This film of Jack London's classic story stars Charlton Heston and Raimund Harmstorf as government mail carriers working in the hostile environment of the Yukon during the 19th. English Choose a language for shopping. German Shepard's are great dogs, but this is not the breed of dog that Jack London intended to be as part of the Alaskan frontier. Charles start pet dogs, but Hal start beat them. The Call of the Wild was very kind hearted to show what man's best friend is and how it was built about an expedition but it wasn't exactly the type of cast i wanted it to have. Being familiar with the goodness of the man-dog bond, seeing dogs used as brute animals was a bit of a shock to me. Tiger King.