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Benji... What kind of breed?

September 7th, 2001, 04:52 PM
We are looking for a dog that looks like Benji. What kind of breed is this dog?

Lisa responds...

Benji was a mutt. a mutt can combine the best of two or more breeds in a one-of-a-kind dog. Having a mutt is like the canine equivalent of owning an original work of art.

The dog that played the original Benji was actually named Higgins and was the mutt who played for many years on the television series "Petticoat Junction." The second dog to play Benji, was Higgins' daughter. This pup made three movies, several television specials, and a series. The dog on the cover of Joe's book "Benji and Me", a distant relation to the original, is number three.