What kind of dog is Sam from Sam and Max? Here’s the Answer


Sam is prone to long-winded sentences filled with elaborate terminology. He is usually depicted as being very calm, rational and collected, preferring to solve things diplomatically rather than always resorting to violence. He rarely loses his temper and is able to react to panic-inducing situations with extreme calm. When he does get angry, however, he tends to react in an uncharacteristically savage manner. In They Stole Maxs Brain, Sam shows his more violent manner of investigating then the previous episodes, which include from beating a gorilla for showing a dog sign, to using a gun on a COPS member. It is usually, and somewhat ironically, Max that calms him down and prevents him from acting upon his anger.

He is very protective of Max, and will go at great lengths to keep him safe. He cares for his friends, but isnt above using them for his plans, such as when he manipulated Sybil to damage Lincolns reputation in Abe Lincoln Must Die!.

He has a large sweet tooth, as during many of his adventures and assignments he can be seen enjoying a multitude of frozen treats, such as popsicles and ice cream sandwiches, especially in the comics. In Sam & Max Season Two he becomes self-conscious about his weight, particularly when seeing his future and past selves.

Is Sam a good dog name?

Sam is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Sam isnt one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Character Detail

A member of the Freelance Police, Sam comes off as more level headed and less violent than his partner Max, albeit not by much. He typically wears a grayish film noir-styled suit, with a hat and a blue and black striped tie and also goes barefoot. In the games, he has a tendency to take everything he sees, and apparently keeps the items in a cardboard box that he carries inside his jacket.

Sam carries around a Smith & Wesson Model 29 44 Magnum revolver. Its incredible size lends it to “droop” while being held. In the comics, he is quick to use it but is a very lousy shot. In the Telltale episodes he can hit any object on the first shot but is very reluctant to use it against living things, even villains. The gun makes a single appearance in the animated series in episode 20, entitled “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.” (when Sam and Max had just escaped the Commissioners daughters wedding and Sam says “I think the Commissioner would support our decision to employ rubber ammo and tear gas at this point!)

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