George Newton is the father of Ryce the oldest daughter Ted the middle son and Emily the younger daughter he also the wife of Alice he a very seriously father never like anything messy or dirty like to keep the house cleaning he not a dog person when beethoven first came to live with them he also jealous of beethoven his family love beethoven except him later he plan to get rid of beethoven going against his children's wish when was wrong of him letting beethoven go he and his family went to recuse beethoven soon enough he grow to bond to beethoven