ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: A dog is seen chasing balls on the driving range prior to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Old Course St. Andrews on September 27, 2022 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Cartoon pets were a massive part of many people’s childhood, this is especially true for dogs as you can always find man’s best friend right there through all the action. Though with so many top contenders which cartoon dog reigns as the best dog? 

A study done by Pawlicy Advisor took up this deep question and looked at the Google data for the 70 most popular dogs and narrowed down the list to each state. Overall, it seems the classic big red dog Clifford was the overall best boy in the United States with some top contenders being Courage The Cowardly Dog, which is my personal favorite and Huckleberry Hound.


Though what about the Garden State? Well in a shocking result, New Jersey chose Snuffles from Quick Draw McGraw as out best dog. Even more shocking is that both New Jersey and Maryland agreed. Never thought we’d see the day. But in all seriousness, I am a bit shocked as to why the dog from a show that ran in the mid-60’s would beat now more notable dogs of the time period like Snoopy. What is a bit of a shock to me is how Disney’s dog Goofy was only chosen by one state, though that may be because they have him dressed up and more human like than say Peludo from the same series. Hold on, that is strange isn’t it? Goofy and Pluto are both dogs, yet one acts like a pet while the other doesn’t. I smell a theory.

Overall, Clifford took home first place in ten states, though one thing for sure to New Jersey it doesn’t matter the size of the dog, what matters is he funny? The answer is a clear yes, as Snuffles shows signs of Loney Tunes humor without being connected to the brand itself. Clifford he’s just a big dog, then second, he throws a pie in someone’s face, then you’ll have my attention.  

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