Ford Dog, The - Floppy-eared, shaggy
dog who acted as the commercial spokes-dog for the Ford Motor
Company in the 1950s. Designed by animator Adrian Woolery, the Ford
Dog drove through series of the black and white animated
commercials in an automobile shaped like the Ford Company logo.
The Ford Dog was the first commercial character to inspire
merchandising spin-offs, such as the Ford Dog doll bank. The J.
Walter Thompson Agency created the campaign in 1952.