How did Benji get his name?

Benji is a mixed breed dog, which is also called a mutt. Benji has been played by four different dogs. The most recent one was a mixed-breed female. Benji’s creator, Joe Camp, says that the current Benji has traits that show she is a mix of a Tibetan Terrier and a spaniel.

The first Benji was a male dog whose name was Higgins off-screen. He was taken home from the Burbank, California, Animal Shelter. After looking in shelters all over the country for a new star, the current Benji was picked up from the Human Society of Southern Mississippi. The American Humane Association says that more than a million dogs were adopted across the country because the first Benji came from a shelter.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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