Guess What Breeds These Cartoon Dogs Are
Your Guide to Cartoon Dog Breeds
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve liked cartoons, comics, and animation. Here are some famous dogs from the world of animation. See if you can guess what each dog’s breed is.
Scooby-Doo is 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, though I think Marmaduke fans would likely quibble over that.
Dug from the Disney film Up is one of my all-time favorite animated dogs. He is what kind of dog?
Answer: Golden Retriever
Up next: Astro from The Jetsons.
What breed is he?
Answer: Astro is likely another Great Dane. I was unable to find a conclusive answer on the Interwebs.
Here’s the Family Guy’s Brian. Next to Stewie, he’s my favorite character from the show.
He is what kind of dog?
Answer: Brian claims to be a Golden Retriever mix, but I think he looks more like Snoopy from Peanuts, which makes him a Beagle in my book! Co-blogger Clark thinks Brian looks like a fat White West Highland Terrier.
Jake from Adventure Time is what type of dog?
Answer: English Bulldog. I guess I can kinda see that with the jowls.
Santa’s Little Helper
The Simpsons adopted their dog when he came in last at the racetrack and was abandoned by his owner. That should give you a clue as to what type of dog he is.
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?
Answer: Wallace says Gromit’s a Beagle. He would know.
Let’s travel back to the early days of cartoon dogs and meet one of Mickey Mouse’s friends, Goofy.
What type of dog is this Disney character?
And this is Mickey’s pet dog Pluto. I’ve always wondered why Goofy can talk, walk upright and is Mickey’s friend… and why Pluto can only bark, walk on all fours, and is Mickey’s pet. I guess that will likely remain one of cartoon life’s enduring mysteries.
Pluto is what kind of dog?
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?
What type of dog is Muttley?
Answer: The show’s producers Hanna and Barbera said Muttley was a mixed breed, and they even provided 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?
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!