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Jack the Bitterroot Beagle
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Bitterroot Beagle Productions is a full-service video production company located in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana.  Several of our productions have been televised in the Netherlands, Japan, Scotland, and England.  Some have even been featured on Animal Planet programs in the United States.  Bitterroot Beagle Productions has also produced an award-winning feature film.  We can perform a wide range of post-production services for you too, such as video editing, DVD authoring, video transfers, and CD & DVD duplication.

We take extreme pride in our attention to detail and creativity, and will work closely with you from conception to final production to ensure your satisfaction and that a quality product that captures the project mission and objectives is achieved.

Please contact us today to see how we can help you with your next project.


JACK HAS A NEW SISTER PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by John Williams   

Well, it appears there is more competition out there in tinsel town now.  Her name is Josie, and she is my 12-week old little beagle sister.  I'll have to admit that she is quite adorable. She loves to play with toys! That's good for me, because she can tire me out in no time. She still has those baby teeth, and let me tell you, they are sharp! She nipped me in the left butt cheek and I didn't think I would be able to sit down for a week. Just gotta be quick on my feet.

I've made several YouTube video with Josie. My sister, Jill, has been acting in the movies too. Check them out on our YouTube Channel for some good laughs. In all, we have over 60 videos currently on YouTube.

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It helps to be handsome and photogenic like me, but even if your pet isn't, that's okay. Because Kiana Fecteau, an up and coming artist from Stevensville, Montana, will paint your pet's portrait and make it look so lifelike.

I know, because she did mine. Oh, my gosh, what a fantastic job she did! When I hold the painting up in the mirror, I can't tell which one is me and which one is the portrait. Kiana is one awesome artist, who will capture the likeness of your pet just like she did with me.

Contact Kiana today and have her create a portrait of your pet that will warm your home and heart forever.

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Jill, the petite, sweet little sister of Jack the Bitterroot Beagle, hates puppets. All you have to do is put the puppet on your hand and say, "Hello, it's me", and Jill will come running and fiercely attack the puppet. As you will notice in the video, the puppet doesn't have quite enough padding, and her teeth frequently penetrate my hand. She gets in so much of a frenzy that she doesn't respond to my crying and pleas to let go. It's painful, but it's also fun and Jill enjoys it immensely.

RIDE 'EM COWGIRL! PDF Print Write e-mail
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Jill, the little sister of Jack the Bitterroot Beagle, loves to ride her favorite 'horse'. Watch this video and see the cowgirl in action. For comfort, Jill loves to back up to someone's foot and take a relaxing ride. It can be quite a surprise for our house guests when Jill straddles their foot unexpectedly. For whatever reason, it gives her a great deal of pleasure.

OKAY, WHO GOT IN THE TRASH? PDF Print Write e-mail
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Quite often when we leave the dogs in the house unattended we will come home to the pantry door open and food missing and/or trash strung around the house. We've had our suspicions, but never knew for certain just who was causing the mischief. This time when we left the house, I setup two cameras to hopefully catch the culprit in action. When we returned home and walked through the house, someone had gotten in the trash. But as you can see in the photo, all the dogs were innocently relaxing on their bed. When I confronted the lazy mutts, nobody would admit to the crime. So, I played back the video that I took and discovered who the trashman truly was. Watch the video and see for yourself.

ENDORPHIN RUSH PDF Print Write e-mail

When I get too stressed out from my rigorous filming schedule, I just find my favorite pillow and let the endorphins flow. I fluff the pillow just right, then place it in my mouth and bite down. I guess it's kind of like a horse cribbing. As you can see in the video, it relaxes me instantly. Billions of endorphins are released in my brain and I go into my "Beagle Zone." My cute little paws knead the pillow uncontrollably and my eyes feel like they've gone to the back of my head. Oh, what a wonderful feeling. So relaxing! Give it a try sometime when you get stressed out.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS PDF Print Write e-mail

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a wonderful year and we have much to be thankful for. Grampa Pete had cancer surgery and is doing absolutely terrific now. We are so grateful! I sneaked under the Christmas tree and opened one my Christmas presents early. It was a framed tile painted by the kids with cancer from Camp Mak-A-Dream. I was so touched that I even cried. I will treasure it forever, as it holds so many wonderful memories of my Camp Mak-A-Dream stay this past summer. I hope you send and receive heartfelt gifts too.


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Jack the Bitterroot Beagle and his pretend father Mumba (played by Robert Parr), go to the Barber Shop for haircuts and a shave. Gus the Barber (played by Dominic Farrenkopf - aka FLOMINIC) is old and hard of hearing, but still manages to give Jack and Mumba the most spectacular haircuts of their life.


