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Barnyard Dawg

Barnyard Dawg Eyes: Black
Hair: White and brown fur
Race: Dog, most likely a beagle

Occupation: Guard dog

Story: Barnyard Dawg is a watch dog at the chicken farm where Foghorn Leghorn lives.

Continuity: Looney Tunes
Publisher(s): Warner Bros.
Looney Toones
DC Comics
First app.: Cartoons: Walky Talky Hawky (August 31, 1946)
Comics: Looney Tunes #39 (1998)
Creator(s): Robert McKimson
Mel Blanc
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: Barnyard Dawg started out along with Foghorn Leghorn in the cartoon Walky Talky Hawky from 1946. Henery Hawk didn't know what a chicken looked like, only that it was a big monster, so Barnyard Dog was a possibility, especially after Foghorn Leghorn had told him that Barnyard Dog was a chicken. Being Forhorn Leghorn's adversary was Barnyard Dawg's primary role in the cartoons, but he also played the role as Porky Pig's hunting dog and Elmer Fudd's guard dog. Barnyard Dawg was seen in 26 cartoons, last one being Banty Raids from 1963, before he was shelved along with a lot of other Looney Toones characters. After this, the cartoons continued as reruns in anthology series like The Bugs Bunny Show and The Roadrunner Show, and contrary to Foghorn Leghorn he has not been seen in new material since 1963 except for a cameo in Space Jam (1996) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). In the cartoons, Barnyard Dawg's voice was done by Mel Blanc, except for the cameos where Barnyard Dawg didn't have any lines.

In the cartoons he was usually identified as Barnyard Dawg or Barnyard Dog, but he also appears under the name Mandrake as Porky Pig's pet (One Meat Brawl from 1947) and Rover (pronounced Wover) as Elmer Fudd's pet (Don't Axe Me from 1958 and A Mutt in a Rut from 1959). In the reruns in The Bugs Bunny Show he is identified as George P. Dog.

In comics, Barnyard Dawg has appeared a few times. The earliest record at the time is Looney Tunes #39 from 1998, but with Foghorn Leghorn going back as far as 1953 in comics, Barnyard Dawg most likely appeared in comics long before 1998.

Related links/characters:
- Looney Tunes Characters
- Foghorn Leghorn
- Henery Hawk
- Miss Prissy
- Porky Pig