|I Never Barked for My Father|
|Season 1, Episode 21|
|Lucky staring down Slick.|
|Air date||December 10, 2011|
|Written by||Joe Ansolabehere|
|Directed by||Jos Humphrey|
|Featured Puppies||Lucky, Chip, Ginger|
"The Call of the Squirreldog"
"I Never Barked for My Father" is the twenty-first episode of season 1. It first aired December 10th, 2011 in the US.
Starring the Voices of
- Eric McCormack - Lucky
- René Auberjonois - McLeish
- Yvette Nicole Brown - Cookie
- John DiMaggio - Niblet
- Michael Rapaport - Squirt
- Alanna Ubach - Strudel
- M. Emmet Walsh - Olaf
Guest Starring the Voices of
- Jeff Bennett - Howie / Soda Jerk / Robert Netter
- Gary Cole - Slick
- Danny Cooksey - Chip / Biker
- Kath Soucie - Ginger / Mom / girl
Strudel: Time to go Lucky.
Lucky: Okay. Say goodbye Ginger.
Ginger: (Smiling) Goodbye Ginger.
Lucky: Can I ask you something, Slick?
Slick: Sure, Lucky.
Lucky: Do you ever think about me?
Slick: Everyday, kiddo. Everyday.
- In 2012, this episode was honored with the HUMANITAS Prize for excellence in writing for children's television animation.
- According to Lucky, Slick left his family "5 years, 6 months and 3 weeks" before the events of this episode.
- In this episode it is revealed that Lucky's original family was the Herrimans.
- This episode is included on the Pound Puppies: Holiday Hijinks DVD.
- The hill where Slick explains how Chip was born and ended up with him is the same hill that Pepper sulks on in "The K9 Kid" and where Rebound watches Christmas lights turn on in "I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve".
- The title of this episode is a reference to the play and film I Never Sang for My Father.