Post by penguincatfish on Jan 6, 2020 18:28:59 GMT -5
Premiered Wednesday, January 8 on A&E.
Each week’s winning team will receive $10,000 and an additional $5,000 to donate to the animal charity of their choice. In the final week of competition, top competitors will return to the finale course to battle for the title of “America’s Top Dog” and an additional $25,000 cash prize.
Series host Curt Menefee is an award-winning veteran studio and game broadcaster who currently co-hosts “Fox NFL Sunday” in addition to wrap-up show “The OT.” Alongside Menefee, expert trainer Nick White is a former US Marine and former member of the Secret Service with years of experience working with K9s as well as the owner of a dog training company with locations across the country. Menefee and White watch the action unfold on the course each week and provide in-depth explanation on the competition rounds. Jamie Little is a seasoned motor sports reporter covering the pit road for FOX NASCAR, as well as an animal rescue ambassador who served as a reporter at the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Show. Little acts as sideline reporter on the course speaking with the teams as they make their way through the competition.
Post by penguincatfish on Mar 24, 2020 3:43:21 GMT -5
Episode 11 was the one and a half hour long season finale.
7 winning dogs returned, consisting of 6 Police K9's and 1 Underdog dog.
6 would move on to Stage 2, and 3 in Stage 3, over the usual 4 and 2.
Stage 2 had a more difficult layout and teams had 4 minutes to find 4 items in 5 rooms.
Stage 3 had a modified Ductwork that included a 10 foot long by 10 inch wide balance plank between the two ducts.
All 6 K9's beat Stage 1 under 2 minutes. In the regular season, only 4 dogs were under 2 minutes, with one of them, underdog Maker from Episode 1, being the only dog not in the finale.
The slowest of these 6 would've been top time in 8 of 10 regular season episodes, with Kai from Episode 8 and Maker from Episode 1 being faster.
Eddy broke Kai's record for fastest time of Stage 1, then Kai broke Eddy's record.
In Stage 2, Kai was the only dog to find all 4 items. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th found 3 items, with 3rd and 4th separated by less than 4 seconds. 5th only found 1 item.
In the regular season, only 8 dogs found all 5 items in Stage 2. 3 of those dogs were in the finale, then 2 of those dogs made it to Stage 2, and then 1 in Stage 3, which was Kai.
Although, there were cases in the regular season where the run ended early because they didn't need to find all 5 items, such as Mattis from Episode 4.
Kai won, becoming the third dog to sweep an episode. Mattis from Episode 4, Django from Episode 5, and Kai from the finale. These three dogs also found all the items they were required to find...
In Episode 4, the 1st and 2nd dogs to run both found 4 items in just under 5 minutes. Mattis went 3rd, finding 4 items in 2:50, faster than both of those two to secure a spot in Stage 3, so the run immediately ended, which meant Mattis didn't get a chance to find all 5 items.
Kai almost had a perfect season. In Episode 8, Kai found all 5 items, but was second on Stage 2.
Missing from the finale were Bear, Bowie, and Bane.
Bane from Episode 9 had top spot in Stage 1 and 3, and found all 5 items in Stage 2. This is a similar result to Kai in Episode 8. Bear from Episode 2 also found all 5 items.
Don't know why they didn't bring all of them back and had the finale be 2 hours.