Leave it to the artificial dog and his artificial master to beat out all the rest of the fictitious canine companions.
I don't know who came out swinging at the last second to put Rush over the top, but I do like to see the best dog win. I mean, he can turn into a fucking jet, people. C'mon. A fucking jet! Can Dogmeat fly the Vault Dweller over an otherwise impassable spiked floor? Didn't think so.