Original air date: 07/28/2019 Runtime: 44:01 min. Over the course of thousands of years, humans have trained and bred dogs into the fastest, strongest, and strangest canines on the planet. Travel the globe, from the Arabian Desert to Arctic extremes to the coasts of Newfoundland, and discover the surprising journey of these pets and how they’ve evolved to change the course of human history.
Original air date: 08/04/2019 Runtime: 44:01 min. The Great Plains of North America is where canines first arose more than 30 million years ago. From there, they adapted to every landscape across the Americas, becoming furry polar specialists, gnarly Amazonian bruisers, and tango champions of the Brazilian grasslands. Follow biologist Patrick Aryee across the western continent as he gets face-to-face with a pack of wolves, bundles up with an Arctic fox, and plays hide-and-seek in the rainforest with the elusive short-eared dog.
Original air date: 08/11/2019 Runtime: 44:01 min. Six million years ago, members of the canine family ventured from their American homeland to colonize vast expanses of Asia and Africa. In order to survive the open savannahs, inhospitable deserts, snowy tundra, and thick forests, they had to adapt their behaviors and push their bodies to extremes. Join biologist Patrick Aryee on this intercontinental exploration from northern China to the Skeleton Coast as he comes face-to-face with snow-diving red foxes, egg-stealing raccoon dogs, and seal-eating jackals.