Last Sunday was Oscar night, by far the film industry’s biggest night. To celebrate movies starring pooches, in a poll last month, American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Partners asked people to vote for the best canine movie of 2010.
“Movies show the profound influence all dogs have on our daily lives,” said Mark Dunn, assistant vice president of Canine Partners. “‘Marmaduke’ tells the story of a loveable, accident-prone Great Dane and his struggles to fit in with the other dogs. We’re proud to give this movie, which reminds viewers that all dogs have their own unique qualities that make them special, our first Dogscars Award.”
A Dogscars Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to “Lassie Come Home” for best portrayal of a dog and responsible dog ownership. This movie classic garnered 31 percent of the votes, narrowly beating out “Benji.”
One voter commented, “‘Lassie Comes Home’ says it all – a love of a boy and his dog, a bond that is unbreakable.”
The other nominees for a Dogscars Lifetime Achievement Award were “Lady and the Tramp,” “The Man from Hell’s River” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
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