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Higgins (I) (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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Lassie Dog / Nipper
The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show Dog from Petticoat Junction


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 1974 Benji
Benji (uncredited)
 1971-1973 Lassie (TV Series)
Dog / Nipper
- The Visitor (1973) ... Dog (uncredited)
- Trouble Tracks (1971) ... Nipper
 1971 Mooch Goes to Hollywood (TV Movie)
Mooch (as Higgins the Dog)
 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)
 1965 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Dog from Petticoat Junction
- Episode #5.29 (1965) ... Dog from Petticoat Junction (as Higgins the Dog)

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Higgins the Dog

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