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Sherlock -  Actual name of the Basset hound to which Elvis Presley sang "Hound Dog" ("You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, cryin' all the time...") on the July 1, 1956 episode of THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW.

Comedian Steve Allen hired the talents of a young and upcoming singer Elvis Presley to perform on his program. Allen was locked in a ratings war with Ed Sullivan at the time and thought Presley would attract new viewers.

For the show, Elvis dressed in white tie and tails and sang "Hound Dog" (without shaking) to Sherlock the dog who wore a top hat. Elvis and RCA used Sherlock for publicity in the 1950s.

'You ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine...'
Elvis sings to Sherlock


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