In Australia, a hot dog sausage on a stick, deep fried in batter, is known as a Dagwood Dog, Pluto Pup, or Dippy Dog, depending on region.Variants use wheat-based or corn-based batters. Dagwood dog is a popular Australian festival snack.It is a sausage, usually a hot dog on a stick that is dipped in batter, then deep-fried in hot oil. Before serving, the tip of Dagwood dog is typically dipped in tomato sauce.
While a corn dog (also spelled corndog)also is a sausage (usually a hot dog) on a stick that has been coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter and deep fried. It originated in the United States and is commonly found in American cuisine.
The general consensus is: in Australia, it's a Dagwood Dog or a Pluto Pup, and a Corn Dog in America.
The difference between today’s Pluto Pups and Dagwood Dogs in Australia seems to lie in their place of manufacture. The Pups are mass produced in a factory.