Breed: Mixed Breed Collie
Date of Birth: 6/01/2015
Neck circumference: 39cm
Length (base of neck to tail): 61cm
Height (floor to shoulder): 56cm
Height (floor to top of head) 66cm
Chest circumference: 56cm
Tuggi is a striking collie mixed breed and a highly skilled dog actor. is a lovable mixed breed dog with an adorable personality to match his cute, yet scruffy appearance.
He has a lot of studio and set experience having worked on TVCs, large scale feature films and stills photography. He has an incredible skill set and is a true professional.
Tuggi lives with a household full of animals (also on our roster) including the dogs Marti, Dave and Ponti; the cats CJ, PJ, TJ and Scooter, and Boop Boop the macaw. He is also socialised with other farm animals including sheep, horses and donkeys but prefers to work alongside members of his own fur family.
Tuggi is a happy chap and his doggy smile shows that. He takes his work seriously and loves being on set.
This experienced studio dog has had a whole host of acting roles as well as stills shoots. He’s got an impressive portfolio of tricks and bags of experience. Originally a rescue dog from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (whom he has since worked with on promotional shoots) he is now living his best life. Tuggi is an impressive dog with an incredible back story.
Tuggi is an experienced dog actor and has worked on small productions to high budget feature films. He’s completely relaxed when working in professional TV and film studios and has worked alongside handheld cameras, tracking cameras and stills flash. Tuggi is Mr Reliable and is a very capable dog.
This very active collie cross breed is agility trained and loves his sporty lifestyle. This activity means Tuggi has wonderful patience and control which are great assets for film set work.
With an impressive skills list, Tuggi can work on difficult filming briefs and can work to complex film or theatre scripts. He can work with children and any adult, as well as with other cats and dogs, but as is normal, he would prefer to work with members of his own fur family.
This good looking boy is very striking and being a mixed breed, he has the classic collie body with a salt and pepper coat that makes him truly unique in appearance. His one of a kind look means he’s easy to recognise and this will aid brand notoriety if he is required for advertising work. It also means he really stands out in film.
Due to Tuggi’s mixed breed, he has the body of a border collie but with a unique coat colour; more a mottled grey / blue colour than black and white. He also has piercing amber eyes that are wolf like. He’s a very impressive looking dog.
Adept at working in moving image, Tuggi is excellent in front of the stills camera also. Because of his lengthy skills list, he can pose in nearly any position for the perfect portrait shot. Because of his athleticism, action shots are easy to achieve.
This experienced dog model looks simply fabulous in gritty, urban settings but also carries off the rural backdrop too, particularly as he is a collie mixed breed.
His smile lends him to home and family lifestyle themes as well as sporty, action led content. Tuggi is perfectly happy working indoors in a studio as well as outside on location. Happy to work with flash photography the noises and sights of a photography studio do not faze him.
If you’re looking for a capable, athletic dog Tuggi is your man. He has bags of style and is utterly brilliant at everything he sets his mind to.
Tuggi is a highly experienced dog model and actor and has appeared in all media formats including TV, commercials, idents, big budget feature films, social media and stills photography. Not all of his credits can be listed here (due to confidentiality) however, some of his impressive CV is listed below. You can be sure that when you hire this dog, you will get to work with a true professional and reliable dog actor.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – TV shoot and stills photography
Pooch Perfect – TV series. Dog actor for background work
Edgard & Cooper – Stills photography in studio
Fur and Fables – Stills photography on location
Capture The Countryside – Stills photography on location
Google Nest – TV commercial
TikTok – TV commercial
Fake pee (cock his leg)
Head on lap
Hug (another dog/cat)
Jump up, on and over, leave it
Leap into water
Look over shoulder
Look to point
Open and close doors
Push with nose
Retrieve to mark
Shy / Hide eyes
Spin (left & right)
Stand on hind legs
Walk to mark
Wear clothes and accessories