Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked into letting Danke wet nurse a Great Dane pup that's been abandoned by his mother. And Mark wants to keep the Great Dane. But Brutus has this problem: he thinks he's a dachshund and he's too big to be a lapdog. But when Fran ridicules Brutus one too many times, Jim's got a plan to prove to everyone (and Fran) that a great Dane can be far more than just an ugly dachshund.
You don't have to own a pet to laugh with this story of a happy suburban household gone to the dogs.
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Did You Know?
Following Dean Jones' death on September 1, 2015, all of the actors in this film (including the extras) are deceased. See more
Just over 43 minutes into the movie, when the dachshunds climb up on the bed with Fran, it is clear that one of the puppies is a male. Early in the movie, all of the dachshund puppies are said to be female. See more
Look out, rion.
[Kenji jumps back into the tree
Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill
(as Patty Hill) and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Suzanne Pleshette See more