I can’t wait for this new show coming to A&E, even though my dogs are more let’s-take-a-walk exercisers than American Ninja Warriors.
A&E’s America’s Top Dog has top K9 cops and civilian dogs competing nose-to-nose on the ultimate K9 obstacle course. Each one-hour episode has four police K9 teams (including fan favorites from Live PD — which my husband and I watch every weekend!) and one civilian team facing off for the title of Top Dog in three rounds of competition. They’ll be tested on speed, agility and teamwork by having to complete a series of tasks on a massive obstacle course. Tasks include navigating a complex maze for scented items, and apprehending and taking down a suspect in a bite suit.
Each week’s winning team receives $10,000 and an additional $5,000 to donate to the animal charity of their choice. In the final week, the top competitors return to the finale course to battle for the title of America’s Top Dog and a $25,000 cash prize.
Hosts of the show are American sportscaster Curt Menefee and expert dog trainer Nick White with sideline reporting by animal rescue ambassador and motor sports reporter Jamie Little. America’s Top Dog from MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment premieres January 8 at 9 p.m. on A&E. See aetv.com for latest times and dates.
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