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What Kind of Dogs Were Lady and Tramp?

By Aviram K.
Published in Dog Breeds
Updated at January 22, 2021
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What Kind of Dogs Were Lady and Tramp?

Lady

Lady is an American Cocker Spaniel.

Lady’s breed is often confused with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. However, she has a docked tail and fluffy fur, which give away her true breed - an American Cocker Spaniel.

Lady was inspired by Disney’s writer Joe Grant’s English Springer Spaniel, which looked like a Cocker Spaniel and called Lady. After seeing sketches Joe Grant had drawn of his dog Lady, Walt Disney encouraged him to create the full storyboard.

An American Cocker Spaniel, like Lady. Credit to Elf @ wikimedia.org. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
An American Cocker Spaniel, like Lady. Credit to Elf @ wikimedia.org. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Tramp

Tramp is a Schnauzer-terrier mix.

While Lady is pure-bred, Tramp is a mutt (mixed-breed). In the “Lady and the Tramp” live-action film from 2019, he is portrayed by a Schnauzer-terrier rescue dog named Monte.

Tramp was inspired after Walt Disney read a short story called “Happy Dan the Cynical Dog”. He then decided that a similar character would be perfect for “Lady and The Tramp”.

A Schnauzer, what Tramp mostly looks like.
A Schnauzer, what Tramp mostly looks like.


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