Bad Dog T-Shirts
So, way back in the 80s, I used to go to the Pensacola area a couple times a year. There was a surf shop in Gulf Breeze that carried the coolest line of t-shirts I’ve ever seen. Every time I went down to Florida, I picked up a couple shirts. The design always included a very stylized dog (very angular) whose head almost looked like an upside-down Flying V guitar. Great colors, great graphics, and always a snappy caption to tie it all together.
One of my favorites was of our hero, Bad Dog, all decked out in his finest, in the middle of a three sexy poodles. The caption: 3 Dog Night.
Over the years, I have performed countless internet searches in an attempt to find a retailer who might still carry this line, all in vain. I just performed another search and found someone in my particular situation: liked the shirts, can’t find them, can anyone help? I found a post on a T-shirt forum and here’s the link to the thread. Based on one of the responses, it seems someone is familiar with the line, but none of the respondents knows where to find any product. The company may have gone under or the line may have been discontinued. One of the respondents even included a link to an eBay auction, but it had long since expired so there were no photos available.
One of the posters included a picture to verify everyone was talking about the same thing, and sure enough, it is. Not only is it the same company, I once had this very T-shirt.
It’s not the best scan, and it doesn’t completely capture the entire image, but it’s definitely the company.
The text on this shirt reads: "He wouldn’t sit! He wouldn’t beg! He wouldn’t heel! He was a BAD DOG!"
In the corner where the little boy is, there is more text that reads: "He seemed like such a lovable puppy… how could this have happened?"
I’d always thought of the company as Bad Dog, but someone posted and mentioned American Bad Dog, which I do remember on the shirts. I would absolutely LOVE to find more of these shirts. I know the likelihood of finding these again is slim to none, but it would be quite a score for me. If you know where I might be able to find them, I’d love to hear from you.
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