Snoopy is a fictional character in the long-running comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. He is Charlie Brown's pet dog. Snoopy began his life in the strip as a fairly conventional dog, but eventually evolved into perhaps the strip's most dynamic character—and among the most recognizable comic characters in the world. The original drawings of Snoopy were "greatly patterned" after Spike, one of Schulz's childhood dogs.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Snoopy.


1952 ? On March 16, 1952, his thoughts were first shown in a thought balloon.
1957 ? On June 28, 1957, Snoopy walked on his two hind legs like a human for the first time. … Read More
Some critics alleged that, after the strip's 1960s Golden Age, it suffered a decline in quality in the later years of its run; for example, in an essay published in the New York Press at the time of the final daily strip in January 2000, "Against Snoopy," Christopher Caldwell argued that the character of Snoopy, and the strip's increased focus on him in the 1970s, "went from being the strip's besetting artistic weakness to ruining it altogether". … Read More
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