This easily scared Great Dane is the real life version of Scooby-Doo


If you thought Scooby-Doo was only fictional, you may want to think again. It turns out that a Great Dane in Great Britain may be the real life version of the famously frightened canine.

The Mirror reports that six-foot-tall Presley is nicknamed Scooby Doo because, like his cartoon counterpart, the Great Dane is easily frightened.

Owner Sian Barrett, 47, claims that practically anything sets the 2-year-old pup off and sends him running into her arms.

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Despite his tall stature and 190 pound frame, the Great Dane is terrified of little dogs. Any smaller canine will cause Presley to hide in fear, according to Barrett.

Poor Presley even carries around his own cushion in his mouth at all times to use safety blanket when he gets spooked at home.

It's not just tinier pups that scare him off.

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But despite his easily scared temper, it's his kind nature that always wins people over, his owner explains.

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That's not the only thing Presley has in common with Scooby Doo.

"As well as being scared of everything like Scooby Doo is, Presley is pretty dopey too," says Barrett, adding that at the end of the day, "he is just one big lap dog."

But his owner says not to expect to find Presley fighting off ghouls anytime soon in the Mystery Machine.

"Presley would definitely try and get out of chasing any of the ghosts in the cartoons - he is a wimp."


Feeling nostaglic? Watch some classic Scooby-Doo moments below:

The Origins of Scooby-Doo
The Origins of Scooby-Doo

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