Snoopy may be stealing the headlines as the star of the new ‘Peanuts’ film, but a new poll has revealed that Scooby Doo is the UK’s favourite on-screen dog.
The mystery-solving Great Dane, and the longest running cartoon dog on TV, came out top dog ahead of on-screen favourites Lassie, Snoopy and Beethoven. Others in the top ten include Family Guy’s Brian Griffin and Santa’s Little Helper, the family dog in The Simpsons.
The poll was carried out by life insurance provider Beagle Street to celebrate the arrival of ‘Jeremy’, the talking dog who stars in its new TV advert.
As part of the talking beagle’s debut on TV screens, dog owners around the country are being offered to chance to make £100 by changing their own pet’s name to ‘Jeremy’.
Ten owners who agree to change their dog’s name using the hashtag #Jeremy on Twitter (www.twitter.com/BeagleStreet) will be sent a £100 cash payment in return for wearing a ‘Jeremy’ labelled collar for the rest of the month.