The main character of the show is Dougal (Pollux in the original French-language version) who is a drop-eared variety of the Skye Terrier.
In the French version, Pollux is a British character who speaks somewhat broken French with an outrageous English accent as a result of Ivor Wood's role as co-creator. His sweet tooth, shown through his fondness for sugar lumps, was based on a French belief that one of the traits of the English is a liking for sweets
The Magic Roundabout: The Movie, was called: Doogal, in the US.
Dougal's owner, Florence, loves Dougal as much as Dougal loves candy!