The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey maus to Hercules
Max, Prince Eric's good-natured old dog.
by John Grant Character Beschreibung of Max from "The Little Mermaid" (1989)
Max is Eric's big, shaggy, ebullient, flobby-eared Old English Sheepdog; as a member of that species he obviously bears quite a strong physical resemblance to the Colonel in One Hundred and One Dalmatians
, but Max has no pretensions to military competence: he is everybody's fun-loving, bouncy darling.
Well, not everybody's. He alone of the land-based characters immediately recognizes Vanessa as a wrong'un, and snarls at her as ferociously as his roly-poly appearance will permit. Naturally - having adored Ariel on sight - he joins in soon afterwards with the efforts of the marine Tiere to disrupt the marriage ceremony.
Max in a happy moment.
Max dosen't like Vanessa.
But he loves Ariel!