* AdaptationDisplacement
* ItWasHisSled: The dog contracts rabies and has to be shot.
* MisaimedMarketing: Since 2005, Disney and Kroger have been selling Old Yeller Dog Food.
* NightmareFuel: Older Yeller when he's infected with rabies.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Savage Sam (the movie at least) is not as well-regarded as Old Yeller.
* TearJerker: Yeah, pretty much.
* TooDumbToLive: Arliss tries to open up the corn crib that contains a rabid Old Yeller, even when can clearly see the dog snarling, lunging, barking, and acting not at all like the cuddly family pet.
** Then there was the incident with the bear cub.
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