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Is Goofy a Dog or a Cow? Here is the answer.

I can’t tell you the number of times people has asked, “Is Goofy a dog or a cow?” I am not sure why this has become such a popular topic of conversation or even why people are questioning the character’s species, but we can clear this up for once and for all.

Is Goofy a Dog or a Cow?

Why do people think Goofy is a Cow?

Disney is very clear. Mickey is a mouse, Donald is a duck and Pluto most certainly is a dog.

And while Mickey and Donald have human-like qualities, Pluto does not.

Perhaps that why people think Goofy can’t be a dog and that he must be a cow.

I mean, would Disney create two dogs, giving only one human-like qualities?

The second cause for believing Goofy is a cow comes from his love interest.

Throughout Disney movies & cartoons featuring the loveable character, we are shown that Goofy’s love interest is Clarabelle Cow.

This probably leads people to once again believe that Goofy is a cow.

Why do People Think Goofy is a Dog?

If you look into the history of Goofy, you will find that Disney originally created Dippy Dawg back in 1932.  You can find him in Mickey’s Revue, sitting beside what appears to be an early version of Clarabelle Cow.

Later that same year, Dippy Dawg seems to transform into a younger version renamed Goofy in the cartoon Orphan’s Benefit.

The Final Word on Whether Goofy is a Cow or Dog

Bill Farmer has been the voice of Goofy since 1987 and currently voices Goofy is the Disney+ reality series, It’s a Dog’s Life.

Farmer clears the misconception up in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, “He is not a dog….Goofy seems to be in the canine family in the same way that a wolf is not a dog, but they also are in the canine family. I think Canis Goofus is the technical Latin term for what Goofy is. He’s just Goofy.”

So, there you have it! Goofy is a species of dog, but in the same way that Mickey is a mouse. He is given human-like qualities that sets him a part from Pluto, who is a traditional pet dog.

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Your dad

Sunday 19th of June 2022

I knowed he were a fucking dog showed this is my bros

Jesse

Tuesday 28th of June 2022

@Your dad, Actually according to official Disney lore he is a hornless breed of Scottish cattle, called Abedeen Angus Sheepbull, named Dipelwa, who is the son of an Egyptian immigrant,, but Disney recruited him, trained him to have a southern accent, and gave him the stage name of "Goofy", and for further proof, Max's real name is Maximus Morgan Dipelwa, and Goofy has a golf course to remind himself of his old home in the highlands

Milo

Wednesday 15th of June 2022

I think he’s a cow

Adriana

Friday 10th of June 2022

Goofy is a cow because why would a dog walk a dog

danijel

Friday 17th of June 2022

@Adriana, why a cow would walk a dog?

Your mom

Friday 27th of May 2022

We found goofy is a dog thank you very much

ty

Saturday 30th of April 2022

So... just as confusing as ever.

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