Duke, the Bush’s Beans Dog…

– – Duke, the Golden Retriever mascot of the Bush’s Beans Company, got into the advertising business in an indirect way.  The actual family pet was originally brought into the commercials to help ease the jitters of Jay Bush when the commercial line was launched in 1995, and the idea of Duke threatening to spill the secret family recipe emerged as a tongue in cheek marketing ploy which has proven wildly successful. 

The real Duke, however, is actually a bit camera shy, not fond of traveling, and becomes nervous when given excess attention.  The dog who is portraying the family pet in commercials is accordingly a canine stand-in and stunt double who can handle the pressures of celebrity and life on the road.  The actual family pet goes by the name of Duffy “Duke” of Castlebury.   Duke in the commercials is voiced by Robert Cait, a Canadian comedian and voice actor…

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2 Comments on “Duke, the Bush’s Beans Dog…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I guess you can have your Cait, and speak it, too.


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