Uga the Dog is the official mascot of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Since the first Uga dog, Uga I, was introduced to the University of Georgia Bulldogs in 1956 by the Sonny Seiler family, every Uga dog has been part of the university and the family.
Uga the Dog Net Worth
Uga the Dog’s net worth is $31 million.
Uga the Dog’s History
The first Uga dog was gifted to Seiler as a wedding present in 1956 by Frank Heard. The head coach of Georgia’s football team, Wally Butts, requested Sonny Seiler to use the English bulldog as the team’s mascot.
Billy Young, a fellow student, and friend of Wally Butts suggested naming the dug Uga, after the abbreviation of the University of Georgia.
Since then, every Uga has been owned by the Seiler family, who resides in Savannah, Georgia. The Seiler family takes care of the transportation of the dog to events that he attends as a mascot. Usually, Uga the Dog is present at every match of the Georgia Bulldogs football games at home.
Uga the Dog as a Mascot
Uga the Dog has been a mascot and considered an official member of the Georgia Bulldog football team since Uga I. The dog wears personalized Nike jerseys and travels in his own SUV with his own license plate.
He enjoys attention not only from the fans but also from the players of the Georgia Bulldog team and the cheerleaders.
Uga the Dog travels in an air-conditioned vehicle to Athens, Georgia, where he attends the Georiga Bulldog team’s home football matches. After arriving at the venue, he meets his fans and then has a bath using baby shampoo before every game.
He rides into the playing field in a golf cart and then settles at an air-conditioned doghouse, where he spectates the football match. Those with field access often try to stop by his doghouse and take a selfie with Uga the Dog.