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Snowy is a rough-haired Fox Terrier of an atypical whiteness.
Snowy © Hergé / Tintinimaginatio - 2023

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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 / Tintinimaginatio - 2023

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 / Tintinimaginatio - 2023

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 / Tintinimaginatio - 2023


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 / Tintinimaginatio - 2023


"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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28/09/2023 16:41 PM
This is all great and all...
But, when I search up on google, it says Snowy died 3 YEARS AGO?!?!?
And gave a litter of puppies (SNOWY IS A GIRL!??!) which all follow Tintin and one of them is name Snowy again.
I hoped to see that here.
24/09/2023 09:22 AM
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14/10/2022 06:50 AM
Snowy would also strike a likely friendship with Lita (Makoto Kino) aka Sailor Jupiter. After all, they're fiercely protective of their bosses and share the same voice actress (Susan Roman).
27/09/2022 13:53 PM
My favorite character!
14/06/2022 01:03 AM
milu is cute
31/05/2022 19:51 PM
20/05/2022 06:47 AM
Tintin couldn't have had a better sidekick, i'd say Snowy completes Tintin :) and he's so adorable! :D
25/01/2022 04:08 AM
snowy was good character
16/01/2022 23:25 PM
Ah Milou!
22/11/2021 08:17 AM
Man Hope It Don’t Do Potty
07/10/2021 06:24 AM
Snowy is one of my favourite Tintin characters
04/10/2021 22:42 PM
Snowy is a good boy
27/09/2021 06:56 AM
The Man Of Action
26/08/2021 00:03 AM
snowys my favorite charecter
21/07/2021 13:23 PM
Snowy's the cutest
16/05/2021 18:56 PM
j'aime milou
08/05/2021 10:42 AM
I love milou
07/04/2021 16:02 PM
i love snowy
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