The Shaggy Dog (2006)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  10 March 2006 (USA)
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A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.



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A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Everything is going to the dogs. See more »


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un papá con pocas pulgas  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,310,058 (USA) (10 March 2006)


$61,112,916 (USA) (21 July 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although the writing credits are supplied by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and cannot be changed, there is an onscreen credit: "suggested by The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten". See more »


When the Judge asked for the counselors to approach her desk (in the courtroom,) her hand is shown off her microphone when the camera is not towards her, but when it is her hand is covering the microphone so no one can hear her. It happens so quickly that it is impossible for a human to actually do it in that much time. See more »


Larry: Oh my God, it's a trap.
Dr. Gwen Lichtman: Dogs don't set traps.
Larry: Yeah, well, dogs don't live 300 years either.
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Crazy Credits

End credits are spelled out using Scrabble tiles. See more »


Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »


Who Let the Dogs Out?
Written by Anselm Douglas (as Anslem Douglas)
Performed by Baha Men
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Not as bad as the reviews
18 March 2006 | by (Vancouver, WA) – See all my reviews

I took my 12 year old grandson to see it and he was rolling on the floor for most of the film. I was surprised that it was actually funny,much more surprise than I was prepared for. This is a funny movie for those preteens and early teens as they seem to really enjoy it. Sure it is not full of high tech special effects and should never be compared to the Matrix, but it is a Disney! movie --- get it... a Disney movie. Take that into consideration ... how many Disney movies achieve high ratings anyway, other than the classics? This is a fun movie. I saw the original and it was funny too. Remember way back when everything was black and white and not color? The special effects in this movie are not very high tech and some of the metamorphosis takes place when you do not see it, so do not expect "the wolf-man" changes to be shown, nope, one shot he is a man, the next he is a dog. Some of the other critters are pretty funny too and kids seem to love this movie.

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