It’s well understood that some of the wildest cartoon characters that are popular worldwide are anthropomorphic dogs or cartoon dogs. Also, right from Pluto to Courage The Cowardly Dog, anthropomorphic dogs are filled with full human emotions and incredible humor.
Likewise, they also show great human imperfections. Now, you just sit back and take a walk down memory lane and bark with these 10 exceptional cartoon dogs.
- Astro – The Naughty Maestro
- Goofy – Unlimited Laughter
- Scooby-Doo – Witty To The Core
- Droopy and Dribble – The Uncanny “Happy Hound”
- Pluto – The Mickey Mouse Pal
- Killer, Butch or Spike – Born to Run
- Courage The Cowardly Dog – The Innocent Freaky Pink Riot
- Snoopy – The “Happy Dance”
- Odie – The Dimwitted Friend
- Huckleberry Hound – The Genius Singer
Astro – The Naughty Maestro
Firstly, the Jetson’s dog, Astro was a terrific naughty Great Dane. In addition, Astro was created and voiced by Iwao Takamoto and Don Messick.
Moreover, Astro was more intelligent than at-present dogs. Notably, he had a funny understanding of the common language, English. That means, he replaces other consonants or speaks without rs in places it shouldn’t be.
For instance, “I love you” would appear as “I Luv roo”.
Overall, Astro shines in the final moments of each episode taking his owner with him as he chases the naughty cat.
Goofy – Unlimited Laughter
One of the most memorable dog characters from the early 20th century, Goofy made his debut in 1932. Moreover, he played as a great pal of Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. Goofy’s screen run successfully spanned almost six decades.
In addition, he’s lovable, awkward, and dim-witted. Also, Goofy looked intuitive and finds answers using his cool “goofy” method.
Finally, Goofy dog ruled the cartoon world starting with a cute TV series in the 80s. And the finest of this included the movie starring Max, Goofy’s son and Goofy himself.
Scooby-Doo – Witty To The Core
In this cartoon, Scooby-Doo along with his friends Velma, Fred, Daphne, and Shaggy enjoy themselves on one scary episode after another. Hilariously, all episodes end in a nutty, and witty chase sequence.
However, in the climax, all episodes reveals the secret Who scared Scooby-Doo & company with their antics.
Furthermore, the show started in 1969 and cartoon lovers witnessed many incarnations over the years. This cartoon show began with “Scooby Doo, Where Are You?”. Some of the famous revivals include Scrappy-Doo & Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2, and the Scooby-Do show.
Droopy and Dribble – The Uncanny “Happy Hound”
From the rich age of American animation, Droopy the dog, an anthropomorphic dog appearing with a sad, droopy face created a sensation. Of course, created by Tex Avery in 1943, he behaves the exact opposite of the wacky and loud, Screwy Squirrel. In spite of his dull and jowly monotone voice, Droopy outwits all his enemies.
Especially, in Droopy and Dribble, Droopy lets bad stupid guys face the music for their short-sighted behavior. Eventually, he solves the crimes with his friend Dribble.
In essence, he signs off with his most famous signature line “Now that really makes me mad”.
Pluto – The Mickey Mouse Pal
Favorite of Mickey Mouse, Pluto and Snoopy are two of the most famous cartoon dogs from the 30s and 40s respectively. In addition, Goofy and Pluto wear pants, a vest, a turtleneck and no clothes whatsoever respectively.
Moreover, Pluto keeps mum but he thrills the viewers with his facial expressions and comical mannerisms.
Furthermore, he made his screen debut with “The Chain Gang” in 1930. Especially, Pluto along with Goofy, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, and Mickey Mouse forms the brightest stars in the Disney galaxy.
Killer, Butch or Spike – Born to Run
Spike, as he is famously popular, is a fictional dog appearing in the Droopy and Tom & Jerry series. It was created by Michael Lah & Tex Avery, Joseph Barbera & William Hanna for Droopy and Tom and Jerry series respectively.
In this series, Spike appears like an occasionally dumb British bulldog who sides with the mice and Tyke but dislikes cats.
So, in Tom & Jerry, Jerry teases Tom using Spike as his sidekick and how Tom uses Spike’s weaknesses brings laughter.
Spike made his screen debut with “Dog Trouble” in 1942. And Spike donned the first speaking role in the cartoon “The Bodyguard” released in 1944.
Courage The Cowardly Dog – The Innocent Freaky Pink Riot
This cartoon narrates the offbeat journey of a timid cowardly dog, Courage that should fight his own hidden fears and defend his owners. Courage must fight the menaces, paranormal activities, and all forms of dangers and save his owners from all the impending troubles.
In addition, Courage The Cowardly Dog created and designed for the Cartoon Network by none other than John R. Dilworth ran successfully for 3 years. Moreover, Courage The Cowardly lasted for 52 episodes and 4 seasons in total.
Overall, the show gained popularity for its bizarre plot, annoying humor, and imaginary settings.
Snoopy – The “Happy Dance”
Firstly, Charlie Brown, a cartoon character owns a beagle dog, Snoopy in the cartoon strip “Peanuts” created by the legendary Charles Monroe Schulz. Moreover, this American cartoonist is regarded as a pioneer and a torchbearer in the field of 2D animation.
Not to mention, “Peanuts” cartoon made its debut in seven tabloids in 1950. After a slow start, Peanuts became a sensational hit as well as the most celebrated and influential American cartoons of all time.
In addition, the original look of Snoopy was based on Spike, a dog owned by Schulz in his childhood.
Finally, at its peak, Peanuts reached 75 countries, published in 21 languages and 2600 papers. For almost 50 years, Schulz drew around 18,000 comic strips for Peanuts in his lifetime.
Odie – The Dimwitted Friend
Odie, the second most important character in the cartoon franchise “Garfield”. Furthermore, Odie was created based on a motor commercial written by master cartoonist Jim Davis.
In addition, when Davis submitted his Garfield comic, he had named the dog “Spot” and later changed it to “Odie” after copyright issues.
As a result, Odie made his debut in 1978 and still remains widely popular across all media formats. Since its debut in 1978, Garfield, chronicles the cat Garfield, Odie the dog, and Jon Arbuckle the human.
A dachshund and beagle mix, Odie speaks occasionally. Mostly, Odie is portrayed as a dumb village idiot. However, he listens to Mozart while reading Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, meaning, he intelligently hides his brilliance. Of course, to escape taxing duties.
Finally, Garfield entered the Guinness Books for the most syndicated cartoon franchise.
Huckleberry Hound – The Genius Singer
A blue dog, Huckleberry Hound, which speaks in a prolonged Southern accent and consists of well-mannered, and sweet personality.
Huckleberry Hound made its first show in the cartoon program “The Huckleberry Hound”. Notably, most of Huck’s activities involve performing different roles ranging from dogcatcher to policeman. However, the final results usually show Huck coming on top with sheer luck or slow work.
Equally, Huck does not belong to a fixed time period, and he was also seen as a rocket scientist, Medieval Knight, and a Roman warrior.
Moreover, one regular antagonist, a muscular powerful “Powerful Pierre” with a colloquial French accent appears regularly.
In particular, even though Huck’s version of “Oh My Darling, Clementine”looks pretty sloppy he goes about singing the same.