Croydon dog becomes TV star after being spotted by talent scouts
A Croydon dog has become an unlikely TV star after being spotted by talent scouts on a morning walk.
Shadow, a four-year-old boxer, collared two canine acting contracts in as many months despite having no previous 'acting' experience.
His first small-screen role saw him play a thirsty pooch who takes off in pursuit of a drink in a kitchen towel advert.
The floppy-eared thespian's performance led to him securing a role any dog would drool over - in an ad for premium pet food - this month.
Shadow's owner Alan Paterson, 47, said: "I was walking Shadow when a lady from an advertising agency approached me and said that he would be the perfect dog for a new TV commercial.
"He has never 'performed' before but took to the training really well."
The adverts - for Thirst Pockets and Green Dog Food - each bagged Mr Paterson and earned Shadow year's supply of dog food.
Mr Paterson, the lead instructor at a South Croydon Kung-Fu school, said: "I recorded the ad and Shadow now barks every time he sees himself on the telly."
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