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Snoopy

Snoopy is Charlie Brown's pet beagle in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. He can also be found in all of the Peanuts movies and television specials, like The Peanuts Movie. Since his debut on October 4, 1950, Snoopy has become one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the comic strip. The original drawings of Snoopy were inspired by Spike, one of Schulz's childhood dogs.

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Snoopy

The author was originally going to call him "Sniffy" (as described in the 25th anniversary book), until he discovered that name was used in a different comic strip. He changed it to "Snoopy" after remembering that his late mother Dena Schulz had commented that if their family were ever to acquire a third dog, it should be called Snoopy.

Contributed by Mckenzie Shetrone

Snoopy made his first appearance into the comic strip the Peanuts on October 4, 1950 ! Did you know the term snoopy is affectionate term in Norwegian? Schulz named the dog Snoopy after remembering his mother state that if the family ever had a third dog that is what she would name it. The original name was sniffy but another comic strip already had the name. How cool!

Contributed by Courtney Walsh

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