Top 10 most famous bulldogs
Before we start listing the 10 most famous bulldogs that the world has encountered, let us form a quick overview of how this species, in particular, has left a mark in people’s hearts. If reports are to be believed, then the bulldog is the fourth most popular dog breed across the USA and is favored by both youngsters and adults alike. They are what one calls the perfect blend of strength and adorability; from being replicated as soft toys by most of the leading manufacturers from around the world to being portrayed as sensitive and loyal cartoon characters, they have had a long history. In the following section, we will be jotting down the top 10 all-time favorite bulldogs.
Tillman holds his name in the Guinness Book of World Records for winning the fastest 100m race on a skateboard by a dog. He belongs to the family of English bulldogs and appeared on the show ‘Greatest American Dog' and is known for riding the Natural Balance float in 2009 at the Rose Parade.
Spike, known for his role in Tom and Jerry, has probably gained the highest fame since his debut during the 1940s. He had a sturdy built and hated cats to death but on the other hand, was friends with the mice.
- Hector the Bulldog
Hector can almost be classified under the stalwarts of Looney Toons cartoons and have ruled the television screens longer than any other dog. It was first characterized as ‘Peck Up Your Troubles' in 1945 and was paired alongside Sylvester the cat. After that, he reappeared over and over again in several series but has gained the highest popularity for his role in ‘The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries’ where he was granted the role of Granny’s loyal guard dog.
Luiz is the most charming and enthusiastic character in the world of cartoon characters; comparatively a newcomer, Luiz first made its appearance in Rio and considering the positivity that he brought about in the whole movie, he reappeared in Rio 2 and has left us eagerly waiting for Rio 3.
A real-life bulldog, Tyson's life is nothing less than that of a celebrity's. He has made several television appearances over the years but, some of his most notable shows were The Oprah Winfrey and Rob and Dig show. Later, he was cast in movies like ‘Undiscovered' and ‘Lords of Dogtown’ and earns up to $1,000 a day.
Lords were one of Michael Jackson's menagerie pets and had four other companions namely Black Girl, Spanky, Shadow and Sasha.
Uga is the official live mascot of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, Uga. A common factor that unites all these mascots is that they hail from English descent and was owned by Sonny Seiler.
The character of Bandit was first seen in the ‘Jonny Quest Series’ circa 1960 and later came back in the follow-up series of ‘The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest' in the 1990s. Quite similar to Scooby-Doo, Bandit was a loyal, courageous and playful dog who justified the phrase, "man's best friend" in the true sense and never left his side. Bandit was Jonny’s constant counterpart in all his adventures and functioned as a catalyst to solve the mysteries.
- Marc Antony
Marc Antony from the film ‘Feed the Kitty' has been grabbing a bulk of the limelight since the time it was aired in 1952. This bulldog is a sheer personification of all the positive traits of a human being. He only looked like a ferocious bulldog but, his actions had a different story to relate. He was hardly capable of intimidating anyone with his voice and by the end of the story fell for the kitten and adopted it.
- Old Boy
The loving little boy of William G Harding, the Republican President, Old boy was the English bulldog and was loved equally amongst the presence of his other pets including Pete the squirrel and Laddie Boy the Airedale Terrier.