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Best in Show: Cal Doggo Edition

September 4, 2020

The dog days of summer are coming to a close, so let’s take a moment to acknowledge our furry friends on campus with the most Cal spirit. We might not have a doggy yearbook, but that won’t stop us from curating our own (subjective) yearbook superlatives! If you’re interested in having your pup featured in future Cal Alumni Association posts, tag @calalumniassociation in your photos.


Best Dressed



dog with oski name tag and blue and gold tie


Image courtesy of @oskidoodle


Most School Spirit



small dog in cal shirt


Image courtesy of @ji_jiyoon


Most Studious



two dogs next to Berkeley Haas sign


Image courtesy of @little_charlie_darwin


Most Likely to Be Your Campus Tour Guide



golden retriever sits in front of campanile


Image courtesy of @rosiethepupperu


Best Smile



pug with cal bib in front of wheeler hall


Image courtesy of @mochi_the_pugtato


Most Likely to Skip Class to Play



dog with wet fur and cal bib on beach


Image courtesy of @bradythegoldenpup


Most Likely to Be Instagram Famous



small dog with cal bib


Image courtesy of @klay.dood


Best Hair



dog with cal bow on head


Image courtesy of @amirah.thedoodle


Dynamic Duo



two dogs in front of school of information


Image courtesy of @retrieversisters


Most Athletic



dog walks through memorial glade


Image courtesy of @the.golden.lucky


Class Clown



corgi with blue and gold vest in front of moffitt library


Image courtesy of @jojothepembrokecorgi


Most Likely to Be Found Lounging on the Glade



dog on memorial glade


Image courtesy of @sobaka_hazel


Best Library Buddy



dog with paws on wall in front of doe library


Image courtesy of @califlower_pup


Most Likely to Speak at Commencement



dog sitting in front of sather gate


Image courtesy of @daisymae_bernese


Best Walking-to-Class Friend



dog walks around fountain on sproul plaza


Image courtesy of @charliegoestowork

Which Cal canine gets your vote for valedictorian? 

This article was originally published on September 4, 2020. Updated on June 1, 2023.