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Whatever Happened To The Dog In The Bush's Baked Beans Commercials?
By KATY CANADA
None of the Bush’s Baked Beans commercials were ever complete without the legendary spokesdog, Duke, a Golden Retriever who had his paws on the secret family recipe. Although Duke’s popularity was no secret, here’s what happened to the original canine actor behind the role of Duke: a loving pup named Sam.
Although Sam retired from Bush's Baked Beans commercial gig years ago, his fans were sad to hear of his death in June 2018. Sam — a resident of Apopka, Florida, where he lived with his animal training owner — had to be euthanized after suffering from an aggressive form of cancer.
The baked beans company later moved on to using dogs that were less camera-shy than their original spokesdog, which is why Sam had not represented Bush’s brand in years at the time of his death. Although the original actor has left for puppy heaven, the company will continue to use Duke as a spokesdog by employing other canine actors.