Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

In honor of the Feast of Saint Patrick here are a few Irish dog films you might want to consider for your next Reel Dogs movie night:

Lassie (2005)

An Irish co-production starring the world's most famous Rough Collie. Filmed mostly in Ireland, along with Scotland and the Isle of Man.

Man About Dog (2004)

Three Belfast friends and a racing greyhound run into a series of comic and unsavory adventures in this Northern Ireland comedy. Available on PAL DVD.

The Honeymooners (2005)

This USA production was filmed mostly in Ireland and features four different greyhounds to play the part of "Iggy."

Animal Farm (1999)

Another USA production filmed in Ireland, Animal Farm stars Spice, a tri-colored Border Collie, as "Jessie."

Moondance (1995)

With Girlie the Greyhound as "Ishka."

The Matchmaker (1997)

Costarring handsome Border Collie, Murphy, who also appeared in The Last of the High Kings (1996), This Is My Father (1998), the mini-series Amongst Women (1998), and others.

The Snapper (1993)

UK production filmed in Ireland, with Jack Russell Terrier "Famine."

Many of the canines seen in Irish films are provided by Mary Owens and Rita Moloney of Fircroft Dog Training.

For Irish Reel Dogs in not-so-Irish films check out Big Red (1962) and Firehouse Dog (2007):


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