Quick. Name the best loved dog in popular culture.
If you said Lassie, you’re showing your age. If you said Georgetown’s mascot, Jack the Bulldog, you’re a shameless homer. If you didn’t guess correctly, you’ll slap your own forehead. Good grief.
The top dog in popular culture is, of course, the perennially hip Snoopy of the Peanuts cartoon strip created by Charles M. Schulz.
The Top Dog ranking was created in celebration of the American Kennel Club
’s 125th anniversary. AKC experts created the initial list of pop culture dogs. From September through December, the public selected the final winners in a series of 11 polls on AOL’s PawNation.com. In total, nearly 76,000 people had the final say of the Top 125 Dogs in Pop Culture.
The results are far from the perfumed, pedigreed and highly strung hounds that typically win Best in Show. In a showing likely to prove maddening to Hoya fans, second place in the poll went to Texas A&M
’s collie mascot, Reveille. G-town’s Jack captured a respectable third place slot.
No. 1 beagle Snoopy (as his alter ego, the WWI Flying Ace) is now the focus of a special exhibit that runs through the end of April at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City
Top 10 Dogs in Pop Culture:
- Texas A&M’s Reveille
- Scooby Doo
- Eddie from the TV show Frasier
- Pound Puppy toys
- Painting "Dogs Playing Poker"
- Song "How Much is that Doggie in the Window"
- Georgetown’s Jack the Bulldog
- The song "Who Let the Dogs Out"
- Brian Griffin from the animated TV show Family Guy
Published at 11:40 AM EST on Jan 6, 2010 | Updated at 12:01 PM EST on Jan 6, 2010