‘The Artist’ dog Uggie leaves paw prints outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Jack Russell from 'The Artist' becomes the first dog to receive the Hollywood honour

Uggie, the canine star of Oscar-winning film The Artist, has left his paw prints outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

The 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier became the first dog to be honoured outside the historic movie theatre, which is located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Actors to have left their handprints there include Marilyn Monroe, Sean Connery and Helen Mirren.

According to the BBC, Uggie arrived at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in a fire truck wearing a golden bow-tie collar. After the cement-setting ceremony, Uggie dipped his clean paws in ink so that he could “autograph” DVDs of The Artist for fans.

The ceremony also marked Uggie’s retirement from the film industry. In January, his trainer revealed that the talented canine had become too old to sustain 15-hour days on film sets.

Appearing with Uggie at the ceremony yesterday, Van Muller told the crowd: “Everyone says that I’m a great trainer. I don’t think so – I think he’s just a great dog.”

Uggie received the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for his role alongside Jean Dujardin in The Artist. He previously appeared in films including Water for Elephants and Mr. Fix It.