The Lucky Dog was the first film to include both members of the famous comedy duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, later known as Laurel and Hardy and
is the first occasion that they worked together.Though they appear in scenes together, they play independent of each other and not as the comedic team that they would later
become. The precise date that the film was shot is not recorded. It had long been thought to have been made in 1917, partially due to comments Stan made about it during an interview in 1957.
But it had also been dated to 1918 and 1919. However, on the basis of an examination of the dates that Stan was available for filming, and the appearance of a 1920 car license plate
in one shot of the complete film, the most likely date filming took place is in the latter part of 1920 and into early 1921. The film was released for distribution in late 1921 by Reelcraft.
The film's production cost was thought to have been about $3000.