Special Sub-Topic: Dogs in Australian Television
|What was the name of Tom Croydon's dog in "Blue Heelers"?|
Digger. Appropriately, Digger's breed was blue heeler. Sadly, he was murdered by a criminal seeking revenge on Tom in the 11th season.
|What was the name of the first dog on lifestyle show "Backyard Blitz"?|
Lizzie. Lizzie was seen in each episode, lying down as the "Backyard Blitz" team did up a backyard. She had the title "Site Manager," until she passed away in 2004. There was a special episode of "Backyard Blitz" to remember her.
|What was the name of the second dog in "Backyard Blitz"?|
Rosie. Rosie's owner, Scott Cam, got her after his beloved Lizzie passed away.
"Backyard Blitz" is a lifestyle/semi-reality show where the "Blitz team" redo the backyard of someone who has been of special service to the community or their family, or someone who has been through a tough time, while they are on an all-expenses-paid holiday. It is a surprise arranged by the family, friends or community of the person.
|What was the name of Tess's dog in "Blue Heelers"?|
Puddles. Puddles was a Border Collie.
Tess was played by Caroline Craig in the successful police drama from 2000 (season 7) to 2003 (season 10).
|What was the name of Claire's dog in "McLeod's Daughters"?|
Roy. Roy was a kelpie who helped to round up stock on the farm where the show is set.
The farm, Drovers Run, is actually a farm called Kingsford in South Australia. The show is shot entirely on location, with most of the scenes out in the paddocks or at the Kingsford homestead. Town scenes are shot in the towns of Gawler and Freeling.
|What was the name of Charlotte Beaumont's two dogs that were dognapped by her ex-husband's stalker in "All Saints"?|
Scout and Cricket & Cricket and Scout. Charlotte's dog walker called in sick, so Charlotte's colleague Cate offered to walk them. Not having met the stalker, Cate mistakenly handed the dogs to Beth (the stalker) when she claimed to be the dog walker, feeling better.
|What was the name of Stevie's first dog in "McLeod's Daughters"?|
Diesel. Sadly, Diesel died in the 2004 season.
Town scenes for the show are shot in the South Australian towns of Gawler and Freeling.
|What was the name of Stevie's second dog in "McLeod's Daughters"?|
Turbo. After her first dog, Diesel, died, Stevie got Turbo.
Stevie was played by Simmone Jade Mackinnon. She started on the show in late 2003, as an old rodeo friend of Claire, one of the central characters. She also knew Alex, one of the important ensemble characters, from the rodeo circuit.
|What was the name of Dr. Katrina Warren's dog during her time on "Harry's Practice"?|
Toby. Toby, a Border Collie, was often referred to as "Toby the Wonder Dog." Katrina also had a cat named Milly.
|What was the name of Becky's dog in "McLeod's Daughters"?|
She never had a dog. Becky was the lead station hand at Drovers Run, the farm where "McLeod's Daughters" is set, for almost three seasons. The farm dog, Roy, was considered to belong to Claire (one of the owners of the property).
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