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Top 5 Most Popular Dogs in Films
Film: Harry Potter Films (2001 – Present )
Character Name: Fang
Breed of Dog: Neapolitan Mastiff
Film Trivia: Fang plays the role of the loveable giant Hagrids pet dog. Fang is described in the film as a Boarhound, but in actual fact was played by 4 different Neapolitan Mastiffs.
Film: Turner & Hooch (1989)
Character Name: Hooch
Breed of Dog: Dogue De Bordeaux
Film Trivia: Cop doggy comedy, Det Scott Turner played by Tom Hanks teams up with Hooch, the slobbering mischievous dog who could be the only one to help Turner solve a murder. Hooch played by Beasley the Dogue de Bordeaux. Film Tag line ~ The oddest couple ever unleashed!
Film: Wizard of Oz (1939)
Character Name: Toto
Breed dog Dog: Cairn Terrier
Film Trivia: Toto was played by Terry the Cairn Terrier. Toto was referred to as a “he” in MGM’s classic film, Toto was really a “she”. Carl Spitz, Hollywood animal trainer received a salary of $125.00 per week for the use of the Terry in the film.
Film: Men in Black (1997), Men In Black 2 (2002)
Character Name: Frank
Breed of Dog: Pug
Film Trivia: Within the films, Frank has the appearance of a normal pug dog, but he is actually an extraterrestrial in disguise. Frank was played in both movies by a very well trained pug named “Mushu”.
Film: Beethoven (1992)
Character Name: Beethoven
Breed of Dog: Saint Bernard
Film Trivia: A slobbering St Bernard dog becomes the center of attention for a loving family but its vet secretly wants to kill him. Film Tag line ~ He’ll grow on You! Beethoven is very mischievous, antics include: Drinks out of the fishbowl, Urinates in George’s Briefcase, Eats Thanksgiving turkey from table, and many more.
UK TV Dogs
TV Show: Eastenders
Character Name: Wellard (1994 ~ 2008)
Breed of Dog: Tervueren Belgian Shepherd Dog
TV Trivia: Arrived on the show back in 1994, played by a dog named Kyte. Robbie Jackson rescued Wellard from someone who wasn’t treating him well. The loyal dog paid his master back many times over. Since Robbie left the Square, Gus has looked after him. Wellard fathered Frieda the greyhound’s puppies. Frieda was Grant and Nigel’s dog. One of his key storylines involved being kidnapped by Jay Brown and he earned the respect of viewers around the country when he bit Ian Beale on the backside.
RIP: After starring in the show for 14 years Wellards emotional fairwell scenes aired in August 2008. Bianca Jackson runs Wellard to the vet when she finds him laying lifeless on the floor.After being told he is dying she is desperate to save him, but eventually realises it is time for the beloved pet go to doggy heaven.
TV Show: Eastenders
Character Name: Roly (1985 – 1993)
Breed of Dog: Poodle
TV Trivia: Roly the poodle was in EastEnders right from the start. Roly was the faithful friend of publican Den Watts. Roly was then handed over to Pat and Frank, but ended up back with Sharon. He remained at the Vic until his untimely death in 1993.
TV Show: Blue Peter
Breed of Dog: Border Collie
TV Trivia: Shep was a one of the most memorable Blue Peter dogs. Remembered by TV viewers as inseparable from John Noakes who would say “Get Down Shep!!” Like all Blue Peter pets, Shep was owned by the BBC, but when John left the programme in June 1978 the BBC realised the pair were inseparable and let him keep the Border Collie.