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Strongheart the Dog (1917–1929)


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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White Fang White Fang
(1925)
Brawn of the North Brawn of the North
(1922)
North Star North Star
(1925)
The Love Master Strongheart
(1924)

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 1927 The Return of Boston Blackie
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 1925 North Star
North Star
 1925 White Fang
White Fang
 1924 The Love Master
Strongheart
 1922 Brawn of the North
Brawn of the North
 1921 The Silent Call
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 1924 Behind the Scenes (Documentary short)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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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Trained as a WWI police dog in Germany, he was brought to the U.S. by director Laurence Trimble and his wife, writer Jane Murfin. See more »

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