DOCUMENTARIES > WILDLIFE > Precious Puppies

Grainger Television Australia Pty Ltd has been commissioned by the international television distributor Southern Star to produce the definitive documentary on puppies. The programme is intended for international distribution, with previous programmes created by Grainger Television being screened by both Discovery's Animal Planet channel and the National Geographic channel.

PRECIOUS PUPPIES will be a joyous celebration of puppies of every conceivable kind, from those that swim to the pampered puppies being groomed for TV advertisements and movies.

This one-hour special starts with a tasteful montage of a pregnant dog, puppies being born and the mother¹s first licks, followed by the first weeks of the young puppy's growth and the attention lavished on it by its doting mother.

By 6 weeks old, the puppies are into a playful mode, their every leap and tumble is captured, leading us to the more mischievous puppies as they get up to mischief of all kinds, upsetting cans of paint, causing havoc in the kitchen and creating general mayhem.

The programme will show the amazing diversity of breeds, from those that love water and swim and play under the hose, to those that are aristocratic, fluffy and hairless. We¹ll show the entire range of puppy behaviour.

The programme will look at how smart puppies can be, as we follow the process of training dogs that go on to perform amazing tricks. The next segment, on SUPERSTARS, takes us through the process of training and auditioning for TV commercials, magazine ads and movies, leading to their starring roles on screen.

PAMPERED PUPPIES shows puppies being indulged in establishments specialising in puppy care, from grooming through to manicures. The programme climaxes with SHOWTIME where the puppies that have starred in this programme are taken to public shows, for exhibition and judging.