We love a great commercial that features a dog, and now a British website called campaign—which “celebrat[es] creative excellence in the communications industry”—is asking folks to vote for the best UK commercial of all time. The U.S. site Buzzfeed took that list, made a few adjustments, and came up with the list below.
What do you think is the best of these 11 wonderful commercials? And are there any great ones missing from this list? Let us know in the comments section below.
1. Thinkbox “Every Home Needs a Harvey”
According to Buzzfeed: “The dog’s real name is Sykes. He’s a Terrier from Oxfordshire, where he was found as a stray. He’s now world famous, thanks to advertising. He’s the official spokes-dog for Thinkbox, marketing arm of the UK’s commercial TV broadcasters.”
2. Thinkbox “Harvey and the Rabbit”
3. The Andrex toilet paper puppy (from the early 1970s)
4. The Hamlet Cigars puppy (looks like the Andrex TP puppy)
5. Pablo, the drug mule dog (for FRANK, a national drug education service established by the British government in 2003)
6. Via France, the Ford Active Park Assist Dogs (all of them)
7. “Tonto” for John Smith Bitters (this is “Sykes” again, from the Thinkbox ads above)
8. The confidence dog for VW Polo
9. 1993. The Walls Sausages Dog (Brilliant)
10. Via France, the Frolic Dog Biscuits Bulldog
11. Border Collie “Roy” for Guinness (best St Patrick’s Day ad ever)
Don’t forget to vote in the comments section!
5 thoughts on “Videos: Are These the Best Commercials Starring a Dog of All Time?”
You definitely forgot one! The extraordinary white basset hound PAUL NEWMAN in the Lyme Light commercial, “Every Dog Has His Day: The Most Interesting Dog in the World”.
BY FAR the best of the commercials was the very first one – Thinkbox-Every Home Needs A Harvey!! Most of the others were rather lame. Some of them were downright bombs!
This one is great.
Two greats: Think-dog up for adoption and last the Guiness.
All are quite worthy of a biscuit.