Sad news for the nine-nine family members today, Weekly entertainment reports that Stewart, the 13-year-old corgi who played Captain Holt's dog, Cheddar in most of his appearances in the series, has died. The owner / trainer of Stewart posted the news on Instagram today, including details on the last day of the dog, which included a trip to the beach, a surfing party and the possibility of eating hamburgers from and-Out.
Although Cheddar appeared for the first time in the series in his first season – quickly establishing his alpha dog in good faith – he was played for the first time by Stewart in "Halloween IV" of season 4, according to the same source. Brooklyn Nine-Nine wiki. Since then, he has appeared in four other episodes, including a memorable one at Jake and Amy's wedding in Season 5.
It is unclear whether Captain Holt and his husband, Kevin Cozner (Andre Braugher and Marc Evan Jackson), will also suffer a loss, or whether the Cheddar portion will be rebroadcast as Brooklyn Nine-Nine continues his race on NBC.