Bollywood Stars & their Celebrity Pets: See what breed of dogs & cats our stars own, and how much they love their pets. And if you’re the lucky one to get an opportunity to see some of these stars with their pets, don’t you dare use the word ‘Kutta’, especially when Salman Khan is around. Here we take a look at the various Bollywood celebrity pets, including Salman Khan’s French Mastiff’s.
For some, the breed of pet does matter and are ready to fork out big amount of money for their preferred dog. For others, its more of emotional decision (perhaps their earlier dog was of a particular breed), and for some its just pure love for dogs or cats (breed doesn’t really matter). Irrespective, for all our Bollywood stars these are their loyal and best friends.
Though we may refer to these pets as dogs and cats, but for our Bollywood celebs their pets are like their family. They are always there to cheer them up and give them company, when the chips are down.
The fact that Salman has named his pets ‘Myson’ and ‘Myjaan’ gives you an indication of how much they love their pets.
For the uninitiated (and for readers from foreign countries), ‘Kutta’ means dog in the hindi language, and its one of the several hindi language words, which could also mean an abuse (similar to pig, which is known as ‘sooar’ in hindi). That’s why many people in India take an offence when you call their dog a ‘dog’ (particularly when you use the hindi word).
Here we take a look at some of the celebrity dogs & cats!
The pets/breed that these stars own say a lot about the star themselves, and usually compliment their lifestyle. For instance, Salman Khan has a black Great Dane, a large breed that goes well with Sallu’s ‘status’ & ‘ego’.
Priyanka’s dog “Brando”, named after the Hollywood star Marlon Brando. As per rumours, piggy chops is all for dogs and is scared of cats.
Priyanka Chopra gives a furry surprise to hubby Nick Jonas on their anniversery, in New York
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Big B’s pet dog Shanouk is a Piranha Dane and used to love spending time with the dog. Sometime back, Mr. Bachchan had tweeted about his pet dog’s photoshoot for a magazine cover, and how he has been feeling ignored ever since Abhishek and Aishwarya had a baby.
Salman is possessive about his dogs and loves the breed ‘French Mastiff’ as they grow up to be strong and imposing dogs, just like his personality. His former pet dogs Myson and Myjaan were French Mastiffs but unfortunately they passed away.
Salman then owned two other dogs called Myson (named after his first pet) and Mylove. Salman also owns other pet dogs whom Salman has named Mowgli (Labrador Retriever), Saint (St. Bernard), Mylove (Neapolitan Mastiff), & Veer (French Mastiff).
The Bollywood bachelor says, “From my dogs, I learn patience and forbearance. The unconditional love that they teach me to share is timeless and beautiful. Love like this is the highest kind of love.” I’m sure all the ladies in Salman’s life would wish Salman had said something like this to them, and had given even 10 percent of the affection he showers on his dogs.
In case you wish to own this breed of dog (French Mastiff), remember that these dogs are very strong and also high maintenance. They cost around 3000 US dollars (around Rs. 170,000) and in elite circles, are usually considered as status symbols.
SRKs lapdog of Japanese breed, named Dash. He also has three more pet dogs named Hulk (labrador), Juicy and Kai (Maltese breed).
SRK feels that animals can sense that you are sad and whenever he gets depressed, his dogs are there to give him company. And when it comes to trust, SRK trusts his dogs the most.
Ajay Devgn with his German Shepherds — Koko and Koki. They like to chill with Ajay when he’s reading the morning papers. You’ll see Ajay subconsciously patting them occasionally with one hand as he leafs through the papers with the other.
Arjun Rampal with his dogs: GANGSTA AND Chinese pug (named MUSCLES)
Imran Khan owns two labradors – Kajri and Tony
Hrithik Roshan with his dog PUGGY
Shilpa shetty with her stylish Pekingese dog, named “Champagne”, and also has two other cats of Persian breed.
Fardeen Khan’s dogs are named Tiger and Gunda! Fardeen was once bitten by Tiger when he was teasing him with a bone.
Tusshar Kapoor with his dogs, one of them is named “Whiskey”.
Esha Deol is a big pet lover, here’s her pet pooch – Piccola, whom she also calls ‘Darling’.
Rekha with her former pet dog Pisti. After Pisti’s death, Rekha adopted another pet dog Shiva.
Its not all dogs in bollywood, here’s Manisha Koirala with her two Persian cats.
