Meet The Canine Mascot For The U.S. Marines: An English Bulldog Dressed In A Marine Uniform

Talk about the “ultimate” doggie costume!…

Check out this English Bulldog in full military uniform as the official mascot for the U.S. Marines (at the Parris Island Marine depot in South Carolina).

I took the following pictures at my nephew’s graduation from Boot Camp.

The dog’s name is Hummer.

He’s a 7-month old English Bulldog who took the place of Lance Corporal Mac, a 7-year-old English Bulldog who served active duty from 2002 to 2006.

Hummer accompanies all Marine recruits at Parris Island through training as part of his own transition into becoming a full-fledged Marine.

Sir, Yes Sir!

This English Bulldog is officially “on duty” in the U.S. Marines.

Renowned for their tough, muscular and aggressive appearance, the English bulldogs have long suited the Corps’ need for a symbol and a faithful mascot. Prone to weight problems, often reluctant to obey orders and always last to fall into formation for physical training, the dogs have also always found favor with struggling junior Marines, who are relived that the Sergeant Major has someone besides them to bark at!.Source

English Bulldogs epitomize the fighting spirit of the U.S. Marines. Tough, muscular, aggressive, fearless, and often arrogant, they are the ultimate canine warriors. English Bulldogs… Teufel-hunden… Devil Dogs. They symbolize the ethos of the Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines.Source

Read more about this English Bulldog and see more pictures from the day he went through Marine Boot Camp graduation ceremonies at Parris Island.

About Lynnette

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money — so I write about “outside the box” ideas that most wouldn’t think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I’m truly passionate about. I’ve worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo — to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).

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