RIN TIN TIN WAS FIRST CANINE MILLIONAIRE Published: September 2, 1988 12:00 am + Leave a comment Rin Tin Tin was the first dog to earn more than $1 million. The German shepherd made his first movie, "Where the North Begins," in 1925. Add a comment Like that? Read this. Sports April 17, 2018 Quiz: Which Utah Jazz player are you?