The Dogs of Petty Harbour

City: Atlantic
Producer: Gaelen Patrick Condon
Director: Justin Oakey
Genre: Docuseries

Dogs of Petty Harbour is a yearlong docuseries that follows the history and importance of dogs in the small coastal town of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland.

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Episode 1 - Winter

In the cold months of Newfoundland, discover the picturesque town of Petty Harbour—whose town’s folks are often referred to as "Harbour Dogs” by the surrounding towns. The history of where that nickname comes from is explained and why it has become so synonymous with Petty Harbour.

Episode 2 - Spring

Follow a day in the life of a handful of veteran fishermen in the springtime in Petty Harbour and how the fishing industry has changed over the last few decades.

Episode 3 - Summer

Fishing has been an important part of Petty Harbour since its inception. We follow the journey of a fish caught by a commercial fishing boat all the way to being sold the same day in a local grocery store. Locals talk about the unusual behavior of the dogs in the harbour.

Episode 4 - Fall

It’s hunting season around the bay and dogs are an essential part of that tradition. We look to the future of the Petty Harbour, the future of the dogs and the dangers of romanticizing a hard way of life.

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