In 2011, the terrier was king of the box office
If you want to stand out in movies, never work with dogs or children. This Oscar season, however, films featuring terriers are racking up the nominations.
First popular in screwball films of the 1930s, such as The Thin Man and Bringing Up Baby, terriers dropped back to the relative obscurity of television shows such as Fraiser and Wishbone.
Now, the breed seems to be making a comeback, appearing in three of the biggest award-season films of 2011. In...