Spuds MacKenzie is a fictional dog bull terrier character used for an extensive advertising campaign marketing Bud Light beer in the late s.
The babysitter tried unsuccessfully to stop the attack, and redirect the dogs onto her. The dogs then attacked, tearing her clothing and knocking her down, causing the boy to hit the ground, whereupon the dogs attacked him.
She got the child away from the dogs, leaving him on the floor while she called They became "nippy", jumping up at the pair, so she batted them off. A neighbor heard screams but did nothing as he thought it was kids having a snowfight.
Although the Federal Trade Commission found no evidence to support that allegation, Anheuser-Busch decided to retire Spuds inclaiming that the character's image had started to overshadow the amerocan. Shortly after Spuds' rise to fame it was learned that the dog, who was portrayed as male in thewas actually female.
She died of kidney failure in North RiversideIllinois. The owner said she had got the three-year-old dogs as puppies and that they had never shown s of aggression.
The boy was ij by ambulance to the hospital, and by helicopter from the hospital to a medical center brashear mo adult personals that day, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. Jump to Jump to search Spuds MacKenzie in an ad. After the attack, the dogs chisti euthanized and tested negative for rabies, and the authorities decided not to press charges against the babysitter.
Before the attack, the veterinarian center where the dogs had been spayed, neutered, and otherwise cared for had not seen them as dangerous, but one was described as "standoffish" while at the facility.
The house in this advertisement's last segment ispaying homage to the year Spuds was retired. Soon after the were first aired inSenator Strom Thurmond began his own media campaign, qmerican that the beer maker was using Spuds to appeal to children for the purpose of getting them interested in their product at an early age.