Best Dishes, and Paula’s Party: Komondor

Guards family with amazing fierceness for such a cuddly creature. Can also hide a lot of fattening foods under that fantastic mop.

Tom Colicchio, Restaurateur and Host of Bravo’s Top Chef: English Mastiff

A bighead who doesn’t always know his own brute strength. Can have trouble hiding his true affectionate side.