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Pick of the Litter (2018)

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Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career. Cameras follow these pups ... See full summary »

Directors:

Don Hardy (as Don Hardy Jr.), Dana Nachman

Writer:

Dana Nachman
8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career. Cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, the dogs meet a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

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English

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31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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$534,673, 29 November 2018
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Great movie, compelling story, well filmed
25 February 2018 | by ambynycSee all my reviews

Took my 7 yr old daughter to see this film at the Boulder Film Festival today and really enjoyed it. The film follows a litter of 5 puppies from their birth at the breeding center at Guide Dogs for the Blind. From there we follow the dogs through their first weeks at the kennel, to the puppy raisers who begin their training, and the people they meet along the way. We were really connected with the dogs and seeing who made it through the initial training, and who was "career changed" for one reason or another. The audience couldn't hold back their applause for the dogs who made it through the more rigorous training program to become working dogs. I was emotional at the end of the film, watching the blind people meeting and training with their new guide dogs. Wonderful film about a great program!


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