Running time 1h 19m
|Director Shane MacDougall|
|Release date 2007|
Music director Mike Nelson, Marion Law, Nick Honkoski
Screenplay Shane MacDougall, Marion Law
Producers Shane MacDougall, Marion Law
Cast Daeg Faerch (Vet Assistant), Mickey Faerch (RVT), Brad Sherwood, Kimmy Robertson, Anne Rogers Clark
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Wiener Takes All: A Dogumentary is a 2007 documentary film that chronicles the lives of America's top competitive dachshunds and their owners. Directed by Shane MacDougall, the film follows five competitors in the Wienerschnitzel "Wiener Nationals" dachshund racing circuit, from the scandal of the 2003 Wiener Nationals, through to the 2005 championships this December in San Diego. The film opens with Noodles' controversial 2003 loss, and the ensuing Noodles-Pretzel rivalry - one that is cut short with Pretzel's tragic sudden death. Only a few weeks later Noodles triumphantly wins the 2004 Wiener Nationals - this time free and clear. The glory is short-lived, as he is forced into retirement by race organizers, and Team Noodles has to decide whether to accept his premature sojourn from the sport, or try and qualify out of state.
The film also follows some of America's top show dogs as they go to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, then switches gears and heads to the heartland of Texas for the DCA Earthdog championships. Allegations of doping, match fixing, animal cruelty, and discrimination are investigated, and revealing interviews with some of America's top judges, including Anne Rogers Clark, explain the background of some of the famous controversies in the dachshund (and dog show) world.