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A Dog's Show - 1981 Final

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1981

Chris Brewer
Chris Brewer
22 Jun 2020 - 02.46pm
Rediscovered this and realised that the theme is an instrumental cover of Flowers on the Wall by The Statler Brothers (as heard on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack).
M T Morgan
M T Morgan
25 Aug 2017 - 08.47pm
Bring it back!! It was top quality entertainment. As well as being uniquely kiwi, It gave city people a glimpse into rural NZ, and gave rural NZ a sense of pride and competition. An amazing show!
19 May 2013 - 04.55pm
Just watched "A Dog's Show" rerun while having Sunday Dinner. This is the 70's-80's TV New Zealand agrarian equivalent of American Idle. A fascinating expose of the communication between 3 mammalian species Man, Dog and Sheep.

I'm surprised though that TV critics have never picked up the sociological analogy here. That is the interaction between governments- the human, the public sector - the dog and the sheep - society. In this light, the Human orders the Dog to maneuver, manipulate and regulate the Sheep most of who obey but you always get one or two sheep running off out of control.

But I would be fascinated to learn if other countries have such TV shows or is this a Kiwi aberration? I would also like to say, bring it back. With all the dumbed down talent shows we have to wallow through in the second decade of of the 21st century, we need to bring back something that speaks of Humanity as A Dog's Show does. (posted on Facebook)
7 Feb 2013 - 03.07pm
I used to have one of those dog whistles as a kid, despite not having a dog. Loved this program and the theme music took me straight back to Sunday nights as a kid (same happens with the theme to Country Calendar!)
Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens
29 Aug 2012 - 11.54am
even though im 14 i love new zeraland and once i found this on this nzonscreen i felt like i was really at home
4 Apr 2012 - 08.50pm
is there any more? i remember watching this on telly, i was quite little. never forgot the theme tune!
16 Aug 2010 - 08.42pm
hi very good but, i am trying find the whistles made in NZ for sheepdogs for those of us whom do not have a loud whistle... :) .. they are shaped like a bottom of a tin can, folded in half, with a sml hole on one side .EXTREMELY hrd to use at first, till you get the nack of it. Any help Emenssly appreciated,,
justine warren
justine warren
16 Aug 2010 - 04.00am
I loved watching the sheepdog trials. When i was young lived not far from a Mr Bob Wilson from Kirwee, Canterbury, South Island. It would have been around 40 plus years ago. He won a lot of cups, ribbons etc, remembering as a small child looking at them. He was a really nice and his wife was. His other passion was outdoor bowls,a member at the Kirwee club. Anyone remember him? Called have been called Robert also.
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