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Rude Dog
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Art concept and design by Rick Tuthill
First appearance1986
Created byBrad McMahon
Voiced byRob Paulsen
In-universe information

Rude Dog is a fictional animated white dog originally created by artist Brad McMahon while under contract to Sun Sportswear in the 1980s as part of a line of surfing- and skateboarding-related clothing. As of 30 August 2015, Rude Dog was once again trademarked, this time in the name of original series/character creator Brad McMahon.[1][original research?] McMahon also created Rude Dog's gang of canine misfits known as "the Dweebs", as well as Seymour, Rude Dog's nemesis.[2]

Sun Sportswear projects

The character was a stylized version of a Bull Terrier, and the name "Rude" had the dual purpose of glorifying uncalled-for deportment and referring to the rude boy subculture of ska that was popular at the time. The majority of the clothing used angular artwork and neon colors, in keeping with the fashion trend shared by Quiksilver, Vision Street Wear, PCH, and many others.

Rude Dog and the Dweebs

Main article: Rude Dog and the Dweebs

Adult animated series revival

On April 28, 2022, it was announced Rude Dog will be revived as an adult animated series.[3]


In 2014, listing it among 12 1980s cartoons that did not deserve remembrance, io9 characterized the series as "an animated atrocity", noting that the series appeared to glorify the "rudeness" that was the main character's defining characteristic.[4]


  1. ^ "Trademark Status & Document Retrieval". Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Home". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ "'Rude Dog & the Dweebs' Reimagined as Adult Animated Series". 28 April 2022.
  4. ^ Bricken, Rob (11 November 2014). "12 Cartoons From The 1980s No One Will Ever Have Nostalgia For". io9. Retrieved 12 November 2014.