Dino (pronounced "dee-no") is a snorkasaurus and a fictional character of the original series, The Flintstones and the rest of the franchise.


He is a pet snorkasaurus of the series' main characters, Fred and Wilma Flintstone. In the show, he is a metaphorical pet dinosaur and exhibits the characteristics of a typical domesticated dog.

Dino debuted in the opening credits of the first episode of The Flintstones, but was not mentioned by name until the fourth episode, "No Help Wanted". His role was considerably altered in the eighteenth episode, "The Snorkasaurus Hunter", where he was portrayed (in an apparent flashback story) talking and, at the end of the episode, acting like a butler for the Flintstones, answering the phone, dusting and ironing.

When Pebbles and then Bamm-Bamm came along, he took a protector/babysitter type role. He also gets along well with the Rubbles' pet, Hoppy, after an initial rivalry, but their love of the babies got them to see eye to eye.


Dino is loyal, protective, playful, friendly and also usually over emotional. He will show his affection to Fred by jumping over him, yapping happily, and energetically licking his face when he gets in view, which will sometimes be followed by Dino's tears if Fred gets cross with him. Dino can also be moved to anger, at which point he will snarl and snap.

Physical Appearance

Dino is a male Snorkasaurus with purple skin (period pink to red) and black spots and three black hairs on his head. He wears a blue dog collar with an orange tag. He can either walk on all fours all stand and walk on his hind legs. In the episode, "The Snorkasaurus Hunter", he had blue skin.


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  • Dino was introduced in the original series, as a regular snorkasaurus incapable of regular speech (not even that close to Astro or Scooby-Doo), but in the middle of the first season, "The Snorkasaurus Hunter" tried and failed to retcon Dino as a well spoken dinosaur (voiced by Jerry Mann, in an impersonation of comedian Phil Silvers), who became more the pet of Wilma than Fred.
    • Incidentally, Wilma was always the one more fond of Dino, but that may be because she didn't get trampled by him all the time. Furthermore, The Flintstone Kids, depicted Dino as specifically Fred's pet since childhood.
  • Dino was replaced with Wooly, a small woolly mammoth, in the first season of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show. He isn't even mentioned, and one episode goes as far as to have an entirely different kind of snorkasaurus. When Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm returned as a few "season 2" segments in The Flintstone Comedy Hour, Dino was back and Wooly did not appear again.
  • His species, as told in "The Snorkasaurus Hunter", is a Snorkasaurus which bears a striking, if possibly coincidental resemblance to real world Plateosauridae.
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