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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