Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked into letting Danke wet nurse a Great Dane pup that's been abandoned by his mother. And Mark wants to keep the Great Dane. But Brutus has this problem: he thinks he's a dachshund and he's too big to be a lapdog. But when Fran ridicules Brutus one too many times, Jim's got a plan to prove to everyone (and Fran) that a great Dane can be far more than just an ugly dachshund.
A HAPPY HONEYMOON GOES TO THE DOGS!...When a Great Dane disguised as a Dachsie crashes the party!
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Did You Know?
In the movie, Suzanne Pleshette
is obsessed with dachshunds, but in real life, she shared her home with a Yorkshire terrier named Missy. Because her pooch could smell Pleshette's "costars" on her when she got home at night - and didn't like it - the actress had to shower and change her clothes before leaving the studio. See more
Just over 43 minutes into the movie, when the dachshunds climb up on the bed with Fran, it is clear that one of the puppies is a male. Early in the movie, all of the dachshund puppies are said to be female. See more
[after Mark rescues Chloe from the back of the garbage truck
Hey you know something? I'll bet that's why Brutus wouldn't let me in the truck, he knew that little pooch was in there.
It's certainly looking that way, don't you think, Fran?
Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill
(as Patty Hill) and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Suzanne Pleshette See more