The official mascot of Mississippi State University is an English Bulldog. There have been 21 live mascots serve as Bully. The current Bully goes by Jak, but is still considered a Bully. Bully's have inherited their status in a ceremony called Passing of the Harness, typically held during Super Bulldog Weekend. Jak's predecessors have been cared for by the same caretaker since 1993.