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Higgins the Dog (1957–1975)

The real name of the dog who played the original "Benji" was Higgins, owned and trained by famed animal trainer and breeder Frank Inn. Inn adopted the dog in 1960 from the Burbank Animal Shelter in Burbank, California. He trained the dog, who went on to appear in the television series Petticoat Junction (1963). Soon after the series ended, Higgins... See full bio »


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Petticoat Junction
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 1974 Benji
Benji (uncredited)
 1971 Mooch Goes to Hollywood (TV Movie)
 1964-1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
- Betty Jo's Business (1970) ... Dog (uncredited)
- Last Train to Pixley (1970) ... Dog (uncredited)
- Whiplash, Whiplash (1970) ... Dog (uncredited)
- Spare That Cottage (1970) ... Dog (uncredited)
- Susan B. Anthony, I Love You (1970) ... Dog (uncredited)
 1968 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
- Christmas in Hooterville (1968) ... Dog (uncredited)
- The Thanksgiving Spirit (1968) ... Dog (uncredited)
 1965 Green Acres (TV Series)
- Lisa Has a Calf (1965) ... Dog (uncredited)
- Lisa the Helpmate (1965) ... Dog (uncredited)

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