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Snowy is a rough-haired Fox Terrier of an atypical whiteness.

Snowy © Hergé / Moulinsart 2021

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In French, Snowy is called Milou. The name came about thanks to a girlfriend of Hergé, Marie-Louise Van Cutsem, who was called "Milou".


Snowy was called Morning Snow by the Tibetan monks.
Snowy was called Morning Snow
Tintin in Tibet © Hergé / Moulinsart 2021

Faithful companion

"Snowy is always there alongside Tintin. They talk to each other. Even though he speaks, Snowy is above all just a normal dog. Even though he talks a great deal, he remains a simple dog for Tintin. Tintin and Snowy are totally on the same wavelength even when they are in conversation". (The key characters in Numa Sadoul, Tintin et Moi, p.240).
Tintin talks with Snowy
Tintin talks with Snowy - Cigars of the Pharaoh © Hergé / Moulinsart 2021

Be strong Snowy!

Even if Snowy gives the impression that he likes to set-off on another adventure, he in fact prefers the peaceful life. Being both generous and faithful forces him to follow Tintin, who is always on the move. Snowy's flair and courage will often save Tintin from imminent danger.
Snowy in The Black Island
The Black Island © Hergé / Moulinsart 2021


Sometimes Snowy succumbs to temptation. Especially when food is concerned. He remains curious and let's not forget that dogs have their own instincts. However, when courage is required, you can rely on Snowy to help his master.
Snowy, angel or devil
Snowy, angel or devil - Tintin in Tibet © Hergé / Moulinsart 2021


"It is not difficult to find similarities with Captain Haddock, bad tempered, talkative, irritable and stubborn, boastful, blunderer and unlucky". (The key characters in Numa Sadoul, Tintin et Moi, p.240). The arrival of Captain Haddock in the Tintin adventures will lead to Snowy being less talkative. In a sense, Snowy will be replaced by Captain Haddock.
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2021/10/07 06:24 AM
Snowy is one of my favourite Tintin characters
2021/10/04 22:42 PM
Snowy is a good boy
2021/09/27 06:56 AM
The Man Of Action
2021/08/26 00:03 AM
snowys my favorite charecter
2021/07/21 13:23 PM
Snowy's the cutest
2021/05/16 18:56 PM
j'aime milou
2021/05/08 10:42 AM
I love milou
2021/04/07 16:02 PM
i love snowy
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