Don Cherry’S Dog Breed


white bull terriers

While pitbulls often get a bad rap in the media, The American Rescue Dog Show champion dog is a myth buster.

Capone’s outgoing and friendly personality, in addition to his signature snore, won over the celebrity judges which included Paula Abdul, Leslie Jordan, and Yvette Nicole Brown. Once living a life on the streets, Capone now “enjoys napping in the sun, meeting new people, and yodeling,” according to his official show bio.

In addition to the Snoring competition, six other organizations were awarded $10,000 grants as a result of canine contenders in the categories of Best in Belly Rubs, Couch Potato, Ears, Fetching, Talking, and Underbite. The grants, all from Petco Love, will be used to help other dogs in need at organizations throughout the country. In case you missed it, watch The American Rescue Dog Show on demand or on Hulu.

The American Rescue Dog Show co-creator and Executive Producer Michael Levitt, adopter of three pitbull mixes of his own, feels that the winning dog Capone is a goodwill ambassador for the breed: “If our show inspires more people to adopt pit bulls like Capone from shelters — or any dog in need — it will be a dream come true. Adopters of shelter pets are true champions.”

Canada has Blue. Now the world has Capone.

What is the oldest dog ever recorded?

The greatest reliable age recorded for a dog is 29 years 5 months for an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey, owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. Bluey was obtained as a puppy in 1910 and worked among cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep on 14 November 1939.

Cherry still maintains a Twitter presence and has his own podcast, fittingly called Don Cherry’s Grapevine Podcast. “I sit at the kitchen table and we just tell stories,” the former broadcaster told Simon Whitehouse of NNSL Media. “My son does it and runs it and my grandson Del helps to make it sound good.

We love our dogs.  But there’s three breeds getting a lot of bad press lately.  Rottweilers.  Wolfdog hybrids.

Don’s been an avid spokesman for important values from “Wear a Poppy” and “The Canadian Way” to “Go out on your shield.” My favourite is his quote explaining why he wouldn’t leave his beloved Blue behind: “I’m the only guy in the world who turned down $15,000 because his dog wouldn’t fly.”[1]

He’s spoken often of the plight of animals, especially dogs. About the pit bull news stories, Don said, “Killing pit bulls is not the answer. It’s not a dog’s fault that people would abuse them. They are good dogs if the owners treat them right. I know because I have a rescued pit bull and so do John Tortorella and John Davidson.”

Like our Don, the Pit Bull — both American and English breeds — has been the centre of controversy for years. Are they dangerous animals or loving and loyal family members?


What kind of dog is the target dog?

Also known as the blue heeler, it’s no surprise that the Australian cattle dog lands on the list of best blue dog breeds. While a red coat is also possible (known as the red heeler), a blue coat on this dog may be solid, mottled, or speckled according to the breed standard.

What breed is the Spuds MacKenzie dog?

The “Target dog,” an iconic symbol for the national department store, is a white bull terrier named Bullseye. Bullseye has been “played” by several different dogs – starting with the original, who was an American Kennel Club Champion named Kingsmere Moondoggie and known as “Smudgie.”