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Famous Dogs

Precious Pupp

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Precious Pupp is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which aired as a segment on The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show from October 2, 1965 to September 7, 1967.

The cartoon featured a large mangy dog named Precious Pupp and his owner Granny Sweet.

Granny was a kindly woman with a passion for motorcycles, completely oblivious to the fact that her beloved, affectionate pet was something of a neighborhood terror.

He had a habit of slipping behind a victim quietly – sometimes in defense of their home, sometimes just for the fun of it – and jolting him with a ferocious series of barks . . . but never where or when Granny could catch him in the act.

Unlike many cartoon animals, Precious didn’t speak. His usual vocalism was an asthmatic-sounding, “wheezing” laugh used even more famously by Muttley, a Hanna-Barbera character introduced three years later; he usually outsmarted his enemies, most notably Bruiser, the neighborhood bulldog, but he usually outsmarted his oblivious owner, too.

Twenty-six episodes were produced.