|Bob Moore and his Amazing Mongrels|
The MOORE'S MONGRELS dog act was started in the 1930s by four Moore brothers from Grass Valley, California. Being farm boys, they knew all there was about animals. Their act flourished and they were soon working vaudeville and circuses.
The Moore's Mongrels appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and were presented to Queen Elizabeth at a Royal Command Performance in London. Bob Moore's father, Dwight Moore, had his own branch of the family act, and Bob grew up assisting him. One day, Walt Disney found them and brought them out to Los Angeles for a mini-series called Kilroy. When they were resting the dogs between takes, Mr. Disney would come out of his office to pet them. The pair worked at Disneyland and at his studios, and it toured with "Disney On Parade." That same year, Bing Crosby brought it over to do his Hollywood Palace show.
More recently, Bob worked on Broadway with The Will Rogers Follies and traveled with its national tour. He and his dogs have toured internationally with Ice Capades, Holiday On Ice, Circuses, and the Beastie Boys. The dogs have appeared in several Las Vegas revues, such as City Lights. The dogs were fortunate to have worked with Merv Griffin and were frequent guests on Mike Douglas' show.1
Bob Moore and his Amazing Mongrels' audition in Episode 201 consisted of dogs performing tricks such as jumping through Bob's arms, leaping off his back, and balancing on a rope. Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff buzzed the act. Although Sharon Osbourne voted "Yes", Piers and David voted "No", eliminating the act from the competition.