Zarine Khan also likes cats, she owns two cute cats.
Koena Mitra has got seven puppies, belonging to the toy breed, which she has got them from abroad.
Shiamak Davar (dancer, choreographer) has a Labrador, named Elsa. He often travels by train to accompany his pet.
Former beauty queen Gul Panag, has a cocker spaniel (named Milo) and a beagle (named Vegas). She often takes her dogs along for trekking and camping across the country.
Vir Das (Comedian) has a English bulldog, whom he calls Dr. Watson. Vir says about his pet: “Its the most wonderful thing to come home to a smiling face. Even if it is wrinkly and with bad breath”.
Shreyas Talpade (Iqbal & Golmaal fame), has two labradors – Don and Knight.
Television stars with their favorite cats & dogs
Amitabh Bachchan’s Pet Dog: A Piranha Dane Breed
Everyone knows that Big B loves dogs, he calls them an essential part of his family. Amitabh Bachchan feels pets can be a great companion who stand with you through thick and thin. Big B used to have a Piranha Dane Dog named “Shanouk” (unfortunately he’s no more). Mr. Bachchan used to love spending time with his dog.
He had even done a photo-shoot with his dog once. And though the megastar must have posed for thousands of photoshoots, the one with his pet dog was definitely unique!
Photo-shoot for a Pet Magazine Cover
Amitabh Bachchan recently posed for a photoshoot along with his pet dog, Shanouk, for the cover of as yet unnamed magazine.
Here’s what Big B tweeted about the photo-shoot:
“Did photoshoot with Shanouk, my Piranha Dane for cover of a magazine on dogs by the ebullient Farzana Contractor, wife of BusyBee (Behram Contractor)”
He even posted a picture of the photoshoot, and wrote: “That picture is of Shanouk, my Piranha Dane…Shanouk – a warm gentle breeze on a cold winter morning…”
Recently (after he became a Grand-Dad), Amitji had tweeted saying how his dog had been feeling ignored ever since Abhishek and Aishwarya had a baby.
But I guess the photo-shoot makes Shanouk happy now!
Checkout these amazing photos (the dog is as tall as big B when standing on his hind legs)
Big B’s Pet Dog Shanouk No More
Unfortunately, Amitabh Bachchan’s beloved pet dog, Shanouk, is no more. The dog died after a brief illness. Shanouk, which means a gentle warm breeze on a cold morning, was named by Big B’s son Abhishek.
“The gentle warm breeze on a cold morning’… Just stopped. Shanouk my pet Piraana Dane passed away a short while ago…,” had tweeted Bachchan after the incident.
Big B at the ‘Pawsitive’ people’s awards for dog lovers where people were felicitated for devoting their life for pets. Sadly, Shanouk died a few months before the event due to prolonged illness.
Anushka Sharma sings ‘Bulleya’ to her Labrador…and his reaction is ‘cutiepie’
Anushka Sharma sings the song ‘Bulleya’ to her pet dog…and the video is so cute.
Songs of Karan Johar’s movies have always done well and its no different with the songs of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, which have been ruling the music charts since the time they were out.
And it seems even Anushka Sharma loves the songs from her movie. Shes tweeted a cute video of herself singing the ‘Bulleya’ song to her pet dog, Dude (a Labrador).
While the Labrador looked adorably at Anushka throughout the whole video, he ended it up with a kiss to Anushka, and it looks so Cutiepie.
@AnushkaSharma Newest member definitely liked d song & voice of our Queen Anushka 😎
— Priyanka ka Deewana (@wajidurgr8) October 25, 2016
Abhay Deol with his Pets
Some facts About Great Dane Breed
- Piranha Dane Dog belongs to the Great Dane Family, and they are among the tallest dogs
- The Great Dane is also called “German Mastiff” or “Deutsche Dogge” or “Danish Hound”.
- A Great Dane is a large size gentle dog, don’t much bark but very protective and can become aggressive if threatened.
- Its a big sized dog with over 60 to 90 kg weight, and the females weighing around 50 to 60 kgs
- The more common Piranha Dane are golden yellow with black mouth/nose area. However, they are also available in black colors, and white with black patches or black with white patches.
- It’s a giant dog but gentle, and very friendly with family members and children.
- Piranha Dane have triangular ears which hang close to their cheek.
- Many prefer larger sized Piranha Dane dogs.
Do you own any of these pets? Let us know if they throw any STAR tantrums?