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Chief is the (former) secondary antagonist of The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2. He is one of Amos Slade's dogs and Copper's adoptive father and mentor.

He was voiced by the late Pat Buttram in the first film and voiced by Rob Palusen in the midquel who also voiced Strut in The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure and Rinkus in The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire.

His vocal effects were provided by Frank Welker despite being uncredited.


  • In the first film, Chief was originally going to die by getting killed by a train, however the directors of the film have decided that it would be too intense so Chief survived and had a broken leg instead of dying. This was also similar to how the directors of the first Lady and the Tramp film have decided that Trusty dying is too intense for kids.
  • It is possible that Chief learned that Tod is not a bad fox.
  • Chief did not speak to Tod in the first film however he spoke to him in the midquel.
  • Despite being voiced by Rob Paulsen in The Fox and the Hound 2, the credits does not mention who Chief was voiced by.