A&E’S ULTIMATE K9 COMPETITION SERIES ‘AMERICA’S TOP DOG’ FROM MGM’S BIG FISH ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS TOGETHER POLICE K9s AND HIGHLY SKILLED CIVILIAN DOGS ON A RIGOROUS OBSTACLE COURSE THAT TESTS THEIR AGILITY AND TEAMWORK
SERIES HOSTED BY VETERAN BROADCASTER CURT MENEFEE ALONGSIDE EXPERT TRAINER NICK WHITE AND SIDELINE REPORTING BY JAMIE LITTLE
LOS ANGELES, CA — July, 23, 2019 — A&E Network’s dogged new competition series “America’s Top Dog,” brings together top K9 cops and civilian dogs alongside their handlers as they compete nose-to-nose on the ultimate K9 obstacle course. The series is hosted by Curt Menefee alongside expert trainer Nick White and sideline reporting by Jamie Little, “America’s Top Dog” from MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment premieres this winter on A&E.
In each one-hour episode, four police K9 teams—including fan-favorites from the hit series “Live PD”—and one civilian team will face off for the title of “Top Dog” in three rounds of high velocity, furry competition. The skilled teams will be tested on their speed, agility, and teamwork by completing a series of expert tasks on a massive obstacle course including navigating a complex maze for scented items and apprehending and taking down a suspect in a bite suit, among a variety of other challenges. 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.
“America’s Top Dog” is produced for A&E by Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company. Executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment are Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino, Jordana Starr and Holly Wofford. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, Sean Gottlieb and Brad Holcman. A&E holds worldwide distribution rights for “America’s Top Dog.”