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He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown is the fifth animated television special based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. It was first broadcast on CBS on February 14, 1968. It was the last of the Peanuts specials to feature the majority of the child actors who had put their voices to the first special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, from 1965.


Snoopy has caused a lot of mischief and upset most of the children. They demand that Charlie Brown do something about Snoopy's behavior (mainly because as Snoopy's owner, he takes full responsibility for his actions). Charlie Brown calls the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm asking if they will take Snoopy back to learn some obedience.

It is a long way to the farm, therefore, Charlie Brown asks Peppermint Patty to look after Snoopy for a day. She agrees to have the dog over. But the next day, Snoopy does not go to the farm. On the spur of the moment, he decides to change his mind, packs a suitcase, and starts walking around the neighborhood. Worried that he has been found out already, he still proceeds out of town on his way to the house where Peppermint Patty lives. While there, he relaxes and pretends that he is a soldier on leave in Paris. This angers the girl as he does nothing but lounge by her pool while she serves him root beers and does the dishes.

A week later Charlie Brown receives a phone call from the farm saying that Snoopy never arrived there. He soon discovers that the dog has been staying at Peppermint Patty's all week. He comes by and attaches a leash to Snoopy's collar in order to bring the dog home. Snoopy escapes from Charlie Brown's leash and heads back to Peppermint Patty's house. However, instead of going back to rest and relaxation, the girl forces Snoopy to do all of the household chores as payback for her cleaning up after him.

Later on, the other children start to miss Snoopy. Charlie Brown tries to bring Snoopy back again. However, since he brings the leash again, Snoopy just tears it up and refuses to come back. Later that day, while cleaning dishes, Snoopy ends up being infuriated by all of the chores, and to get rid of his anger he starts breaking the dishes. However, Peppermint Patty comes into the kitchen and immediately banishes Snoopy to the garage in anger as a penalty.

That night Snoopy realizes that he is better off living at Charlie Brown's house. As Peppermint Patty had not locked the garage door, he escapes, gathers all his belongings, and heads home to be reunited with his owner. The next day, all of the children in Charlie Brown's neighborhood rejoice in Snoopy's return.

Voice cast

Roy also appears in this special, but is silent.


  1. "Red Baron"
  2. "Red Baron"
  3. "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown"
  4. "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown"
  5. "Peppermint Patty" (re-scored brass version)
  6. "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown"
  7. "Bon Voyage" (a modified version of the Guaraldi tune "Monterey," which appears on S)
  8. "Peppermint Patty" (re-scored brass version)
  9. "Oh, Good Grief"
  10. "Happiness Is"
  11. "Charlie Brown's All-Stars"
  12. "Red Baron"
  13. "Schroeder's Wolfgang" (a fresh arrangement of the tune "Choro," from the Guaraldi/Bola Sete album From All Sides)
  14. "Red Baron"
  15. "Pebble Beach" (flute variation)
  16. "Schroeder"
  17. "Pebble Beach" (flute variation)
  18. "Blue Charlie Brown" (slow variation)
  19. "Red Baron" (minor key variation)
  20. "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown"
  21. "Linus and Lucy"
  22. "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown"


  • Stock footage from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown are used when Snoopy flies on his doghouse.
  • This special was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming.
  • In this special, Peppermint Patty speaks to her mother, who is otherwise absent from Patty's life.
  • The part where Snoopy fights Lucy near the end is inspired by the comic strip storyline that originally ran from May 24 through May 29, 1965. It was also adapted in the 1983 The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show episode "Snoopy: Man's Best Friend" and as the episode "L'amour du risque" from the 2014 French TV series Peanuts.
  • This is the first "Peanuts" special to not have Sally in it.
  • This is Peppermint Patty's second appearence in a Peanuts TV Special, following after her debut in You're in Love, Charlie Brown.
  • At one point, Peppermint Patty is seen reading a book, and on the cover is Charlie Brown and Lucy at Lucy's psychiatric booth.


External links

Peanuts Animated Features
TV Specials A Charlie Brown ChristmasCharlie Brown's All-StarsIt's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie BrownYou're in Love, Charlie BrownHe's Your Dog, Charlie BrownIt Was a Short Summer, Charlie BrownPlay It Again, Charlie BrownYou're Not Elected, Charlie BrownThere's No Time for Love, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown ThanksgivingIt's a Mystery, Charlie BrownIt's the Easter Beagle, Charlie BrownBe My Valentine, Charlie BrownYou're a Good Sport, Charlie BrownIt's Arbor Day, Charlie BrownIt's Your First Kiss, Charlie BrownWhat a Nightmare, Charlie BrownYou're the Greatest, Charlie BrownShe's a Good Skate, Charlie BrownLife Is a Circus, Charlie BrownIt's Magic, Charlie BrownSomeday You'll Find Her, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown CelebrationIs This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?It's an Adventure, Charlie BrownWhat Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?It's Flashbeagle, Charlie BrownSnoopy's Getting Married, Charlie BrownYou're a Good Man, Charlie BrownHappy New Year, Charlie Brown!Snoopy!!! The MusicalIt's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie BrownWhy, Charlie Brown, Why?Snoopy's ReunionIt's Spring Training, Charlie BrownIt's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownYou're in the Super Bowl, Charlie BrownIt Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie BrownIt's the Pied Piper, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown ValentineCharlie Brown's Christmas TalesLucy Must Be Traded, Charlie BrownI Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie BrownHe's a Bully, Charlie BrownHappiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie BrownSnoopy Presents: For Auld Lang SyneSnoopy Presents: It's the Small Things, Charlie BrownSnoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), With LoveSnoopy Presents: Lucy's School
Movies A Boy Named Charlie BrownSnoopy, Come HomeRace for Your Life, Charlie BrownBon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!!)The Peanuts Movie
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show "Snoopy's Cat Fight" • "Snoopy: Team Manager" • "Linus and Lucy" • "Lucy vs. the World" • "Linus' Security Blanket" • "Snoopy: Man's Best Friend" • "Snoopy the Psychiatrist" • "You Can't Win, Charlie Brown" • "The Lost Ballpark" • "Snoopy's Football Career" • "Chaos in the Classroom" • "It's That Team Spirit, Charlie Brown" • "Lucy Loves Schroeder" • "Snoopy and the Giant" • "Snoopy's Brother Spike" • "Snoopy's Robot" • "Peppermint Patty's School Days" • "Sally's Sweet Babboo"
This Is America, Charlie Brown "The Mayflower Voyagers" • "The Birth of the Constitution" • "The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk" • "The NASA Space Station" • "The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad" • "The Great Inventors" • "The Smithsonian and the Presidency" • "The Music and Heroes of America"
Snoopy in Space "The Application" • "Training" • "The Graduation" • "Welcome to the ISS" • "I Never Promised You a Space Garden" • "Space Sleepwalking" • "The Journey on Orion" • "Crater Crash" • "Searching for Moon Rocks" • "You're a Good Moon, Charlie Brown" • "The Next Mission" • "Mars or Bust"
Others Peanuts (2014 TV series) • Peanuts Motion ComicsThe Snoopy Show