The movie clip was intended to be significantly shorter than it turned out, with more emphasis put on the scene where Jack gets a haircut and shave. However, I gave Robert and Dominic (both of whom have never acted before) some very basic directions on the gist of the scene and then told them to do whatever came naturally and improvise. And improvise they did. It was like watching a Saturday Night Live skit. As you can see in the video, the way in which they interacted was seamless, spot on and hysterical. They are naturals and I expect the producers of Saturday Night Live to be contacting them very soon.


Special thanks to "Firp" Redman for the use of his State Street Barber Shop in Hamilton, Montana.

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Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00

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Do you know why we are howling with excitement? Because we were just notified that two of our videos were chosen to be on Animal Planet's television show. Out of a gazillion internet dog videos, Animal Planet has identified 40 of the top dog videos for their upcoming "America's Cutest Dog II" program. They will have five video clips in eight categories. Both of our videos were chosen for the "Aww Inspiring" category that features extremely impressive dogs.

Courtesy of Animal Planet

Courtesy of NBC Montana - KECI News

Snowboarding Beagle

Jack the Bitterroot Beagle made it with his "Snowboarding Beagle" video. Jack's little sister Jill, will join him on TV with her video "Jill with 4 Balls". As soon as Animal Planet notifies us of the air date, we will let you know too. Congratulations again to Jack the Bitterroot Beagle and Jill.

The following links are some local coverage of Jack and the videos chosen for Animal Planet's television show:

NBC News (Missoula) Report

jill_ballsMissoulian Newspaper Article

Ravalli Republic Newspaper Article

MEET JACK PDF Print Write e-mail
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Thursday, 05 August 2010 00:00

Jack the Bitterroot BeagleHello and welcome to my website.  My name is Jack the Bitterroot Beagle and I'm a famous movie star from the beautiful Bitterroot Valley in Western Montana.  As you can see it's a spectacular place to live.

I hope you like all of my movies,  I sure had a great time making them.  Children and families will enjoy my latest award winning movie, The Golden Bone.  It was filmed in the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains.  Also, when you buy my first movie, "The Adventures of Jack the Bitterroot Beagle" for your dog, all profits go to support Animal Shelters, Humane Societies, and Rescues.  So please, help me take care of all those less fortunate animals out there.  They need us.
Written by John Williams   

Jack the Bitterroot Beagle overcomes treacherous obstacles, injury, and an encounter with Bigfoot, in his adventurous quest for the Golden Bone. In this movie, director John Williams incorporates a funny, adventurous storyline, over 40 talking dogs and characters, special effects and a soundtrack to provide a unique theatrical and educational experience for children and families. Canine wisecracks fly like frisbees as Jack romps through his own picturesque playground in Montana's beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Whether balancing on a log over a roaring stream, mingling with moose, or scurrying from a Sasquatch, Jack displays natural acting skills that will entertain the whole family.


Per Sandy Robins of MSNBC, - "Jack leads the treasure hunt to find the Golden Bone through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. This delightful romp allows children to get up close and personal with a variety of animals and appreciate nature. Good family fun. Your dog may even enjoy it too."

Star Wars editor, Mary M. Lind, - says it's "A fun, learning adventure for all."

Peter Rosten (President MAPS: Media Arts in the Public Sc hools) - "The Golden Bone is a charming film that children of all ages will enjoy."

Written by John Williams   

adventures of Jack the bitterroot beagleThe Adventures of Jack the Bitterroot Beagle is my first movie. In it you will follow me as I take you on a Montana adventure. During this 69-minute action-filled movie, you will meet over 40 of my friends and share in the amusing and comical interactions we have. This movie not only has running, jumping, barking, meowing, singing, etc., but also a storyline - complete with music, special effects, and a talking Beagle. Yes, I am so human-like that I actually "talk" throughout the movie.  This movie is meant to be entertaining for your dogs and your children. Please note that we are not responsible for damage or loss caused by over-excitable or aggressive pets.

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camp mak a dreamMontana movie star, Jack the Bitterroot Beagle, has a huge heart and extends his paw to help sick children as well as all his animal friends who are in need of a meal and a loving family. Jack just loves kids, and they adore him too.

Jack has produced special versions of his award-winning movie, “The Golden Bone” and sent them to Children’s Hospitals around the country. “Now, whenever the children watch my movie I will be there with them” says Jack. “I will help them through their illness and comfort them”. “We will also have some fun too, ‘cuz laughter always makes us feel better.”


Watch and listen as me and my dog friends tell some hilarious dog jokes. You'll bust out laughing at these funny, talking dog video jokes. The only thing funnier that a joke about dogs, is when it's told by a dog.  That's right.  The dogs telling these jokes can really talk (thanks to FLOMINIC).  See for yourself.                                                                                                            


We have one-liner jokes, many of which you probably never heard before.

