Apollo & Zeus - Doberman pinscher
guard dogs seen on the detective drama MAGNUM, P.I./CBS/1980-88.
Higgins, Apollo, Zeus and Magnum
Apollo & Zeus lived at the mansion of novelist Robin Masters on
the Island of Oahu. The dogs patrolled the perimeters of his estate
and answered to commands given by a stuffy British manservant
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III (John Hillerman) who affectionately
called the dogs "The Lads."
Frequently the dogs went chasing after
Thomas Magnum, a private
investigator and live-in security guard for the estate. Apollo and
Zeus were played by Brutus and Dominique. They were trained by Scott
Hart and earned $1,000 a week.
When the producers tried to get look-alikes to save money (The
dogs had to be flown in from Los Angeles), the series star Tom
Selleck said "No!" He felt comfortable with those particular dogs
chasing him and didn't want replacements.
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