Five of the best football dog mascots from Huddersfield Town to Newport County

Mascots are a key part of going to a football, be that in the Premier League or League Two, with dogs one of the main animals used as the basis for them.

Clubs right across the pyramid use dogs to entertain fans in the build-up and at half-time of matches, with some going on to win mascot races and visit hospitals.

These mascots have taken on many forms over the years, with multiple breeds used by the likes of Huddersfield Town, Newport County and Doncaster Rovers.

Here Daily Star Sport looks at five of the best mascots used throughout English football

Spytty the Dog (Newport County)

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Spytty has his own Twitter account, which states his age as 20 years old, or 115 in dog years.

County are currently seventh in League Two, just inside the play-off places, under the management of Mike Flynn, with Spytty recently telling fans to “Keep the faith.”

It is not just on the football pitch where Spytty can be found, with the dog also winning the 2018 Newport Mascot Race.

Donny Dog (Doncaster Rovers)

Another dog mascot with his own Twitter account, Donny Dog is the mascot for League One side Doncaster Rovers.

He also has his own matchday programme, as well as a kennel in the Family Stand at Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium.

It is not your normal dog kennel though, with Donny being able to enjoy Playstation 4s and Xbox Ones, as well as reading messages from fans on a blackboard.

Toby Tyke (Barnsley)

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  • An unsurprising name for their mascot seeing as their nickname is the Tykes, Barnsley feature Toby as their mascot.

    A tyke is a dog whose ancestry is unknown, though Toby is believed to have been the Barnsley mascot since the mid-90s.

    As well as a parody Twitter account, Toby also has his own cartoon series, published by the club.

    Beau Brummie (Birmingham City)

    Beau is a bulldog and Blues fans probably need some bulldog spirit after all the trails and tribulations they have experienced in recent seasons.

    The character dates back to the 1960s when cartoons of a similar dog were featured in Birmingham’s programme.

    Remarkably, Beau also had a kidnapping scare in 2012 when he went missing, with the club saying: “All that we want to see is the safe return of Beau Brummie to St Andrew’s.”

    Thankfully, it turned out that rather than being kidnapped Beau was taking a break until the club started spending money, though it has not turned out as he had hoped, with Blues now fighting relegation.

    Terry the Terrier (Huddersfield Town)

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    Again, Terry is not exactly an imaginative mascot with the club badge being a terrier and the club’s nickname also being that breed.

    Terry got himself a girlfriend in the 2015/2016 season, the season before Huddersfield were promoted to the Premier League, with Tilly the Terrier joining him at the John Smith’s Stadium.

    The mascot was the subject of controversy after a win over Watford in 2018, with Terry pictured sat down looking glum on the sidelines.

    Rather than losing his #TerrierSpirit though, it turned out Terry had been instructed not to obstruct the view of fans during matches.

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