Ruffy is described by his owner as kind and gentle, a common and beloved trait of the Dachshund breed. This delightful little dog model takes commands well and boasts a fantastic attitude. He is always keen to please and is excellent on set; bad behaviour will not be an issue with this dog model! This delightful bit of animal talent brings a welcome energy but is also calm when he needs to be. Any actor or handler will have to be quite close to Ruffington to get him to perform, though he will understand ‘wait’ from over five feet away. You can see from his trick list that little Ruffy boasts impressive trick training and he has even earned his Bronze Kennel Club Good Behaviour Award. Ruffington is no stranger to the camera and is unfazed by the hustle and bustle of a busy set. He is a highly toy-motivated boy and will do anything for his favorite tennis ball. He is also wonderful with children, and will allow them to gently play with him and pet him. Ruffy is also a great choice for shoots that require multiple dog models as he is great with other animals and looks simply adorable alongside his brother Wiggy. However, boisterous dogs might upset him, so take this into account before booking him on a multi-dog model shoot.
As a dog model, Ruffy has worked with a number of famous humans including Michael Ball, Noel Fitzpatrick, Chris Evans (the radio presenter), Mark Wright and Marc the Vet. He has also brushed shoulders with other high-profile individuals like Ricky Gervais, Brian May, and Noel Gallagher at charity meet and greets.
Recently, Ruffy and brother Wiggy both featured on London Live in a Nutriment Commercial. They were also handled on television by Marc the Vet during a demonstration explaining how to examine your dog for health issues. Both dog models were exceptionally well-behaved and sat happily as Marc handled them.
Most recently, Ruffy and Wiggy starred in a television commercial for Hindquarters; a dog clothing and accessory label. The two wore gorgeous pet clothing and accessories and were the stand-out bits of animal talent on the shoot.