18 Reasons Why Bulldogs Are Undeniably The Best College Mascots

In a poll conducted by USA Today, English Bulldog Uga (University of Georgia's mascot) came out on top as the best mascot in college football. That got us thinking: Why are Bulldogs so pawpular as school reps? We did some brainstorming, and here are 18 reasons that made us realize why the mighty Bulldog is the ideal mascot. 1. They're the epitome of sturdy, rugged pawesomeness. [caption id="attachment_27931" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via McPherson College Image via McPherson College — McPherson, Kansas[/caption] 2. They may look rough-and-tumble on the outside, but their insides are made of mushy loyalty. [caption id="attachment_27856" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Adrian College Image via Adrian College — Adrian, Michigan[/caption] 3. Bulldogs have a calm and quiet personality... [caption id="attachment_27859" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Mississippi State University Image via Mississippi State University — Starkville, Mississippi[/caption] 4. ...but when it comes to protecting their loved ones, they show true courage. [caption id="attachment_27857" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Ferris State University Image via Ferris State University — Big Rapids, Michigan[/caption] 5. They are great sports, whether they are in the middle of the action or cheering on the sidelines! [caption id="attachment_27864" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Butler Blue III Flickr Image via Butler University — Indianapolis, Indiana[/caption] 6. They ranked as the fifth most popular breed in the U.S. in 2013... [caption id="attachment_27868" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Western Illinois University Image via Western Illinois University — Macomb, Illinois[/caption] 7. ...and came out on top as the #1 choice for pup parents in New York and Los Angeles. [caption id="attachment_27870" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via James Madison University Football Image via James Madison University — Harrisonburg, Virginia[/caption] 8. They sit at the popular pup table at school. Over 43 universities have a Bulldog as their mascot (and don't even ask us the ridiculous number of high schools that have chosen these wrinklebutts as their top dog too). [caption id="attachment_27876" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Georgetown University Image via Georgetown University — Washington, D.C.[/caption] 8. The first U.S. university mascot ever? Yale University's English Bulldog : Handsome Dan. And it's a total legacy. The current Bulldog that has the title is Handsome Dan XVII. There have been 16 Handsome Dans before him. [caption id="attachment_27874" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Yale University Image via Yale University — New Haven, Connecticut[/caption] 10. English Bulldogs can run up to 15 mph (24 kph). We'd like to see YOU run that fast. [caption id="attachment_27888" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Gardner-Webb University Sports Image via Gardner-Webb University — Boiling Springs, North Carolina[/caption] 11. When it comes to cuddling, they are numero uno! [caption id="attachment_27893" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via University of North Carolina Image via University of North Carolina — Asheville, North Carolina[/caption] 12. If you had a staring contest with a Bulldog, you'd lose. [caption id="attachment_27858" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via University of Redlands Image via University of Redlands — Redlands, California[/caption] 13. Bulldogs LOVE people and they are great with children! [caption id="attachment_28077" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Image via Online Athens Image via University of Georgia — Athens, Georgia[/caption] 14. You just can't keep a Bulldog down. Adversity does NOT hold them back. [caption id="attachment_27916" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Truman State University Image via Truman State University — Kirksville, Missouri[/caption] 15. These tough lookin' pooches have a special talent for skateboarding. [caption id="attachment_27920" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via University of Puerto Rico Image via University of Puerto Rico — Mayaguez[/caption] 16. They are masters of tackling things, be it toys, treats, or balls going out of bounds! [caption id="attachment_27908" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Dog Crazy Books Image via Drake University — Des Moines, Iowa[/caption] 17. Their school spirit fashion is unmatchable (a football jersey on these pups = the epitome of cuteness). [caption id="attachment_27924" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Fresno State Bulldogs Image via University of California — Fresno, California[/caption] 18. Plus, the most famous of them all, Uga, has inspired a book AND a documentary. [caption id="attachment_27927" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image via Image via University of Georgia — Athens, Georgia[/caption] #Bulldogsfurever!
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Hope Bobbitt

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