Monday, February 03, 2014

Dog of the Geek: Tiger!

tigerBreed: Mixed

Original Appearances: The Brady Bunch

Other Appearances: See Miscellaneous

Biography: Tiger originally appeared in one episode of The Brady Bunch, the pilot. During the taping of the first season episode “Katchoo” during the first season, the dog playing Tiger was killed by an automobile. The dog's trainer, Joe Hornok, find a similar-looking dog from the pound to appear in the episode in the original Tiger's place, and this dog appeared in a few other episodes, but due to the lack of training, the character was written out of the show.

Powers: None

Group Affiliation: Brady family

Miscellaneous: Tiger's doghouse remained on the backyard set of The Brady Bunch because it covered up a burn hole in the astroturf made by a falling light. Tiger had also appeared in the movie A Boy and His Dog alongside Don Johnson. The second Tiger went on to have more TV and film credits than the original, according to The Brady Bunch Book by Andrew J. Edelstein. The original Tiger was owned by Lou Schumacher, who was also a dog handler on the original Lassie series.

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