Marine Corps Bulldog Retires After 6 Years Served

July 29th, 2008 by Dan

“Chesty XII”, a Bulldog, has served as the mascot for the United States Marine Corps for the past 6 years. The 7 year old dog was named after Lt. Gen. Lewis “Chesty” Puller – the most decorated Marine in history.

Chesty The Bulldog Retires

Chesty was sent off in honorary Marine style- a full band played for him and ended with the tune “Auld Lang Syne”. Chesty will be replaced with another Bulldog – Chesty XII. The elder Chesty will be living the good life in the home of 2 US Marine Band members. His service will consist of lounging and playing with toys!

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6 Responses to “Marine Corps Bulldog Retires After 6 Years Served”

  1. Carl Anderson Says:

    What breed of bulldog is the USMC mascot…

  2. Dan Says:

    Carl,the USMC mascot is a Bulldog – sometimes known as an English Bulldog.

  3. Rick Says:

    Where can I find U.S.M.C. Dress Blues for my wifes dog

  4. Adele Batts Says:

    I would like a pair of dress blues for my Bulldog, but Chesty’s wardrobe is not longer available. Can you tell me where I could get a pattern to make my own? I would like to have Dozer in Dress Blues in time for the USMC Birthday this year, and parade him at Quantico

  5. SWIFT, D. G. MSgtRet'd Says:

    Our MCL Detachment now has an English Bulldog for our mascot. Want pattern for MC Dress Blues blouse or where to purchase item. Please advise.

  6. Bonnie Finley Says:

    Looking for a pattern to make a Marine uniform for out dog. My fiance is a former Marine and his son is now serving. Please advise as to where I can get a pattern to sew my own or where I can purchase a Marine Corps Dress Blues blouse.

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