Pax - White German shepherd
featured on the detective drama LONGSTREET/ABC/1971-72.
Mike & his new dog, Pax
(Latin for "Peace.")
performed seeing-eye duties for
(James Franciscus), a blind insurance investigator living in New Orleans.
Mike lost his sight in a car bomb explosion which also killed his
Pax not only
provided companionship to Mike but also him the ability to
interact easily with the environs of the city as they exited through
the wrought iron courtyard gate of his Chartres Street home.
TRIVIA NOTE: The role of Pax the
dog was played by three identical white German shepherds named
Blanco, Snow and Blizzard. Blanco was the primary dog on the series.
Pax was used for the quieter scenes and publicity photos. The other
two dogs did the majority of the action shots, like running and
jumping. Their trainer was Karl Lewis Miller.
In 1972, Pax the dog won The American Humane Association's
"Picture Animal's Top Star of the Year" award (PATSY).
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