Image by mdherrenfrom PixabayWe also thought it would be fun to name a few other famous dogs in cartoons and their non-animated counterparts. You can even make it a game and cover up the answer part of this article and try to guess the correct breed before revealing the answer.

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Balto – Siberian Husky and wolf cross.

Astro from the Jetsons – Great Dane

Bruno from Cinderella – Bloodhound

Charlie from All Dogs go to Heaven – German Shepherd

Itchy from All Dogs go to Heaven – Dachshund

Chase from Paw Patrol – German Shepherd

Huckleberry Hound – Bluetick Hound

Krypto, Superman’s Dog – White Labrador Retriever

Lady in Lady and the Tramp – Cocker Spaniel

Tramp in Lady and the Tramp – Mongrel

Nana in Peter Pan – Newfoundland

Pongo, Perdita and their Puppies in 101 Dalmatians – Dalmatians

Ren in Ren and Stimpy – Chihuahua

Santa’s Little Helper in the Simpsons – Greyhound

Scooby Doo – Great Dane

Of course, there is a great deal of other cartoon dogs and famous movie dogs, we just took some famous examples to name a few.

Frequently Asked Questions

What breed is Snoopy the dog?

Snoopy is a beagle. While there may not have been concrete admissions of just what kind of dog is Snoopy, but there has been enough evidence over the years to safely make this conclusion. There may not be a lot of physical similarities between Snoopy and beagles, but there are a lot of common personality traits.

Why is Snoopy a beagle?

Snoopy is considered a beagle after much speculation. The main reason is it is believed that the creator of Snoopy had a dog in his childhood called Spike, that bears a strong resemblance to Snoopy. He featured the same colors of black and white, although the markings differed. Aside from this, Charlie Brown has referenced the breed throughout the comic and cartoon for people to make this conclusion.

Why is Snoopy black and white?

Charles M. Shulz, the creator of Snoopy had a dog called Spike with colors like Snoopy. It is believed that the Peanuts creator had modeled Snoopy after his own dog. Spike had a white body with mask markings of black on his face with black ears. Upon hearing that, we can make the connection to Spike and Snoopy.

Is Snoopy a boy or girl?

Snoopy is a boy. He was first mentioned in a comic on August 28, 1951, but the later date of August 10, 1968 became the more widely recognized birthday for the cartoon dog. He has since then become an iconic character and has gone on to have his fair share of adventures, even getting engaged to the lovely Genevieve.

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Now you know what kind of dog Snoopy is! He may not be the conventional beagle, but his personality sure mirrors the loving and affectionate breed. The same droopy ears are undebatable and his resemblance to Charles M. Shulz’s dog Spike is also undeniable. No matter what breed Snoopy truly is, he does display the coveted traits in pet any owner would want including loyalty, love and affection.

Did You Know?

It’s funny how much influence Spike had on the comic. Snoopy the character has seven siblings, including a brother with the name Spike. Hmm…we wonder where that name came from?