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Winston's MilkBone box released

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- A four-legged, hometown celebrity makes his dog box debut.

After a more than two year wait, Winston's Great Dane mug now graces the back of the Medium biscuit MilkBone box.

You'll remember in 2008, Winston's owners Matt and Melisa Ruppert submitted his picture into a contest to be MilkBone's 100th Anniversary Spokesdog.  More than 12,000 pictures were entered.  Winston made it all the way to the top 100, then top three.

In February 2009, Winston became the brand's spokesdog live on the Bonnie Hunt show.

Since then he's traveled the country promoting the brand and giving his paw of approval.

Winston and his family were sent samples around Christmas and the boxes hit the shelves early this year. Target carries the box in the Wausau area.

Online Reporter: Cami Mountain

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