Max is the Grinch's pet dog from the Dr. Seuss storybook How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and its adaptations. The good-hearted, much maligned dog assists his mean master with much reluctance in the stories featuring the two characters. According to an episode of the television series The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, the Grinch took Max in as his pet when Max started scratching an itchy part of the Grinch's back that he couldn't reach.
In all versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the Grinch disguises Max as a reindeer as part of his scheme to steal the Whos' Christmas belongings disguised as Santa Claus. In the 1966 animated special and the 2000 live-action film, it is Max who inadvertently gives the Grinch the idea when he gets covered in snow and comes out of it looking like Santa himself.
- Dr. Seuss Wiki: Max
- Muppet Wiki: Max (the Grinch's dog) - Information on the version of the character seen in The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss
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