Kipper the Dog is a character in a series of books for preschool-age children by British writer Mick Inkpen. The books consist of 34 titles (as of July 2005), which have sold over 8 million copies and have been translated into over 20 languages. The books have also won many awards.
Kipper is also the name of a British animated television series based on the same characters. In some cases, the episodes are specifically based on particular stories by Mick Inkpen. The videos have won awards including a BAFTA award for best children's animation. The show was broadcast from 1998 to 2002 on CITV and Nick Jr.. The 'Christmas Eve' episode aired on CITV on Christmas Eve 2003; the series was aired again on CITV for most of 2004. It currently airs on PBS Kids Sprout.
The show was released on VHS and DVD by HIT Entertainment.