ChabDog is pleased to celebrate the Bluetick Coonhound “Smokey X” as ChabDog of the Month for October 2016. Smokey X follows a long line of canine mascots for the University of Tennessee, and he is currently basking in the glory of UT’s thrilling, come-from-behind victory over UGA and its white bulldog, Uga.
A bit of history — Smokey X made his debut in 2014 and leads the Vols on the field for football games. During the week, he lives with the Hudson family, but on weekends involving home games, he typically shacks up on campus in the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house, where he thoroughly enjoys participating in toga parties. He is the first Smokey not descended from the original Smokey bloodline, but is the first from a new Tennessee-born and bred bloodline.