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My Life as a Dog is a contemporary, half-hour Canadian TV series that aired in 1996 and ran for 22 episodes. It was based on the 1985 Swedish movie of the same name and developed for Canadian television by, among others, Reidar Jönsson, author of the original autobiographical book.

It is the coming of age story of a young boy, brutally dragged away from his familiar universe into an unknown world. Though aimed at teens, it has been rated above the usual "infantile sitcoms".

The series was shot on location in Winnipeg and Gimli, Manitoba. It was directed by Neill Fearnley and produced by Atlantis Films Limited and Credo Entertainment Group.

Series Cast

  1. Callum Keith Rennie as Johnny Johansson

    Callum Keith Rennie

    Johnny Johansson

    22 Episodes

  2. Michael Yarmush as

    Michael Yarmush

    22 Episodes

  3. Joy Coghill as

    Joy Coghill

    22 Episodes

  4. Jennifer Clement

    22 Episodes

  5. Robin Dunne as

    Robin Dunne

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

1996 • 22 Episodes

Season 1 of My Life as a Dog premiered on September 8, 1996.

Where The Wind Blows

(1x22, February 2, 1997) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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