TV Shows

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

Bear – Person of Interest (TV Series)

Bear - a Belgian malinois in the TV series "Person of Interest"The second season of the CBS show “Person of Interest” introduced a new cast member – a Belgian malinois (working line) named Bear (previously named Butcher).  John Reese (played by Jim Cavierzel) gets “captured” by the Aryan Nation in an attempt to free his friends who were being held hostage.  Reese quickly proves that his hostage takers do not know how to properly handle nor get the respect for such a dog mainly because they do not speak  Dutch (commonly used in training military dogs).  Their expression quickly changes when Reese tells Butcher to sit then lie down in Dutch.  A quick scuffle happens and you see Reese with the other two hostages leaving the building.  As they get to the car Reese calls the dog and he comes running out (it’s safe to assume during the scuffle the dog did not break his commend).  Later in the episode Butcher eats a million dollar’s worth of bearer bonds and Reese decided to rename him to Bear.  Bear lives in the Library with Harold Finch (played by Michael Emerson).  While Mr. Finch does not get along with Bear at first he quickly warms up to the dog.

Bear is played by a working line Belgian Malinois named Graubaer’s Boker (who also has his own Facebook page).  Boker is an IPO trained dog (schutzhund title) – Boker has his IPO3 which is a schutzhund title (considered to be a more “recent” title than the more common SCHh3- the trial for both titles are very similar).  Boker was born in June of 2009 to a long line of working Belgian Malinois (French and Dutch lines). Continue reading

True Blood Season 5 – The Werewolves

The crew for the HBO series is having their casting calls for the “werewolves” this week. Wolf (or wolfdog?) owners and trainers distracted their wolves while the staff discussed who would be hired.

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In the beginning of the XXXXXX the XXXXX XXXXXX comes across a slain XXXX XXXX mother and six XXXXXXX. The initial order is to kill the puppies so no more dire wolves exist in the XXXXXXX but the children take it as a sign since the XXXXX XXXXX emblem is a XXXX. The five XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX get a XXXX XXX each and later a XXXXXX XXXXX is found, a XXXX, which is given to XXXX XXXX (the XXXXXXX son). Continue reading

Mollie (Capt. Janeway’s dog) – Star Trek: Voyager

Can you guess the breed of dog that has made 3 appearances in Star Trek?

The Star Trek: Voyager series features a crew who gets lost in the delta quadrant (the other side of the galaxy) by an entity known as “The Keeper”.  The captain of the Voyager is Captain Katherine Janeway.   During the series Janeway makes several references to her dog, Mollie, who is an Irish Setter.  In the beginning of the series (first episode, “Caretaker”) she convinced her fiance (Mark Johnson) to watch over Mollie while she is very pregnant, while acting reluctant he agrees to her and even comments that he’s already moved her bed and toys to his place.

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