Koton (dog)

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Koton (died 1991) was a German Shepherd police dog who played Jerry Lee in the 1989 movie K-9 with James Belushi. He also starred in a short lived TV series of the same name. Prior to being in the movie/TV series, Koton worked for the Kansas City Police Department as a K-9 officer. During his policing career he was responsible for over 24 felony arrests and in October 1991 located 10 kilos of cocaine worth more than US$1.2 million. On November 18, 1991 Koton was fatally shot while trying to apprehend a suspect in the murder of a police officer.[1][2][3]

Other sources[4][5] state that the dog in the film was Rando, not Koton.


  1. ^ http://dogactors.com/2009/k-9
  2. ^ http://www.unrealfacts.com/dog-k9-shot-killed-arresting-suspect/
  3. ^ https://www.gonetoosoon.org/memorials/pets/koton-jerry-lee
  4. ^ "Get Used to It, Cybill—there's a New Shepherd in Hollywood". People. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  5. ^ K-9 on IMDb