We also have several long jokes. One of them is about a dog that goes into a Butcher Shop for some fresh meat. What a smart dog he is!

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One of our other dog jokes is about a talking dog that goes into a bar and talks to the bartender. That dog sure know a lot about baseball.

In another joke, a man goes to the movies and brings his dog in with him. The dog shows more emotion than its owner.

Do you know anyone that has a service dog? The service dog joke is not only funny, but it has probably been tried many times before in real life situations.


Written by John Williams   

trapper-peak-signOn August 24, 2010 I hiked to the summit of Western Montana’s Trapper Peak along with my dog, Jack the Bitterroot Beagle, and Bob Sherman of ExploretheBitterroot.com. The route we took was via Baker Lake, as opposed to the more heavily travelled Trapper Peak trail. We attempted this hike the week prior, but were unsuccessful in locating the path up the ridge from Baker Lake. However, with the help of Michael Hoyt, author of Bitterroot Mountain Summits, we found the proper route this time and successfully climbed the highest peak in the Bitterroot Mountains at 10,157 feet.

It took us nearly five hours to reach Trapper Peak Summit. But we were taking it easy and filming along the way. I’m sure that Jack the Bitterroot Beagle could have made it in half that time, as he is a hiking machine. Jack had no trouble with any of the steep slopes or traversing the talus slopes and boulder fields. In fact, he did much better than we did.

The weather was perfect and the scenery was absolutely spectacular. At the summit, I filmed a 360-degree panning shot. It started toward the southwest trapper-filmover Trapper’s Summit. In the background, over the Boulder Creek drainage was Boulder Peak’s middle and west summits. Farther back was Mount Jerusalem and North Mount Jerusalem. As I panned to the west, the west ridge of Trapper Peak came into view along with Mink Peak. Panning to the northwest, I could see Trapper Creek drainage, then the summits around Chaffin Canyon, West Chaffin Peak, The Shard, Little Tin Cup Peak, and Sugarloaf Peak. Farther away was El Capitan and, barely visible, one of the Como Peaks. To the northeast was Cave Lake, followed by a good view of North Trapper’s three summit blocks and its climbable north face. The Bitterroot Valley was now in the distance, with East Trapper Peak approaching in the foreground. Next was Boulder Point and Boulder Peak’s east summit.  The massive block in the foreground was on Trapper’s north ridge.

Montana movie star, Jack the Bitterroot Beagle, may be the only dog to have hiked Trapper Peak Summit by way of Baker Lake.


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Living Diamonds Tibetan Yak RanchMontana movie star, Jack the Bitterroot Beagle, was recently invited by Larry Richards to visit his famous Living Diamonds Tibetan Yak Ranch.  Larry's ranch is located near Polson, Montana in the gorgeous Mission Valley.  Larry raises Yaks and currently has over 50 of them.  That number will increase dramatically very soon when baby Yaks join the herd.  Back in 1997, Larry flew 12 of his Yaks to Argentina where they starred with Brad Pitt in the movie, "Seven Years in Tibet".

Jack had this to say about his visit to Larry's Yak Ranch, "Larry volunteered my dad to help him round up these Yaks so he could give them de-worming shots.  I just sat by the fence and laughed.  Those old men were sweating like dogs and huffing and puffing like you wouldn't believe."  When they weren't able to corral the Yaks, Jack the Bitterroot Beagle came to the rescue.  "I was able to herd most of the Yaks into the corral so Larry could give them shots.  The Yaks tried to scare me (many did a real good job of it too) but I never let on that I was.  I was too fast and had all the right moves to avoid being stepped on and gored by those big, wooly beasts.  Larry invited me back when the baby Yaks are born.  I'll share that experience with you when I get back."
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Blodgett CanyonAbout a mile west of Hamilton, Montana stands the breathtaking Bitterroot Mountains.  One of the favorite hiking trails of movie star, Jack the Bitterroot Beagle, is in Blodgett Canyon.  On Jack's recent hiking trip there he even filmed it so all his fans would be able to hike along with him.

Blodgett Canyon has a beautiful creek running between its steep-sided walls.  However, during Jack's early springtime hike, much of the stream was beneath a blanket of snow and ice.  At several locations along Jack's hike, the crystal clear water was exposed and mirrored the reflective beauty all around it.  Jack took every opportunity to explore these areas and catch a glimpse of his cute face in the reflections.

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Robin and chicks in nestWhen Jack the Bitterroot Beagle isn't making movies, attending gala events, or resting, he enjoys listening to music.  On this particular springtime day, Jack was attending a concert put on by a local robin and her babies.  Mrs. Red Breast selected a 50's tune especially for Jack, as she knew he was an upbeat kind of guy.  Jack loved the performance.  He told the lead singer, "Your kids sure have been practicing.  They'll probably be leaving the roost soon for solo careers."


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