Jack - Shaggy mutt owned by
Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) on the frontier drama LITTLE HOUSE
ON THE PRAIRIE/NBC/1974-83.
Jack with the Ingalls Family
Laura's dog died on the episode "Keesia
the Witch." Jack died supposedly from foxtails stuck in his
ears. At his funeral Laura says:
"I didn't mean the things I
said to you, Jack. You're the best dog in the whole world. The best
dog a girl could ever have. I'm going to say a prayer for you every
night. May God keep you safe and warm in your new bed."
Later, a stray border
Bandit (played by Jeff the dog) was given to Laura and
eventually she learned to love him.
Trained by Genny Kerns, Barney
the dog played Laura's Jack during the first season. The dog was
seen in the opening credits as the Wilder family run down the
TRIVIA NOTE: In the 1990s on the FX channel animal show PET
DEPARTMENT, terrier Jack the Dog co-hosted the program with human,
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