Gender: Male (dog)
Relatives: Unknown father,Unknown Mother,Muriel Bagge (adopted master),Eustace Bagge (adopted master)
Allies:Yui,Johnny bravo,Harvey birdman, more...
First Appearance: The Chicken from Outer Space (Courage the cowardly Dog)
Theme: The National - Mistaken For Strangers
Though capable of speaking fluent English, Courage mostly does so to the viewers and other non-human characters, largely tending to speak in unintelligible gibberish to most human characters. He is able to briefly transform into any person, creature or object, though he normally retains either his pink coloration, his eyes, and/or his ears. He commonly uses this ability to transform into something similar to an event he just witnessed in a (usually futile) attempt to warn Muriel and Eustace of impending danger (or will just turn into random things completely irrelevant to what he saw). Often after being hurt by one of his many assailants he will do a dazed laugh. He often says, "The things I do for love," when he is about to do something brave, "I just know something bad is going to happen," when there is something afoot, and "I know I shouldn't, but I gotta," when he is about to enter a villain's hideout. He tends to whisper "Oh no" to himself, when something bad is going on. He also sometimes states, "Something fishy is going on, or my name is [something absurd]... And it’s not." Other variations include "I'm telling you there's someone here" and "Something smells fishy". Courage also has a big hole in his back tooth but at certain times he had a gold tooth and a wrench for a tooth in "The Curse of Shirley" and "Swindlin' Wind".
During the development of the series, Dilworth had resembled Courage as Hamilton in the animated short "Smart Talk with Raisin" which had physically and emotionally, and one of the closest ancestor of the series.
- Courage the Cowardly dog 2.0
- Harvey Birdman back in Business (Cameo)