Jeremy’s Dogs

Jeremy Irons loves dogs and has had several canine companions over the years.  Scroll down for photos and more…



Jeremy adopted Smudge from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, in December 2014.  (Smudge was born in November 2014.)  She’s a Border Terrier / Parsons Jack Russell / Tibetan Terrier Mix. Smudge travels with Jeremy frequently.

Follow Smudge on Twitter @SmudgeIrons

See Smudge – and the other puppies in her litter – in these photos and VIDEO from The Daily Mail. 

Her coloring has changed a bit, since she was a puppy.  Her face has gotten whiter.



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, Dotty, died 19 April 2012, at 16 years of age.  She was a wonderful dog, a faithful friend and companion. She will be missed.

Dora and Dotty are buried on the grounds of Jeremy’s home in Oxfordshire



Jeremy’s two dogs, Dotty (Dorothea Dog – with the curly fur) and Dora (Isadora Dog – with the straighter fur) could frequently be seen with him. They were sisters from the same litter, but had very different personalities. Both were extremely friendly and well-behaved. They had travelled with Jeremy to film sets (Elizabeth I , Trashed). They could 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, Dotty 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. Dotty would wag when she liked Helen Mirren’s wig, subtleties like that.” If he wins, let’s listen for Dora and Dotty getting a mention in his thank-you.

At the 2006 Emmy awards, Jeremy was interviewed by E! Entertainment reporter Giuliana (Depandi) Rancic 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 “Dotty 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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Speed can be seen briefly in The French Lieutenant’s Woman and in Moonlighting.

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