Ah, the ’90s. High fashion flannel, loud music—and a time when we trusted dogs to sell us our favorite products.
From beer to burritos, who better to sling us goods than real (and cartoon) dogs. It’s with fondness that we look back to this magical yesteryear of trusted spokesdogs.
The best dog commercials of the ’90s
5. Bullseye (Target)
Who could forget this memorable bull terrier star of the ’90s (and later) Target commercial campaigns.
4. The Hush Puppies Dog
I don’t know what it is about those free flying basset hound ears, but the Hush Puppies dog inspired legions of shoe shoppers to pick up and slip on a new pair.
3. McGruff the Crime Dog
McGruff isn’t so much shilling stuff as he is selling safety. He offered ’90s kids tips on staying safe and avoiding dangerous situations. He also sang some memorable ’80s jams about just saying ‘no.’
2. The Taco Bell Chihuahua
Don’t let the dulcet tones of this ’90s spokesdog hypnotize you. The sound of the Taco Bell chihuahua’s “yo quiero taco bell” still resonates in the minds of most children of the ’90s.
1. Spuds MacKenzie (Bud Light)
Okay, we’re reaching back to 1987 for our winner here—but that song! That sweet ride! That killer doggie drumming! This super party animal proudly gets in a “party frenzy” after he downs a few drinks, winning him the #1 spot on our best spokesdogs of the ’90s countdown.