There are some questions that have plagued mankind for all the time we’ve been on the Earth. What’s the purpose of our existence? Do we have a higher power? Is there a higher power that is guiding us within the Universe? And, of course, what sort of dog do you think is Scooby-Doo really?
Okay, perhaps we’re not the only ones to have thought about this question. However, that doesn’t make it less intriguing. We’re fortunate to have excellent research abilities, so we decided to address this question once and for all. Scooby-Doo is most likely to be a Great Dane, though he exhibits some distinct characteristics that are not typical of the species. Keep reading to discover the reason why this is a complicated question!
Isn’t Scooby-Doo a Great Dane?
The majority of people think that Scooby-Doo is the definition of a Great Dane. In reality, he’s just timid, uncooperative, and spends his entire time thinking about food. It sounds like a good idea, really.
According to Scooby-Doo’s creator, Hanna-Barbera cartoonist Iwao Takamoto, he imagined the ideal Great Dane and gave his creation his opposite features.
So, is that what makes Scooby the definition of a Great Dane or an anti-Great Dane? Or is he something different completely? Let’s look a bit deeper to discover.
What Do We Know About Scooby-Doo?
There’s not the same amount of television as we do, and we do not learn the basics of Scooby-Doo during the course of watching. In fact, we’ve gone as far as to make a small report on our most beloved cartoon dog: Real Name: Scoobert Doo.
It’s an odd name for a Great Dane, especially one that is in the professional arena. Height: It’s a bit tricky. Scooby is able to reach Shaggy’s shoulders while seated in a chair, and Shaggy appears to be a tall drinker. We’ll assume that Scooby is at the very least 6-foot-6″ with his hind legs. This is a lot taller than a Great Dane, but it’s not impossible.
Weight: On the other hand, the dog spends the majority of time snacking. However, he is spending the majority of his time running away from danger. All the way, he appears pretty slim, so we’ll put his weight at around 120 pounds. It’s not too heavy for a fully grown male Great Dane. Age: In the program, they claim the actor is 7.
The actor appears to be in his prime. Therefore we’d estimate his life expectancy to be 10-12 years. It’s somewhat too ambitious but not impossible. Languages Spoken: The show has been translated into fifteen different languages. It’s extremely uncommon to meet a Great Dane who can speak any language at all.
How Do They Look?
As per the American Kennel Club, Great Danes are “the picture of elegance and balance, with the smooth and easy stride of born noblemen.”
On the other hand, Scooby-Doo is typically a slow-running character who stays in place for a few minutes before vanishing quickly. In addition, his knees regularly vibrate loudly, particularly when scared. He also produces a loud screeching sound after he has stopped running.
All of it doesn’t suggest beauty, harmony, or a noble gait.
Great Danes are also available in a variety of “official” colors: brindle, fawn blue, black mantle, and the harlequin. There is nothing to say about brown and some areas of liver visible on its back.
How Do They Act?
The AKC states that the Great Danes were courageous and never shy. They also state they are “those who mistake the breed’s friendliness for softness will meet a powerful foe of true courage and spirit.”
Scooby-Doo typically is a fugitive in baskets made of wicker.
In fairness to the cartoon friend, the Great Danes, they don’t have to confront goblins, monsters, ghosts, and other unimaginable evil forces.
But, after three or four instances, Scooby probably should’ve known that it was not actually an animal in his path -It was simply the hotel’s creepy concierge, the Mr. Wickles.
The Great Danes and Scooby-Doo are equally loving and friendly; however, it’s not hard to believe that.
How Smart Are They?
As per Stanley Coren, a professor of canine psychology at the University of British Columbia, Great Danes rank as the 12th most intelligent dog breed.
According to us, the professors teaching Scooby-Doo are at the University of YouTube; Scooby-Doo is the second-smartest of the members of Mystery, Inc., just behind Velma.
This seems to be an excellent argument to support Scooby as a Great Dane!
How Are Their Problem-Solving Skills?
As per Professor Coren, Great Danes possess outstanding problem-solving abilities. They are quick to differentiate between intruders and their friends, for instance.
Scooby-Doo is also a master at solving skills. He’s able to fit many layers of cheese, meat, and condiments into one sandwich and is great at escaping from the werewolf while in a room with three doors in the opposite direction.
However, he cannot solve all the mysteries (that’s the case almost always, Velma does). To be fair, however, he’s a pro in taking credit for solving mysteries in the aftermath of solving them.
It’s beginning to look like Scoob could be one of the Great Dane after all!
How Much Do They Respect Personal Space?
Despite their huge dimensions, the Great Danes see themselves as lap dogs. And they’ll not hesitate to take a lap with you. They aren’t consulted and can be at you as if they are confused when you complain.
In the same way, Scooby-Doo can immediately jump into Shaggy’s arms if he is scared. Does he first ask permission? Does he even give any thought to the condition of his back? He does not.
It appears that this is another argument for that Great Dane comparison. Let’s look at another category.
How Much Do They Eat?
A fully grown Great Dane can eat roughly the same amount as an Army battalion and costs roughly the same amount to feed them.
On the other side, Scooby-Doo can devour a sandwich that is as tall as he and will go to any lengths to get the Scooby Snack. Scooby-Doo has also been known to destroy whole buffets once everyone’s back is turned.
We’ve seen all that we’re required to see. Let’s label it.
The Verdict: Scooby-Doo Is a Great Dane
While it’s not an ideal combination, Scooby-Doo has too many similarities with the Great Dane to be something different possibly.
We’re open to arguments from other sides. Of course, however, what other kind of dog is logical? We don’t have a single example we could think of.
Also, there’s the fact that Scooby’s creator Iwao Takamoto, had said that he had based the dog after the Great Dane, albeit with some minor changes.
After we’ve found a solution, let’s unravel a final mystery; let’s get to it, shall we?
Does Anyone Like Scrappy-Doo?
It’s odd to think that Scooby-Doo might be among the most loved dogs of America and his brother, Scrappy, is almost all-timely snubbed.
It’s likely due to Scrappy’s arrogance. Maybe it’s due to the fact that his behavior always puts the entire group in trouble.
Whatever the reason, we believe that we all can agree: Scrappy-Doo’s an Average Dane at best.