The Mutt (dog) he has no advocates and earns his own living, he is faithful and friendly without being a suck butt,  he is free and loves freedom,  he is a friend to all, but valued by none.  He is a good fighter but valued by none, except those in real danger.  He will fight to the death for his loved ones, but rarely gets the respect he deserves.

I think he should be our national emblem a smiling Mutt with one ear and a broken tail, but still happy and in the fight, not worrying about what others have, but proud of what is his.