Scruff (TV Series)
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Scruff TV Series
Scruff (taken from a screenshot of "A Circus Dog")
Also known asRovelló
GenreChildren's animation
Created byJosep Vallverdú
Directed byAntoni D'Ocon
Voices ofAudíoprojetas-Galletly, Barcelona
Opening theme"Hey, I'm Scruff"
Ending theme"Happiness is a Smile Away"
Composer(s)Theo Jaskolowskí, Guy Wenger
Country of originSpain
Original Catalan
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes105
Production location(s)Studío La Galera, Barcelona
CinematographyDavíd Alcarría, Victor Maldonado
Editor(s)Xavier Blanch (La Galera)
Running time30 mins
Original networkTelevisió de Catalunya, RTVE, RTÉ, Tiny Pop
Picture format4:3 PAL
Original release2000 -
External links
Production website

Scruff is a 2000 television series by D'ocon entertainment based on a 1993 book by Josep Vallverdú. It features the story of a puppy, Scruff, who is adopted by a farmer named Peter. The show was directed by Antoni D'Ocon. The show was distributed in English by BKN. The series animation is provided by Toon Boom Harmony creating the 2D traditional animated characters and a 3D computer-generated background.


A family of tourists lose their puppy. After a long night lost in the forest, the puppy is found by Peter, a young country worker who adopts him and takes him to his aunt and uncle's farmhouse. The adoptive country folks are totally baffled as to what kind of breed he is. Despite that, over time they discover his skills, which include acrobatics, and the ability of sniffing out all kinds of forest fruits in a happy go lucky, hazardous way.

Named 'Scruff' he lives amidst livestock, poultry, and a couple of other dogs called Sanda and Tricks. Whom over time become his family. Each episode features a new adventure for Scruff. He will learn about the farm through the farm animals and pets, about the forest with the wild animals, and in the village he will meet human beings.


Notice: The voice actors of every characters is uncredited in the English dub.

  • Scruff - A young pup with boundless curiosity. His inquisitive nature sometimes gets him into a lot of trouble. He is an unknown breed from a foreign land and no good at tracking and guarding. However, he has a handful of unusual skills, such as acrobatics and sniffing out forest fruits. He is a pointer mix puppy.
  • Strummer - A flea who lives on Scruff, often provides him with advice. He plays the guitar and once lived on a circus dog. Scruff normally gets annoyed with him and abandons the parasite.
  • Peter - Scruff's owner, shares a lot of personality points with his pet. He dreams of being in a circus.
  • Uncle Ron and Aunt Lil - Peter's aunt and uncle, are the owners of Tolosa Farm. They are a standard, almost stereotypical, farm couple.
  • Sanda - Is the most mature dog on the farm, she serves as the watchdog/tracker for the owners. When Scruff arrived on the farm, Sanda took him in as her adoptive son. She has a kind heart, but Scruff sometimes pushes her to her limits. She is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
  • Tricks - Is Sanda's son and Scruff's best friend. Even though he and Scruff are friends, he occasionally gets jealous of him. Nonetheless, he is still Scruff's partner in many of his antics. He is a Vizsla puppy.
  • Miaow - Is Uncle Ron and Aunt Lil's pet cat. He has little love for the dogs on the farm, especially Scruff.
  • White Socks - A fox who lives in the forest near the farm. He is said to be an endangered species of fox, and many hunters try to catch him, but fail constantly. He calls many of the farm animals fools, knowing nothing about the wild world. Although selfish and unscrupulous, he does have a soft spot for Scruff, helping him on many occasions. He is said to have a crush on Sanda in the episode, 'Can't Cope'.
  • Haunty The Hound - The 300-year-old ghost of a hound dog, haunts the farmhouse cellar. He is a ghostly Beagle mix. Only Scruff, Strummer, and later, White Socks, are aware of his existence. He has an interesting outlook on life, due to living with wild and domesticated animals in his past life.
  • Holly - Is Peter's girlfriend, a kindly and down-to-earth person. She is sometimes irritated by Peter's impulsive behavior, but deep down, loves him very much.
  • Princess - Who is Holly's pet dog, a Pumi. Originally shown as haughty and stuck-up, later falls in love with Scruff.
  • Mr. Canute - Is Holly's father. A rich man, who deeply disapproves of the working-class and Peter's relationship with his daughter.
  • Buttons - A mushroom vendor, who tries to make money through any means, legal or illegal. Unfortunately, that means he always tries to capture Scruff and export him to scientific research.
  • Truffles - Is Buttons' mushroom-sniffing dog, a Bouvier des Flandres. Truffles doesn't agree with his master's unscrupulous activities, but stays with him out of loyalty. He later has a romantic relationship with Sanda.
  • One-Man Circus - A crooked clown. He is obsessed with kidnapping Scruff, because he is a rare breed of dog. He wants to make him into the star attraction of his circus.
  • The Rats - A gang of rodents who prowl around the farm area, making trouble for anyone who runs into them.

DVD release

A set of six DVDs was released between 2005-2007 by Image Entertainment. These DVDs don't have captions. The next line of Scruff DVDs was released in September and November 2009. Recently, the entire second season has been released on a 4-Disc set. Currently, all 69 of the episodes are available on disc.[1][2][3] The new line of Scruff DVDs, feature Scruff's five television movies.[4]

DVDs Released by Image Entertainment.

Prizes Galore: Fugitives, Prizes Galore, All Because of A Mushroom Omelette, Going Up the Rock, Where's Miaow.

Too Much Sun: It's Time to Say Goodbye, Unless & Unnecessary, Too Much Sun, The Last of His Kind, A Testing Time.

Smells Like An Adventure: The Hero of Navell, Scruff & Peter Ltd., That's Not For Playing With, Smells Like an Adventure, Princess Always On His Mind.

What Will We Do With this Dog?: Wanted, A Home, What Will We Do With This Dog, The Course of Three Dogs, Craving for Eggs, Christmas is Almost Here!

Circus Dog: Preying Around, A Circus Dog, The Circus Star, Fox Hunting, Bringing the Flock Home

Staking Out Territory: A Canned Tail, The Runaway, Shackled by Fear, Staking Out Territory, Two Families, Just One Dog

Television movies

Six made-for-television movies were made. They are Scruff: A Christmas Tale, Scruff's Halloween, Scruff in a Midsummer Night's Dream, Scruff: Cinderella's Carnival, Scruff and the Legend of St. George, and Scruff: Christmas without Claus. They were all released on DVD by Image Entertainment.


  1. ^ "Scruff's Adventures". 1 September 2009. Retrieved 2017 – via Amazon.
  2. ^ "Scruff: A Christmas Tale". 3 November 2009. Retrieved 2017 – via Amazon.
  3. ^ "Scruff's Halloween". 1 September 2009. Retrieved 2017 – via Amazon.
  4. ^ Overstock(TM). "Scruff`s Adventures - 2-Disc Set (DVD) - Shopping - The Best Deals on General Children's Movies". Retrieved 2017.

External links

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