Vincent - Yellow Labrador Retriever
(played by Madison the dog) featured on the sci-fi adventure
Vincent is one of many survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 that
mysteriously crashed on a deserted island somewhere in the Pacific.
When the plane crashed, Vincent was in the cargo hold. Like the
other survivors, he managed to get free of the wreckage and find
safety along the island's coastline.
On the island, Vincent spends much of his time in the jungle. To
summon Vincent, John Locke (Terry O'Quinn), one of the survivors,
used a makeshift whistle to call the dog. Ironically, Vincent's
appearances seem to foreshadow ominous events.
Vincent's first owner was Brian Porter who lived in Sydney Australia
with his new wife, Susan Lloyd and her young son, Walt (Malcolm
David Kelley). But when Susan died of a rare blood disease, Brian
contacted Walt's biological father, Michael Dawson (Harold
Perrineaux) to come for the boy and take him back to the states (New
York). As a parting gift, Brian told Michael to give Walt his dog.
Although devoted to the dog, Walt has left Vincent twice. First,
Walt set sail on the raft along with Michael, Jin and Sawyer to find
help. Before he leaves, Walt gives Vincent to Shannon, a fellow
castaway (who later dies from a gunshot). But Walt never makes it
far from the island because he is kidnapped by another group on the
island known as "The Others."
In order to get Walt back, Michael's father betrays his fellow
castaways. In return, The Others release Walt and provide both of
them with a boat to sail to safety. Vincent remains behind on the
Vincent near crash site
TRIVIA NOTE: Madison the dog who plays Vincent on the show is a
female. She is owned and trained by Kim Stahl, a 1992 graduate of
North Hills High School in Pittsburgh who moved to Oahu, Hawaii in
1998 with her husband, Tim, an Army reservist and computer network
engineer. When not training Madison, Kim works full time as an
Kim became involved in the TV series LOST by accident when a friend
told her of an animal audition. Hoping to a get a few days of work
in a local commercials, Kim took Madison to the gathering and ended
up with getting her dog hired on a prime time hit series.
Before her days in the limelight, Madison the dog had trained as a
tracking dog and obedience competitor. In 2001, Madison ranked
eighth among the best obedience dogs in the state of Hawaii.
Madison the dog has since appeared in 16 of the show's 24 first
season episodes and continues to have a recurring role on the
Some trivia about the dog. Madison's nickname is Humphrey Dogart.
She is fitted with hair extensions for the series. Madison lives
with actor Matthew Fox who plays Dr. Jack Shepherd on the show and
whenever Jorge Garcia (who plays Hurley) sings, Madison howls. Oh
yeah, Madison loves to play with tennis balls.
To honor Madison, the folks at Rygwood Labradors (the home of
Madison) sponsored a video contest. The top three winners received
authentic Madison (Vincent) "PAW"tographs courtesy of Rygwood Labs
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