All that being said, she’s had one complaint over the ten years of the show: A shortage of dogs in the plotlines. There was an episode that had a sinister dog fighting ring as a backdrop, and it was frankly so well done it was scary! But where’s the dog cozy? The story that uses a canine character to show us the softer side of the detective? Well, she suffers no longer. Episode 11 of Season 10 is now available in the States on Acorn TV & Amazon, and its title “A Murdog Mystery” says it all. The star of the show, besides the wonderful Yannick Bisson, is a female yellow lab named "Pistachio."
Also below is a picture of the show’s star Yannick Bisson with his dogs, a boxer named Mack and an English bulldog named Duke. The Dog-Ma wants me to add, “As if he weren’t cute enough already!”
The Doggy Bag
Pictures from the episode "A Murdog Mystery" including pics of "Pistachio"
Video of Samantha Bond episode of Murdoch Mysteries with shots of costumes
Yannick Bisson at home with his dogs (also article about his home design.)
And finally, for sewers, makers and steampunkers, you can read more about designer Reda and his inspiration and process Here.