What kind of dog is cupcake on puppy dog pals?
Cupcake (voiced by Jill Talley) — A bitter pink Maltese dog who likes to bully other animals, especially Bingo and Rolly.
“The dog [Pixel] was tricky, as dogs often are: very well trained, very sweet. But, I guess it’s related to the very rigorous, very repetitive training that dogs have to go through in order to do the amazing things that they do: they’re easily put off,” Atkinson told British Comedy Guide about the experience of filming with the dog. “Suddenly, there’s a loud bang, or someone comes in the door the wrong way or something. And then suddenly, for two hours, you can’t shoot with them,” he added.
Netflix’s comedy series ‘Man vs Bee’ follows Trevor Bingley, who gets temporarily employed by Christian and Nina to look after their mansion while they are on vacation. A house sitter by profession, Trevor starts the assignment without any prior house-sitting experience. To make things worse, a bee starts to disturb him severely, provoking him to kill the insect. As Trevor tries his best to put an end to the bee’s annoyance, Christian and Nina’s dog Cupcake suffers in between them. Since Cupcake succeeds in captivating the viewers, one must be intrigued to know more about the dog. Let us share what we know!
Cupcake is real. A Lhasa Apso named Pixel plays Cupcake in ‘Man vs Bee.’ Rowan Atkinson, the co-creator and lead performer of the show, described Pixel as “sensitive.” The actor had to make changes in his performances to be compatible with the dog. In a particular scene, the trainer of the dog advised Atkinson to not run towards Pixel but to come from the side. In an interview given in June 2022, he referred to Pixel as the “star of the show.”
Atkinson had also revealed that having a real dog to play Cupcake also affected the filming schedules. “You’re thinking, ‘we’re supposed to be shooting the dog in these two hours, what else can we shoot?’ and suddenly, the shooting schedule goes out the window. So that was occasionally tricky,” the actor told British Comedy Guide. The crew of the show did a commendable job in utilizing a real dog to play Cupcake, an integral part of the show’s narrative, despite the challenges they had to overcome.
Cupcake is a Lhasa Apso, a lavishly coated breed from Tibet. “Lhasa” in the breed’s name refers to the eponymous Tibetan capital city. Lhasa Apso was a major presence in the palaces and monasteries situated in the Himalayas. In 1959, the American Kennel Club (AKC) added the breed to its non-sporting group. As per AKC, the height of Lhasa Apsos are around 10-11 inches, weighing between 12-18 pounds. The average life expectancy of the breed is 12-15 years. The major attraction of Lhasa Apsos is their long silky coat.
What age is puppy dog pals for?
Puppy Dog Pals is perfect for preschool age. It offers story ideas that are easy to follow and humor they can understand. According to Sean, “We’re aiming for two to five, as sort of the sweet spot.