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Strongheart the Dog (–1929)

Strongheart, the German shepherd who was a canine superstar of American cinema, was born and raised in Imperial Germany, where he was trained to be a police dog and assigned to the German military during World War I. Called "Etzel von Oringer," the German shepherd was born on October 1, 1917, descended from a carefully bred line. Trained as an ... See full bio »
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 1927 The Return of Boston Blackie
 1925 North Star
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 1925 White Fang
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 1924 The Love Master
 1922 Brawn of the North
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 1921 The Silent Call
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 1924 Behind the Scenes (Documentary short)

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Trainer Laurence Trimble: "His human counterparts on screen were pleased with Strongheart, for even though he tore their clothes to shreds, he never left a mark of fang or nail on any actor."


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