German Shepherd Famous Examples

There have been many German Shepherd dogs famous for their acting. Here are a few examples.

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Koton

Sam

Beast

Delgado

Buddy

Rin Tin Tin


Koton

Koton in the movie K-9 with James Belushi

K-9 was a 1989 film starring James Belushi (as Officer Mike Dooley) and Koton (as K-9 Officer Jerry Lee) about an officer who needs to find a drug dealer who tried to kill him. He is given a German Shepherd who is trained as a narcotics dog to assist him. Mike has never worked with a K-9 before and his lack of experience comes out when Jerry Lee starts off very independent.

Koton was a real police K-9 dog that was used by the Kansas City, Missouri, police department and was responsible for over 24 felony arrests during his career. In October, 1991, Koton found 10 kilos of cocaine worth an estimated $1.2 million. Unfortunately, less than a month later on November 18, 1991, Koton was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a suspect in the murder of a police officer.

Koton also starred in the TV series K-9 as "Rondo".


Sam

Sam in the movie I Am Legend starring Will Smith

I Am Legend was a 2007 movie starring Will Smith (as Dr. Robert Neville) and Abbey (as Sam) where a survivor of a plague attempts to find a cure that has turned most of humanity into monsters. Sam is his German Shepherd Dog who accompanies him on his daily missions in search of food, medicine, information, and other survivors.

Sam eventually contracts the disease and Dr. Neville is forced to kill her before she turns on him.


Beast

Beast in the 1977 horror film The Hills Have Eyes

In this movie a family is attacked by a band of inbred cannibals and their German Shepherd dogs, Beauty and Beast, help to defeat them. Beauty's character is killed early in the film but Beast almost single-handedly brings down the gang of monsters.

The sequel, The Hills Have Eyes 2 was released in 2006.


Delgado

Delgado starred in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 1 and 2

Delgado, voiced by the actor Andy Garcia, is the German Shepherd dog starring in this series of films. Delgado helps the main character, a chihuahua named Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore), escape dog fights and attempts to get her back to her home in Beverly Hills, California.


Buddy who starred in Love Leads The Way.

This is a 1984 Disney made-for-television movie about one of the first seeing-eye dogs. The main character, Morris Frank (played by Timothy Bottoms) is recently blinded and must overcome the bureaucratic, political, and legal barriers preventing him from utilizing his seeing-eye dog.


Rin Tin Tin

The most famous German Shepherd is Rin Tin Tin.

You can read more about his story by following the link below.

Official Rin Tin Tin Website