comic strip, series of adjacent drawn images, usually arranged horizontally, that are designed to be read as a narrative or a chronological sequence. The story is usually original in this form. Words may be introduced within or near each image, or they may be dispensed with altogether.
Snoopy was patterned after a dog Schulz had when he was 13 years old. His name was Spike. He was sporting the same colors Snoopy has — black and white — but was a mixed breed of “a little pointer and some other kind of hound.”
In the beginning, there were no details about the birth of Snoopy. It was mentioned on 5 May 1965 that Snoopy was born at Daisy Hill Puppy Farm. His brother, Spike was first mentioned in the Peanuts comic on 13 August 1975. His sister, Belle appeared on 28 August 1976 when Snoopy had a stop in Texas.
Snoopy’s original name was going to be Sniffy but that was already used in another comic. According to ABC.com, Schulz remembered his mother once saying that if the family were to get another dog, it should be named Snoopy.
Despite this, Woodstock was referred to as a male as early as the strip from June 12, 1968. In the Norwegian translation of Peanuts, the bird is named “Fredrikke”—a female name—and is always referred to as female.
Scrappy Doo is a Great Dane puppy. Scrappy Cornelius Doo joined the mystery-solving team in 1979 as Scooby Doo’s fearless nephew. Opposite his uncle, Scappy was ready to take on any monster with catchphrases like “Lemme at ’em!” and “Puppy Power!” despite his small size.
What dog breed is Clifford? Clifford is a Giant Vizsla. Although Clifford is over 10 feet tall and weighs A LOT (we don’t know exactly how much because he broke the scale!), the average Viszla is only about 2 feet tall and between 45 and 65 pounds. The Vizsla breed originated in Hungary as a hunting dog.
Snoopy’s birthday was acknowledged in a strip that ran on Aug. 10, 1968. It is unclear whether that was his first-ever birthday; if so, that would make him 47 years old, 329 in dog years. Snoopy’s creator, Charles M.
The name Peanuts was likely chosen because it was a well-known term for children at the time, popularized by the television program The Howdy Doody Show, which debuted in 1947 and featured an audience section for children called the “Peanut Gallery.”
Not to be mistaken for the English Cocker Spaniel, this purebred dog breed is beloved by families around the world because of their adorable looks and affectionate attitudes. Perhaps this is why Lady has been such a popular dog in our culture for so many years.
Schulz loosely based Snoopy on a black-and-white dog named Spike he had as a teenager. The cartoonist originally planned to call his cartoon dog Sniffy, but shortly before the comic strip launched Schulz was passing a newsstand and noticed a comic magazine featuring a dog with the same name.
He sometimes refers to the cloud that surrounds him with pride as the dust of ancient civilizations. He cannot seem to rid himself of the dust for more than the briefest of periods—indeed, in spite of his best efforts, it appears that he cannot stay clean. He can even get dirty by walking in a rainstorm.
Though it’s unclear exactly why Marcie calls Peppermint Patty “sir,” it may have started as a reaction to Peppermint Patty’s strong, sometimes bossy personality or due to Marcie’s poor eyesight. Though the nickname did seem to irritate her for a while, Peppermint Patty seems OK with it in the new movie.
Appearance. Charlie Brown is drawn with only a small curl of hair at the front of his head, and a little in the back. Though this is often interpreted as him being bald, Charles M. Schulz claimed that he saw Charlie Brown as having hair that was so light, and cut so short, that it could not be seen very easily.