What breed of dog was Scooby-Doo in the cartoon?
What breed of dog was Scooby-Doo in the cartoon?

What is Scooby Doo's Real Name?

According to Business Insider, Scooby-Doo's real name isn't Scoobert Doobert.4 It's Scoobert Doo. Scooby's full name, “Scoobert,” was revealed in the 1988 Scooby-Doo spinoff “A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.” But Scoobert's last name, Doo, was confirmed in “It's a Wonderful Scoob,” a 1985 episode of the short-lived series “The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.”

What Kind of Dog Is Scooby-Doo?

Iwao Takamoto, Scooby-Doo's father and creator, revealed that his endearingly klutzy canine Scooby-Doo was inspired by the ideal features of a prize Great Dane. After speaking with a breeder of show dogs, Takamoto learned “what made a prize-winning Great Dane and went in the opposite direction. 

Our physical and emotional characteristics comparison has shown how Scooby-Doo differs from a Great Dane dog breed. Even Scooby Doo's creator has stated that Scooby is the opposite of a Great Dane.

Scooby defies all conventional wisdom about Great Danes. His anti-Great Dane characteristics probably made Scooby-Doo likeable and the iconic cartoon figure he is today.

How Tall is Scooby Doo?

Scooby-Doo's has not officially been revealed, but a reasonable estimate for Scooby-Doo's height is around 3.3 feet at the withers and standing on its hind legs, a high between 6 and 7 feet tall.

How Old Is Scooby-Doo?

According to the live-action “Scooby-Doo” movie and several reports, Scooby-Doo is 7 years old in dog years.3 In human years, that would make Scooby-Dog 50 years old. Scooby looks like a full-grown dog.

Unfortunately, if he were alive, he would have passed away years ago, as Great Danes sure get the short end of the stick when it comes to lifespan. Great Danes live between 8-to-10 years, with some living only 6 or 7 years and a few lucky ones reaching 12. However, we have no doubt Scooby-Doo's popularity and omnipresence will continue to outlive all of us as he has done so since his inception back in 1959.