In the first film, tramp is a very laid-back character. He prefers to live, in his own words, "footloose and collar-free." It's implied that his flirtatious, given his story of muliple girlfriends. He is known for his street smarts, able to both avoid dog catchers and deal junkyard dogs. In the sequel, he has become used to home living, but still retains his street smarts. He is also potrayed as bieng a loving but firm father to his and lady's puppies.