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A Dog's Life

Philipp Hampl
Germany, 2024, 104 min.

In English.
This film is family friendly.

Bestselling author and dog whisperer Ted Kerasote is on a quest for answers to the question: How can my dog live longer, healthier, and happier? An internationally-focused, fascinating journey through the world and its dogs - with spectacular landscape shots, eye-opening encounters, and the two main protagonists, Labrador Pukka and Ted Kerasote. Filmed between 2014 and 2023 in the USA in Wyoming, Washington, Texas and New York, in England and Wales, in Brasil, Cambodia and Germany.

Director's Statement

Purebred dogs worldwide often have a big problem: they frequently suffer from hereditary diseases. When I made my first film about this, the topic was only known to a few interested people. Dog lovers have been suffering with their dogs for decades and shrugged their shoulders: so sad, but what can you do? The film not only wants to point out the issue, but also wants to show what can be done to choose and have a healthy and happy dog as a friend - for as long as possible.

Category: Documentary.
Themes: World Cinema, Animals, Health.

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