Sad news! Uggie, our favourite Jack Russell and star of The Artist, is retiring from Show Business, well from Feature Films in the v. least following his February 25th appearance at the Oscars. One of his Trainers, Sarah Clifford at Animal Savvy tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We don’t force our dogs to do this. And it always has to be fun for them. Uggie's still enjoying it but he’s getting up there and he’s slowing down a little.".
Many don't realize that Uggie already is 10-years-old and that the 15-hour days on-set just might be a bit too grueling for him. Before The Artist, he appeared in Water for Elephants alongside Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.
Check out this adorable Interview he did with Lynn Hirschberg at W Magazine!
(Photo credit: W Magazine)