Dog Names Ending in 'ji' in Pop Culture
Perhaps the best thing about this movie is the fact that Benji himself (or Higgins as he was first called) went through something rather similar before he entered fame. As a shelter dog, there was no guaranteed future for the little mixed breed. Thankfully, in 1960, Benji was discovered by the Hollywood animal trainer, Frank Inn. Frank was out to find the perfect dog for the idea of Benji and as was his usual habit, he started with checking local shelters first. It wasn't long before he stumbled upon the dog who would soon be Benji at the Burbank Animal Shelter near Hollywood. Joe Camp, who was the mastermind behind the Benji film, spent his time receiving rejection after rejection on his doggy film. He knew that it would be a hit, however, so he didn't give up and finally it was accepted! Benji (Higgins) and a couple other shelter dogs were put through a "Benji Bootcamp" run by Camp's wife to see which one would make the cut. Higgins passed with flying colors and won the role, but the other two dogs were winners as well. Thanks to all their training they became great dogs and went on to be with great families. If you have a dog that reminds you of Benji, or perhaps a shelter dog that needs a really cute name, this title may be perfect to consider. Even though Benji was a mixed breed, there is no doubt that his worth and value shone brightly, making him very special to those who were lucky enough to work with him.