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How many of you like to watch dog movies and what is your favorite?

I am watching Beverly Hills Chilwawa (sp?) I don't have the nerve to watch Marley because I know the ending.


Years ago I ago I would watch Old Yeller but then again, sad ending.

Beatovan and other are cute also.
 

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I'm going to watch Marley tomorrow, most likely. Hope I get through it okay.

Otherwise my favorite is probably Homeward Bound.. I grew up with that movie.
 

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I'm going to watch Marley tomorrow, most likely. Hope I get through it okay.
You will need tissues, but certainly worth it!!!

I love Homeward Bound 1 and 2. So does Bridgette actually. She literally sat and watched the entire movie with me. It was weird, but cute...and she tried to play with Chance so that was pretty cute too! :)
 

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I have mixed feelings about dog movies. On one hand I think they are entertaining to watch for me as a dog lover. On the other hand I think so often they do so much damage to the breed highlighted in the movie that it simply is not worth it. My favorite breed is still paying the high price of it's appearance in movies. Maybe it would be different had they first portrayed the Rottweiler as a grandmas dog but I think it would still have been somewhat damaged as all breeds are once Hollywood takes it's toll.
 

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How about Call of the Wild. That is a great movie...it's a tear jerker, but a classic! Oh yeah, then there's another classic Where the Red Fern Grows. What's with these sad endings!?
I also like Turner and Hooch and Best In Show. These are more funny than sad, thankfully!
I know Seabiscuit is a horse movie, but it's one of my all time favorite movies! I've watched it more times than I can remember!
 

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For the most part, I dislike them. I think their plots are usually really cheesy and uninteresting, with anthropomorphisation coming out the wazoo. I also think they have a terrible effect on ignorant people -- breed-specific, as Inga said, creating false myths about breed. On the one hand, they make breeds like the Lab and Beagle seem like born sweethearts (which we all know they are not) and on the other, they perpetrate the "tough villain" image of breeds like the Dobe and the Rottie, which Inga and many others like her fight to dispel.

Besides affecting the image of breeds, there's also the image of the dog in general as an animal that will come to you completely willing to lie on the hearth by the fire while you read a book, run around off-leash across grassy knolls, play Frisbee in the park... all things that many dogs can very well do, but only with training, and unfortunately the training part is the one most seem to miss.

I do watch them for one thing, though: the training. The shaping is incredible in most of these movies, and I enjoy watching them and wondering exactly which cues are being given behind the camera, and how those cues were established. :D
 
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