What kind of dog was in John Wick 3? Let’s Explore

Is Keanu Reeves the pitbull dog in John Wick?

As much as the John Wick series hinged on one particular dog, the question remains whether it will continue on that way. Save for that sequence in the third film, dogs have only made fleeting appearances in the sequels. Reeves’ character did adopt a pitbull at the end of the first movie.

Does John Wick’s second dog die?

The new dog that John Wick adopts, receives no injury. … It is mentioned the dog that was killed in Chapter 1, but is not shown.

There was also plenty of oversight from the Animal Human Society “to make sure everything was good” for the animals. “How do the dogs bite without hurting their teeth? How do they jump so stuntmen don’t land on them? These are stunt dogs, but you never want to go to the point you’re forcing the animal to do something it doesn’t want to do.

Thus began an eight month journey to find the right dogs and train them, as well as the cast and the stunt team, to become acquainted. Months of preparation is necessary in order to minimize risk working with the animals on set.

“Contrary to popular belief, there’s no such thing as a movie dog or a movie horse,” Stahelski says. “They’re just trained to do things under circumstance. Dogs, horses, they don’t know it’s a movie. They just do their thing. You could train them for months and you don’t know if they’re gonna respond.”

But behind the scenes, it took months of training to get those hounds prepared for battle — or at least ready to perform on camera — director Chad Stahelski tells Inverse.

In Latin, “parabellum” means to prepare for war. And in John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, Keanu Reeves’ unstoppable assassin cries havoc and let slip two Belgian Malinois against an army of bad guys in one of the most exciting action set-pieces of the year. If Keanu knows kung fu, these dogs know “dog fu.”

How they trained the dogs in John Wick 3

Often, when there’s a popular movie that involves a dog as the main character – or even a side character – that dog breed spikes in popularity. People are so moved by the portrayal of the breed that they decide they must have one for themselves.

After seeing the 2014 movie John Wick and its subsequent sequels, you probably noticed that the entire series starts with one terrible act:

If you’ve been wondering about the breed of John Wick’s dogs in the films, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll talk about John Wick, his first dog, and the other dogs he has throughout the movie franchise.

John Wick, played by actor Keanu Reeves, grew up an orphan in Belarus. The Russian Mafia took him at a young age, raising him as a trained assassin and hitman.

None of this, however, is featured in the film. In fact, by the time we meet Wick, he has been retired for five years and is happily married, living an everyday life.

In the first John Wick movie, Wick has a Beagle puppy. The puppy, named Daisy, was a gift from Wick’s wife. The significance of the puppy is that she was a gift from Wick’s late wife, who died of leukemia.

At the end of the first John Wick movie, we see Wick adopt a Pitbull from a shelter. Or rather, take the dog from the shelter.

During this scene, Wick is hurt from fighting off bad guys. He stumbles into the shelter and uses the supplies there to treat himself. While he’s there, he notices the Pitbull puppy and decides to take him.