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The Right Companion: The DVD Guide to Dog Breeds
The Right Companion The DVD Guide to Dog Breeds
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2004     1hr 30min


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Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Home & Garden, Educational
Studio: Janson Media
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/12/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Who is Dobe Mann?
L. Saunders | Iraq | 02/24/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This video started out well enough, and then started taking a turn for the worse. In one interview with an "expert" dog handler showing Doberman Pinschers, she stated that the breed was started by a man named Dobe Mann. At that I went into hysterical laughter and almost fell out of my chair.

In actuality the Doberman Pinscher was developed and perfected by a man named Louis Doberman in the late 1800's. Wow, who would have thought of that? It was "started" by many different people. The breed is really a mix, like almost all purebred dogs. It is a cross of the German Pinscher and a lot of other type dogs. The German Pinscher looked like a smaller solid version of his grandchildren.

Many of the exercise requirements of the different breeds are simply ridiculous. How can a Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever call for less exercise than a Mastiff? I'm afraid to tell you that if you decide to go run with your Mastiff for a couple miles on a sunny Saturday afternoon, you will need to also have the energy to run to get two people to help you carry your 190 lb. Mastiff to a vet for emergency medical care.

Basically this DVD is good if you want get a dog and you would to see pictures of different breeds. But it only has about 50% of very accurate information. If you are not a dog "expert" already (and know better), it can give you an erroneous view of many breeds."
This is not for someone looking for a PET dog or accurate in
Visor Blue | Arizona | 10/13/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I agree and shared the laughter with the other reviewers. My favorite error was on Great Dane where she said there are six colors recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and proceeds to list only five. Stop, reverse, play again. Yep five. Interesting.

However, my problem is that I want a pet, not a show dog, and from looking at the cover and the title I was led to believer that's what I'd learn about on this DVD. Those cute pet type dogs in the picture aren't what's on this DVD. If you're looking for a show dog this might be an okay (and funny) DVD to watch. I'd never heard of or seen a lot of the dogs on this DVD, which made it somewhat interesting and worth the one star. Seems like it was shot in Canada and not the U.S.

You'll do a LOT better off surfing the net for breed information than watching this DVD."