Did you miss any of the camera-ready canines who lit up the screen during Sunday’s big game? From avocados to beer, this year’s Super Bowl ads certainly seemed targeted at dog lovers. Check out some of the four-legged stars from the dog Super Bowl commercials and see if you recognize their breeds.
Afghan Hound – Avocados from Mexico
The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest breeds of dog, but their popularity took off in the late 1970s when Mattel’s Barbie got a new dog named Beauty, an Afghan Hound. Today, the dog ranks 113th of 193 in popularity.
Puli – Avocados from Mexico
Although you may not be able to identify the Puli by name, you probably recognize him at first sight! Mark Zuckerberg owns a Puli, a breed known for its mop-like appearance.
Ibizan Hound – Avocados from Mexico
One of the most famous Irish Setters of all time is the title character of Jim Kjelgaard’s 1945 novel “Big Red.” In the ’60s, Disney produced a movie based on the book.
Miniature Schnauzer – Avocados From Mexico
Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole, actress Mary Tyler Moore, and actor/martial artist Bruce Lee have all owned Miniature Schnauzers. They are the most popular of the three Schnauzer breeds.
Pug – Avocados From Mexico
One of the most iconic Pugs in film is Otis in the movie “The Adventures of Milo and Otis.” The special correspondent named Charles in the Avocados of Mexico commercial is actually played by a female Pug named Miss Pickles.
Dalmatians are famous for being the “firehouse dog” and are often featured in older ads riding on fire engines. Budweiser’s Dalmatian, 6-year-old Phoebe, was chosen because of her ears, according to her owner.
Golden Retriever – WeatherTech
Golden Retrievers are familiar faces from numerous movies and TV shows such as “Air Bud,” “Full House,” and “Homeward Bound.” Scout, the WeatherTech CEO’s Golden Retriever, starred in one of Sunday’s ads.
Boston Terrier – Amazon
Many may recognize the Boston Terrier from the 2009 movie “Hotel for Dogs.” Amazon poked fun at failed Alexa attempts, including a dog collar. Each time the commercial’s Boston Terrier barks, Alexa says, “Ordering dog food.”
Many people immediately recognize Collies as the breed of the beloved fictional character, Lassie. And that’s exactly who Mercedes Benz portrayed in their commercial, where a man stuck in an elevator calls on Lassie to help get him out.
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