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Over the course of nearly 18,000 daily comic strips, Charles Schulz penned scores upon scores of Snoopy-centric Peanuts strips. Starting with the third Peanuts on October 4, 1950 and continuing through the final installment in 2000, Charlie Brown's beagle evolved from a quadrupedal canine to an essentially anthropomorphic dog-of-disguise.

Half a century of Snoopy milestones and alter egos abound. Snoopy's gradual shift from a kind of neighborhood dog to Charlie Brown's beloved hound includes all manner of character design tweaks and advancements in accessories and abodes. From Joe Cool to the World War I Flying Ace to a host of other animals, Snoopy's outfitted with everything he needs to star in a one-pup show.

Today we celebrate Snoopy's spectacular (de)range with a collection of "firsts" marking the debuts of some of his most iconic traits, self-assigned roles and more. Scroll on down to snoop on the Snoop.

 

Snoopy's First Appearance

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Oct 14, 1950

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The First Time Snoopy Is Called By His Name

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Nov 10, 1950

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The First Strip Showing That Snoopy Lives With Charlie Brown And Isn't Some Kind Of Stray

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Dec 13, 1950

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The First Appearance of Snoopy's Doghouse

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Sept 4, 1951

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The First Time Snoopy Impersonates Another Animal

Peanuts By Charles Schulz July 21, 1954

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The First Time Snoopy Impersonated One Of The Peanuts Kids

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Nov 17, 1955 

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The First Time Snoopy Is Shown Sleeping On Top Of His Doghouse

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Dec 12, 1958

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The First Time Snoopy Writes (On His Big Ol' Typewriter)

Peanuts By Charles Schulz July 12, 1965

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Snoopy's First Appearance as the Flying Ace

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Oct 10, 1965

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Snoopy's First Appearance With Woodstock (Unnamed)

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Mar 4, 1966

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Snoopy's First Appearance as Masked Marvel

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Feb 9, 1967

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Snoopy's First In-Comic Interaction With His (Temporary) Original Owner, Lila

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Aug 24, 1968

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Snoopy's First Day As Head Beagle

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Feb 19, 1970

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Snoopy's First Appearance As Joe Cool

Peanuts By Charles Schulz May 27, 1971

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Snoopy's First Appearance As Joe Blackjack

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Aug 30, 1995

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