Dog lovers everywhere are mourning the death of a popular pet after learning the pooch behind Disney’s popular Dog With A Blog series has died. Kuma, the very first dog cast in the role of Stan, passed away at 16 years old.
Kuma von Clifford — a mutt, with a mix of different breeds including Australian Shepherd, Husky, and Golden Retriever — was a rescue dog before going Hollywood. His owner, Sarah Clifford rescued him at nine weeks old from a South Los Angeles shelter before teaching her precious pet 75 different tricks.
When auditioning for Dog With A Blog, Kuma beat out more than 1,000 other dogs for the role. Although Stan was white with spots, it’s worth noting that Kuma did not have spots at all. They were painted on him for the Disney series just like they were for the dog who later took over the role, Mick.
Kuma got his break in 2005 when he was cast in McBride: The Chameleon Murder. He followed that with appearances in An American Crime and Wrong. It was in 2012 that Kuma was cast as Stan on Dog With The Blog, a role he played for five episodes before Mick took over.
After Dog With A Blog, Kuma played Marrianne in Pups United before taking on the role of Grandma in Nickelodeon’s Mutt & Stuff from 2015-2017.
Sarah Clifford told Deadline: “Losing Kuma is the hardest thing I have ever gone through. He was my best friend and the smartest dog I have ever known in my 40 years of life. When the time came to say my final good-bye, I fed him his favorite foods, chicken and watermelon, which he ate with vigor until the very end.”
Over the years, Clifford said that Kuma has received quite a bit of fan mail. She has asked that those hoping to pay their respects to the famous dog simply make a donation to their favorite animal shelter.
What kind of dog was Kuma?
Kuma was a lifelong resident of Southern California, where he was raised by Sarah Clifford. … Kuma von Clifford.
|Breed||Mutt with Golden Retriever, Husky and Australian Shepherd|
|Born||December 15, 2001 Southern California|
|Died||November 21, 2018 (aged 16)|
The original star of Dog With A Blog, Kuma was chosen out of thousands of furry Hollywood hopefuls to play the starring role of Stan, a dog who talked (via the voice of Stephen Full) and maintained a blog that covered the antics of his human family.
Kuma, a dog who played “Stan” on early episodes of Disney Channel’s Dog With A Blog, and later appeared in Nick Jr.’s Mutt & Stuff, has died. He was 16 years old (just shy of 17) and suffered from complications from a recent stroke.
“I was both Kuma’s trainer and his owner,” said Clifford in an email. “Losing Kuma is the hardest thing I have ever gone through. He was my best friend and the smartest dog I have ever known in my 40 years of life. When the time came to say my final goodbye, I fed him his favorite foods, chicken and watermelon, which he ate with vigor until the very end.”
Born on December 15, 2001 in Los Angeles as Kuma Von Clifford, Kuma was rescued from a shelter in South Los Angeles by Clifford. His show business career started in 2005 with the TV movie McBride: The Chameleon Murder, and he went on to do eight more appearances in the series, all uncredited. But he also appeared in several shorts and the feature-length films An American Crime (2007) and Wrong (2012). He also did a flea and tick commercial.
Set in Pasadena, the 2012-2015 run of the show centered around the children trying to keep Stan’s secret from their parents, fearing he would be taken away if discovered. However, on-set conflicts between Kuma’s owner, Sarah Clifford, and another animal trainer caused her to pull him from the show. A look-alike was subbed in for Kuma by the show’s producers to complete the show’s run.
Who plays the dog in dog with a blog?
Mick portrays Stan in Dog With a Blog. He replaced Kuma, who played Stan for five episodes. Mick’s first episode in the show was Wingstan, despite making a cameo as Stan in Dog With A Hog.
When did Stan from Dog With a Blog died?
How old was Stan from Dog With a Blog?