What breed of dog is Asta in The Thin Man?

What breed of dog is Asta in The Thin Man?

The fox terrier Skippy was a little wire-haired fox terrier that rose to prominence in the "Thin Man" series as Asta, the renowned scene-stealing dog of Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy). Originally called "Smoky", the name was changed when another boy came along and wanted to play with the same dog.

Asta first appears in the film version of The Thin Man (1936), where she is owned by police detective Nick Charles (Powell). When Charles goes on vacation, his wife, Nora (Loy), hires someone to watch over their house while they are gone. Mrs. Charles does not like this person watching her house, but understands why after seeing who it is that comes to visit them. This new visitor is often seen through the windows of their room by way of a radio transmitter attached to Asta's collar.

In the next movie in the series, The Second Thin Man (1937), Asta appears again, this time living with the Charles family. She gets into some trouble when she eats some poison pen letters that have been sent to Mr. Charles, but is saved by Dr. Robert Armstrong (Don Ameche), who turns out to be her new owner. Dr. Armstrong takes her to San Francisco, where he lives, so she can recover from her injuries.

How many dogs played Asta in the Thin Man movies?

Skippy featured in just three or four of the six "Thin Man" films. According to his official imdb.com biography, his great-grandpup played Asta in the 1957 TV drama "Thin Man." His descendants might still be living today. Even if they aren't, all fox terriers have a little Asta in them. She's a famous thin man girl dog.

Asta was born on January 11th, 1935 - so she would have been about 1 year old when she first played Skippy. Her last appearance in the movies was in 1968's "The Last Picture Show". After that, she disappeared until 1993 when her son Rex was found abandoned in California. He had become blind and partially deaf due to a disease called retinal atrophy. Though he was adopted quickly by new owners who took him to Australia, it turned out that Rex was planning to visit the rest of the "Thin Man" family in Los Angeles before heading over to join them.

So after filming several scenes with Asta, Nick Charles would go home and smell really good for some reason. This must have made her very happy because later on she would play in another movie with a different actor who was also nice to smell good for!

There are still people who think that Skippy is real and he isn't dead. They say that his owner probably uses double dosing of paracetamol (aka acetaminophen) to keep him quiet since he doesn't move around much.

What breed of dog is Toto?

Cairn Terrier (Cairn Terrier) is the most common breed in America. The Cairn Terrier was originally bred to hunt small vermin, such as mice and rats, around farms and villages in Scotland and Ireland. Although they will be comfortable living with other dogs or cats, they are usually not tolerant of children. The Cairn Terrier's energy is well suited to a sport such as hunting or agility, but it can be too aggressive for some people to allow it inside their homes.

Totos are very loving and loyal to their family members. They are good with older children and adults. However, they may need to be trained not to bite when left alone for too long. Tobies make excellent companions for those who like to go on walks or hikes. They also make great nanny dogs because of their easy-to-train nature. Totos don't require much exercise since they are active during the day, but an evening walk or jog is enough to keep them healthy.

Totos were originally bred to detect scents by smell alone which is why they are good at finding things such as skunks or snakes. This trait makes them suitable candidates for search and rescue missions.

What is the name of the Asterix dog?

Dogmatix (/dag'maetIks/) is a fictitious little white terrier dog who appears in the Asterix comics as Obelix's companion. He has appeared in almost every single one of the albums since they first began publication in 1959.

He is always shown wearing a collar with a tag reading "Cabriolets de Caesar", which translates as "Carriages of Caesar". This indicates that Dogmatix is a Gaulish breed of dog and that he belongs to Obelix, who is a Roman citizen. In fact, Dogmatix appears to be his only friend at Asterix's village of Gaulish origin. He gets chased out of one village after another by the locals, but always ends up returning home when someone needs help.

In most cases, he serves as an audience surrogate by expressing what he thinks about various events and characters throughout the story. He also provides much needed comic relief from time to time.

There have been attempts to make Dogmatix into a real live animal, but so far these efforts have failed miserably.

The first attempt was made in 1980 by American artist Robert Crumb, whose version of Dogmatix was called "Gummo".

What dog breeds have a naturally short tail?

Stumpy-Tail Cattle Dogs from Australia. Braque du Bourbonnais (Bourbonnais Pointer), Brazilian Terrier, and Braque Francais (Savoy Sheepdog) from France. English Springer Spaniel, German Shorthaired Pointer, and Portuguese Podengo Pequeno from Brazil.

These are just a few of the many dog breeds that are known for their natural short tails. Some dogs may be born with an extremely short tail, while others grow into the shape they are given. Sometimes the tail is only partially developed at birth, so it can grow to any length after it has stopped developing.

In general, dogs who are bred for their tails include those with short tails as well as those with longer ones. So although short-tailed dogs are common in the world of purebreds, that doesn't mean they aren't able to produce puppies with longer tails. It's just that none of them ever get to see the day light because they are always hidden behind their owners.

Similarly, some long-tailed dogs are born with a very short tail that grows out quickly, taking its shape from the rest of the body. Other dogs' tails develop more slowly, causing them to appear taller than they are.

What kind of dog is Norbert?

Norbert is a fluffy, 7-inch-tall mixed-breed licensed therapy dog best recognized for his Norbert picture book series and social media success. Norbert's breed is unclear, however it is said to be a mix of chihuahua, cairn terrier, and lhasa apso. He has been described as having a "fluffy white coat" and being both "adorable" and "cute."

He has appeared in several books by author Peter Hough, including the bestselling Norbert series. The books are written for children but have found an audience with parents and children alike. They feature pictures of Norbert on each page, accompanied by a story about his life.

In addition to the books, Norbert has become a popular figure on social media. With more than 1.8 million followers on Instagram, he is the world's number one pet dog and number one dog overall on the site.

In March 2015, Norbert was selected as the official mascot of the Beijing Olympics. He will make an appearance at various events during the games.

For these and other achievements, Norbert has been given many awards, including the Dickin Medal by the People's Dispensary for Animals for being "the animal who has done the most good through its actions".

He lives in Austin, Texas with his owner, Jessica Renee Houghteling.

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