Guess What Breeds These Cartoon Dogs Are
For no other reason than that I like animation, here’s a gallery of cartoon dogs. Try to guess what each dog’s breed is. I’ll start with Scooby-Doo, probably the cartoon canine who resonates most with my generation (EVERYONE I know has said “Ruh-Roh!” at one time or another.) What type of dog is Scooby?
Answer: Scooby is probably the most famous Great Dane in popular media. (Marmaduke fans would probably quibble over that.)
Up next: Astro from The Jetsons. What breed is he?
Fast forward to Family Guy. Here’s Brian. Next to Stewie, he’s my favorite character from the show. He is?
Answer: Brian claims to be a Golden Retriever mix, but I think he looks more like Snoopy from Peanuts, which makes him Beagle in my book! Clark thinks Brian looks like a fat West Highland Terrier.
After the jump: Bandit, Ren, Gromit, Goofy, Pluto, Muttley, Mr. Peabody, and Underdog!
One of my all-time favorite Saturday morning cartoons when I was a kid was Jonny Quest. Jonny had a dog named Bandit (His face markings look like a bandit’s mask. Get it?) I think it’s pretty obvious what type of dog he is.
Answer: English Bulldog.
“I’m just crackers about cheese!”
Another personal favorite is Gromit from the British Wallace and Gromit series. Any idea what he is?
Back to the early days of cartoon dogs and we have Disney’s Goofy, one of Mickey Mouse’s friends. What type of dog is he?
And this is Mickey’s… um… pet dog Pluto. Why Goofy is Mickey’s friend and can speak and why Pluto is a pet and is mute will likely remain one of cartoon life’s enduring mysteries. Pluto is?
Yet another favorite from my childhood: Mr. Peabody from The Bullwinkle Show. (The pic below is from the recent 3D animated feature.) What breed is he?
Another one of the most famous Saturday morning cartoon dogs comes from The Wacky Races and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. This is villain Dick Dastardly’s hench-dog, Muttley. What type of dog is Muttley?
Answer: The show’s producers Hanna and Barbera said Muttley was a mixed breed, but they did provide a lineage! He’s part Airedale, Bloodhound, Pointer, and indeterminate “hunting dog.” Muttley was famous for his wheezing snicker.
Ren of Ren and Stimpy is what type of dog?
Huckleberry Hound is what type of dog?
He’s probably some type of Southern Coon Hound. Complete with Southern accent.
I’ll finish my review of cartoon dogs with Underdog.
When criminals in this world appear
And break the laws that they should fear
And frighten all who see or hear
The cry goes up both far and near
For Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!
What type of dog is this canine super-hero?
To check out more cartoon dogs, read our post: Cartoon Dogs… The Sequel!