Posted 2 months ago ago
by Caroline Abbott
If you want to see a Great Dane riding in a motorbike sidecar while wearing goggles, or you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live with TEN Irish Wolfhounds, then Channel 4 has the programme for you.
A fun, hour-long documentary following a number of humongous hounds and their devoted owners is being aired on Thursday (July 1).
Big Dog Britain features owners of some of the biggest dog breeds (Photo: Channel 4)
Big Dog Britain visits homes with Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards, English Mastiffs, Irish Wolfhounds and a Pyrenean Sheepdog to find out why sales of the very biggest breeds of dog are in decline, and people are choosing smaller breeds instead.
There are interviews with lots of owners, including one who named her shaggy dog Boris after our Prime Minister because “he’s blond, nutty and better looking” (and emailed him to tell him so) who all believe that big is better, and big is beautiful.
Lots of big dog breed owners can't stop at just one or two (Photo: Channel 4)
Their homes are full of love – as well as mud on the floors, hair on the windows and slobber on the ceiling – but they wouldn’t have it any other way, and the owners’ connection to their pet pooches tugs on the heart-strings whether you’re a fan of big breeds or not.
The programme might spark an interest in taking on a supersized dog of your own – or it might make you feel relieved you don’t live nextdoor to a pack of them.
Big Dog Britain will be broadcast on Channel 4, on Thursday, July 1, at 9pm.