>ACE THE WONDER DOG Not only is he a lovably scruffy little pooch, but he also has sense enough to disappear for most of Friday the 13th Part VIII, thereby avoiding having lots of blood splashed on his fur.

BEASLEY He may have to take acting lessons to learn Method slobbering so he doesn't drool all over his next picture. But this mastiff, co-star of Turner & Hooch, has an ingratiating gait and the most soulful look this side of Fred Gwynne.

NANA Though she stays home when the kids take off in Peter Pan, the maternal Saint Bernard has some nice scenes early in the Disney cartoon, displaying both a paws-on-the-ground sensibility and a talent for pratfalls.