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Pick of the Litter

Pick of the Litter
Pick of the Litter

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81 minutes




English (English subtitles)


Following a group of puppies from their birth and through their training as guide dogs for the blind or partially sighted, this inspiring documentary showcases the hard work that goes into preparing these special dogs for a future career. Primrose, Patriot, Poppet, Potomac and Phil are five golden and black Labrador puppies, chosen to undergo two years of guide dog training but, typically, only one will meet the rigorous standards expected of them and be selected as a fully licensed guide dog. Who will be the Pick of the Litter? A ‘dogumentary’ that is educational, uplifting and, of course, full of adorable puppies.

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mild bad language

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