Her daughter Florence gives Mrs. Deville bull-terrier Baxter as a surprise present. Although she’s afraid of him, she doesn’t want to give him away because she feels lonely. But Baxter has his own ideas – he longs to be dominated, to be challenged – and so he isn’t content with his boring life with the old lady. To get rid of her, he causes an accident. It works, and he’s given to the neighbors, a young couple. He’s happy… for a while. When they get a baby, he again takes action. –IMDb
Oh so french! Regardless, great entertainment. A wonderful clash of ownership versus nature presented with dark wit. I laughed at the extremes that the dog goes through and the intent of his actions. Yet through the laughter and situational comedy, there was an enlightened comfort at the end of the movie.