Snowy is an exceptionally white wire Fox terrier.


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 (Tintin in Tibet, page 47, A2)

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).

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.

The Black Island, page 53

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.


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.

Tintin in Tibet
The Black Island


"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.

Slightly theatrical

Snowy enjoys wearing certain outfits, a fur-coat for when it is freezing, a space-suit. Sometimes he dresses-up just for fun!


Vos contributions (5) Contribuer
madboxFriday 5th April 2019 à 22:47
tintinlove5Wednesday 26th September 2018 à 04:48
emadeleTuesday 21st February 2017 à 23:03
I just love this dog!!!
moon444Tuesday 24th May 2016 à 19:16
Any body making contributions ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
moon444Tuesday 24th May 2016 à 19:13
Snowy is a clever dog compared to other dog that exist they are just babarians not Snowy
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