whn did Lassie the dog die?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
WHATAA?? shes dead? nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo how could this be!!!
LASSIE... LASSSSSIIEEEEE, where are you GURLLLLLLLLLLL
- BritenyLv 44 years ago
There is a current Lassie, and there have been about 12 different ones that have appeared in Lassies movies and the TV shows over the period of about 60 years. All of the Lassies were male.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There have been many Lassies over the years, dating back to the 1930's, so which one are you referring to? Actually the dogs used on the Lassie TV shows were males, except when Lassie was pregnant or had puppies. They also used different dogs to do different tricks, so there have been many, many Lassies. Most or all of them probably had different names tho outside the show.
- HearKatLv 71 decade ago
The first dog to play the role of Lassie was Pal, originally from Glamis Collies of California. The original owner could not train the dog and hired Weatherwax Trained Dogs to do the job. When the owner couldn't pay the bill, Pal became owned by animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax and his brother Frank Weatherwax. Pal was born June 20, 1940; and died in 1958.
Nine direct line descendants of Pal have performed as Lassie. All 9 Lassies have been male, playing a female character. The female collie loses her coat at least once a year making it unsuitable for use year round. Also, the male is larger and a child actor can play opposite the dog for a longer period of time.
In 1998 a Canadian film company replaced the line dog and outraged fans staged a worldwide campaign that was spearheaded by www.lassie.net to restore the genetic line dogs to the Lassie series.
Some of the dogs that played Lassie were owned and trained by Rudd Weatherwax until his death, and then by his son Robert Weatherwax. Today the dogs are owned and trained by longtime co-trainer, Carol Riggins.
The current Lassie is busy siring Lassie 10, making personal appearances, and touring to promote a new 2006 movie and a new dog food line.
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