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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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Known For

Lassie Dog / Nipper
The Mike Douglas Show Dog from Petticoat Junction


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 1974 Mooch (TV Movie)
Mooch (uncredited)
 1974 Benji
Benji (uncredited)
 1971-1973 Lassie (TV Series)
Dog / Nipper
- The Visitor (1973) ... Dog (uncredited)
- Trouble Tracks (1971) ... Nipper
 1964-1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Dog / Higgins - Dog
- 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)
 1965-1970 Green Acres (TV Series)
Dog / Killer - Dog
- Uncle Fedor (1970) ... Killer - Dog (uncredited)
- Lisa Has a Calf (1965) ... Dog (uncredited)
- Lisa the Helpmate (1965) ... Dog (uncredited)
 1964-1968 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Dog / Wilbur - Dog / Jo-Jo - Dog
- Christmas in Hooterville (1968) ... Dog (uncredited)
- The Thanksgiving Spirit (1968) ... Dog (uncredited)
- Possum Day (1965) ... Dog (uncredited)
- Jed, the Bachelor (1965) ... Dog (uncredited)
- The Clampetts vs. Automation (1965) ... Dog (uncredited)
 1965 Village of the Giants
Wolf the pet dog (uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (3 credits)
 1980 Dance Fever (TV Series)
 1965 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Dog from Petticoat Junction
- Episode #5.29 (1965) ... Dog from Petticoat Junction (as Higgins the Dog)
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 2015 Les Chroniques du Mea (TV Series)

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