14 - 15 July 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 35,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
Bullet was an AKA Registered German Shepherd originally given the name of "Bullet Von Berge". He was billed as the 'wonder dog,' and made his debut in the Roy Rogers film Spoiler's of the Plains in 1951, produced by Republic Pictures. Bullet was a regular on The Roy Rogers Show on NBC television from 1951-1957 and CBS from 1961-64. The big beautiful German Shepherd was the faithful companion of Roy and Dale and helped the duo maintain law and order in the western town of Mineral City where he was often filmed running alongside of Roy's horse Trigger.
In real life the German Shepherd that played Bullet had the same name, and was also the family pet owned by the show's married stars, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. The Roy Rogers Show was an action-packed Western with plenty of things for a good, honest, dog like Bullet to do. Bullet was a master at knowing who the bad guys were, and always eager to bite a gun out of their hand or to tackle them when his human partners were outnumbered. He could run alongside Trigger and always keep up but also got to ride inside Pat Brady's Jeep, Nellybelle, on occasion. Bullet himself probably lost count of all the times he either led Roy & Dale to the villains or untied them when they had been caught by the bad guys.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DESCRIPTION IN THE LOT SHOULD READ "AKC REGISTERED" AND NOT "AKA"