Breeder Of The Pack
On Next: Saturday, April 1st at 9|8c AM
What profession requires show business acumen, a knack for genetic manipulation, the honed instincts of a seasoned corporate raider and hairdressing skills? Welcome to the world of dog breeders. Breeder of the Pack, a documentary series, follows the stories of interesting and opinionated people who populate the dog world, and the passionate lengths they go to propagate and defend their desirable pooches.
Saturday, April 1st at 9|8c AM
A financially strapped breeder attempts a costly and controversial technique that will either make her a hero or bring her down to zero. #needthistoworkWho is Bugs? He's a 2010 Westminster champion, the number two Bullmastiff in all of America, and the sire to numerous other AKC champions. Achieving that kind of status takes not only time and dedication, but a lot of money. And that's not easy for Bugs owner, Christy Shelper, a single mother of four children who lost her job during the recession. Life is a daily struggle to make ends meet, but Christy will never, ever, stop trying to improve and showcase her prized Bullmastiffs. At a cost of $5000, Christy is conducting her most important Bullmastiff breeding to date a controversial inbreeding of Bugs to his daughter. If this works, Christy will be a hero and financially stable. If it doesn't, Christy may face both spiritual and financial bankruptcy.
Saturday, April 1st at 9:30|8:30c AM
Debra Hull breeds her Basset Hounds to be top competitors in the show ring, and she doesnt approve of second place. Hulls hounds need to earn their keep, whether its winning a show title or landing a Hollywood role in the moviesthese dogs even help with the laundry!In this episode, we feature three of the Hull hounds all at different stages in their doggie careers. We meet a problematic pup, Dahlia, who may not be able to live up to her elite pedigree in the show ring; Lily, her top dog, whos a serious contender for a Best in Breed prize; and Debras oldest Basset Hound, Megs, who at the age of 11 is finally getting her moment in the limelight when she is cast opposite an Oscar nominee in a Hollywood film. The pressure mounts when Debra travels to the National Basset Hound Specialty competition. Its here where we find out the fate of her young pup. If Dalia doesnt perform well, theres good chance that Debra just may give her away. And all eyes will be on Debras favourite d
Sunday, April 2nd at 9|8c AM
Lucinda Glenny has over 25 years of experience breeding and training dogs. Previously a breeder of poodles, Lucinda currently has only one left: Kudos, a seven-time National Champ, and her last remaining poodle. Unfortunately Kudos now has a terminal disease. With her most successful breeding programme coming to an end, she is working hard to start up a new one with a new breed Chihuahuas. Its the passing of the torch: from one breeding dynasty to a new one.Lucinda is putting all her hopes on Sonic, a feisty little male Chihuahua. Lucinda takes her young stud to meet adorable prospective mates, but in order to attract the highest quality bitches, Lucinda realizes that she needs Sonic to stand out in the pack. So shes daringly entered him in Working Title a competition which up until now has been the exclusive the domain of much larger dogs like Retrievers, Shepherds, and Collies. Little Sonic has been practising the obstacle course, but is struggling to make the jump. In the end, all that