One of my favorite dog movies is Turner & Hooch. It’s not a particularly good Tom Hanks movie, but it’s a pretty good dog movie.
The dog who played Hooch was actually named Beasley.
Beasley was a Dogue de Bordeaux, but when I first saw it, I thought he was a pit bull.
When I later learned about this breed from advertisements in Dog World, I realized that this film had essentially put this breed on the map in North America.
Now, as I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve been looking at dog longevity quite a bit. I often reference this site on dog longevity, and based upon the e the average lifespan for this breed is 5.21 years.
Beasley doesn’t look very old in the movie, but because he never appeared in any other films, I just assumed he died at an early age.
Well, I was wrong on both accounts.
It turns out that Beasley was about ten years old when this film was made, and he died at the age of 13!
Talk about an outlier!