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R.i.P. RED DOG ~ KOKO The KELPiE

iN MEMORY OF KOKO The STAR of the RED MOViE

~ Tuesday 18th December 2012 ~

KOKO the Kelpie canine star of the Red Dog movie died in Perth on Tuesday the 18th December 2012, aged only 7 years old. Koko had a battle with congestive heart disease, after being diagnosed earlier this year. Koko the Red Cloud Kelpie became one of Australia’s best-known dogs when he starred in the award winning Red Dog film in 2011.

Red Dog movie starring: KokoJosh Lucas and Rachael Taylor

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Koko the Red Cloud Kelpie featured on the Red Dog movie poster ~ 2011

Visit the official Red Dog movie website: www.RedDogMovie.com

Red Dog official trailer on YouTube:

RED DOG KOKO KELPiE DEATH iN THE NEWS:

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Koko on the red carpet at the premiere of Red Dog the movie (Photo by Eva Rinaldi 2nd August 2011)

YouTube video: Koko’s RED DOG Screen Test…

RED DOG The MOViE: 

Red Dog the Australian movie was released in 2011. The film was directed by Kriv Stenders and produced by Nelson Woss and Julie Ryan. Red Dog is based on a true story from the novel Red Dog by Louis de Bernières (2002), which charts the life of a popular “Red Cloud Kelpie nicknamed Red Dog, in Karratha, Western AustraliaRed Dog was nominated in 9 categories, winning 7, including Best Feature Film at the 2011 Inside Film Awards

Red Dog movie starring: Koko and Josh Lucas

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Josh Lucas & Koko the Kelpie, stars of the Red Dog movie (photo source: Josh Lucas Twitter profile pic 2013)

YouTube video: KOKO’S acceptance speech for the 2012 Golden Collar Awards for Red Dog…

The RED DOG STORY BASiS:

Red Dog was an Australian Kelpie / cattle dog cross who was well known for his travels through Western Australia‘s Pilbara region. Red Dog was believed to have been born in the town of Paraburdoo in 1971. Red Dog had a variety of names to those who knew him, including Bluey, Tally Ho and Dog of the Northwest. Red Dog died on the 21st November 1979. There is a statue in the memory of Red Dog in Dampier, which is one of the towns to which he often returned.

Soon after Red Dog’s death, Nancy Gillespie wrote and compiled anecdotes and poetry written by several people of the Pilbara region for her book Red Dog (book availability details).

Another book about Red Dog was published in 1993 by Beverly Duckett ~ Red Dog: The Pilbara Wanderer.

Red Dog’s memorial statue caught the attention of British author Louis de Bernières while passing through Dampier, when he was inspired to write a book loosely based on Red’s legend called Red Dog.

YouTube video: Koko (star of RED DOG) Shows Off His Skills…

RED DOG MERCHANDiSE:

Visit RedDogWA.com the official merchandise website for Red Dog in Pilbara WA. The Red Dog website was developed in response to the many requests from locals and tourists from all over Australia and the world, looking for more information and souvenirs of Red Dog and for a piece of Pilbara history.

YouTube video: Red Dog (2011) Trailer & Interviews: Renee has a chat with Hollywood heart throb Josh Lucas about starring in a film set in the Aussie outback with Rachel Taylor, and also chats to Koko…the star dog!…

RED DOG KOKO ONLiNE:

YouTube video: Way out West song in the Red Dog movie featuring Koko…

YouTube video: Red Dog ~ ‘The Search’ by Cezary Skubiszewski: This song was featured in the Red Dog movie…

OTHER GREAT DOGS: 

TOMMY THE LOYAL GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG DAiLY ATTENDS CHURCH FOR DEAD OWNER

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Tommy in the Santa Maria Assunta church ~ Photo by Nicola Vitti ~ Nikonarte Fotografia @ www.nikonarte.it (Facebook photo)

MiSHKA The TALKiNG HUSKY DOG

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Mishka the talking Husky on Facebook

iN MEMORY OF MY DOG SABLE:

Sable dog r.i.p 1997 12th January 2011 scroll 14 years old in memory art painting wood plaque by AntonK
Sable the wonderful travelling companion of photographer Anton K (wooden r.i.p plaque painted by Anton K ~ 2011)

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