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Titles not found on IMDb: 1) Caution: Show Dogs. A dogumentary by Leslye Abbey and David Patrick. 4 breeds highlighted: Chinese Crested, Australian Shepard, Lhasa Apso, Afghan. 2010. Available on Amazon. 2) The Year of the Working Sheep Dog. Narrated by Christopher Timothy. Border Collies. Rescue dogs, working dogs, service dogs, sled dogs.

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1. The Biscuit Eater (1972)

G | 90 min | Drama, Family

In this touching adventure, a remake of the popular 1940 film, two Georgia young boys team up and befriend a feral bird dog, whom they train to participate in a field trials.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 361 | Gross: $0.42M

A bird dog in Georgia, 1940s.

2. The Legend of Lobo (1962)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Family

When both parents are killed by man, the wolf Lobo learns the ways of the hunter.

Stars: Rex Allen, Ingvald Lieberkind, Robert Dalban

Votes: 464

3. Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)

G | 74 min | Adventure, Family

The rugged Canadian wilderness is the backdrop to this story of a dog separated from his owner.

Directors: Jack Couffer, Don Haldane | Stars: Jean Coutu, Émile Genest, Uriel Luft, Robert Rivard

Votes: 400

4. My Dog Shep (1946)

Approved | 70 min | Drama

An orphan boy on his way to live with his uncle picks up a stray dog, and the two become fast friends. However, the uncle doesn't want the dog, and when chickens are found dead, the uncle accuses the dog of killing them.

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Flame, Tom Neal, William Farnum, Lanny Rees

Votes: 55

Flame, a German Shepard, is a boy's best friend. Flame is in his first appearance in this movie. A gorgeous, large dog. Rural America, 1940s. Swimming in the river.

5. White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf (1999)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure

Three teenagers are stranded in the wilds of Northern Canada after a plane crash and they must call upon an Aboriginal Canadian spirit of a legendary white wolf to help them survive.

Director: Victoria Muspratt | Stars: Mick Cain, Mercedes McNab, Rodney A. Grant, Robin Clarke

Votes: 152

6. Max (I) (2015)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

A military dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank, Lauren Graham

Votes: 25,884 | Gross: $42.65M

7. Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy (2006 TV Movie)

76 min | Family

This movie centers on five Border Collies in rural Scotland.

Director: Richard Overall | Stars: Brian Blessed, Rosalind Blessed, Vanessa Clarke, Karyn Claydon

Votes: 80

Sheepdogs, sheep, ducks.

8. Barren Lives (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Joffre Soares

Votes: 2,350

A family dog that follows the family. Northeastern Brazil, Early 1940s.

9. DogTown (2008–2010)

46 min | Documentary

DogTown documents the work of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, where trainers and vets rescue and rehabilitate dogs no one else wants. Follow the stories of dogs and the people who love them enough to give them a second chance at life.

Stars: Chuck Thompson, Sherry Woodard, John Garcia, Pat Whitacre

Votes: 71

Dog rescue near Kanab, Utah. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary rescues all animals. This show is about the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs. 3 full programs: 1)Second Chances. rescuing dogs and getting them ready for adoption. 2)Crisis Dogs. puppy mill rescue and rehabilitation. 3)The Outsiders. Disabled, shy, aggressive, debilitating allergy dogs. Special features: Doggy update, where are they now? and about Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

10. Caryl of the Mountains (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Crime, Romance

Funds are embezzled and a fur trapper is murdered. Rin Tin Tin to the rescue!

Director: Bernard B. Ray | Stars: Rin Tin Tin Jr., Francis X. Bushman Jr., Lois Wilde, Josef Swickard

Votes: 57

Rin Tin Tin Filmed outdoors in the Ponderosa pine forest. Canadian mounties ride their horses, no cars for them.

11. Through a Dog's Eyes (2010 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

Follows a handful of people as they journey through the heartwarming and often challenging process of receiving their service dogs from Canine Assistants in Georgia.

Director: Peter Schnall | Star: Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 46

Dogs at a leading service dog organization. Jennifer Arnold, founder of Canine Assistants. Dogs and their bond with people with disabilities.

