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English bulldog tapped as Marine mascot

Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps said the 9-week-old English bulldog selected to become the corps' newest mascot arrived at the Marine Barracks in Washington.

The bulldog, scheduled to be dubbed Pfc. Chesty XIV March 29, arrived at the Marine Barracks Thursday and will undergo obedience training ahead of officially becoming the corps' mascot, ABC News reported Monday.

Chesty, the latest mascot to be named for late Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller, will have responsibilities including marching in the Friday Evening Parades and attending supporting events around Washington.

The puppy is currently in the care of Staff Sgt. Jason Mosser, a member of the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, and his wife Christine.

Commonly called an English bulldog, the breed's name is simply the bulldog.

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