Canine Tv and film heroine Lassie has topped a new poll to find the best animal star ever to grace the small screen.

The beloved collie, who spent 19 years on Tv in America beat out horse Mister Ed and Frasier's pet Jack Russell Eddie in the Tv Guide magazine countdown, which was released on Wednesday (04Sep13).

Chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs and Scooby-Doo round out the top five.