Dottie and Dora

UPDATE – Jeremy’s beloved dog, Dora, died on 11 January 2013, at nearly 17 years of age, surrounded by those who loved her.

Jeremy’s beloved dog, Dottie, died 19 April 2012, at 16 years of age.  She was a wonderful dog, a faithful friend and companion. She will be missed.

No one loves you unconditionally
as your beloved pet.
-Cynthia S. Dobesh
Dogs are not our whole life,
but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras


Jeremy’s two dogs, Dottie (Dorothea Dog – with the curly fur) and Dora (Isadora Dog – with the straighter fur) could frequently be seen with him. They are sisters from the same litter, but have very different personalities. Both are extremely friendly and well-behaved. They have traveled with Jeremy to film sets (Elizabeth I). They can also be seen in Jeremy’s episodes of “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Faoi Lan Cheoil.”

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Short clip of the beginning of Jeremy’s episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?”


Irons talks Emmys, dogs

IT’S ALWAYS better to win!,” Jeremy Irons says about his Emmy nomination for HBO’s “Elizabeth I.” Oh, good, I’m so tired of, “It’s an honor just to be nominated.” (People who say this and lose are invariably found at the bar later on, bitching about the untalented cow who did take the award.) Jeremy also says that his dogs, Dottie and Dora were a “huge help and enormous source of encouragement” during the “Elizabeth” shoot. “They help in ways a director can’t. You know, girlie things, hairdos and such. Dottie would wag when she liked Helen Mirren’s wig, subtleties like that.” If he wins, let’s listen for Dora and Dottie getting a mention in his thank-you.

At the 2006 Emmy awards, Jeremy was interviewed by E! Entertainment reporter Giuliana Depandi and she asked him about his dogs.  He said that they’re sort of “Spanish water dogs” and sort of like “Tibetan terriers”. “They’re crosses.” He said they’re called “Dorothea Dog” and “Isadora Dog” but he shortened them
to “Dottie and Dora” because the other names are a bit long when you’re calling a dog. Then he said, “And if they’re watching…Dad’s fine….and get off the sofa.”



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