Sheep Dog
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 4, 1949 Series: Pluto Cartoon
Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted


Pluto protects his sheep against ever-hungry coyotes. Bent-Tail disguises his son as a lamb to secretly get his prey.





Charles A. Nichols


George Nicholas
George Kreisl
Philip "Phil" Duncan
Hugh Fraser


Eric Gurney
Milt Schaffer


Oliver Wallace


Brice Mack


Karl Karpe


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Included in:

The Coyote's Lament


Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 50)
Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 56)


United States

Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love


Lachkonzert in Entenhausen
Mickey Präsentiert


Si Disney m'etait Conte


Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love


Make Mine Music
Donald and Company
Disney's Cartoon Jubilee
Cartoon Carousel


United States

The Complete Pluto - Volume 2

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 7:00
MPAA No.: 13076
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From Ryan :

I like this short, but it really isn't one of my favorites. This is another short in which Pluto has a run-in with some coyotes. This time they are after Pluto's sheep. I did notice that one of the sheep in the flock was black while the rest were white. Is this supposed to symbolize something?

From Nikki :

I find this one hilarious mainly because of the interactions between the dad and son coyotes. While the dad is starving and the son being also hungry seems like he is just there for fun. Its definitely a classic.

From Daniel :

This was one of the shorts that I kept in my memory ever since I first saw it, back in my childhood. Maybe it got stuck in my memory because it was a delight to watch the little coyote spoiling every attempt of his father to grab a meal. I saw it again today and still made me chuckle and then laugh. To bad they aren't making cartoons like this today. They should be simple, cheerful and if they have to put a song in it, make it look like it belongs there.

From Baruch Weiss :

Pluto is not a sheep dog, but I guess the people who worked on this short decided to name it that because Pluto is watching over sheep. I liked this short and thought it was okay.