The Shaggy Dog parents guide

The Shaggy Dog

It's a dog's life.

Overall B+

Deputy District Attorney Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) gets a dog's-eye-view of his work and home life after he is bitten by a stray pup befriended by his kids (Zena Grey and Spencer Breslin), and finds himself suddenly morphing from a man into a mutt.

Release date March 9, 2006

Violence B-
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

Why is The Shaggy Dog rated PG? The MPAA rated The Shaggy Dog PG for some mild rude humor.

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The Shaggy Dog
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Shaggy Dog rated PG? The Shaggy Dog is rated PG by the MPAA for some mild rude humor.

The film opens with a military-like invasion of a Tibetan town where a dog is kidnapped. Using unscrupulous methods, two scientists then run a series of tests on the canine. Later a man is injected with a paralyzing drug. After being bitten by an animal, a man develops dog-like inclinations including urination habits. At a park, a group of dogs sniff each other. In an elevator, a security dog forcefully smells a man’s buttocks. A boy is tackled during a sporting event. Two children worry their parents are planning to separate.

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The Shaggy Dog
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario G
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

The Shaggy Dog is directed by and stars Tim Allen, Zena Grey, Spencer Breslin.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Shaggy Dog movie is July 31, 2006. Here are some details…

Walt Disney Home Entertainment lets the Shaggy Dog out in a full screen (1.33:1) version. Take a stroll through these DVD extras: Bone-tickling Bloopers, Bark-Along Bone-Us Feature (with a woof-along track for the family pooch), deleted scenes, and the music video Woof There It Is. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French and Spanish, with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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Check out Disney’s other adaptations of this canine caper. In the 1959 film The Shaggy Dog, a teenager finds himself growing hairy after he casts a spell on himself with a mystical ring from the local museum. In the 1976 movie The Shaggy D.A., the ring resurfaces and causes mayhem during a hotly contested political campaign.