Clifford the Big Red Dog or simply Clifford is the titular protagonist of Norman Bridwell's children's books and the PBS animated series of the same name and its prequel Clifford's Puppy Days. He is adopted by Emily Elizabeth Howard as a very small puppy and eventually grows enormous. He is a red vizsla.
As a full-grown dog in the original series, he was voiced by the late John Ritter, who also portrayed Ben Hanscom in Stephen King's miniseries IT and Ben Healy in the first two Problem Child films. As a puppy, he was voiced by Lara Jill Miller. In the reboot series, Clifford is voiced by Adam Sanders.
Clifford is a helpful, outgoing and a friendly dog and clumsy. He will always help his buddies in their times of need and give them amazing advice. However, being kind and understanding doesn't prevent him from having standards. He also can be gullible and naïve and sometimes believes everything he is told. In one episode, a dog tricked him into digging someone's hole and got Clifford blamed for it.
Clifford is a giant red dog, which sometimes he gets into trouble because of his size or is tempted into trouble by his friends and those he meets. His size, like giants in medieval legends, is inconsistent—he is often shown as being about 25' tall from paws to head, but can appear far larger. Clifford has a tag in Clifford's Really Big Movie.
Clifford as a puppy in Clifford's Puppy Days
Emily Elizabeth reading to Clifford.
Clifford in front of his Big Red—I mean, Big Yellow Doghouse.
Clifford digging with Cleo and T-Bone.
Clifford in Clifford's Really Big Movie.
Puppy Clifford in the bakers shop with Emily
Clifford The Big Red Dog and Emily Elizabeth in the 2019 remake