Seldom Patridge (Dog)
Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge had a dog named Seldom. The fictional Mastiff lived from 2007 until 2022. The name comes from the expression “A barking dog seldom bites”. Seldom was known for his love of sandwiches, like his fur day Partridge. When asked by The Irish Times, Partridge said “Less than 0.1 per cent of mastiffs attack,” says Partridge as we sidle past the animal. “Unfortunately, Seldom’s the whole of that 0.1 per cent. The kindest thing I can say is that he’s a statistical anomaly.”
Unit 1 (Dog)
In a BBC News segment, Alan Partridge considered adopting a robot dog named Unit 1 to help overcome his fear of robots. After a weekend together, he decided against it, saying “I just didn’t like sharing my house with something intelligent”
Steve Coogan is a British actor, comedian and writer who has been entertaining audiences for over two decades. He first gained fame in the early nineties with his character Alan Partridge on BBC Radio 4’s On The Hour. Since then he has gone on to become one of Britain’s best-loved comedic actors, appearing in films such as 24 Hour Party People and Night at the Museum, as well as writing and producing television series like Saxondale and The Trip. Steve Coogan is an incredibly versatile entertainer whose work continues to delight fans across all genres.