Bex and Dexter play a convincing part of Police dog and Handler on the New Zealand hit TV series Outrageous Fortune.
Molly checks out the shoes
Molly showing off her talent on the Number one Shoes TVC. "Ohh nice shoes!"
Molly and Raymond
Molly poses on set next to Raymond the Kiwi Bank Car.
This German Shepherd proved to us she can play the part of a convincing prison Guard dog on set that night.
Trey helped play the part of Pierre in the New Zealand Feature film Love Birds.
While Trey never really got into the trick training, he did excel at being held, cuddled, carried and chilling out on his harness and lead.
Trey proved invaluable throughout the filming of Love Birds, and was happy to play his part for a cuddle or treat. Trey’s forte was definitely being hand held, down stays, chilling on his harness & lead interior or exterior and generally being comfortable at being around a large crew.
“After receiving the script for Matariki we knew it was going to call for a very special dog to pull off the required action convincingly. The film called for the dog to not only have a very special bond with his master in the film, but to also suffer at the hands of a rouge car leaving the dog injured and dying. During the preproduction phase while auditioning dogs for the role, we came across Harley a young energetic Staffordshire Bull Terrier who had the “X” factor. Harley not only had the visual appeal required - tough but lovable - he also proved to be a natural at learning new behaviours. Harley went from a fun loving guy hanging out with his owner at work greeting customers daily, to a convincing animal actor within a matter of weeks. Harley’s trainer is so proud of the results they achieved on this project, that she considers his injured and dying scenes as some of the most convincing animal acting she has achieved to date”
Photo showing Actor Edwin Wright holding Harley. Photo taken by Matt Klitscher.
Harley in Matariki
Harley on set of Matariki.
Photo taken by Matt Klitsher.
Hercules the Bugger Dog
Hercules, The Bugger Dog.
Hercules was the most famous dog in NZ. He is most renowned for Being the Toyota Bugger dog who landed in the mud and said BUGGER!
That TVC caused a huge social discussion on NZ and Australia as to what is acceptable language in adds. It was wholeheartedly endorsed by the public as a classic Kiwi expletive for damn that didn’t go quite right!
The Add went on to win 17 international awards as well as Hercules being awarded, can you believe it, Australia Dog of the Year.
Hercules was bred and trained for the well known Hercules Series as Hercules Dog. He went on to do well over 100 TVCs and 40 odd movies including a cameo in Lord of the Rings.
Hercules had over 140 commands on him and was Marks greatest companion and film dog.
In 2004, about 2,000 people came to Herc's Funeral over a weekend at the Rescue Zoo where he lay in State.
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