What Breed is the Target Mascot Dog?

The remarkable egg-shaped head and brave, joyful demeanor make the Bull Terrier a valuable companion dog. The original dog of the English middle class in the Victorian era is now actually a great family dog that has to contend with some prejudices.

The original ancestor of the Bull Terrier was bred from a cross between the English bulldog and terriers in the early 19th century. The dog served as a bull and badger biter and was also sometimes used in dog fights. Although the use as a fighting dog was banned as early as 1835, the breed still struggles with its image as a fighting dog. Contrary to popular belief, the bull terrier developed into a popular family dog for middle-class English people in the course of the 19th century. The bully, with strong nerves and friendly, lived in close quarters with large families and served as a guard dog and for hunting vermin.

What breed is the dog in the Target commercial?

Bullseye made his debut in Target’s iconic 1999 advertising campaign “Sign of the Times,” which featured a white English bull terrier with the Target logo over his left eye, set to a reworked version of the 1960s Petula Clark pop tune “A Sign of the Times.”

Is the Target dog a real dog?

What breed is the Target dog? As you may have already guessed, Bullseye is a white bull terrier, also known as a “bullie.” These pups are medium-sized with muscular bodies and a rounded head in the front. But despite their beefy look, bull terriers are extremely affectionate, loving, and goofy.

Is a Bull Terrier a pitbull?

The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of the so-called bully breeds often labeled pit bull. In fact, “pit bull” isn’t a breed, but a term used to describe the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Target Corporation is an American retail corporation

Target is a general merchandise retailer with stores in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. ​Our tagline is “Expect More. Pay Less.” We’ve been using it since 1994! The Target Corporation also owns Shipt and Roundel.

The parent company was renamed Target Corporation in 2000 and divested itself of its last department store chains in 2004.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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