The Animal Talent

The Animal Talent

The Animal Talent

Appearance + -

Breed: Terrier mixed breed

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: 07/12/2013

Weight: 8kg

Buddy the mixed breed terrier is an experienced dog model and actor.  He has a unique breed mix and therefore a unique appearance which mean you’ll never get a brand representative that looks like Buddy!

With an adorable personality to match his gorgeous looks, this is a loyal dog that loves everybody and everything!  He’s a very much loved member of his household and lives among 6 other dogs on a homestead that includes pigs, sheep, goats and even reindeer!  This highly socialised doggy that is happy to be around all other animals.

Buddy possesses all the traits of terriers that we know and love; he is independent, yet determined and courageous.  He is energetic and enthusiastic about every task he undertakes.

Terrier Buddy is a well-rounded dog that is a firm favourite in the events world; he’s been performing live on stage in theatre since he was a very young lad and he has performed in exhibitions and demos around the country for several years.  He has shaggy hair with a teenager’s emo fringe; he’s super cute and super talented.

Suitable acting roles + -

Buddy is a hirsute terrier with the scruffy look that is super popular in media and with families worldwide.  Being a mixed breed, his unique appearance ensures that he’s instantly recognisable and there’ll never be an exact match for Buddy.

As a senior terrier, he has a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry.  He has an astounding amount of experience live on stage in theatre productions around the UK; he was born to be on stage and he really excels in front of a live audience.  He has also worked at events around the country since he was a puppy; he knows exactly what it’s like to work in front of a hectic crowd and is never put off by large crowds.

Capable of working on complex roles, Buddy can work to script and follow a sequence of commands; this skill has been perfected over his years in demonstration events.  It makes scene shooting for TV and film easy to achieve since less cutaway shots are required.  He has poise, patience and strong impulse control, following cues easily.

If you’re working on TV commercials, Buddy’s one-of-a-kind appearance guarantees that he’s a good candidate for brands that wish to partner with a dog for promotional campaigns since he is instantly recognisable.

Buddy is a talented actor and has a number of skills in his tricks armoury that are appropriate for acting roles in the production environment.  He finds it easy to learn new behaviours and skills, so if you require a bespoke action, Buddy is happy to learn it in advance of the shoot.

This versatile dog can work with human actors of all ages and is especially good with  children, having worked in theatre productions with a large chorus.  Buddy has travelled and performed all around the UK and enjoys his adventures; he’s a good traveller and causes little fuss back stage.  He and his experienced, capable handler are real professionals on set, having worked in entertainment for many years.

Suitable modelling roles + -

Buddy the cross breed has a truly unique appearance that is all at once different but relatable.  His golden, shaggy hair flows in movement, capturing the energy and fun he sees in life.  The length of his hair also lends itself to action shots and some comic effects can definitely be captured.

Buddy has an expressive face that is capable of showing emotion; he has wise eyes and a loving gaze.  The way he holds himself really conveys loyalty; that’s an image definitely worth capturing if you’re working on commercial photography for brand endurance.

Being a terrier, he can wear his hair shaggy and scruffy, or sleek and smooth; Buddy is happy to have his hair styled appropriately as required.  He is small in stature, but nevertheless he commands attention.  Being small means that he can be easily held by human models and actors (even children) if that is required during his performance.

Happy to dress up, you’ll find that dog clothing fits him easily and he just loves wearing a costume.  For this reason he can model for various apparel including leads, harnesses, bandanas and more.

With a strong skills list, Buddy finds it easy to work with props; he can hold items in his mouth, work alongside different objects, or pose on top of any number of products which is particularly useful for commercial photography.

Buddy is a lovable dog that, despite his senior years, is still happy to run about and jump is for action shots, though he loves nothing more than posing in position for stills photography, gazing adoringly at the camera.

Experience + -

From a very young age, Buddy has had professional dog acting experience, having worked in theatre and live events since he was a puppy.  He has developed his skills throughout his life and has also completed a number of stills modelling shoots.  Having worked on a number of theatre productions, he has gained valuable experience at working in front of live audiences.  He and his professional handler – trainer have competed in show events as well as performing agility and tricks demonstrations at county fairs and much more.


Wizard of Oz – Playing the character of ‘Toto’ in Regal Entertainments theatre productions, UK tour.

Live events – Agility and tricks, heelwork to music.

Venture Studios – Stills photography shoot


Balance on object

Style hair

Can work with water


Eat/drink on set

Give paw

Go around object/person

Go over seesaw

Go under/through

Jump through hoop

Jump up/on/over an object

Open/close door

Play ball

Positional work


Ring a bell



Spin (left/right)




Walk on balance beam

Wears pet clothing + accessories