Aaron Rogers’ Dog

The current series of State Farm commercials feature Green Bay Packer’s quarterback Aaron Rogers and a dog named Rigsbee (commonly with teammate Clay Matthews (defense) as an antagonist).  While the quarterback and the Australian Cattle Dog seem to have quite the bond sadly this is not Aaron Rogers’ real dog (and there are no reports of who actually owns the dog).

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I am not gone…

First, I would like to apologize for not bring active lately.  A lot has gone on the past two years (some good, some bad, some great, some horrible) but things are looking more stable now.

I am not intending on abandoning this site – in fact, the opposite.  I am looking to work on this site and expand it.  If you have suggestions, please, feel free to comment.  All comments are viewed (even if they aren’t approved).  I have a lot of ideas in my mind – they just take time and money.


Stay tuned.

The Littlest Hobo

hobo1958“The Littlest Hobo” was a 1958 USA film (starring Buddy Hart and Wendy Stuart) as well as a Canadian TV show that ran from 1963 to 1965 and again from 1979 to 1985.

In all 3 series, Charles (Chuck) P Eisenmann owned and trained the German Shepherds used.  The first series starred London (the dog) and has some close relatives, Toro, Litlon, and Thorn.  Several dogs were used in the second series but credit was given to “London” (this was done so the best dog for the job needed could be used).  All of the dogs are German Shepherds with “reverse mask” markings (meaning areas that are typically dark on a German Shepherd (jaw, throat, chest) are light in color. Continue reading

Red Wolf Coalition: Say no to Extinction

A red wolf. Photo courtesy USFWS Red Wolf Recovery program.

Recently as many as 6 critically endangered red wolves (Canis Rufus) have been illegally killed (poached) in their recovery area. With fewer than 100 of these animals in the wild the loss of even just one can have devastating consequences for the future of the species.

For decades, the Red Wolf Coalition has been on the front line of the red wolf recovery overseeing several captive breeding programs, educating the public, actively taking part in the lawmaking process, as well as helping raise funds for rewards leading to the arrest of these poachers.

Right now they are conducting their annual fundraiser as part of the  CrowdRise Challenge.  The top 3 charities in this event will receive an additional $100,000 (for first), $40,000 (for second), and $20,000 (for third).  We at DogActors are asking your help to help them get into the top 3.  It is quick and simple.

First, you can go to the team Dog Actors page though this link:  http://www.crowdrise.com/Redwolvessaynotoextinction/fundraiser/dogactors

You will go though a short registration process and then send in your payment.  You do not have to worry about spam, Crowdrise does not spam (I’ve used them a bit in the past).  The minimum donation is $10 – that is just the price of a lunch or a few coffees.  Please consider donating to their cause.  Thank you in advance!

Zeus & Apollo – Magnum PI

za-bowlThe 80’s action / drama series Magnum PI featured two Doberman pinschers named Apollo and Zeus as (spoiled) guard dogs for the novelist Robin Masters’ home (a.k.a. Robin’s Nest) and were trained by the character Jonathan Quayle Higgins III (played by John Hillerman).  In the beginning the dogs often chased the star of the show, Thomas Magnum (played by Tom Selleck) but as the series progressed they became pals.

In the beginning of season 1 they were played by three Dobermans, two females named Cola and Hohea and a male named Joe, trained by Karl Lewis Miller.  During the first season Kael left and was replaced by Scott Hart who eventually brought in his own dogs, two males named Whiskey and Brutus and a female named Dominique.  Later in the series the producers tried to find less expensive dogs to use but Tom Selleck convinced them to stay with the current 3 dogs.  There was even a plan  to write the dogs out of the show and again, Tom Selleck and John Hillerman convinced them to keep the dogs in the show.


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