August 18, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star


How many of these real life movie actor dogs do you recognize? There are so many of us who have  lent our canine talents to the film industry!! And yours truly is happy to be among them! ARFAFRGIGGLE!


  • Axelrod, the Basset Hound, appeared in commercials for “Flying A” service stations in the 1960s.
  • Gidget, the female Chihuahua featured in Taco Bell’s commercials. She was also Bruiser’s mother in “Legally Blond”.
  • Honey Tree Evil Eye, a female Bull Terrier, was Spuds MacKenzie as the Budweiser spokes-dog.
  • Banjo, an Irish Setter/ Golden Retriever mix, was “Alex” in Stroh beer commercials in the 1980s.
  • Paddington, a Golden Retriever and “professional stand-in, and stunt double” portrays the real Duke Bush at promotional events and in commercials for Bush’s Best Baked Beans.
  • Ace the Wonder Dog appeared in films in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Beasley, a “Dogue de Bordeaux”, was in the film “Turner and Hooch”.
  • Blair, the first dog screen star, appeared in “Rescued by Rover” in 1905.
  • Buddy, a Golden Retriever, starred in “Air Bud” (1997) and was Comet in the TV series “Full House”.
  • DJ, a Siberian Husky, appeared in the role of Demon in “Snow Dogs” and Max in “Eight Below”.
  • Higgins was Benji in the film of the same name and also appeared in TV’s “Petticoat Junction”.
  • Max, a Jack Russell Terrier, played Milo in “The Mask” with Jim Carrey.
  • Mushroom was the Peltzer’s family dogs in “Gremlins”.
  • Mother Teresa, a Newfoundland dog, played the major canine character in the film “Must Love Dogs”.
  • Skippy, a wire haired Fox Terrier was Asta in “The Thin Man” movies.
  • Terry, a Cairn Terrier, was Toto in the 1939 version of “The Wizard of Oz”.
  • Uggie, a Jack Russell Terrier, played Jack in the films “The Artist” (2011) and “Water for Elephants”.