Rubble the Stud
Rubble the English Bulldog owned by "Head Honcho" came into the competition as a heavy favorite and his voters sure did not disappoint. That baseball playing, backwards hat-wearing fierce fella sure looks like a Texas Dawg, doesn't he?
Rubble smashed the competition, however Henry made a late surge to make it competitive. It seems as if people wanted a real mascot to resemble the Texas Dawgs logo, we can’t blame them!
Congratulations Rubble, you earned it! Now go out there and Play Like a Dawg Today! You are a dog, but you are now the Texas Dawg!
A Special Thank You
A special thank you to all of the players, parents and friends of the Texas Dawgs who made this a special contest. Be sure to check out the contestants and let them know they are all winners!
One thing is for sure, the possibilities are endless when we roll into other states; The South Bend Goldendoodles, the Florida Shih Tzus, the Boston Beagles, The Pennsylvania Pit Bulls, The Wyoming Wiener Dogs, The St. Louis Silver Labradors, the Virginia Goats, etc.
The future is bright! Spread the news far and wide everyone!!! Rubble and the Texas Dawgs are coming...and we're bringing company!
After the success of the National Championship squares, it's time to launch our Super Bowl edition fundraiser.
We will pay out $800 total in prizes for each completed pool, with winners for each of the first 3 quarters and the game getting $150 for hitting the score and $50 for the winner of the backwards score each quarter (rules explained on the site). The remaining $1200 less fees for the web-site will go towards Dawgs for game related equipment costs and starting the funding for each World Series. As with the NCAA pools, we would love to get multiple pools completed if possible, but want to finish at least one. This will be our last fundraiser, until March Madness.
We know a number of you had family and friends locked out after the two NCAA pools filled, please let them know, they have another chance.
*** Important Instructions ***
Square Pool 1 filled up, Square Pool 2 below is now live
How to Donate
We will allow everyone a few days to submit their photo, we will then create a link with the contestants and post to Facebook. We will then post the winner on Wednesday, January the 22nd.
The contestant submission has ended, check back Monday, January 21 to vote!!!
Submission: January 15 - 18 (Wednesday - Saturday)
Vote on Contestants: January 20 - January 21 (Monday - Tuesday)
The Official Texas Dawg Mascot is Revealed: 8:00 pm Wednesday, January 22
The Winner is...
Thank you to all of the contestants for entering, there were a lot of great entries!
Contestants are listed in order of submission, please hover over each image (desktop) or click on each image (mobile) to get the details on the contestants.
CONTESTANT 3 /// PET NAME: Bitsy Springer /// BREED: Nigerian Dwarf Pygmy Goat /// OWNER: Coach Jeremy /// DESCRIPTION: Bitsy does her own thing, she eats what she wants so she will compete in the contests she wants. Does your goat wear a Texas Dawgs hat? Yeah, didn't think so. I told Bitsy to reach out to the Hartford Yard Goats to see if they have a mascot opening. Bitsy told me "BawWWW bawww BAwwww", which translated means The Dawgs are my favorite team, The Dawgs or bust!
CONTESTANT 5 /// PET NAME: Rubble /// BREED: English Bulldog /// OWNER: Head Honcho /// DESCRIPTION: Hi friends! ???? I’m Rubble! I am the ultimate Texas Dawgs mascot (sorry to my competition), because I have been loyal to baseball(s) (well any ball or frisbee) since I was a young pup. I will hunt down that ball and take that ball to the house (aka home plate). My mom would probably tell you that in Rubble language that means hold on to that ball with my jaws of steel. But, hey, an out is an out right?! I’m currently learning how to swing a bat but due to my short legs - I’m not too bendy. I also love to wear clothes and would proudly wear my mascot jersey. Finally, I am the perfect candidate due to the way I embody (physically for sure) the Texas Dawg spirit. I have a mean bark - if I choose to display it - and I am also a ham to anyone who rubs my belly, tells me I’m good looking and brings me food. I’m sending you all big droopy kisses! I can’t wait to meet you all soon! (Preferably on the field - but due to my love of baseballs - mom seems to be weary to let me help out the team.) Thank you for voting for me!
CONTESTANT 6 /// PET NAME: Henry /// BREED: Old English Bulldog /// OWNER: Angie L. /// DESCRIPTION: Henry is the ultimate Texas Dawg Baseball Mascot!!! He is such a handsome boy that face is so lovable. He is sweet and loves to talk back to you... apparently he has an answer to all your questions.??
CONTESTANT 7 /// PET NAME: Rockne /// BREED: Goldendoodle /// OWNER: Rob K. /// DESCRIPTION: Hi I’m Rockne and even though I don’t look like it I am a golden doodle. I love sports and am named after the greatest college football coach of all time. I am a very loyal and supportive puppy and will know when to be a therapy dawg after a bad inning and when to be excited with high fives and chest bumps after a big rally. I can also help the Dawgs outfielders with my ball skills, I can track a fly ball and make the play as well as any gold glove center fielder. But most all long days at the ball park will make me happy and I love to root on my favorite teams.
CONTESTANT 12 /// PET NAME: Irish /// BREED: Goldendoodle /// OWNER: Rob K. /// DESCRIPTION: Irish has all the characteristics of a leader and the type A personality needed for a mascot. She is on one hand the sweetest dog to all she knows and loves but on the other has a fierce guard dog bark and growl when necessary. These are exactly the characteristics we need for our Dawgs. Gentlemen off the field, care about their teammates but the ability to turn it on and be warriors on the field and growl when necessary.
CONTESTANT 13 /// PET NAME: Hazel /// BREED: Pit Mix /// OWNER: Nichole S. /// DESCRIPTION: 1. She is beautiful. 2. She is sweet and full of energy, like I am sure all of your Dawgs are! 3. Pretty sure she loves baseball. Like super loves it. We rescued her in December (after baseball season), but she has the baseball vibe.
CONTESTANT 15 /// PET NAME: Cooper /// BREED: Dachshund /// OWNER: Hunter B. /// DESCRIPTION: Cooper is a stud and won't back down from any dog. That's the mentality for a Texas Dawg. Sure, he is oddly shaped but he resembles several things you'd find at a baseball game; hot dog, sausage and even a small baseball bat. Cooper is one valuable wiener dog.
CONTESTANT 16 /// PET NAME: Coach /// BREED: Shih Tzu /// OWNER: Mama Liz /// DESCRIPTION: Coach already has the name (although he was named after the purse company), but no one needs to know that detail. Coach is comin' atcha and he is fierce, he loves him some Dawgs baseball and has been a fan since day 1.
CONTESTANT 17 /// PET NAME: Bella Hops /// BREED: Nigerian Dwarf Pygmy Goat /// OWNER: Mama Liz /// DESCRIPTION: Bella Hops loves her some attention, so when she found out her sister Bitsy was in on the competition then she couldn't resist. Not many goats out there wear shirts, but Bella is not your typical goat as loves her some Texas Dawgs and isn't afraid to share it.
The Texas Dawgs are kicking off the first fundraising event with an NCAA National Championship game square pool. The link to the pool and password are listed below. We are hoping to complete at least one pool, which is 100 squares at $20 per square.
We will pay out $800 in prizes with winners for each quarter and the game getting $150 for hitting the score and $50 for the winner of the backwards score each quarter (rules explained on the site). The remaining $1200 less fees for the website will go towards Dawgs uniforms. These pools represent not only a fun way to be involved in a game when your team is home for the season but also a great opportunity to help fund the Dawgs.
The Square Pool 1
How to Donate
*** When Square Pool 1 Fills out, you are in luck, join Pool 2 below! ***
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