Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Casting dogs in film

here's a few tips for film makers.

Need a dog to attack? hire a pit bulldog.
Story call for a partner in crime? hire a pit bulldog.
Need to create a sense of fear and terror? hire a pit bulldog.
Want to feature a dog jumping, biting, holding, shaking? hire a pit bulldog.

But when you need a dog to save the baby, you need a REAL dog.


Anonymous said...

Now that's the proper definition of a rescue dog.

Small Survivors said...

This is Blair, the first movie hero dog ever! The movie maker's wife played the mother, and his baby was the baby, and Blair was his dog. Very talented pet! And Blair loves that baby!

Not at all like the pit bulls berserking for laughs.

enite said...

Look at his little tail wagging!

My collie mix past away about 2 years ago - he was the greatest! A real fiesty little character.

You know when Blair got out of the water to shake the camera crew ran like hell, right? :D

Dude, I Bagged Ur Pit said...

If I can stray from the film topic...

'Originally Posted by BoogiemanBlood' http://www.GAME-DOG.com/forums/showthread.php?p=522837 "Tony LaRussa and the HSUS and PETA can all suck a big fat cock cuz it appears their Prop B is going to be defeated by a huge margin!"

Bwaaaaaaa-hahahahaha! By a HUGE margin? (IDIOT!) PROP B HAS PASSED! Now who's "sucking cock?" LMAO!!!

In the late hours, the vote rolled over as the count came in and Prop B barely passed. The actual puppy mill issue was nearly drowned out by HSUS's association with the bill, and No on B proponents tried to make it about HSUS and fear mongered with slippery slope conjecture, "Your cows are next!"

A point that needs to be made: If not for pit bull breeders, Missouri might have gone the other way! Where images of puppy mills might have failed to move voters, the idea of curtailing production of pit bulls helped make up the difference. When people said they didn't want big government and HSUS to prevail, (understandable,) you could argue a positive side effect - fewer pit bulls. That argument was an easy sell!

Thank you pit breeders. Thank you for that margin of voters needed to pass Prop B!

scurrilous amateur blogger said...

thanks dude! good read.

Anonymous said...

prop B passed?? This is AWESOME!!!!

Anonymous said...

The rough collie actually WAS "Americas dog", not the pit bull. I believe Merrit Clifton's research on dog breed popularity showed that collies were actually a very popular breed in the early part of the previous century. And Lassie was an American icon, beloved by generations of children.

Anonymous said...

awesome collie!

A bit off topic, but I'm curious about prop b. I'm thrilled it passed, but where do the cows come in? I've read and re-read the prop and can't find it anywhere.

Unknown said...

I LOVE collies. My first dog was a collie, I currently have an old Scotch collie... more like the original collies than the modern variant. Just a wonderful dog. Gentle, smart, soulful, sensitive, with an occasional streak of stubborn independence. And that beautiful coat! I like having a dog that I can trust should a strange child wander into my yard. A dog that my elderly mother isn't afraid of. A dog that is protective and playful in a kindly way with my cat.

I've also had a German Shepherd. Those are a little trickier because they were bred to be guards as well as herders, but if you get a well bred one and socialize it well, it CAN be a good dog. A well bred German shepherd has enough intelligence to assess a situation. And it will give warning, not abruptly attack. At any rate, I made sure to get mine from a mellow bloodline. My collie helped me train it... :-)

I feel sorry for pit bulls. I do understand why people have compassion for them. It's not the dog's fault that it was bred to kill. But that doesn't change the fact that it's a killer. I would be heartbroken if a pit bull hurt my sweet collie or killed my cat.

A few months ago there were a couple of pit bulls in my neighborhood, and sure enough, the young man who owned them was not keeping control of them, it seemed to feed his ego to watch people be intimidated... fortunately our HOA confronted him and I haven't seen those dogs since.

The reality is that a pit bull does not belong in a neighborhood with children, elderly, small dogs, cats, etc. Heck, even with my collie, I would never leave her unsupervised around young children... why take a chance, even with a gentle dog?