Jack the Bulldog named to list of top dogs in pop culture
More famous than that stupid Taco Bell Dog
Family Guy canine Brian Griffin may have dated Lauren Conrad from The Hills, but as far as the American Kennel Club is concerned, he’s still not as famous as Jack the Bulldog.
Beating out Griffin and the song “Who Let the Dogs Out,” Georgetown University’s mascot ranked eighth overall on the AKC’s list of the most iconic dogs in pop culture.
The AKC’s list ranks the 125 top dogs from every aspect of American culture, from television to literature, from sports to art. Jack the Bulldog also beat out Yale’s Handsome Dan and University of Georgia’s UGA, ranking only behind Texas A&M’s Reveille for second place among collegiate mascots.
While beloved dogs like Snoopy and Scooby Doo claimed high spots on the list, some of the rankings (the full list as a PDF can be found here) were more surprising. Long-time favorites Benji (no. 27), Rin Tin Tin (no. 46) and Toto from the Wizard of Oz (no. 24) were beat out by Eddie from Frasier (no. 4) and Griffin from Family Guy (no. 10) for the top spots in the Film and Entertainment categories.
President Obama’s dog, Bo Obama (no. 42) claimed the top spot among political dogs, ranking just above Bill Clinton’s Buddy (no. 44) and Richard Nixon’s Checkers (no. 65).
The rankings were created in honor of AKC’s 125th anniversary and announced “during a press conference in front of a special Snoopy exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.”