NAT GEO WILD CELEBRATES PAWESOME DOGS WITH INAUGURAL BARKFEST WEEKEND
A Special Dog-Loving Weekend to Include the Greatest Dogs Ever, the Internet's
Best Dog Videos, At-Home Dog Personality Tests, and Much More
Premieres to Highlight:
WORLD'S GREATEST DOGS on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 8 PM;
CESAR 911 Season Two Finale on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 9 PM ET/PT;
IS YOUR DOG A GENIUS? on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 10 PM ET/PT
(WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 13, 2015) Nat Geo WILD is gearing up for a weekend of all bark, no bite TV featuring some of the smartest, most unique and cutest canines in the world. There will be surfing dogs, service dogs, games to find out if your dog is a genius, Cesar Millan marathons and much more. Calling all dog lovers!
Nat Geo WILD's inaugural BarkFest weekend features the world premiere of the three-part series Is Your Dog a Genius?, beginning Friday, May 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT and continuing Saturday and Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Duke University dog scientist Dr. Brian Hare uses his groundbreaking research to help dog owners better understand their canine companions. He introduces at-home games that reveal your dog's personality and introduces us to extraordinary dogs with remarkable problem-solving abilities. This interactive series will help dog owners everywhere unlock their canine's true potential.
BarkFest kicks off with World's Greatest Dogs on Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. These are the stories of extraordinary dogs: a surfing therapy dog, a bionic dog, a dog with the world record in scootering and many more. We'll meet these incredible canines and their dedicated owners.
Additional BarkFest premieres include Unlikely Animal Friends: Barktacular!, featuring uncanny canine pals like cheetahs, rats and goats; and Super Underdogs, highlighting the stories of dogs at their most extreme - physically. These dogs were born with unusual characteristics and they're pushing boundaries, taking their owners along for a fun ride. BarkFest also features the season two finale of Cesar 911, The Incredible Dr. Pol: Deja Moo!: Dog-a-POL-ooza and episodes of My Dog Ate What?
Rounding out the weekend is a Cesar Millan marathon on Saturday, May 16, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET/PT, Wonder of Dogs, And Man Created Dog, Science of Dogs and The Secret Life of Dogs.
Tune in for 48 hours of all dogs, all the time.
BarkFest Premieres Schedule:
All times ET/PT; titles not final.
Fri, May 15 Sat, May 16 Sun, May 17
8 PM World's Greatest Dogs The Incredible Dr. Pol: Deja MOO!: Dog-a-POL-ooza World's Greatest Dogs (Encore)
9 PM Cesar 911: Nani Nightmare
(Season Finale) Unlikely Animal Friends: Bark-tacular! Super Underdogs
10 PM Is Your Dog a Genius?: Doggy See, Doggy Do Is Your Dog a Genius?: Who's Your Doggy? Is Your Dog a Genius?: Talk Doggy to Me
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