Spuds’ time in the spotlight was short-lived, however, in part due to intense opposition from a US senator.
“I am not confident in the voluntary efforts of the alcohol beverage industry to increase public awareness of the hazards of alcohol abuse,” Thurmond said, according to the Associated Press. “With 12-year-olds drinking wine coolers and wearing Spuds MacKenzie T-shirts, there is no basis for such confidence.”
Mothers Against Drunk Driving launched a campaign against Spuds, and some schools began banning apparel featuring the canine.
The mascot was retired in 1989, with Bud Light saying it was simply time to move on creatively.
As Spuds became an icon, the canine’s personal life was put under the microscope.
As part of Spuds macho , the dog dressed in a tuxedo, driven around in limousines, and surrounded by beautiful “Spudettes.”
However, it was soon discovered that the party animal was in fact a female dog. People reported that the brands representatives went as far as shielding the canine actor, whose real name was Honey Tree Evil Eye, from cameras with their coats while she relieved herself.
Gossip didnt end with questions of Spuds gender.
Rumors that Spuds died in a limo crash or while strapped to a surfboard had to be debunked by People a few months after the Super Bowl ad ran.
Diet and Nutrition
Make sure fresh water is always available to your dog. And feed a quality, nutritionally balanced canine diet. In particular, it’s important for bull terriers to receive adequate calcium to support their bone development, especially when they are puppies. It’s common to feed two measured meals per day to prevent overfeeding. But you should always run both the type of diet and the amount by your vet to make sure you’re meeting your dog’s individual needs.
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