Who doesn’t love Beethoven, that lovable dog from the 90’s that made St. Bernard dogs so famous?! Beethoven is no stranger to the big screen with more than six movies to his name, so we decided to make it a double feature night and watch the first two.
Movie Monday: Beethoven and Beethoven’s 2nd
Year released: 1992, 1993
Breeds in movie: St. Bernard, Terrier, and Dobermans make an appearance
Notes: Beethoven is a classic dog movie. The first Beethoven follows the life of a St. Bernard puppy that wanders into the Newton family home after escaping a dog napping. The three Newton children fall instantly in love with him, and despite the father’s protests they get to keep the puppy who they name Beethoven. Beethoven’s vet wants to use him for an experiment so he tries to talk the family into thinking their dog vicious, psshh, yeah right. Action ensues.
We highly recommend watching the sequel too, as it is just as sweetly entertaining. This time Beethoven finds himself a girlfriend named Missy and they have puppies! Little St. Bernard puppies! The Newton kids sneak all of the puppies into their basement and attempt to care for them in secret. These movies capture the loyalty of a family dog, which is just so endearing to watch.
Paw rating: 4 paws up