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In photos: Canine star of The Artist to bow-wow out of show business over illness

Uggie will retire from filmmaking after developing a nervous condition his trainer says causes the dog to shake uncontrollably.

Image: AP Photo/Joel Ryan/PA Images

UGGIE THE DOG is set to retire from the big screen following his trainer’s announcement that the hirsute star of The Artist has developed a nervous disorder which causes him to shake.

The Jack Russell was awarded the ‘Palm Dog’ at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and has attended international premieres of the Oscar-nominated silent film The Artist, as well as as The Golden Globes awards ceremony.

Uggie’s trainer Omar Von Muller told the Daily Mail that the dog will retire after his appearance at the Oscars later this month due to the undiagnosed illness.

Here’s Uggie performing some of his signature tricks from The Artist and skateboarding:


(Video via TheEllenShow)

In photos: Canine star of The Artist to bow-wow out of show business over illness
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    The pooch celebrates The Artist's Golden Globes win in January. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill/PA Images)
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    All dressed up for the 69th Golden Globes in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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    The Artist co-stars James Cromwell and Uggie during The Weinstein Company Golden Globes after-party. (LuMar Jr/UK Press/PA Images)
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    Hitting the red carpet at the Golden Globes. (Trae Patton/AP/PA Images)
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    Uggie and trainer Omar Von Muller at a film screening in London last month. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan/PA Images)
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    Uggie, Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo arrive at the AFI gala screening of "The Artist" at Grauman's Chinese Theater in LA in November 2011. (AP Photo/Katy Winn/PA Images)
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    Uggie and other cast members of The Artist during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards last month in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill/PA Images)
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    Uggie appearing on the NBC News Today show. (Image: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via AP Images/PA)

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