|Deputy Dawg—in addition to being a bad speller—was a below average lawman, to put it kindly. More concerned with napping than with bagging the bad guys, the lazy pooch was regularly chewed out by his human boss, the Sheriff, while his friends Muskie the Muskrat, Ty Coon, and Vincent Van Gopher looked on in amusement. It wasn't long, however, before the Deputy would revert to his slothful ways and fall fast asleep.
Deputy Dawg was so popular in the 60’s that Terrytoons was forced to seek employees from outside of the company to satisfy its heavy production schedule. In fact, in 1963, movie theaters were insisting that episodes of the cartoon be created for the big screen.
A high point of the series was the talent of Dayton Allen, who provided most of the characters' distinct and amusing voices. An accomplished impressionist, Allen would often give the characters the voices of well-known celebrities, adding a layer of hip reality to the cartoon.