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
The First Time Snoopy Is Called By His Name
The First Strip Showing That Snoopy Lives With Charlie Brown And Isn't Some Kind Of Stray
The First Appearance of Snoopy's Doghouse
The First Time Snoopy Impersonates Another Animal
The First Time Snoopy Impersonated One Of The Peanuts Kids
The First Time Snoopy Is Shown Sleeping On Top Of His Doghouse
The First Time Snoopy Writes (On His Big Ol' Typewriter)
Snoopy's First Appearance as the Flying Ace
Snoopy's First Appearance With Woodstock (Unnamed)
Snoopy's First Appearance as Masked Marvel
Snoopy's First In-Comic Interaction With His (Temporary) Original Owner, Lila
Snoopy's First Day As Head Beagle
Snoopy's First Appearance As Joe Cool
Snoopy's First Appearance As Joe Blackjack