Hollywood's Most Famous Dog Breed
The Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terriers, long known as the most,famous dog breed, are now even more
famous. One is particular, "Uggie," was born in
2002, was rescued from being sent to the pound by Omar Von
Muller, after his original owners that thought he was too wild.
Uggie, the Jack Russell Terrier, is now famous for his movie
roles in "The Artist," (2012) and "Water for Elephants"
(2011). If you've seen "The Artist," in particular, you'll quickly
understand how talented this Jack Russell Terrier is as he steals the
show. Uggie is a real star who may even be the reason why a
"dog" category may be added to the many movie awards given out each year.
The dog from "The
Artist" and "Water for Elephants"
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Stars From Hollywood's Most Famous Dog
The above photo is from the hilarious movie of 1938 Bringing Up Baby starring
Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and an extraordinary little wire haired
Jack Russell Terrier named George.
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But George was only the name of his character, and what a
character! His real name was Skippy but became better known
as Asta as he was called in the 'Thin Man' movie series co-starring
with Myrna Loy and William Powell.
He stole a lot of scenes and a lot of hearts and was one of the most
loved and most well known dog breeds in Hollywood during the 1930's and
Asta was used in a lot of Hollywood films such as 1937's
The Awful Truth where he
plays a character named Mr. Smith. He also played a ghost dog named Mr.
Atlas, starring again with Cary Grant in 'Topper Takes a Trip' in 1939.
All these vintage movies were adored by the public...and
it was Asta's spiffy little Jack Russell personality that gave them
their endearing charm.
He was smart as a whip and cute as a bug.
And if you've never had the joy of seeing these movies
before I highly recommend them for some rainy evening when you need a
good innocent laugh. More
About Classic Hollywood
it seems there have been
even more Jack Russells featured in today's movies. Like Milo in the
movie The Mask
, and Rimshot
from Ernest Goes To Jail
. Then there's
Stupid from the hilarious movie The Jerk
Martin. But this doesn't even scratch the surface. This famous dog
breed is just everywhere.
About Contemporary Hollywood
Not to mention the world of television like Moose known as Eddy from
the TV sitcom Frasier, who, as some of you might remember, parachuted
into Super Bowl '96 with Jerry Seinfeld star Jason Alexander. Or Wishbone
popular PBS children's series by that name.
And we haven't even touched on the endless TV
This Jack Russell
is even found in Comic books.
I didn't know until I researched this topic that it
is thought that
Superman's flying dog was a Jack Russell Terrier!
So you don't have to wonder what famous dog breed is
Hollywood's, as well as Television's, as well as the World's first
choice in dogs. Without a doubt...it is the Jack Russell
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