An observation about an inept but lovable farm dog.


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Trevor Wardrop ...


Trevor Wardrop, a sheep rancher in Ireland, tells us about his useless dog Guiness. Trevor goes through a litany of her faults: a mongrel sheep dog who shies away from sheep; 49 years old in dog years and set in her ways; cowardly and narcoleptic; and, able to pass these traits on to at least one of her pups, Scamp. As Trevor talks, we watch Guiness, truly useless, but one of the family. Written by <>

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Documentary | Short


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Release Date:

15 October 2004 (Ireland)  »

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Cão Inútil  »

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€1,000 (estimated)

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Not exactly a "must-see" but still charming in an odd way
18 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of the strangest documentaries I have seen. At a little under 6 minutes, it's a tribute to a dog on a farm that is practically useless. The dog is afraid of sheep, sleeps practically all the time, is rather dumb and does unspeakable things to the cows (yuck). While all the film footage is shown, the dog's owner narrates in the most deadpan voice--making the whole thing funny in a dry sort of way.

So is this a great film? Well, no, not really. But, like most short films it's the chance for young directors and the crew to work in the medium and hone their craft. From this point of view and because such a dull subject STILL is oddly watchable, this film has my admiration.

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