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NOVA: Dogs and More Dogs
NOVA Dogs and More Dogs
Actor: John Lithgow
Director: Noel Buckner; Rob Whittlesey; Joel Buckner
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 0min

How did the fierce wolf become a playful puppy? And why are there so many varieties? We feed them, breed them, pet them and dress them, but how well do we really know them? John Lithgow narrates this insightful look at ho...  more »


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Actor: John Lithgow
Director: Noel Buckner; Rob Whittlesey; Joel Buckner
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, History, Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/20/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Very well done!!
A. Parker | San Francisco, CA United States | 03/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lots of precise info. and cute images. The dogs look great and the story of how they became "man's best friend" is well told. Worth every penny! Great for all dog lover's."
Best of its kind
citywulf | Atlanta, Georgia USA | 12/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This show deserves more than 1 review, so I must add my comments. This compelling story touches on many aspects of canine evolution and abilities, and gets major props for being one of the first to introduce the Coppingers' very compelling theory (Dogs: A New Understanding...) and for broaching the hot issue of inbreeding. Beautifully shot and packed with fascinating trivia, the DVD is worth watching more than once."
Entertaining and informative
Kaitlyn Smith | Cleveland, OH United States | 03/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This hour-long program gives an overview on a few theories of how dogs evolved from wolves, and discusses breeding and how different breeds got to be so diverse in looks and, for lack of a better word, function (such as retrieving, herding, hunting, etc.). It is very entertaining to watch, and even though it touches upon topics as complicated as genetics, it is very easy to understand. It is a brief overview though, and for anyone looking for more in-depth info and more specific details on the evolution of dogs should check out Nature: Dogs that Changed the World. For anyone who loves dogs, though, watching this dvd would definitely not be a wasted hour. John Lithgow is a good enough narrator, and my only (minor) complaint is that the little cartoons they use to illustrate some of the points get to be a bit irritating."