Strongheart was a German Shepherd who rose to fame in the early 20th century as the first dog to receive name-above-the-title billing in Hollywood films. He starred in several silent movies, including “The Silent Call” and “Brawn of the North,” and quickly became a beloved icon of the era. Strongheart’s intelligence, loyalty, and bravery inspired many people and helped popularize the German Shepherd breed around the world.