The Doberman movies were a series of three Ben…

The Doberman movies were a series of three Benji esque films centered on the idea of dobermans trained to commit crimes. It was a combination of a jewel thief/heist movie with a Benji/Old Yeller-esque animal film. 

Something you will never get when talking to film historians of the 1970s: sure, you had your Cassavettes and Friedkins, but as for the movies average people saw, it was the golden age of the family friendly dog and cat movie. Art Carney famously beat Al Pacino in Godfather II for Best Actor with his role in Harry and Tonto, a cute cat movie.