Was Scooby Doo a Great Dane?

Yes. Scooby Doo was a Great Dane.

Great Danes surged in popularity after the first few shows of Scooby-Doo were aired, back in 1969. Dogs purchased off the back of the show are sometimes known as ‘Scooby-Doo Great Danes’.

As the show grew in popularity, the trend continued own one of these ‘TV dogs’.

This peaked in 1980 when Scooby was joined by his sidekick, Scrappy-Doo (also a Great Dane), with nearly 3000 Kennel Club registrations for the bread in that year.

No one should purchase a dog off the back of a TV program, but the data would suggest that the show had a large influence.

Following on from the 1980 peak, there has been a marked decline in the number of Great Dane puppies that are registered with the Kennel Club each year.

In fact, last year saw a total of just 855 registrations.

Another reason for the lower figures is that people are generally moving towards owning smaller dogs these days.

Great Danes are not small! 

You need a decent house and garden to keep them ideally and with many people now living in more urban areas, space is at a premium.

Smaller breeds tend to be more suitable for modern lifestyles, but if you are prepared for the commitment that a Great Dane requires – go for it.

What breed is Scooby Doo?

As above, Scooby is a Great Dane.

What is Scooby Doo’s real name?

Scooby doo’s real name is Scoobert Doo.

There are few articles out there station that his real name is Scoobert Doobert, but this is not correct.

Scoobert Doo is the correct name.

What colour Great Dane is Scooby Doo?

Scooby-Doo is a fawn Great Dane. The fawn colour is dominant, with a dark ‘mask’ starting from above the eyes, continuing down to their nose.

Why is Scooby-Doo a Great Dane?

Great Danes were once thought to ward off ghosts and evil spirits.

This is why the breed was selected for the Scooby-Doo series.

These dogs were often allowed to roam their owners’ estates, in order to keep these ghouls at bay.

What does a great dane puppy look like?

What does a great dane puppy look like = Great Dane puppy standing with pink background

Pretty damn cute, that’s what.

Great Dane puppies are very handsome as you can see.

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Further reading

If you would like more information on this dog breed, The Great Dane Club of America has some great resources.