Watch Dogs 101

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.

Saturday 8:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
4 Seasons, 39 Episodes
October 11, 2008
Cast: Kevin Draine, Karen Halligan, Andrea Arden, Zak George
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Dogs 101 Full Episode Guide

  • Featured are the Black Russian Terrier, Belgian Malinois, Pointer, Mi-ki, Black and Tan Coonhound.

  • Featured are the Bluetick Coonhound, Brussels Griffon, Swedish Lapphound, and Petit Basset Griff.

  • Featured are the Miniature Bull Terrier, Dingo, English Setter, Borzoi, Wonder Dog, Keeshond.

  • Featured are the Briard, Canaan Dog, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Chin, Wonder Dog, Clumber Spaniel, and Australian Kelpie.

  • Dogs 101 brings you the fastest, laziest, smallest, biggest, ugliest, and smartest dogs.

  • Country Lovers, City Dwellers, Young at Heart, Golden Years, Heat Seekers/Beachcombers, and Snowbunnies.

  • Coat Types: Samoyed; Extreme Grooming: Japanese Chin; Coat Textures: Puli; Coat Lengths:Shih Tzu

  • Some of the best traveling companions include the Coton de Tulear, Great Pyrenees, Chiweenie, English Setter, Pug, and American Eskimo.

  • Meet the Miniature Bull Terrier, Dingo, English Setter, Borzoi, Wonder Dog, Keeshond, and Bouvier des Flandres.

  • Rhodesian ridgeback, Australian shepherd, Alaskan malamute, shiba inu, German shorthaired pointer, and miniature schnauzer.

  • The birth and development of kittens and how to care and train them.

  • Bambino, Pixie Bob, Australian Mist, Domestic Longhair, Cheetoh and the Napoleon

  • Meet the Tonkinese, Nebelung, Serengeti, Korat, Cats Gone Wild, RagaMuffin, Toyger.

  • Meet the Kooikerhondje, Leonberger, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff and the Affenpinscher.

  • Meet the kooikerhondje, Tibetan Mastiff, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Leonberger, Affenpinscher, and worlds largerest and smallest dog meet.

  • Meet the Australian Cattle Dog, Saluki, Norwich Terrier, Boykin Spaniel, Wonder Dog, Bull Terrier and Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

  • Meet the Turkish Van, Snowshoe, Chartreux, Bengal, Domestic Housecat, Fat Cats and Balinese.

  • Meet the Basenji, Bullmastiff, Shetland Sheepdog, Coton de Tulear, Wonder Dogs, Great Pyrenees, and American Eskimo

  • Meet the Irish Wolfhound, American Pit Bull Terrier, Gordon Setter, Silky Terrier, Wonder Dogs, and Cocker Spaniel.

Dogs 101 Video Clips & Extras

English Bulldog Clip (04:47) Yorkshire Terrier Clip (01:15) West Highland White Terrier Clip (04:20) The Beloved Hound: The Beagle | Dogs 101 Clip (05:17) Boston Terrier Clip (04:30) French Bulldogs | Dogs 101 Clip (04:25)

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