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The Shaggy Dog (2006)

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


Brian Robbins


Cormac Wibberley (screenplay) (as The Wibberleys), Marianne Wibberley (screenplay) (as The Wibberleys) | 6 more credits »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Dave Douglas
Kristin Davis ... Rebecca Douglas
Zena Grey ... Carly Douglas
Spencer Breslin ... Josh Douglas
Danny Glover ... Ken Hollister
Robert Downey Jr. ... Dr. Kozak
Joshua Leonard ... Justin Forrester
Shawn Pyfrom ... Trey
Bess Wohl ... Dr. Gwen Lichtman
Jarrad Paul ... Larry
Annabelle Gurwitch ... Justin Forrester's Attorney
Jane Curtin ... Judge Claire Whittaker
Philip Baker Hall ... Lance Strictland
Joel David Moore ... Pound Employee
Jeanette Brox ... Janey


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Tim Allen Living in a Dog's Life See more »


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The dog's eyes on the poster art for this movie are those of Tim Allen, who plays the character that turns into a dog. See more »


In the opening breakfast scene, when Josh gets up from the table to go to school he leaves his two plates of eggs and toast on the table. In the next shot he is leaving with his sister and the plates are now magically on the kitchen counter. See more »


Judge Claire Whittaker: Did you just growl at opposing counsel?
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning, the Disney Castle turns into a doghouse. See more »


References Grease (1978) See more »


Greased Lightnin'
Written by Warren Casey, Jim Jacobs
Performed by John Travolta
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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User Reviews

Too weird to be bad, too Disney to be good
2 March 2020 | by Nightopian-RaposaSee all my reviews

Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) is just your average a-hole dad working on a case involving a company that secretly experiments on animals, one of them a dog they stole from Tibet that ages in backwards dog years, making him over 300 years old. The team, led by Robert Downey, Jr., believe they can use this to help people live forever. There's a wrinkle in their plan as the dog escapes and enters the Douglas household. Like Cuba in Snow Dogs, Dave is not a big fan of canines. And then the dog bites him... and now Dave not only has the ability to tranform into a copy of this dog during extreme situations, he is cursed (?) with harboring dog-like attributes as a human.

The original Shaggy Dog wasn't even good to begin with, but this movie isn't terrible, but it isn't good either. It's just so surreal. The Shaggy Dog shouldn't even be rated. Its is OWN rating.

I give this a Shaggy Dog/10.

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Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shaggy Dog See more »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,310,058, 12 March 2006

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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