Stella is the French Bulldog of the Pritchett family, introduced in "Good Cop Bad Dog". Stella is very problematic and destroys things, mostly Gloria's. She was previously owned by a dog trainer who sought Jay's advice about his new business idea (good and bad doggie treats) which was harshly criticized. The dog trainer couldn't keep her since he had to go back to school so Jay's family decided to take care of her. Jay didn't want to keep her at first but now he is the one who loves her the most. Now it's Gloria who hates her the most, because in a lot of episodes she has done things that have bothered Gloria. For example, in "Phil on Wire", Stella starts biting and breaking all of Gloria's shoes. Also in "Little Bo Bleep", Stella won't stop diving into the pool and everyone starts to think she has suicidal tendencies. Gloria has to dive into the pool to save her and gets all wet.
Stella was played by a French Bulldog named Brigitte until "Send Out the Clowns". As of Season 4, she is now played by another dog (who is also a French Bulldog) called Beatrice.
Mishaps With/Involving Stella
In "The One That Got Away", Stella and Gloria have a mishap and Gloria ends up letting Stella out of the house because Stella is trying to get to cake and won't stop even when Gloria tells her off. Stella comes back in and jumps up to the cake without Gloria noticing, Gloria notices later but by then Stella has knocked the cake on the floor.
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