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The dog on the Monopoly board

The manufacturers of the Monopoly board game, Hasbro, announced this week that they would be replacing the iron token in the game with a cat, based on votes from the game’s fans.

When we played Monopoly when I was a child, I always had to have the dog token (no surprises, there).  So who is the dog on the Monopoly board?

Monopoly dog

Well, no one is sure if it is a male or a female, but it is definitely a Scottish Terrier, or Scottie.  The Scottie was introduced as a token in the 1950s, although some history sources say that a small dog token made from rubber was included in the game in the 1930s.

It should be noted that this week’s fuss was all about the standard Monopoly game.  There have been many special editions of the game introduced over the years including a Dog Lovers edition:

Dog lovers monopoly

In this edition of the game, all of the tokens have a dog theme including a dog, bone, water/food bowl, dog house and fire hydrant.