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18 Reasons Why Bulldogs Are Undeniably The Best College Mascots

Written by: Tasmai Uppin

November 19, 2014

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.

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Image via McPherson College — McPherson, Kansas

2. They may look rough-and-tumble on the outside, but their insides are made of mushy loyalty.

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Image via Adrian College — Adrian, Michigan

3. Bulldogs have a calm and quiet personality…

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Image via Mississippi State University — Starkville, Mississippi

4. …but when it comes to protecting their loved ones, they show true courage.

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Image via Ferris State University — Big Rapids, Michigan

5. They are great sports, whether they are in the middle of the action or cheering on the sidelines!

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Image via Butler University — Indianapolis, Indiana

6. They ranked as the fifth most popular breed in the U.S. in 2013…

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Image via Western Illinois University — Macomb, Illinois

7. …and came out on top as the #1 choice for pup parents in New York and Los Angeles.

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Image via James Madison University — Harrisonburg, Virginia

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).

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Image via Georgetown University — Washington, D.C.

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.

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Image via Yale University — New Haven, Connecticut

10. English Bulldogs can run up to 15 mph (24 kph). We’d like to see YOU run that fast.

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Image via Gardner-Webb University — Boiling Springs, North Carolina

11. When it comes to cuddling, they are numero uno!

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Image via University of North Carolina — Asheville, North Carolina

12. If you had a staring contest with a Bulldog, you’d lose.

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Image via University of Redlands — Redlands, California

13. Bulldogs LOVE people and they are great with children!

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Image via University of Georgia — Athens, Georgia

14. You just can’t keep a Bulldog down. Adversity does NOT hold them back.

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Image via Truman State University — Kirksville, Missouri

15. These tough lookin’ pooches have a special talent for skateboarding.

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Image via University of Puerto Rico — Mayaguez

16. They are masters of tackling things, be it toys, treats, or balls going out of bounds!

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Image via Drake University — Des Moines, Iowa

17. Their school spirit fashion is unmatchable (a football jersey on these pups = the epitome of cuteness).

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Image via University of California — Fresno, California

18. Plus, the most famous of them all, Uga, has inspired a book AND a documentary.

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Image via University of Georgia — Athens, Georgia

#Bulldogsfurever!

Featured image via GeorgeTown University

Written by: Tasmai Uppin

November 19, 2014