Somebody at Warners one day must have been watching LASSIE and decided to bring back the idea of canine stars with LAD: A DOG. Lad is an all-out wonder dog capturing the hearts and minds of movie-going kids. He first wins a dog show which is fixed in favor of a jealous neighbor's pup.
Then he goes on to save eight-year-old Cartwright from a poisonous snake, only to be pistol-whipped by a presumptuous nurse. Poor old Lad, already suffering from a snake bite, crawls off into the woods and buries himself in the mud to draw out the venom. Lad's primitive medical technique is a
success and he gets well in time to capture a poacher who sets fire to his owner's barn.