Dogs 101

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  • 2008
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.0  (366)

Dogs 101 is an original series which airs on Animal Planet. The concept of the show is to educate dog lovers and potential dog owners about individual breeds of dog in an effort to make a good match for a home. Each episode features five to six different breeds and focuses on the unique traits of each. To accomplish this, the show utilizes experts from every animal-related discipline, including veterinarians, groomers, breeders and trainers. The show goes through one breed at a time and is presented like a documentary with information provided by a narrator while the dogs themselves are shown. Periodically, an expert will break in with a detail about the dog's health, temperament or other pertinent piece of information. This all serves to educate individuals on the suitability of a particular breed for a household. The show endeavors to give the viewer a well-rounded view of the breed, including the challenges owners may face when they invite the dog to join their family. This allows the viewers to make educated decisions on what kind of dog they may want to consider. Factors discussed include the health, attitude, grooming needs, energy level, and how they get along with children. By the end of each segment, the viewer has been presented with video evidence and expert testimony on the suitability of the breed. At the conclusion of every episode, the breeds are reviewed again so that they can be compared with ease. The show's creators describe it as a "visual encyclopedia" of dog breeds designed to match the right dog with the right home. It points out that there are over 800 different breeds of dog, and each comes with a specific set of attributes and challenges. While the show was originally directed at potential owners, it has gained popularity among dog enthusiasts in a wider population as it serves to educate about different breeds. Additionally, the show encourages viewers to adopt whenever possible, spreading the word on the need for help in the crowded animal shelters.

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Black Russian Terrier, Belgian Malinois, Pointer, Mi-ki, Black and Tan Coonhound and the Anatolian S
10. Black Russian Terrier, Belgian Malinois, Pointer, Mi-ki, Black and Tan Coonhound and the Anatolian S
November 5, 2011
Featured are the Black Russian Terrier, Belgian Malinois, Pointer, Mi-ki, Black and Tan Coonhound.
Bluetick Coonhound, Brussels Griffon, Swedish Lapphound, Petit Basset Griff
9. Bluetick Coonhound, Brussels Griffon, Swedish Lapphound, Petit Basset Griff
October 29, 2011
Featured are the Bluetick Coonhound, Brussels Griffon, Swedish Lapphound, and Petit Basset Griff.
Miniature Bull Terrier, Dingo, English Setter, Borzoi, Wonder Dog, Keeshond
8. Miniature Bull Terrier, Dingo, English Setter, Borzoi, Wonder Dog, Keeshond
October 22, 2011
Featured are the Miniature Bull Terrier, Dingo, English Setter, Borzoi, Wonder Dog, Keeshond.
Briard, Canaan Dog, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Chin, Wonder Dog, Clumber Spaniel, and Australian Kelpie
7. Briard, Canaan Dog, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Chin, Wonder Dog, Clumber Spaniel, and Australian Kelpie
October 15, 2011
Featured are the Briard, Canaan Dog, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Chin, Wonder Dog, Clumber Spaniel, and Australian Kelpie.
Most Extreme
6. Most Extreme
August 13, 2011
Dogs 101 brings you the fastest, laziest, smallest, biggest, ugliest, and smartest dogs.
Lifestyle Guide to Breeds
5. Lifestyle Guide to Breeds
August 6, 2011
Country Lovers, City Dwellers, Young at Heart, Golden Years, Heat Seekers/Beachcombers, and Snowbunnies.
Grooming Special
4. Grooming Special
July 30, 2011
Coat Types: Samoyed; Extreme Grooming: Japanese Chin; Coat Textures: Puli; Coat Lengths:Shih Tzu
Best Traveling Companions
3. Best Traveling Companions
July 23, 2011
Some of the best traveling companions include the Coton de Tulear, Great Pyrenees, Chiweenie, English Setter, Pug, and American Eskimo.
Best Family Dogs
2. Best Family Dogs
July 16, 2011
Meet the Miniature Bull Terrier, Dingo, English Setter, Borzoi, Wonder Dog, Keeshond, and Bouvier des Flandres.
Best Dog Breeds for Active Lifestyles
1. Best Dog Breeds for Active Lifestyles
July 16, 2011
Rhodesian ridgeback, Australian shepherd, Alaskan malamute, shiba inu, German shorthaired pointer, and miniature schnauzer.
Description

Dogs 101 is an original series which airs on Animal Planet. The concept of the show is to educate dog lovers and potential dog owners about individual breeds of dog in an effort to make a good match for a home. Each episode features five to six different breeds and focuses on the unique traits of each. To accomplish this, the show utilizes experts from every animal-related discipline, including veterinarians, groomers, breeders and trainers.

The show goes through one breed at a time and is presented like a documentary with information provided by a narrator while the dogs themselves are shown. Periodically, an expert will break in with a detail about the dog's health, temperament or other pertinent piece of information. This all serves to educate individuals on the suitability of a particular breed for a household. The show endeavors to give the viewer a well-rounded view of the breed, including the challenges owners may face when they invite the dog to join their family. This allows the viewers to make educated decisions on what kind of dog they may want to consider. Factors discussed include the health, attitude, grooming needs, energy level, and how they get along with children. By the end of each segment, the viewer has been presented with video evidence and expert testimony on the suitability of the breed. At the conclusion of every episode, the breeds are reviewed again so that they can be compared with ease.

The show's creators describe it as a "visual encyclopedia" of dog breeds designed to match the right dog with the right home. It points out that there are over 800 different breeds of dog, and each comes with a specific set of attributes and challenges. While the show was originally directed at potential owners, it has gained popularity among dog enthusiasts in a wider population as it serves to educate about different breeds. Additionally, the show encourages viewers to adopt whenever possible, spreading the word on the need for help in the crowded animal shelters.

Dogs 101 is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (39 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 2008.

Where to Watch Dogs 101

Dogs 101 is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dogs 101 on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Animal Planet, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (366)