Registered name: Barrons Sizzlin SirPrize
Coat color: Red & white
Eye color: Blue eyes
SIR PRIZE STARRED IN THE WALT DISNEY MOVIE, EIGHT BELOW AS DEWEY!
Sir Prize is the son of Mystic. He was the only pup in his litter, and a surprise because we didn’t think the breeding had taken since his mother didn’t appear pregnant until the day she had him. Hence the name “Sir Prize” for our gorgeous little surprise baby!
When Walt Disney called us in the fall of 2004, we were ecstatic. Within 2 weeks, we had a trainer from Birds & Animals Unlimited (The animal trainers for Walt Disney) come out to look at our dogs. They picked a few of them and took them to a local restaurant called the Oakhurst Tearoom and worked with each dog for about 20 minutes on long leads to see how they reacted with other people and unfamiliar surroundings. After we were done, they said “We’ll be in touch.” We thought “Yeah right, we’ll never hear back from them”.
Two weeks later, we received a phone call. They said “We want Mojo and Sir Prize.” They also called another Pa kennel and picked two as well. Both were born at Lauradale’s Siberians. Their names are Chase (who is actually Sir Prize’s half brother) and Dakota.
Our dogs boarded a plane at the Pittsburg International Airport and flew out to California, where they stayed until they could be cleared for flight up to Van Couver, in British Columbia. They also flew to Greenland to do some of the scenes.
After Eight Below came out, Mojo & Sir Prize made many appearances all over Pennsylvania & some of Maryland to “Meet & Greet” their fans. They have been to movie theaters, pet shops, grooming shops, schools, and preschools.
Here are a few links to different articles that were written about our dogs in Eight Below:
Sir Prize on the set of Eight Below!
Sir Prize (left) and Mojo (right) waiting to greet their fans!