Dog Walk of Fame
Date posted: 08.11.2007
The first ever permanent ‘Dog Walk of Fame’ has been unveiled in Battersea Park.
It was founded by Sky Movies and the Kennel Club and voted for by the British public to honour legendary dogs of the silver screen.
Each selected dog will be commemorated with a plaque and bench at the heart of Battersea Park around the famous bandstand. Dogs will be inducted into the hall of fame on an annual basis and will be selected from all genres and eras of film history.
Hundreds of votes were cast by film fans and dog lovers alike for their best-loved movie canines, on skymovies.com. From the results of that vote, the first dogs chosen to be inducted are:
- Bullseye in Oliver!
- Lassie in Lassie Come Home
- Toto in The Wizard of Oz
- Bobby in Greyfriars Bobby and The True Story of a Dog
- Gromit in Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
- Chance & Shadow in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
- Fang in Harry Potter
To commemorate the new Dog Walk of Fame and the Discover Dogs event at Earls Court 2 on 10 and 11 November, Sky Movies Family has dedicated an entire weekend to films starring the world’s favourite silver screen canine stars.