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[04/04/16 - 07:16 AM]
Nat Geo WILD's Second Annual "BarkFest" Weekend Features All Dogs All the Time
Said stunt includes the best doggy moments from "The Incredible Dr. Pol" and "Cesar 911."

[via press release from Nat Geo WILD]

WE. LOVE. DOGS.

NAT GEO WILD'S SECOND ANNUAL "BARKFEST" WEEKEND FEATURES ALL DOGS ALL THE TIME

Tiny Chihuahua Terrors, What Mutts Are Made of, How Dogs Got Their Shapes and Sizes, the World's Funniest Dogs, and a Dr. Pol Dog-a-POL-ooza

The Second Annual BarkFest Begins Friday, April 15 at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD

(WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 4, 2016) Calling all dog lovers! Nat Geo WILD is gearing up for its second annual BarkFest weekend with an expose on dangerous chihuahuas (yes, really), an in-depth look at what mutts are made of, why breeds come in different shapes and sizes, a look at the world's funniest dogs, and the best doggy moments from The Incredible Dr. Pol and Cesar 911. Nat Geo WILD's BarkFest kicks off on Friday, April 15 at 9/8c. For more information, visit our press web site at www.foxflash.com, or follow us on Twitter using@NGC_PR.

"This is an all bark, no bite weekend guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings," said Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager, Nat Geo WILD. "We've uncovered fascinating stories, intriguing evolutionary anomalies, touching medical cases, and some of the world's funniest dogs."

Premieres Include:

World's Funniest Dogs Premieres Friday, Apr. 15 at 9/8c Whether it's chewed up shoes, or an extremely excited dog that tackles you like a linebacker, these cute but mischievous dogs are making their owners ask, "Oh, what did you do this time?!" Welcome to World's Funniest Dogs. This special features some of the most unbelievable videos of dogs doing hilarious mischief. We also meet the owners and dogs to see if these loving troublemakers are still up to no good, or if they've reformed their ways.

Who's Your Doggie? Premieres Friday, Apr. 15 at 10/9c Ever meet a dog and wonder what breed it is? Where it gets its looks or its non-stop energy? Every day dog owners across America speculate exactly what their mutts are made of. Who's Your Doggie? finally has the answer. In this special we take six dogs and dig deep into their family roots. After owners explain their mutts' curious behaviors and physical traits, we bring in a team of experts to do their own analysis. Then we settle the score... with a DNA test. Using one of the most reliable labs in the world, each breed is revealed - and the results will shock you. With an almost endless list of breed combinations, Who's Your Doggie covers the big, the small, the cute, and the downright crazy.

Second Chance Chihuahuas Premieres Saturday, Apr. 16 at 9/8c Small towns are under attack. A terrible menace is stalking the streets. Believe it or not, packs of chihuahuas, are wreaking havoc in cities including Phoenix and Los Angeles. But one couple is committed to giving these tiny terrors a second chance. We follow Laura Dash and Jim Peterson as they run Dolittle's Ranch in Studio City, California, where they have rescued more than 2,000 chihuahuas over the past 10 years. You'll gain a new appreciation for these petite pooches as you see them taken off the streets, rehabilitated, and adopted into loving homes. Chihuahuas are America's second most euthanized dog, but Laura and Jim are doing their best to give as many as possible a second chance.

How Dogs Got Their Shapes Premieres Sunday, Apr. 17 at 9/8c Man's best friend comes in many different shapes and sizes. From the three-pound Yorkie to the 200-pound Great Dane, from a wrinkled shar-pei to the super sleek greyhound, it's hard to believe that these creatures are all the same species. How Dogs Got Their Shapes will look at dogs from their cute noses to their adorable paws, learning the amazing ways that different breeds' shapes have changed over time. Not just for show, these specialized features help dogs work, hunt, swim, corral, protect, hear and track. In this special, we'll use a mix of science, history, and surprising, weird facts to learn all about today's modern dogs.

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About National Geographic Channels

The National Geographic Channels (The Channels) form the television and production arm of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. As a global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programming, the Channels include National Geographic Channel (NGC), Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Additionally, the Channels also run the in-house television production unit, National Geographic Studios. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with entertaining, innovative programming from A-level talent around the world, and with profits that help support the society's mission. Globally, NGC is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages, and Nat Geo WILD is available in 131 countries and 38 languages. National Geographic Partners is also a leader in social media, with a fan base of 250 million people across all of its social pages. NGC contributes over 55 million social media fans globally on Facebook alone. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com and www.natgeowild.com.





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