(Tramp) (& Rosie)
About the character
Alfred is Claude's
lurcher (dog). He always looks mangy and half starved, and has a fondness
About the actor
Tramp is owned by a reader.
Fans are so impressed by Alfred, some have even suggested cloning him!
Tramp, the dog that plays "Alfred", has retired for the Season 8 of HEARTBEAT. He is replaced by Rosie - an almost identical dog - but several years younger. Rosie is then replaced by another dog - I understand she was considered "too placid".
Rosie has played "Alfred" once before, when Tramp had a holiday with his owner.
Tramp's owner writes: Now that Tramp has retired
from TV work - well, he is twelve, which makes it about time that he spent
a bit more time at home with the family - I am more at liberty to talk
about him, as we are no longer under contract to Yorkshire TV or their
publicity department. The rumours that he has left because of decreptitude
and illness are not true; in fact he has begun training for dog agility
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