Dogs in Hollywood

Breeds of some of the most famous dogs in the industry

We’ve all grown up with some of the nation’s most loved dogs – from Scooby-Doo to Snoopy,  these characters have charmed their way into our front rooms time and time again solving mysteries and creating iconic partnerships. These fictional dogs have become part of our lives, with many feeling inspired by the breeds and in turn welcoming them into their very front rooms them as pets. But how well do we know the breeds of dogs that have graced our screens for so many years?


The master of all things mystery-solving and scooby snacks. This dog has brought happiness to the homes of many since his creation in 1969. The TV shows have been transformed from daily cartoons into a series of highly successful films. 

What breed of dog is Scooby-Doo?

Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane. As a breed, Great Danes derive from Germany, renowned for its giant size these dogs are highly popular.  This breed requires 30-60 minutes of exercise per day and grow to around 28-34” so you need plenty of space! Great Dane’s coats are short and sleek often varying in colour. The breed makes an affectionate member of the family, they’re great with strangers and children making them ideal for a family household. Beware though, these gentle giants think they’re smaller than they are and love to sit on your knee!


Created by Charles M. Schulz in the infamous comic strip Peanuts in which Charlie Brown’s pet beagle first appeared in 1950. Following much success, Snoopy has become a much-loved character making movies and also cameo TV appearances and remains one of the world’s most recognised and loved dogs. Inspired by Schulz’s own childhood dog, Spike, Snoopy was created. 

What breed of dog is Snoopy?

Snoopy is a pet Beagle! Beagles are hounds, small and friendly making an active and lively member of the family. These athletic dogs need 2+ hours of exercise every day so make the perfect pet for someone who is keen to be out and about. Beagles have the typical colouring of a hound, tans, blacks and white with a double coat that is in turn, rain resistant. These dogs are an intelligent breed that have high energy levels and as they are pack dogs tend to be great amongst other dogs. 

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First gracing our screens in 2008, Bolt the movie follows the story of a four-legged superstar who believes his superpowers are real behind, as well as in front of the film cameras. It follows a crazy adventure in the real world and away from the Hollywood cameras. 

What breed of dog is Bolt?

Bolt is a white-haired German Shepherd. The white German Shepherd is a strikingly different dog. Offering a twist on the traditional tan and black colourings of the German Shepherd, the snowy-coated dog has fought long and hard to be seen as a thorough-bred and not as a recessive gene. The breed was not officially recognised by the United Kennel Club until 1999, but now the German Shepherd is renowned for its loyal, friendly and determined nature and requires a minimum of approx 2 hours exercise a day.


Goofy is a fictional dog character in the Disney universe who was created in 1932. His signature turtleneck and blue trousers are recognisable in all walks of life. The animated character is close friends with Disney’s famous Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. 

What breed of dog is goofy?

Goofy is not based on inspiration from one particular breed, instead shows traits of a mix of Hound

Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp, the perfect on-screen dog duo. The film was first aired in 1995, bringing a romantic story to the world of dogs. The story follows two dogs from two different backgrounds, that put their differences aside in the name of love. 

What breeds of dog are Lady and the Tramp?

Lady is a Cocker Spaniel. Renowned for their big hearts and loyal companionship, these dogs make for great family pets. Cocker Spaniels need on average 45-60 minutes of exercise a day and are extremely intelligent dogs meaning that they are easy to train.
There are many discrepancies surrounding the breed of Tramp, some think he is a Schnauzer and others believe that he is a Scottish Terrier.  Schnauzers are affectionate dogs who are super intelligent. They are an energetic breed and therefore require more exercise than sone. Schnauzers have wire coats with a soft hair undercoat. Scottish Terriers need exercise to keep them sane, they love walks out often aren’t the best swimmers!

We hope that this blog has shed some light on the world of fictional dog breeds and maybe inspired you to go out and find your very own furry friend! Be sure to check out our range of professional grooming products here at Groomers!

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