12. Poco... Little Dog Lost (1977)

G | 88 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

It looks like the end of the line for Poco and Kim when they are separated following a car accident. Poco's relentless search takes him through the desert. Bravely facing the odds, Poco ... See full summary »

Director: Dwight Brooks | Stars: Chill Wills, Michelle Ashburn, Muffin, Sherry Bain

Votes: 50

a Benji-looking dog. Small, long hair. He runs through the desert, through Bodie State Historic Park, California- near Nevada, through Yosemite. This is the movie to watch if you want to check out America in the 1970s.

13. Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Family

49 Metascore

Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging, Lonny Chapman

Votes: 3,028

Red-bone hound dogs for hunting. 1930s Ozarks. Rural life in the Great Depression. Working hard to save and buy hunting dogs. Hunting through the woods. Filmed in Tahlequah and Vian, Oklahoma.

14. Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

60 Metascore

As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to... See full summary »

Director: Yôichi Sai | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Kippei Shîna, Teruyuki Kagawa, Keiko Toda

Votes: 1,532 | Gross: $0.01M

A Japanese guide dog.

15. Angel Dog (2011)

PG | 90 min | Action, Drama, Family

This heartwarming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Conly | Stars: Jon Michael Davis, Farah White, Maurice Ripke, Ashley Hallford

Votes: 389

A border collie and a greyhound. Filmed in Texas oak tree country, San Antonio area.

16. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

Votes: 2,937

Lassie in the country. 1950s America.

17. Big Red (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A wealthy sportsman's decision to hire a backwoods orphan to exercise a champion Irish Setter has unexpected consequences.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest, Janette Bertrand

Votes: 683

An Irish Setter in 1960. Dog shows. Rural life and cabins,farms. Many scenes of Rene and Rig Red running in the hills of Quebec. Fields of wildflowers, streams. Filmed in La Malbaie, Quebec and Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California.

18. The Return of Rin Tin Tin (1947)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Family

The bond between the boy and his dog is the only thing that could bring the boy out of his shell. The plot moves along as Villains plan to steal the dog.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Rin Tin Tin III, Donald Woods, Robert Blake, Claudia Drake

Votes: 100

Filmed at Santa Inez Mission, California. Cows and chickens. 1940s.

19. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 16,990

Australian cattle dog. Red, the dog. Red, the long haired cat. early 1970s.

Western and south Australia. Adelaide, Victoria, Dampier, Karatha, Pilbara. No smoking or smokers in movie.

20. Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 107 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

The saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first man to cross the United States by automobile--in 1903!

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Tom Hanks, Adam Arkin, Tom Bodett

Votes: 475

The first Bulldog, Bud, to travel by automobile in 1903, from Caldwell, Idaho to New York. Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first person to cross the continent in an automobile, in 1903. Jackson traveled from San Francisco to New York, getting the dog Bud in Idaho. Bud enjoyed the ride, sitting up front. A Ken Burns film.

21. My Family and Other Animals (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

An English family relocates to sunny Greece four years before WWII.

Director: Sheree Folkson | Stars: Eugene Simon, Imelda Staunton, Chris Langham, Omid Djalili

Votes: 1,663

The family dog in most scenes. Greece, 1930s. Wildlife of Greece, in a menagerie and not in the wild. Magpies and turtles and insects.

22. The Journey (2001)

93 min | Documentary, Adventure

Eric Saperston directs this amazing journey about a group of young Americans who decide to ask the age old question in life, "what do our elders have to pass down to us?"

Director: Eric Saperston | Stars: Eric Saperston, Jimmy Carter, Max Cleland, Billy Crystal

Votes: 521

A Golden Retriever on a VW bus trip

23. Sweetgrass (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, Adventure, Western

80 Metascore

In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme north-west of the United States. It was a journey ... See full summary »

Directors: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Votes: 969 | Gross: $0.21M

Great Pyrenees and collies. Sheep, several thousand, take an annual journey up the Montana mountains to summer pasture. Great Pyrenees dogs and collies herd the sheep, along with the men on horseback.

24. Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Family

When a cougar raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest reverts to its natural instincts, the consequence could threaten its life.

Director: Winston Hibler | Stars: Ron Brown, Brian Russell, Linda Wallace, Jim Wilson

Votes: 798

a Fox Terrier dog called Chainsaw. living in Oregon in the 1960s in a lumber camp. Logging activities.

25. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Brian Pettifer, Stuart Davids

Votes: 1,651

A West highland terrier named Wee Jock, who lives in rural Scotland.

26. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2020)
Episode: Animals (1994)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Geraldine plans to hold a special service of blessing in St. Barnabas Church for all the animals of the village. As the day approaches she becomes concerned that all the animals won't be properly house trained while in church.

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Emma Chambers

Votes: 223

A blessing of the animals of a small English village and surrounding countryside. Dogs,ferrets, Macaws, owls, sheep, goats, horses, parakeets, more. All blessed inside the church.

27. Old Dog (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A family on the Himalayan plains discovers their dog is worth a fortune, but selling it comes at a terrible price.

Director: Pema Tseden | Stars: Yanbum Gyal, Drolma Kyab, Lochey, Tamdrin Tso

Votes: 79

A Tibetan Mastiff dog living on the Himalayan plains. The dog is 13 years old, has matted hair, works with a sheep herder. A very sad, tragic story.

28. Wendy and Lucy (2008)

R | 80 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Over the summer, a series of unfortunate happening triggers a financial crisis for a young woman and she soon finds her life falling apart.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Lucy, David Koppell, Max Clement

Votes: 16,713 | Gross: $0.86M

A Golden Retriever's life in Oregon. Filmed in Portland and Wilsonville, Oregon. Sad film.

29. Son of the Navy (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Comedy

Actually, the sailor wants nothing to do with the boy, who we eventually find out is an orphan who ran away from the orphanage, trying to find a new Mom and Dad. The sailor, not knowing ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Jean Parker, James Dunn, Martin Spellman, Selmer Jackson

Votes: 85

A Cairn Terrier named Pal and Tommy on an adventure away from the orphanage. Tommy and the Terrier inseparable. The Navy, Christmas time, and the family that ensues. 1940s America.

30. Stone Fox (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Family, Western

Little Willy must win a dog sled race in order to save his grandfather's cattle ranch.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Joey Cramer, Belinda Montgomery, Gordon Tootoosis

Votes: 173

sled dogs

31. Eyes in the Night (1942)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Mystery

A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed, Stephen McNally

Votes: 1,394

Friday, a German Shepard mix, aides a blind detective. Friday is inventive, very smart, a comic, and all around great dog. The star of the movie. 1940s.

32. Mist: Sheepdog Tales (2007–2009)

11 min | Adventure, Family

Mist may no longer be a puppy, but she still has much to learn about life as a Borough farm sheepdog. But with Swift, Ernie, Jake, Fern, and her Mother Gail around, Mist has all of the help... See full summary »

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Mel Giedroyc, Paul Litchfield, Gillian Hanna

Votes: 39

Mist: Sheepdog Tales -The Great Challenge. 6 episodes: Fern's Forte, Not so Swift, Mist's Great Challenge, The Beast of Borough Farm, Drake Expectations, Macpherson's Lament.

Mist: Sheepdog Tales-A Helping Paw. 6 episodes: Steady Eddie, Little Orphan Aggie, Pride and Joyce, Wild Woolly Winnie, The Importance of Being Ernest, Trial and Error, Lost and Hound. Filmed at Borough Farm, Devon, England. Rolling hills, ocean in some scenes. Watching sheepdogs and sheep. Ducks, cows, ponies. Farm life.

33. Owd Bob (1998)

Not Rated | 105 min | Family, Drama

Recently orphaned in America, teenager David Roberts must spend the summer with grumpy maternal grandfather Adam MacAdam, whom he never met, on his sheep-farm on the Isle of Man. Both long ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons | Stars: James Cromwell, Colm Meaney, Jemima Rooper, John Benfield

Votes: 298

Border Collies in Scotland. Rural Scotland, hills and farms. Border Collies and sheep dog trials.

