What Lion King Character is Your Dog?

What Lion King Character is Your Dog?

By Luke @lucyinvestigates

Lion King film was released on 19th July 2019, so in celebration of the Disney remake, we thought we would share our dog’s spirit animals and how alike they are to the characters within the film.

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock since 1994, I know there was no internet back then but i’m sure my mum still have the video cassette in the loft somewhere. The Lion King follows Simba, the son of Mufasa and the Prince of the Pride Lands, hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps. Mufasa’s brother, Scar, plots to betray Mufasa and take over the Pride Lands, forcing Simba into exile, where he will meet Timon and Pumbaa. Simba will have to face his destiny to be King.

We all have our favourite characters (yasss Nala for being so sassy) and I’m sure our dogs do too. We have shared our Explorer’s spirit animals based on the characters from the film. Following the traits under each character, which Lion King Character is your dog’s spirit animal?


Simba is just waiting to be king. He’s having a lot of fun with his friends in the pride, then his father dies and Simba’s life is turned upside down. He flees the pride land and has to fend for himself, that’s where Timon and Pumbaa come in. He grows in confidence (and becomes a proper lion) and returns to pride rock to become the rightful king.

Simba is adventurous and always looking for something new. He has a big heart and will always put the ones he loves before himself.

Our fellow Chief of Barketing, Charlie is the perfect match for Simba. @charliebigears


Nala is Simba’s childhood friend, and they are seperated when Simba leaves the pride following the death of Mufasa (yep he dies). They are reunited when Simba decides enough is enough and returns to the pride to take his rightful place as the Lion King.

Nala is intelligent, stubborn and always stands up for what she believes. She is ambitious and independent. She has the respect and admiration of others.

Our gorgeous Explorers Lucy and Ralph both identify with Nala.           View this post on Instagram                      


Mufusa is Simba’s dad and before he meets a sticky end thanks to Scar (boooo) and a herd of wildebeast, he’s the Lion King.

Mufusa is a natural leader, is wise and strong. He has a confidence that others admire but he knows how to let his mane down and have a little fun. He is compassionate and people love you for that.

Our fellow Explorers Lara the Scottish Rottie and Alexis the K9 Trickster all follow in Mufasa’s pawprints.                    


Rafiki is a dear friend of Mufusa and he presents newborn cubs to the pride at pride rock.

Rafiki is an eccentric individual who is outgoing and optimistic. He is very wise and a loyal friend. Rafiki has no time for what others think of him and is never afraid of being himself. Sounds like we all need a bit of Rafiki in our lives.

Alumni Explorer Sketch is wise but might need a bit of help with his lead, while current and one of our youngest Explorers Falco just needs a pawffee to prep him for the day ahead.                  


Sarabi is Simba’s mother. Sarabi is a loving and motherly individual.

She is very patient and kind but can also be fierce and strong when needed (yasss queen). People rely on Sarabi for advice and encouragement.

Our adorable Explorers Beau, Mr Beefy and Duchess all follow in these precious pawprints.                


Timon is a Meerkat and best friends with Pumbaa. They take Simba under their wings (well Meerkat and Warthog legs) when he befriends them while trying to eat Pumbaa.

Timon is high-energy, funny and daring. Timon can be a little bit selfish at times but loyal and devoted to friends. Timon always speaks his mind and others love spending time with him.

Our Explorer Blue is repping Timon and although Timon is usually high energy, everyone needs a rest from time to time, right Ted?


Pumbaa is half of the famous Timon and Pumbaa duet, he’s a warthog with a heart of gold. Pumbaa is kind, caring and funny.

Pumbaa can be self conscious but is a beautiful person both inside and out. He is smart and insightful if not a little bit naive sometimes.

Paddy is really gentle with all dogs but has a small dose of body dysmorphia as he’s a bit unsure of big dogs despite being 31kg at six months old! While Luna’s following classic Pubma with a silly bit of fancy dress.                  

Which Lion King character does your pooch follow?

Pop your dog’s character below.

Our Explorers and their dogs have a huge mix of personality traits but all follow the same goal. We are always searching for more places, pubs, restaurants and attractions that we can do with our dogs, so please feel free to follow us, share your favourite place and ask any questions on things to do locally!

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