Uga VIII was selected from a pool of several puppies in the bloodline of the original Uga. The selection was based on several different criteria, including age, size, health status and head size. He is 13 months old, weighs 55 pounds and is in good health. He has recently had nasal surgery to help improve his breathing. According to Sonny Siler, the owner of the Bulldogs line of mascots, “Big Bad Bruce has an excellent head.” In addition, Big Bad Bruce has been raised listening to the Red Coat Marching band music piped into his kennel. I say he sounds like a perfect Uga! I am sure he will continue to carry on the prestige of one of the most storied mascots in all of college sports.
Welcome Uga VIII and Go Dawgs!