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America's Top Dog

America's Top Dog

Photo Credit:  David Black/A&E
  • Premiered: 
    January 8, 2020
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  • Network: A&E
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: animal, police dog, crime

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Curt Menefee, each one-hour episode of AMERICA'S TOP DOG features four police K9 teams -- including fan-favorites from the LIVE PD and one civilian team -- who face off for the title of "Top Dog" in three rounds of high velocity, furry competition. The teams are tested on their speed, agility, scenting ability, and teamwork by completing a series of expert tasks on a K9 obstacle coursedesigned by experts to mimic real-life challenges that these furry heroes face every day on the beat. Teams navigate a complex maze to locate scented items and apprehend a suspect in a bite suit with a takedown, among a variety of other challenges. 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 of competition, top competitors return to the finale course to battle for the title of "America's Top Dog" and an additional $25,000 cash prize. Menefee is joined by expert trainer Nick White and sideline reporter Jamie Little.

The sophomore season of AMERICA'S TOP DOG premiered on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 8-10pm ET/PT, as A&E debuted back-to-back new episodes. Curt Menefee returns as host and is joined by new co-host David Koechner to break down the action, while new sideline reporter Rachel Bonnetta catches up with the teams down on the course. Season 2 introduces a new format with head-to-head match ups, pitting a pup against another competitor in their class across working dogs, police K9s and "underdogs," for an epic battle to prove who is best. The winners of each of the three classes face-off head-to-head to determine who is that week's Top Dog. Each week, the winning team will receive a $10,000 cash prize as well as an additional $5,000 to donate to the animal charity of their choice. In the final week of competition, the winning teams return for the ultimate face off for the title of "America's Top Dog" and an additional $25,000. The competition continues across season three with even more breeds, high-stakes and new rules.
Season 3 of AMERICA'S TOP DOG premiered on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from Noon-4pm ET/PT, as A&E debuted four consecutive episodes:

"America.s Top Dog" (Noon): A Frisbee fanatic border collie, a water-fearing Doberman, a tiny but feisty terrier, a movie star German shepherd, and a police K9 compete to move on to the Dog House for a chance to win the Top Dog title.

"Can't Keep a Good Dog Down" (1pm): A tutu-wearing Rottweiler, a partially deaf cattle dog, a speedy mixed breed, a beer-retrieving trick dog and a police K-9 favorite from Season 1 vie for a spot in the Dog House.

"Off Course Canines" (2pm): A diva of a Doberman, a police K-9 with a fear of water, an American Bully underdog, an avenging Rottweiler and an explosives detection dog all put their best paw forward, but only one will stay the course and take home the coveted Top Dog title.

"Super Dogs" (3pm): Two police canines, a cancer-detecting lab, a border collie bat dog and the ultimate underdog, an 11-year-old completely deaf pitbull, battle it out in the combine.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Big Fish Entertainment