You don’t have to be a dog owner, or even a Subaru owner, to be tickled watching some of the outtakes from Subaru’s ‘Dog Tested. Dog Approved’ television commercial filming.
The canines featured in the video posted on YouTube are a unique cast of characters, to be sure.
Subaru's 'Dog tested. Dog approved' blooper reelEnlarge Photo
If you’ve seen the Subaru commercials featuring man’s (and woman’s) best friends, you’ll recognize some of these stars:
- Daisy – the loveable Great Dane who weighs 100+ pounds, sleeps on her back like a human and loves filet mignon. Daisy gets to relax on a towel at the beach, but can’t find her way out of the “pup” tent…
- Penny – the Bulldog who just loves to catch Frisbees, skateboard, surf and snow ski – although in the blooper reel, Penny doesn’t seem all that into the downhill stuff.
- Paris – the Poodle is more interested in doing back flips, waving and speaking on command. At least, that’s what her handlers say.
- Stella – the eight-year-old Blue Heeler rescued from a Georgia ditch. In the bloopers and in the TV ads, she’s the one strumming the guitar. She also loves digging in the sand and otherwise playing at the beach.
- Kasey – the seven-year-old Collie mix, aka the leader of the pack, rescued from a Las Vegas animal shelter. Uh, Kasey leaves a little something behind on the snow in the outtake reel…
'Camping' ad from Subaru's 'Dog Tested, Dog Approved' campaignEnlarge Photo
At Subaru, dogs are just part of the family
The folks at Subaru have certainly done their homework. They know, for example, that Subaru owners are twice as likely to have a pet as average car owners and that seven out of 10 Subaru drivers have a pet.
It’s no accident, then, that dogs figure prominently in the Subaru culture. Indeed, dogs are just part of the family picture, as amply evidenced in the ‘Dog Tested. Dog Approved’ commercials.
Check out the blooper reel by clicking on the link. Next time you see one of the cuddly canines featured in the Subaru commercials, you’ll have a little inside knowledge of how tough, and hilarious, it was to create them.