February 2012

Uggie at the Oscars

"The Artist" Dominates the Academy Awards

Uggie has been the talk of Hollywood—and the Dapper Dog Blog—lately, with awards season in full swing and Uggie’s film “The Artist” taking home statue after statue. Awards season ended successfully for Uggie and his “Artist” costars last night, as the movie took home the Oscar for Best Film. Uggie, of course, was in attendance to celebrate his film’s Oscar victory.

If you stayed up late enough h to catch the last award of the night, you caught a glimpse of Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier, onstage. He certainly looked the part for the occasion. According to US Magazine, Uggie wore a custom-made Chopard bowtie featuring 18-karat gold and satin. He accented this bowtie with a bone-shaped charm with his name engraved on it.

ABC Goes to the Dogs

Network's Daytime Programming Focuses on Furry Friends

Last Friday, ABC ditched its regularly scheduled daytime programming for a "Doggie Day in Daytime." The network's

three daytime shows -- "The View," "The Chew," and "The Revolution" all focused on dog topics, making Friday a memorable afternoon for dog lovers. Let's take a look at all of the canine-friendly fun that took place on the network last week.

Dogs Star in Top Super Bowl Commercials

Advertisers Turn to Dogs to Sell Their Products

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.

Doritos Man’s Best Friend

This ad might have had a sinister tone, but

it elicited some chuckles at our Super Bowl party. The family dog uses a bag of Doritos to bribe its owner, who caught the dog suspiciously burying the family cat in the backyard. The owner enjoys his Doritos and doesn’t reveal the dog’s secret.

Sketchers’ Mr. Quiggly

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?

Volkswagen: The Dog Strikes Back

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.