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The Dog.

Mounted Head of The Dog

Field review by the editors.

Huntsville, Utah

Died 1957

Pet Cemetery.

At one time, The Dog was in the Guiness Book as World's Largest St. Bernard. He weighed 298 pounds in life.

His owner loved him so much he had his head mounted after he died. His mouth is open and snarling, and he has a vicious look. But The Dog looks meaner today than he was in real life because the taxidermist couldn't find a dog head mold big enough for The Dog's head, so he stretched it instead over one for a grizzly bear.

Some call The Dog, "Buck," but no one knows the dog's name for sure. He's been a fixture in the tiny Shooting Star Saloon (which is Utah's oldest continually operated saloon, built in 1879) for more years than anyone there can remember.

The head juts out over "The Buck Booth," which smart patrons know to ask for. If you didn't know it was a dog, you'd probably think it was just another stuffed animal head (this place is dark, and adjacent are the heads of an elk and a black bear).

The Shooting Star's hamburgers were once rated third best in America by USA Today, and that's generated more business than "Buck" ever did.

Also see: Behemoths | Roadside Pet Cemetery

Mounted Head of The Dog

Shooting Star Saloon

7350 E. 200 S., Huntsville, UT
Shooting Star Saloon. Downtown, on the south side of E. 200 S. midway between S. 7300 E. and S. 7400 E.
W-Sa opens noon, Su 2 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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