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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Pets

Does Arnold Schwarzenegger Have Any Pets?

Arnold Schwarzenegger's current pets are three dogs named Schnitzel, Dutch, and Cherry. He also has a miniature horse named Whiskey, a miniature donkey named Lulu, and a pet pig named Schnelly. All of Schwarzenegger's pets are free to roam in and around his 6-acrew estate in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Schwarzenegger grew up on a farm in Austria and has always loved animals.

Gustav (Dog)

Breed: Chocolate Labrador

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a Chocolate Labrador dog named Gustav, which was also the name of Schwarzenegger’s father. Considering that he got Gustav in the late 2000s and hasn’t mentioned him when asked about dogs in recent years, we imagine he has since passed away. Enjoy a video of the pair cruising in a Hummer below.

Whiskey the Mini Horse (Horse)

Breed: Miniature | Adopted 2014

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a miniature horse named Whiskey that he got in the early 2010s. Whiskey was originally a gift for his daughter Katherine, but she eventually wasn’t spending much time with her. So Arnold started bringing Whiskey to his house (then eventually into his house.) Whiskey first stepped into the spotlight in November 2014, when Schwarzenegger shared a photo of Whiskey sharing breakfast with him. Fans were delighted to meet any new pet of Arnie’s, and with it being a mini-horse, AND that it was eating breakfast with him in his kitchen – Really took the reveal to another level! Whiskey even commutes with Schwarzenegger to his office on occasion, which you can see below.

Schnitzel (Dog)

Breed: Leonberger | Adopted Dec 2021

Arnold Schwarzenegger adopted a dog named Schnitzel in December 2021. Schnitzel is named after Schwarzenegger’s favorite Austrian dish and he is a Leonberger breed.

Dutch (Dog)

Adopted Jul 2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger adopted a dog named Dutch in July 2020. Dutch is named after Schwarzenegger’s character in “Predator”. Dutch’s breed looks like an Alaskan malamute or a malamute mix.

Cherry (Dog)

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a cute rescued Yorkshire Terrier named Cherry. His granddaughter Lyla is in love with Cherry and often asks her mom, Katherine Schwarzenegger, when she can visit her Opa to see Cherry.

Schnelly (Pig)

Adopted Apr 2023

Arnold Schwarzenegger adopted a tiny pig named Schnelly in April 2023, seen here with his dog Cherry. For the full story on Schnelly, click here.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's pet Bacon

Bacon (Pig)

Adopted 1997

Before Schnelly, Arnold Schwarzenegger had a pet pig named Bacon. He got Bacon in the mid-1990s, after working with George Clooney on Batman & Robin and meeting Clooney’s iconic pet pig named Max.

I always liked that he was into pigs; he has this little pig that he takes everywhere. So I bought a pig right after that. Only thing is, I must’ve bought the wrong one because, in no time, it was 300 pounds and I could barely lift the son of a gun.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Columbus Dispatch, March 2014
Arnold Schwarzenegger's pet Noodle

Noodle (Dog)

Some websites incorrectly state that Schwarzenegger has a dog named Noodle. He has never mentioned this dog publicly when discussing his pets, and there has never been a dog on his social media posts other than those mentioned here. It may be some thought his Yorkie, Cherry, was named Noodle, leading to people thinking he had an additional dog named Noodle.

Lulu the Mini Donkey (Donkey)

Breed: miniature | Adopted 2016

Along with his min horse, Whiskey, Arnold Schwarzenegger also has a pet miniature donkey named Lulu. After taking Whiskey in, Arnold’s girlfriend, Heather Milligan, thought the mini-horse could use a mini-companion. So she got Lulu for her (and Arnold)! Along with joining Arnie at his office, Lulu is known to work out with the former bodybuilding champ and join in on ZOOM calls.

Sarge (Dog)

Breed: Cockapoo | Adopted 2002

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a Cockapoo named Sarge that he got in the early 2000s and lived until the early 2010s. Sarge is seen here being help by his daughter Katherine, next to his son Patrick, who’s holding his Cockapoo Champ. This photo was posted to Instagram by his ex-wife Maria Shriver on Twitter in 2012.

Labradors (Dog)

Breed: Labrador | Adopted 1982

Arnold Schwarzenegger loves Labradors and has had several throughout the years. He’s pictured here with one of his yellow labs, circa 1982.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's pet Sammy and Spunky

Sammy and Spunky (Dog)

Breed: Labrador

Arnold Schwarzenegger had two yellow labs named Sammy and Spunky in the early 2000s when he was governor of California.

Oliver (Dog)

Adopted 2000

In the movie The 6th Day (2000), Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the role of Adam Gibson, who has a dog named Oliver. Set in 2010, the film is kicked off when his dog Oliver passes away, which leads him to check out “RePet,” a company that can clone your deceased pets.

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[Arnold Schwarzenegger discussing how he got his horse and donkey, and how they get along with his dogs and pig]

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a legendary figure in Hollywood and beyond, known for his iconic roles in blockbuster action movies, his successful career in bodybuilding, and his advocacy for environmental causes. Born in Austria, Schwarzenegger moved to the United States in the 1960s to pursue a career in bodybuilding, eventually becoming a seven-time Mr. Olympia and one of the most well-known and respected figures in the fitness industry. Most recently, he’s known for his social media content which mainly includes his fur family of dogs and farm animals.

Schwarzenegger’s breakout role as an actor came in 1982, when he starred in the science fiction classic “Conan the Barbarian.” This film established Schwarzenegger as a leading man and action star, and he went on to appear in a string of successful movies throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including “The Terminator,” “Total Recall,” and “True Lies.” His role as the titular cyborg assassin in “The Terminator” is widely regarded as one of his most iconic performances, and the film spawned multiple sequels and spinoffs, including the recent “Terminator: Dark Fate,” which saw Schwarzenegger reprising his role as the T-800.

One notable collaboration in Schwarzenegger’s career was his work with actress Kristanna Loken in the film “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.” Loken played the role of the T-X, a new type of Terminator sent back in time to kill John Connor, and she and Schwarzenegger shared a number of memorable scenes together. The film was a box office success, and Loken’s performance was widely praised by critics and audiences alike. He reappeared as the Terminator in the latest film of the series Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) with Linda Hamilton and Mackenzie Davis.

Schwarzenegger has worked with a number of high-profile celebrities throughout his career, including fellow action stars Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Jason Statham. He has also appeared in movies alongside prominent actors such as Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson, and Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor in the “Terminator” franchise. In addition, Schwarzenegger has collaborated with a number of prominent directors, including James Cameron, who directed “The Terminator” and “True Lies.”

Schwarzenegger took on the role as 38th Governor of California, which he held from 2003 to 2011. Schwarzenegger was the first foreign-born Governor of California since the 1800s, and he used his platform to advocate for environmental causes and other issues important to him. He also worked to improve the state’s economy and infrastructure, and his time in office was generally seen as successful and well-regarded.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is father to Patrick and Katherine Schwarzenegger.