Hound of the Barkervilles
Hound of the Barkervilles
Vital Statistics
Species Werecreature
Gender Male
Hair color Brown
Eye color Yellow
Other Statistics
Identity Bentley
Reason To take over Barkerville Hall
Production Details
First appearance TNS&SDS: Hound of the Scoobyvilles
Played by Don Messick

The Hound of the Barkervilles was the disguise of Bentley, the caretaker of Barkerville Hall.

Physical appearance

The Hound of the Barkervilles was a fierce-looking anthropomorphic dog with light brown fur. The fur around its neck was fluffier and a darker shade of brown. It had small yellow eyes surrounded by large black rims.


The Hound's behavior was much like that of an angry dog or wolf, growling and snarling frequently.


Early life

In the days of Lord Barkerville's great-grandfather, Cedric Barkerville, the Hound of the Barkervilles terrorized his home and devoured all of his sheep. He eventually banished the Hound from the moors. Legend stated that if the Hound were ever to return, the house of the Barkervilles would fall.

The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show

Bentley unmasked

Bentley unmasked.

Bentley took advantage of the legend and tried to take over Barkerville Hall by impersonating the Hound, since Cedric Barkerville's will stated that if the house were to fall, the caretaker would take it over. He stole Lord Barkerville's sheep and hypnotized Scooby-Doo in an attempt to frame him for being the Hound. To clear Scooby's name, the gang set a trap for the Hound by covering an empty grave with some heather so he would fall in. Despite the Hound's attempts to frighten them away, he ended up caught in the trap. He was pulled out of the hole and unmasked, revealing Bentley.



  • The Hound of the Barkervilles, along with the episode it hails from, are references to the Sherlock Holmes novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
  • The Hound of the Barkervilles is one of the few monsters to frighten Scrappy-Doo into backing off.

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