Moose

Pet type: Dog

Born: Dec 1990

Died: 22 Jun 2006

Owner: Mathilda DeCagny


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Moose was a Jack Russell terrier famous for playing Eddie the dog in the American sitcom Frasier.

Eddie belonged to Marty Crane (played by actor John Mahoney) the father of central character Frasier Crane.

But Moose only became a canine actor because his first owners found him too much of a handful. The same thing kick-started the career of Pal, the first film Lassie.

When Moose was two he was given to a company that trains animals for television and films. His training was entrusted to Mathilde DeCagny who looked after Moose from then on until his death in 2006 at the age of 15.

She said he was highly trainable and won the key role in Frasier after just six months of training. He appeared in the very first episode in September 1993 and went on to appear in another 191 shows.

He had the ability to stare long and hard at the character Frasier - which became one of the show’s running gags. Actor John Mahoney once revealed that when Moose needed to nuzzle the actors, liver pate was rubbed behind their ears to achieve the desired display of affection.

Moose even had an 'autobiography' out on the book shelves called My Life As A Dog

When it became clear that Frasier was going to be a long-running series, it was decided Moose should become a father so that one of his pups could eventually take over his role.

Indeed, one of his sons, Enzo, began to act as a stunt double for Moose as he aged, and eventually took over the role full-time for the last two seasons of Frasier before it ended in 2004.

Both Enzo and Moose lived happily in retirement with Mathilda DeCagny.

They also both appeared in the film My Dog Skip in 2000. Enzo had the main role and Moose appeared as Skip in old age.

Pet type: Dog

Born: Dec 1990

Died: 22 Jun 2006

Owner: Mathilda DeCagny


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Pet type: Dog

Born: Dec 1990

Died: 22 Jun 2006

Owner: Mathilda DeCagny


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Pet type: Dog

Born: Dec 1990

Died: 22 Jun 2006

Owner: Mathilda DeCagny


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