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For other uses, see Benji (disambiguation).
Benji and Cat Publicity 1977.jpg
Benji, circa 1977
First appearance Benji
Last appearance Benji: Off the Leash!
Created by Joe Camp
Portrayed by Higgins
Species Dog
Gender Male

Benji is the name of a fictional dog who has been the focus of several movies from 1974 through the 2000s. It is also the title of the first film in the Benji series.

The eponymous canine character is a small, lovable mixed-breed dog with an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, usually to help someone overcome a problem.

Joe Camp is the creator and director of the Benji films.[1] The first dog to play Benji was a shelter dog named Higgins, trained by Frank Inn. Later, Higgins' offspring Benjean took the name for a few films.[citation needed]


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