|Voiced by||Alanna Ubach|
|Occupation||Inventor; Finding Pups Homes|
|Current Residence||Shelter 17|
|Family||Mr. Nut Nut, Sparky, various other squirrels (adoptees)|
|First Appearance||The Yipper Caper|
|Additional Appearances||Primary Character (all episodes)|
Strudel is a female dachshund who is the smartest of the group. She uses the squirrels on the team to help her build her inventions, since she doesn't have opposable thumbs.
Strudel is intelligent and level-headed. She usually keeps a cool and calm demeanor, but can lose her temper when something goes wrong. She often makes exclamations in German.
Although she enjoys her position as Shelter 17's resident tech expert, she sometimes expresses regret over not going on many missions, which she believes is due to her unathletic body shape.
Strudel can be arrogant at times: During "Olaf in Love," she was asked if an idea of hers would work, to which she replied, "It is my idea, therefore it is brilliant."
Strudel is very fond of her squirrel helpers, Mr. Nut Nut in particular. On that note, it should be noted that Strudel's influence with squirrels extends far beyond her helpers at the pound, as she is more than capable of convincing wild squirrels to work for her, thus earning her the rightful title of "Squrreldog".
ProfileStrudel's first focus episode was "Dog on a Wire." Sullen over the lack of action in her position, she is chosen by Lucky to bring a circus dog named Chuckles back to his home. After getting Chuckles back to his owner, Trixie, Strudel inadvertently gets in on the act, covering her lower half in sparkly pink paint and balancing on a rubber ball. The ringmaster then incorporates Strudel into the act. Strudel, amazed at herself, agrees to stay, forsaking her role in the Pound Puppies, and taking on the stage name "Glitterpants." One night, Strudel is called to go on solo. She is ecstatic at first, until Lucky comes in and tells her that the circus head, Mr. Ringbinder, intends to sell off Trixie's other dogs, and only keep her. Once on the trapeze platform, Strudel feigns stage fright to get the rest of Trixie's dogs to join her. Afterwards, Trixie and her dogs make a deal with another circus (Which would allow them to stay together) and Strudel returns to Shelter 17 with the others. She declares that her showbiz days are over, but can't resist doing one more flip.
In "Toyoshiko! Bark Friend Machine," Strudel becomes friends with Toyoshiko, a robot dog that was brought to the pound by Milton Feltwadle. When it is learned that Toyo had recorded everything that went on in the Pound Puppies' headquarters, she voluntarily erased her memory with a magnet, leaving Strudel heartbroken at the loss of her friend. Strudel, after several days, reprograms Toyoshiko, so she can't record anything and still function.In "The Call of the Squirreldog," Strudel tells Chocko, Scout and Winnie to stop roughhousing, during which Strudel's past with Mr. Nut Nut is revealed. When the squirreldog was brought to Shelter 17, Strudel took it upon herself to prove to him that he was really a squirrel. By the time this was accomplished, she had become attached to him, and they sadly parted ways. Shortly afterward, Strudel went out looking for Nut Nut, but was pinned under a fallen tree branch. Strudel was rescued by Nut Nut, and she gleefully asked him to come back to the pound. Nut Nut agreed, and even brought several other squirrels with him (including Sparky). In "Olaf in Love," she attempted to use information she had gleaned from movies and TV to get Olaf together with Gertrude. Her suggestions that Olaf "play it cool" resulted in Gertrude storming out, with Strudel later admitting her mistake. When Olaf and Gertrude finally did get together, Strudel wanted to stay and watch, for the purpose of "scientific research."In "Puddles the Problem Pup," it is revealed that when she was a puppy, Strudel was raised by a German scientist named Professor Schmierkankle.
In "Hail to the Chief," Strudel was to receive the Pound Puppies' Worldwide Order of Finderhood award ("WOOF" for short). However, Niblet and a pup named Chief accidentally disrupted her ceremony. Since Strudel took responsibly for the disruption, Agent Ping tasked her with finding a home for Chief, to prove that she was truly worthy of the award. Ultimately, the adoption mission was a success, but Strudel decided to pass on the award, feeling that she was not yet ready, noting that someday she would be.
In "The Watchdogs," she takes up being a superhero, with Niblet as her sidekick.
- Alanna Ubach interview; http://poundpuppies2010.wikia.com/wiki/Alanna_Ubach_Interview
- Official character page at daytime.discoveryfamilychannel.com