Forget Eli Manning and the New York Giants. The stars of Sunday’s Super Bowl were dogs. The much-anticipated Super Bowl commercials featured a bevy of canine stars doing everything from burying cats to running on treadmills to get in shape. Let’s take a look at some of the best dog Super Bowl ads.
This ad might have had a sinister tone, but
French Bulldog Mr. Quiggly enters a greyhound race wearing his Sketchers—and wins. In fact, he beats the greyhounds by so much that he moonwalks across the finish line. Ridiculous? Perhaps. But, is there anything cuter than a French bulldog?
In an ad for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, Bolt, a hefty dog, can’t fit through the doggie door to chase after the car. So, he tones up to get in running shape—Bolt runs on the treadmill, uses an exercise ball, and swims laps in the backyard pool. His new trim figure allows him to fit through the doggie door and chase the new Beetle down the street.
Rescue dog Wego becomes the life of the party in this Budweiser ad. Simply saying “Here Wego” gets the pup to head to the refrigerator and pull out a Bud Light for party guests. This hardworking pup is the life of the party, as guests enjoy plenty of Bud Light thanks to Wego.
As a thoughtful touch, the end of the commercial includes a Facebook link where viewers can learn more about helping rescue dogs. Nice work, Budweiser!
What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial? Dog lovers had plenty to choose from this year.