What Is The John Wick Dog Breed? (1, 2, 3, And Their Names)

John Wick Dog Breed. Photo of a Pitbull dog and a Beagle dog.

John Wick is a movie franchise about a retired hitman who has to come out of retirement after the death of his first dog. In doing so, he kills dozens and dozens of people in some pretty creative ways.

In the first movie, John Wick had a Beagle, and in the last two John Wick movies, he had a Pitbull.

Below, we’ll be looking at the breeds that starred as John Wick’s beloved pets, as well as their names.

John Wick Dog Breed 1, 2, and 3:

John Wick is a great movie series that has been very popular among many people, especially dog lovers.

John Wick 1 Dog Breed

The first John Wick’s dog breed was a beagle. John’s wife, Helen, gave him the dog as a present to keep John company after she died of leukemia. John was very close to his dog, and they went everywhere together.

John’s dog was also killed by Santino, which pushed John to kill him and everybody who worked with him.

John Wick 2 Dog Breed

The dog in John Wick 2 is a Pitbull. John was hurt and entered a dog shelter to treat himself with medication he could find there.

In the end, he noticed a cute little Pitbull puppy in a dog crate and took the dog with him from the shelter.

John Wick 3 Dog Breed

In the third John Wick (Parabellum), the dog breed was still the same Pitbull that John took from a shelter at the end of the first movie.

John and his pitbull were inseparable, like John and his beagle in the first movie. John took care of the dog very well.

In John Wick 3, there were also two Belgian Malinois Shepherds that belonged to Sofia (the character played by Halle Berry). In the movie, they played the roles of guard and attack dogs for Sofia.

These dogs were very well trained. All the stunts were real, and there were five actor dogs in total.

John Wick Dog Name 1, 2, and 3

John had two dogs in the John Wick 1, 2, and 3 franchise. John’s dog in John Wick 1 was a Beagle named Daisy (aka Andy in real life), while John’s dog in John Wick 2 and 3 was named “dog.” The role was played by two different Pitbulls named in real-life Burton and Cha Cha.

Burton, the Male Pitbull who was affectionately dubbed Bubba by Keanu Reeves, is the Pitbull in the first and second movies. While Cha Cha is a female Pitbull playing John’s dog in the third movie.

Burton was a rescue dog that was picked for his empathic appearance, which the audience could relate to.

In John Wick 3, the Belgian Malinois names were Dazir and Havan.

Why did John Wick take the Pitbull?

John Wick took the Pitbull from the shelter because he saw something in this dog that reminded him of Daisy, John’s beagle.

The Pitbull had a very sad look in its eyes when John looked at him. And John, as a dog lover, wanted to feel what it felt like to have a new dog again so he could connect with somebody after his wife’s death.

Did they really kill a dog in John Wick?

No, they did not really kill a dog in John Wick. John Wick is a fictional movie series. John’s dog in John Wick 1 was an actor dog trained for those specific scenes in the movie.

What happened to the real dog in John Wick?

According to ladbible.com, the Beagle from John Wick 1 is a male dog named Andy and he is alive and well with his family.

Regarding Burton and Cha Cha, there is no information as to where they are, but we think they are also alive and well with their trainers.

Did Keanu Reeves adopt the pitbull from John Wick 1?

According to celebritypets.net Keanu Reeves does not have a dog and has not adopted any of the dogs from the John Wick franchise.

Did Halle Berry keep the dogs in John Wick 3?

Although Halle Berry trained the dogs herself, she did not keep the dogs. There were 5 Belgian Malinois, and she was motivated to play and bond with them in order for the dogs to be trained to trust her.

How did they kill John Wick’s dog?

John Wick’s Beagle dog, Daisy, was killed by Iosef Tarasov during a house robbery, inciting John’s fury and prompting him to revisit his background as an assassin to track down Iosef.

Can I Get a Dog Like John Wick’s dogs?

Yes, you can get a Beagle or a Pitbull from a certified dog breeder or from your local dog shelter. Either Beagles or Pitbulls are very protective of their owners and very good with children and other pets.


John Wick is not only an action movie, it is also a movie for dog lovers.

John Wick’s dog breed is a Beagle in John Wick 1 and a Pitbull in John Wick 2 and 3. John’s beagle in the first movies was named Daisy, and in the second and third movies, John called his Pitbull just “Dog.”

There was also two Belgian Malinois called Dazir and Havan, both owned by Sofia, John Wick’s friend.

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Andre Neves

Hi, I'm Andre and I'm the owner of Sula the Border Collie. I love writing about this amazing dog breed here. I joined the Council to be able to reach and educate more people on the joy of having a pet dog.