34. Duke (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A homeless veteran leaves his dying dog and best friend, Duke, on the doorstep of an animal clinic. The dedicated staff nurse Duke back to health, and then launch a campaign to locate the veteran and re-unite him with his best pal.

Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Steven Weber, Sarah Smyth, Allison Hossack, April Telek

Votes: 460

A border Collie and his relationship with a Disabled Vet. Filmed in Canada.

35. Last of the Dogmen (1995)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Western

A Montana bounty hunter and an anthropologist discover a tribe of Native Americans living in a settlement isolated from the rest of the world.

Director: Tab Murphy | Stars: Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Kurtwood Smith, Steve Reevis

Votes: 4,943 | Gross: $7.40M

A Queensland, Australia Heeler. Zip follows Gates into the wilderness, tracking escaped convicts. They find the unexpected.

36. Behave Yourself! (1951)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Crime

When a cute Welsh terrier follows Bill Denny home, little does he know that all gangland has its eye on that dog. Who will be bumbling Bill's undoing - the gangsters, the cops, or his suspicious mother-in-law?

Director: George Beck | Stars: Farley Granger, Shelley Winters, William Demarest, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 609

A Welsh terrier in 1950 Los Angeles. Filmed on Wiltshire Blvd, and other locations. Howe cinematography.

37. Old Yeller (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

84 Metascore

A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Votes: 12,102 | Gross: $21.91M

A large yellow dog. 1869. Filmed at Big Bear Lake, California and Georgia.

38. A Boy and His Dog (1975)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A young man and his telepathic dog wander a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Director: L.Q. Jones | Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton, Tim McIntire

Votes: 16,732 | Gross: $6.90M

Bearded collie mix. A dog named Blood is an intellectual telepathic in 2024 AD, American desert of Phoenix. Blood is a Bearded collie mix. Partner of Vic.

39. First Dog (2010)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"

Director: Bryan Michael Stoller | Stars: Eric Roberts, Eliza Roberts, John-Paul Howard, Little Bear

Votes: 554

A wonderful dog to watch. A tale of a dog's journey from California to Washington D.C.

40. George! (1972)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Family

After a St. Bernard named George is given to a relative by its owner, he causes mischief in the neighboring town and for his new owner. After enough terror while trying to get a girl, the ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace C. Bennett | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Jack Mullaney, Ingeborg Schöner, Ursula von Wiese

Votes: 91

A handsome Saint Bernard in 1970 in the countryside, Switzerland. Filmed in Switzerland, Grindelwald, Kanton Bern. Mostly filmed outside, with many mountain views. Era of mini skirts and beehive hairdos.

41. Dog Jack (2010)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, War

In the midst of the Civil War, a boy and his dog escape a plantation and embark on a life-changing journey. Inspired by true events, "Dog Jack" chronicles a turbulent moment in American history, and a tale that's never been forgotten.

Director: Edward T. McDougal | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Benjamin Gardner, Frank Kasy, Kenneth Craig

Votes: 134

A dog in the civil war. 1860s. filmed in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin.

42. Lassie (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Lynch, Samantha Morton, Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 4,175 | Gross: $0.65M

Lassie and Toots, the Pupeteer's dog. Filmed in Scotland, Ireland and Isle of Man. '

43. Iditarod (2008– )

Documentary, Reality-TV

Deep in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, the Iditarod trail plays host to the last great race. From Anchorage to Nome, 96 teams will attempt to traverse over a thousand miles of the ... See full summary »

Star: David Scott

Votes: 38

16 dog sled teams in an Alaskan race. A second DVD in set on Alaska, forests, glaciers, mountains and wildlife.

44. Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)

PG | 81 min | Adventure, Family

Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Jesse Bradford, Mimi Rogers, Bruce Davison, Tom Bower

Votes: 2,670 | Gross: $11.64M

Wonderful dog and Canadian scenery.

45. The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy