Moose was a Jack Russel Terrier who played Eddie, Martin Crane’s (John Mahoney) dog on the hit TV sit-com Frasier. Moose was born on 24 December 1990 in Florida. He was the youngest puppy in the litter, but also the largest.
Moose was too much of a handful for his original family who gave him to a manager of Birds and Animals Unlimited in Florida. At the age of 2.5 years he was sent to Mathilde DeCagny, a trainer in Los Angeles.
After 6 months of training, this very intelligent Jack Russel won a role as Eddie on Frasier.
A running joke on the show was that Eddie use to stare at Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and thus freaked Frasier out. It is said that Moose received more fan-mail than any of the cast mates.
Apart from his role on Frasier, Moose also acted in commercials and in the movie My Dog Skip.
An autobiography was written of his life by Brian Hargrove, the life partner of David Hyde Pierce (Niles on Frasier).
After retiring, he spend the remaining 6.5 years of his life living with his trainer, her family, Enzo and Jill (another canine actor). He died of natural causes on June 22, 2006.
Enzo is Moose’s son and was born in 1995. After Moose retired, Enzo replaced him as Eddie on Frasier. While Moose was still on the show, Enzo acted as his stunt-double.
Jack Russel Terriers are highly intelligent and highly trainable little dogs. They require a lot of attention and exercise. Do not only get a Jackie because they look cute on TV. Before you buy a dog, make sure it’s the right dogs for you. Before you buy, consider adopting a dog.Related Websites