Producer: Leonardo Film 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Several thousand years ago humans and dogs made an emotional pact that is still unbroken. Whether they’re hunting, sledging or herding, dogs have followed humans to every corner of the world, from des- erts and jungles to lands that are frozen.
The dog is a symbol of true friendship and boundless loyalty. Yet only recently have we started to really understand the lives of our beloved dogs. So what do we really know about our four-legged friends? ‘Dogs & Us – The Secret of a Friendship’ tells the most beautiful, exciting and extraordinary real-life stories of dogs and humans around the world. In breath-taking pictures the documentary shows dogs’ special skills and uncovers why they are essential to our society. Why can dogs communicate with us so well? How far does this understanding go? And what exactly is the secret of this wonderful friendship? 

Languages: English, German, French 

Broadcaster: WDR, arte