I would say he is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
The Kennel Club considers him to be an English Toy Dog, but sometimes localities will call them “King Charles Spaniels.” Scooby-Doo was the last known descendant of those dogs that were owned by King Charles II of England and they share his signature coloring. In fact, I think he might have even been a specific type because CKCSs are typically bred for intelligence.
Scooby-Doo is a beagle.
Scooby-Doo belongs to the hound family and share characteristics of other breeds in that group, such as long ears and inquisitive nature. He also has “dowager’s humps” on his lower spine – a trait commonly found in Dachshunds and Basset Hounds – which give him a malformed appearence but make it easier for him to see ahead while running.
Scooby-Doo is a scottish deerhound, which is a type of sighthound. Sighthounds are defined by their unusually eyesight.
Most breeds have called for certain tasks from specialization in hunting technique to crawling in the dirt tracking prey, but this breed was created specifically as the ultimate dog for people in medieval times who lived on horse back and were looking out for things like bandits or thieves by maintaining 12 mile per hour speeds while they rode at full gallop.
Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane.
Scooby-Doo’s first appearance in an animated form was the Saturday morning TV show “Kids’ Night Out” on ABC. He appears as a dog and looks like a Saint Bernard or German Shepherd mix, with blue collar and feet. In his second animated appearance, he appeared on 1969’s “Scooby Doo Goes Hollywood”.
Scooby-Doo is a mutt.
Scooby-Doo is always called a “mutt” dog. Considering the fact that there are so many theories about what kind of dog he resembles, it’s clear he’s not modeled after any one breed. It’s possible that his name was inspired by the popular American children’s television series jazz musician and bandleader Shaggy Rogers; or better known as Scooby Doo (which aired on both CBS and ABC in 1969) which made its first appearance in 1994.
Scooby-Doo is the world’s most famous and beloved Great Dane.
According to Guinness World Records, Scooby-Doo is “the longest continuously running American television cartoon program.” The series was first aired on September 13th, 1969. And he has a speech impediment that sounds like “ji – ji – jee”. It should also be noted that in addition to being a loyal companion, his occupation can vary from detection of paranormal activity and natural disasters (mystery machine) to becoming proprietor of a gas station (gas ‘n go), or small hotel (pet trap).
A Great Dane.
Scooby-Doo is a classic cartoon that aired in the 1970’s. In it, Scooby-Doo and his friends would solve mysteries together, much like the Pink Panther or Hardy Boys mysteries of the 70’s and 80s. Scooby said very little in these episodes because he was more of a loyal companion to his human companions than a starring character in solving the story line.
The key part of this question is “what kind?” And my answer: Scooby-Doo is most definitely a Great Dane! He’s just too loveable not to be one!
Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane.
Scooby was created by Hanna-Barbera, but the original depiction of the character in animation identified him as an Irish Setter in 1959. Although designer Iwao Takamoto originally wanted to dress Scooby ghost hunting because his wife said that it would be cute if he looked more like a dog than a human, executives at CBS requested that the character be revealed as an anthropomorphic Great Dane.