Happy National Dog Day -- here's Zion Williamson's pup, JuJu Smith-Schuster's dog and your favorite college pups

ByJeremy Willis ESPN logo
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

It's National Dog Day. Seven college football teams have dog-related nicknames and more have dog mascots. However, no major league teams in America have dogs for nicknames. There are Timberwolvesand Coyotesbut, since we're dog-lovers, we know those are different members of the Canis genus.

The closest you get in pro sports is the Dawg Pound, fans of the Cleveland Browns. In fact, the last sports team to get a new name -- the NHL's Seattle Kraken-- took theirs from a mythological creature. Come on!

Nothing else needs to be said, so let's get to looking at the top dogs from around the sports world.

Air Bud(s)

Air Bud: Golden Receiver(s)

Read more: How Boujee turned JuJu Smith-Schusters into an epic dog dad.

Read more: The dogs, babies and pig named after Ravens kicker Justin Tucker.

College Hounds

Read more: That time Mark Schlabach's dog interrupted a Georgia football game.

Snow dogs

Read more: NHL's service puppy finds a new purpose.

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