Cooper – Shih Tzu

Name: Cooper

Breed: Shih Tzu

More information about this dog

Cooper is a 5-year-old male Shih Tzu and this is one talented pooch!  This canine actor and model may look goofy but he is has a talent for tricks.  Check out his videos below to see his problem-solving abilities and completing complex tasks.

His appearance which makes people laugh wherever he goes, which only adds to his appeal.


Cooper can stick his tongue in and out on command and knows around 60 different commands and tricks, including “put the shapes in the shape sorter.” He also has two viral trick videos to his name, both of which have aired on national television in America.

Cooper has more basic commands than your average dog, making a great pet actor and model. These include sit, lie down, beg, shake hands, roll over, stay, dance (spin around on back legs in a circle), standing/walking leg weaving, standing on my feet while walking & more. He is very biddable and will happily repeat the same command dozens of times.

Pet Model Experience

This Shih Tzu is a very unique and talented dog and has been deemed more intelligent than a toddler by American & UK press!! Cooper is regularly featured in UK press making appearances in the Sun, the Mirror & the Daily Mail as being ‘more intelligent than your average toddler’. He recently filmed an ‘intelligent pets’ documentary for Channel 5 and worked with ITV‘s The Voice UK alongside Sir Tom Jones, Will.I.Am, Jeniffer Hudson, and Olly Murs.

Pet Influencer

He is loved by brands and seen as an influential pet with a large social media presence and to date has over 20k followers on Instagram and this is growing daily. He is part of the Pets at Home ‘Pet Panel’ campaign, reviewing their latest pet products.

Pet Acting / Modelling Ability

He’s friendly with animals & people (including children), calm, tolerant, & patient. He is suitable for small roles requiring pet models.




Featured Mode

Herbie – Blue French Bulldog

Herbie is a very loveable & playful Blue French Bulldog male. He gets on very well with other dogs & has a puppy brother at home to play with. Pet Acting / Modelling Ability He is good with ch...

View more
Winston Wolfe – American Wolfdog

Winston Wolfe is a ‘house wolfie’ – that in itself is pretty unique. He is an American Wolfdog & is a very unique large breed dog weighing 47 kg and standing 29 inches in height. He is a sim...

View more
Gunner – Labrador Retriever

Gunner is a black Labrador Retriever male. This mature chap has a super chilled temperament & is very affectionate with everyone he meets. This very biddable & placid natured chap loves a good...

View more
Archie Noodle – Italian Greyhound

Archie Noodle is a male Italian Greyhound. This stunning dog is intelligent, deeply affectionate & full of expression. Pet Acting / Modelling Ability As a people’s dog Archie loves being in huma...

View more