In 1998, Superman actor Dean Cain appeared in Dog Boys – a movie… with… er… dogs in it. Little did Cain know that Dog Boys would be the first of many of his movies to focus on dogs.

No, seriously.

This isn’t some kind of shaggy dog story – the actor has appeared in a lot of dog-related movies. But how many Dean Cain dog films are there?


The Dean Cain dog movies in order

To date, there are an incredible sixteen Dean Cain dog movies! The films – produced between 1998 and 2020 – include:

  • Dog Boys (1998)
  • Bailey’s Billion$ (2005)
  • Ace of Hearts (2008)
  • Aussie and Ted’s Great Adventure (2009)
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009)
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010)
  • The Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011)
  • The Dog Who Saved The Holidays (2012)
  • The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
  • The Three Dogateers (2014)
  • A Belle for Christmas (2014)
  • The Dog Who Saved Summer (2015)
  • A Dog for Christmas (2015)
  • Agent Toby Barks (2020)
  • Skydog (2020)
  • Baby Bulldog (2020)

Clearly the winner of the award for ‘Best Movie Title’ goes to Agent Toby Barks.


Are all of the Dean Cain dog movies part of the same series?

The Dean Canine Cain movies are largely separate entries, so you can watch what you want when you want to. However, the six films in the Dog Who Saved series (ChristmasHalloween etc) are all part of the same series.


Who are the cast of the Dean Cain dog films?

As well as a large array of furry friends, Dean Cain shares the screen with Bryan Brown, Tia Carrere, Tim Curry, Kristy Swanson, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Joey Lawrence, Elisa Donovan, Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz, Mindy Sterling, Adrianne Barbeau, Paris Hilton, Casper Van Dien, Lance Henriksen, Mayim Bialik, Michael Gross, Shelley Long, Patrick Muldoon, Nicole Eggert and Matthew Lawrence.


Are all the movies the work of the same director?

The films are the work of multiple directors and it can get a little confusing. So, let me lead you through the list… so that you’re not barking up the wrong tree.

Michael Feifer directed The Dog Who Saved ChristmasThe Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation and The Dog Who Saved the Holidays, Peter Sullivan directed The Dog Who Saved Halloween, and Sean Robert Olsen directed The Dog Who Saved Easter and The Dog Who Saved Summer.


Ken Russell directed Dog Boys, David Devine directed Bailey’s Billion$, David Mackay directed Ace of Hearts, and Shuki Levy directed Aussie and Ted’s Great Adventure.

Jesse Baget directed The Three Dogateers, Jason Dallas directed A Belle for Christmas, Joel Paul Reisig directed A Dog for Christmas, and Dan Hunter directed Agent Toby Barks.

Tim Kaiser and Daniel Knudsen directed Skydog and Angela McCulley and Joel Paul Reisig directed Baby Bulldog.


What is the best Dean Cain dog film?

According to IMDb, the Dean Cain dog films are ranked as follows:

  • A Dog for Christmas (2015) – 7.2/10
  • Baby Bulldog (2020) – 6.8/10
  • Ace of Hearts (2008) – 5.6/10
  • A Belle for Christmas (2014) – 5.2/10
  • Aussie and Ted’s Great Adventure (2009) – 5/10
  • Dog Boys (1998) – 4.9/10
  • The Dog Who Saved The Holidays (2012) – 4.7/10
  • Skydog (2020) – 4.7/10
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009) – 4.4/10
  • The Dog Who Saved Summer (2015) – 4.2/10
  • Bailey’s Billion$ (2005) – 3.9/10
  • The Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011) – 3.9/10
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010) – 3.7/10
  • The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014) – 3.5/10
  • Agent Toby Barks (2020) – 3.2/10
  • The Three Dogateers (2014) – 3.1/10

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