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, but if there's one thing that he's incredibly good at, it's solving any kind of mystery that comes his way. He can be either a
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. Whether he does it on his own, or with a friend, or with a group of humans, expect him to help solve the case with ease. This character may or may not work in a
World of Funny Animals
Advertising Advertising PSA McGruff the crime dog has that whole Columbo thing going for him.
Anime and Manga
Comic Books Detective Chimp from DC Comics.
In the few stories he narrated himself, Batman's dog Ace the Bat-Hound was shown to be an expert detective.
Joey Fly and Sammy Stingtail of the Joey Fly series, a housefly and scorpion respectively.
Rex, The Wonder Dog from DC Comics had issues where he demonstrated his capabilities as a detective. He's even best friends with the aforementioned Detective Chimp, although they rarely if ever work on cases together.
. It's pretty much there in the titles.
Literature In , a velociraptor in disguise as human is a Anonymous Rex Hardboiled Detective. (But the book is set In a World where there are dinosaurs living among us, so he's not unique.)
The title character of the .
Mrs. Murphy Mysteries Akif Pirincci's series features, as you might guess from the title, a cat detective who solves cat crimes. Not as silly as it sounds.
Felidae Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann is a murder mystery that gets solved by a flock of sheep.
The titular hero of the series is a Basil of Baker Street Mouse World version of Sherlock Holmes. These books were the source material for .
The Great Mouse Detective The series of novels, Midnight Louie being a cat.
Midnight Louie Catseye Gomez is a thaumagene tomcat addicted to old hard-boiled detective archetypes, who plays a key role in investigating murder cases in two of Simon Hawke's Wizard novels.
In the Sherlock Chick children's books, the hero is a chick who was born with detective gear and a deerstalker hat. In his adventures, he solves cases for the other farm animals.
Chet Gecko is a Big Eater lizard Private Detective whose activities are limited to his elementary school, where the students and staff are all Funny Animals.
Bug Muldoon of Bug Muldoon and the Garden of Fear is a beetle private eye who takes jobs from insect clients in the garden where he lives.
Similar to the Bug Muldoon example, Incognito Mosquito, Private Insective, Ace Lacewing, and Spider Kane.
'Private I. Guana, which features an iguana detective who tries to find a missing Hollywood Chameleon for a client.
Detective Dinosaur - the title character is a Clueless Detective assisted by his pterosaur Hypercompetent Sidekick and Da Chief, a Tyrannosaurus rex.
In Walter Brooks' series, one of said character's hobbies was running a detective agency.
Freddy The Pig The detective stories, about private detective Bernie Little, narrated by his dog Chet.
Chet and Bernie In , the LAPD and local Sheriff's Departments are entirely staffed by werewolves.
City of Devils The series, featuring a pair of cats with the unique ability to speak and think like humans. After finding out "whodunnit," they phone in anonymous tips to the local police force.
Joe Grey The Sherlock Hound novel series by Brenda Sivers. Unrelated to the anime version, beyond "Sherlock Holmes parody".
Newspaper Comics is a puzzle strip featuring a fox who solves crimes while dressed as Slylock Fox Sherlock Holmes. Most of the other characters are anthropomorphic animals, too.
Puppet Shows Colambo in is an ovine Columbo parody.
Sesame Street Roland Rat once starred in a series called Tales of the Rodent Sherlock Holmes.
Episode 103 of had a Sherlock Holmes spoof starring Rowlf.
The Muppet Show In , episode 206, there's a sketch in which Sherlock Holmes is a whale.
Western Animation Scooby-Doo, most of the time.
Brain from .
Inspector Gadget Darkwing Duck, like his inspiration Batman, is a Badass Normal Animal Superhero who also does detective work from time to time.
Mumbly, though he is said to be an Expy of Muttley.
featured two dog characters, Woofer and Wimper. However, Woofer is a bit of a Clue Club Know-Nothing Know-It-All and Wimper is his Hypercompetent Sidekick.
featured the eponymous shark who helped his human friends, Biff, Shelly, Bubbles and Clamhead, solve mysteries in a futuristic underwater world.
Jabberjaw Subverted with , who may be "number one super guy", but the mysteries that he encounters are actually solved by his cat, Hong Kong Phooey Spot.
, though it's mostly accidental. The bickering among Sylvester, Tweety and often Hector causes clues to appear in front of Granny, who then solves the mysteries herself.
The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries Snooper and Blabber are a cat-and-mouse detective team from The .
Quick Draw McGraw Show The Hunter from .
King Leonardo And His Short Subjects Perry the Platypus from .
Phineas and Ferb . He's a secret agent but he still does yeoman's detective work.
Danger Mouse Chip of does most of the detective work for the group.
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Ace Yu/Ace Hart from .
Dog City Daffy Duck in shorts:
Looney Tunes As Duck Twacy in The Great Piggy Bank Robbery.
As Sgt Joe Monday in Rocket Squad.
As Dorlock Holmes in Deduce, You Say!
As Boston Quackie in Boston Quackie
As China Jones in China Jones
, the Fish Police In Name Only adaptation of the comic book mentioned above. They're fish, and they're police.