Toys of the Eighties, Digger The Dog
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Digger the Dog could be pulled with a cord, and was a plastic hound dog with a sherlock holmes style hat, that rolled on wheels. The ad featured a catchy song that went: "Digger the dog, digging he goes with you when you explore, just pull his leash and go for a walk, he's your dog for sure!"
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Bill - March 11, 2007 - Report this comment
The Digger jingle went as follows: "Digger the dog, digging he goes with you when you explore, just pull his leash and go for a walk, he's your dog for sure!" I remember the jingle so well because I used to tease my German shepherd/black Lab dog (Max, 1994-2006) with the jingle just before going for a walk, since "leash" and "walk" were two of his "magic words" that got him hyper! A link to a YouTube video (Captain Kangaroo) is coming along with this post (in the links section) - a complete Digger commercial is at 1:56 in the clip.
Mike - July 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I've been singing that song since the eities. Still love it "Where ya going Timmy? Walkin Digger ma"
PETE - July 22, 2007 - Report this comment
may - October 23, 2007 - Report this comment
my brother loved his digger dog so much that he eventually earned the nickname of digger - which he still maintains to this day. we named our puggle puppy digger in his honor - and our little digger dog follows in the footsteps of this beloved beagle toy from the 80's - walking with his nose to the ground and his tail end up in the air...too cute
Gino - March 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Any ideas for a replacement tail? With three boys, Diggers tail is long gone!
Jennifer - August 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Had one of these and ended up in the garage for years. My mom convinc ed me to get it to the little girl across the street when I got to old for it.
Lea - September 05, 2008 - Report this comment
My uncle tied the string attached to Digger to my grandmothers chiuaua's collar. when she started to walk the Digger followed. When she started to run the Digger followed. She got so scared and was running all over the house, everyone was trying to catch her. When my aunt who had just gotten dressed for work reached down to pick the dog that was running to her up. The dog crapped all over her and her work uniform. My uncle (her brother) stood back with a smirk on his face singing, "digger the dog, just pull the leash ..." I'll never forget good ol Digger.
Digger - September 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Like May's brother, I was given the nickname of Digger because of my love for the toy, which lasted until I left my hometown at the age of 25. Those who knew me then and those with connections to my hometown still know me by that name. I wish my mom would've kept it, but it's gone now.
CJ - October 21, 2008 - Report this comment
My favorite toy of all time. I am 41 yrs old but i remember the Christmas i got Digger.. What a simpler time..
Soulshine - November 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Came across Digger at a Thrift Store and could not bear to leave him there. He is listed on eBay to try and find a new home.
Digger Graves - November 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow, i was given that nickname in college and I am still called Digger today, the name just stuck. I love that dog!!!!!
carmen - December 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I would like to buy a digger dog.E-Mail me at
80's chicky - December 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a Digger the Dog and man did I love him! I called it a digitty dog when I was smaller.. I accused both my cousin and best friend of stealing it from me...still never figured out where it went!
mike - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I picked up a newer Digger the Dog several years back at Bennys store. I am 49 and treasure that dog. What a good toy.
gm - January 09, 2010 - Report this comment
We named our family dog Digger after this toy back in the 80s. I used to sing and play that jingle to him - glad to hear the commercial again and relieved I had the song right!
barbie - June 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a Digger and have had him since 1975 I'm 44 and have passed him on to my son and now my 7 year old daughter sleeps with him. I sang them the commercial and they just laugh. Showed them the commercial and they love it!
miguelito - June 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I got my digger dog at Christmas time and did I LOVE taking him for walks. Never knew what did happen to my digger.
frankie - November 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I got Digger Dog for my daughter. Now she has a grand daughter and I am thinking about giving digger to her.
naomi - January 22, 2011 - Report this comment
They have remade Digger! We found him in a department store before Christmas. He is not as long and doesn't have a hat. When you pull his leash, he walks with you AND makes dog noises. I still have my Digger that I received for Christmas when I was 5 and now my 5 year-old has one of his own!
Kandi - September 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I have four digger the dogs for sale if anyone is interested. 613-966-3865
Dave - November 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Ok, all these Digger the Dog stories are making me tear up. I'm in the process of putting my childhood one on ebay. I didn't feel the attachment until reading all these stories. Thanks everyone!
Chris - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved my Digger the dog. Has to me my most favorite toy ever. My Mom was poor at that time going through a divorce but she made sure i had that toy.
Chris - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I just got a puppy Beagle, so my gf and i are naming him Digger! Good memories of a much simplier time in life.
PSB - April 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Kids can be the coolest and the cruelest ... we had a friend at this time who (unbeknownst to us) must've suffering terribly from severe hemmorrhoids. He was announted Digger then (with the full song) and he's still Digger today, 30+ years later.
dave - November 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Kandi, still have a digger for sale?
Shelly - August 03, 2014 - Report this comment
This looks like what my brother had, but he got it for Christmas sometime in the late 70's.
cyndi - January 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a stuffed animal version of the 70s/80s toy. If you have one and will part with it my email is
Raney - August 02, 2021 - Report this comment
Digger was a Dog

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