Wow, did I just say that?
Artu is a tan, Croatian bloodhound (a mix between a Tyrolean bloodhound and an Italian bloodhound). He is tall and slender, and wears a dark red collar with silver studs.
In World of Winx, he retains his coat patterns but his collar is changed to a red collar and has the letter "A" on a silver, square tag.
Artu is brave, courageous, and loyal. He will do anything to protect Roxy, even if it means getting injured in the process.
World of Winx
In "The Shaman," Artu uses his magical link with Roxy to alert her that the detectives, Evans and Gómez, have just exited their car and heading inside the Frutti Music Bar. Roxy then alerts Bloom of the detectives. Aware that the detectives could put themselves in danger should they continue following Bloom, Roxy has Artu steal the detectives' car keys to keep them distracted for Bloom. The girls laugh as they watch the detectives give chase to try and get their keys back.
- Artu is the abbreviation of the name "Artùro", which is the Italian version of the name Arthur, perhaps as a reference to the Arthurian Legend, as references to the legend of King Arthur have been made many times in Season 4.
- Artu's name might also be a reference to Star Wars character R2-D2, who is often to referred to as Artoo, similarly to how Marvel Comics character Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers has a pet cat named Chewie after Star Wars character Chewbacca.