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From Doghouses to T-Shirts, the Pooch Gets Around

 - May 29, 2012
These Snoopy-inspired finds range from geeky gadgetry to eye-catching ads, all drawing heavily on Charles M. Schulz's iconic character

Snoopy was first introduced to the public on October 4, 1950 in the classic Peanuts comic strip as the canine companion of the accident-prone, but affable Charlie Brown. Originally, the pooch lived inside his doghouse, but one day Schulz had the brilliant idea to put Snoopy atop his abode rather than inside of it. This would turn out to be one of the most iconic character quirks in comic-strip history.

In the early days, Snoopy was merely a dog; though he later came to be well known as a talented pilot -- so much so that a few US Airforce squadrons have adorned their insignia with his likeness.