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The Bash Street Dogs
Comic strip character(s) from The Beano
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Publication information
Stars inPup Parade
Other namesThe Bash Street Dogs
Creator(s)Gordon Bell
Current/last artistLew Stringer
Nigel Parkinson
First appearanceIssue 1326, 3162
(16 January 1967,
2 February 2003,
June 2011,
November 2012)
Last appearance23 July 1988,
2004,
2012,
Ongoing
Also appeared inThe Beano Annual
Characters
Type of groupDog group (imitating Class 2B's clique)
Regular charactersBones, Blotty, Enry, Manfrid, Peeps, Pug, Sniffy, Tubby, Wiggy
Other charactersFusso, Spots, Lash, Thiky, Piggy, Baldy, Soffo, Proudon, Markus
Crossover charactersThe Bash Street Kids

Pup Parade was a comic strip in the UK comic The Beano, starring the Bash Street Kids' dogs, known as the Bash Street Pups, and their many adventures. It made its first appearance in issue 1326, dated 16 December 1967, and was drawn by Gordon Bell. The dogs were all anthropomorphic facsimiles of their owners. Despite being each individually owned by members of the Bash Street Gang, they chose to live in knocked-over dustbins in an alley.

The original run finished in issue 2401, dated 23 July 1988, They then moved to The Topper in January 1989, still drawn by Bell which they stayed for the rest of the comic's life. They also survived the merge with The Beezer and stayed on with the newly renamed comic Beezer and Topper until 1992 before quietly disappearing for good. However, the strip began to return to The Beano on an occasional basis from issue 3162 onward, dated 22 February 2003. This run continued for about a year. The Pup Parade also made a return in the Bash Street Kids Annual 2008. More recently, since June 2011 they have begun to appear in The Beano again, this time as reprints from the comic in the 1980s. They appeared again in a talent contest in the 2012 Beano Annual, which Sniffy won. This strip was titled as The Bash Street Dogs and was drawn by Nigel Parkinson, as Gordon Bell had retired (he died in 2014). In April 2012, the Pup Parade reprints were replaced with new stories drawn by Nigel Parkinson. Pup Parade returned to The Beano in the Funsize Funnies in #3660 drawn by Nigel Auchterlounie. Pup Parade is currently being drawn by Lew Stringer.

The pups were:

Their sworn enemies were The Blob Street Dogs. They were:[citation needed]

Cuthbert Cringeworthy has a King Charles Spaniel called Cringley, but he rarely features in the strip.

Strangely in the Beano Book 1977, Manfred is seen getting beaten up by the Blob Street Dogs, and half his collar is on his head and underneath is no chin and only half a mouth!

Other sparring partners were the Bash Street Cats, who appeared in a summer special and in the Beano Book 1972. The Bash Street Kids also owned fish in the same issue.

Continuing the kids' anthropomorphosis into nature, the Bash Street Birds completed the set. They appeared in at least one annual and made fleeting appearances elsewhere.