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Taliaferro is the name of an anthropomorphic dog. He, along with Osborne, was one of the first two Junior Woodchucks under Clinton Coot.[1]


Talifarreo is a middle-aged or elderly anthropomorphic dog who, in his youth, was one of the first ever Junior Woodchucks under Clinton Coot.[1] This means that he had joined the Junior Woodchucks before Scrooge McDuck's arrival in Duckburg in 1902.[2]

Before retiring from the Junior Woodchucks, he reached the rank of Exalted Overseer.[1]

During one Junior Woodchuck Jamboree after his retirement and after Christmas 1947[3], he was given the award of Woodchuck Honored As The First, Original Recruits, And Notables You Will Acclaim Year-round, also known as W.H.A.T.F.O.R.A.N.Y.W.A.Y.[1]

Physical Appearance

He appears to be a middle-aged or elderly dog.[1]

Behind the scenes

Taliaferro first appeared in 1997's W.H.A.D.A.L.O.T.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N. by Don Rosa, where it was revealed that he and Osborn

Billy and Tommy from The Invader of Fort Duckburg. It is possible that one of these is Taliaferro in his youth.

e were the first two Junior Woodchucks under Clinton Coot. However, in 1994's The Invader of Fort Duckburg, Rosa depicted a certain Duckburg Charter Troop of the Junior Woodchucks as having existed in 1902. One of its members was Fulton Gearloose. The other two were anthropomorphic dogs named Billy and Tommy. While it is unknown if Rosa intended for Taliaferro to be the same character as one of the anthropomorphic dogs from The Invader of Fort Duckburg, it is certainly a possibility that he is an older version of one of them. To support this, Taliaferro is often a surname, while Billy and Tommy are first names.

Taliaferro was named after Disney comics artist Al Taliaferro, who collaborated with Ted Osborne, Osborne's namesake, to create the comic strip in which Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck first appear. His appearance also seems to be inspired by that of Al Taliaferro.

Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 W.H.A.D.A.L.O.T.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N.
  2. The Invader of Fort Duckburg
  3. W.H.A.D.A.L.O.T.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N. shows Scrooge as knowning Huey, Dewey, and Louie. He didn't meet them until Christmas 1947, as shown in The Richest Duck in the World