Introducing the World's Greatest K9 Competition, PUPPY BOWL PRESENTS: THE SUMMER GAMES

By: Discovery

Host Kym Whitley is joined by Olympic Champion McKayla Maroney as they judge five teams, composed of the country's elite dogs and dog trainers, to determine who takes home the top prize of $5,000 — to be donated to the animal charity. PUPPY BOWL PRESENTS: THE SUMMER GAMES will be streaming exclusively on discovery+, starting on Saturday, July 31.

July 23, 2021

This summer a new athletic competition, PUPPY BOWL PRESENTS: THE SUMMER GAMES, brings together five teams of trainers and dogs who will face off against each other for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze in showmanship and talent.

2012 Olympic gold and silver medalist McKayla Maroney, who can attest to the fierceness brought on by competition, joins a panel of judges led by actress and comedian Kym Whitley.

Audiences will be on the edge of their seats to see which team takes home the top prize of $5,000 — to be donated to the animal charity of their choice. Each team will go head-to-head in three rounds of increasing competition and challenges. Professional dog trainer Travis Brorsen and international trick dog trainer Sara Carson will be joining guest host McKayala Maroney to determine which pair is the best of the best in technique, presentation, and skillset while displaying a disciplined and synergetic relationship between each dynamic duo of human and canine.

The games kick off with a rapid-fire round of trick combinations where audiences will meet contestants Suzanne Knox and her Border Collie, Ricky Bobby; Steve Jordan and his Berna-Doodle, Yama; Mikayla Morris and her Australian Shepherd, Spyder; Adam Jorgenson with his black Labrador, Bullwinkle; and Kelly Culbert with her Australian Shepherd, HiYah!. From here, the judges will help determine which four teams will freestyle their way onto the next round to put on their best special and stylish performance. The three best teams who move on to the final round will then have a showdown to demonstrate their speed and agility for the ultimate prize of $5,000.

PUPPY BOWL PRESENTS: THE SUMMER GAMES will be streaming exclusively on discovery+, starting on Saturday, July 31.

Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using #SummerGames and following Animal Planet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok and discovery+ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

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