Skip to comments.Snoopy Named Top Dog in Pop Culture
Posted on 12/27/2009 5:31:10 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
(Nearly 76,000 online voters chose their favorites from a list of pop culture dogs drawn from television, film, literature, sports and art.)
NEW YORK The Peanuts comic strip character Snoopy was named the top dog in pop culture by the American Kennel Club on Tuesday as part of its 125th anniversary celebration, beating out a college sports mascot.
Nearly 76,000 online voters chose their favorites from a list of pop culture dogs drawn from television, film, literature, sports and art, the kennel club said.
Snoopy was the pensive dog whose best friend was a bird and who seemed to be smarter than his human master in the comic strip created by the late Charles Schulz, who died in 2000.
Peanuts, which for close to five decades served as a mirror for the baby boom generation, appeared in 2,600 newspapers in 21 languages. Its daily readership was believed to be the most of any comic strip in history.
Second place went to Texas A&M University's mascot Reveille, followed by Scooby Doo, the television cartoon character.
The top 10:
2. Texas A&M's Reveille
3. Scooby Doo
4. Eddie from the TV show Frasier
5. Pound Puppy toys
6. The painting, Dogs Playing Poker
7. Song, How Much is that Doggie in the Window?
8. Georgetown's Jack the Bulldog
9. The song, Who Let the Dogs Out?
10. Brian Griffin from the animated TV show Family Guy
I am surprised that Snoopy and the others were not replaced by Bo the current dog in the White House.
NOBODY asked me!! Scooby Doo should be a close #2!
BO Obama will not be happy
Lassie is #1 in my book.
Whatever you guys do, do NOT get TXBlair a collie. :)
Im gonna get slammed for this but he is kinda of a cool dude
Rin Tin Tin.
fo’ shizzle my nizzle
Ruh Roh...No Rastro?
You know, when I first (mis)read the headline for this article, that’s who I thought had been picked, lol.
I’m saddened, no mention of Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, or Ol’ Yeller.
Interesting to see what didn’t make the list.
Lassie - I’m a little surprised Lassie didn’t make it. Even though she’s “old school” I would have thought there was still enough name recognition to make the list.
Rin Tin Tin
Huckleberry Hound - Well, *I* like him! (Begins singing really bad rendition of Clementine)
Clfford, the big red dog
Lady and the Tramp
Sounds like somebody at A&M organized a campaign to get votes. How many people who are not A&M alums would even know the mascot’s name?
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