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For the Baha Men song of the same name, see Who Let the Dogs Out (song).
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Who Let the Dogs Out?
Genre Dog training
Created by Claire Gillies / Louise Brown
Directed by Pati Marr
Presented by Zak George (2011-12)
Ashleigh Butler (2013-14)
Narrated by Rik Mayall (2011-13; his death)
Iain Stirling (2014)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 53 (as of 5 December 2014) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Louise Brown / Yvonne Jennings
Producer(s) Claire Gillies
Production location(s) Arley House & Gardens,
Cheshire, England
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Scotland
Distributor BBC
Release
Original network CBBC Channel
Picture format 16:9
Original release 21 September 2011 (2011-09-21) – 5 December 2014 (2014-12-05)
Chronology
Followed by Pet School
Related shows Who Let the Dogs Out and About?

Who Let the Dogs Out? is a British children's Dog training Game show that aired on the CBBC Channel since 21 September 2011. The show's name is widely derived from the 2000 song "Who Let the Dogs Out" by Baha Men.

In each episode, three dogs and their child owners battle it out to take home the Who Let the Dogs Out? trophy by tackling different dog tricks at the "Dog House"; such as skateboarding, skipping, frisbee catching and walking on two legs. A second series was aired in 2012. A third and fourth series aired in 2013 and 2014, with presenters Ashleigh Butler and Steve Mann.

A spin-off series, Who Let the Dogs Out and About? aired for ten episodes, beginning on 19 January 2013.

Episodes

Series 1 (2011)

Show Original Air Date Challenge
1 21 September 2011 Skateboarding Dogs
2 28 September 2011 Back Stall Dogs
3 5 October 2011 Dock Diving Dogs
4 12 October 2011 Frisbee Dogs
5 19 October 2011 Dancing Dogs
6 26 October 2011 Strong Dogs
7 2 November 2011 Skipping Dogs
8 9 November 2011 Maths Dogs
9 16 November 2011 Goalie Dogs
10 23 November 2011 Tempting Dogs
11 30 November 2011 Movie Dogs
12 7 December 2011 Dogs on Two Legs
13 14 December 2011 Best in Show Dogs

Series 2 (2012)

The format was slightly changed this series; only one team would win the trophy at the series finale. In every episode, two hopefuls were eliminated but one team made it through to the next round – the quarter-finals. 27 teams were chosen by Zak and the series producer, Claire Gillies, to go to the "Dog House" after the tryouts were completed.

Show Original Air Date Challenge Round
1 24 September 2012 The Tryouts Auditions
2 25 September 2012 Dogs up in the Air Heat 1
3 26 September 2012 Dogs play Volleyball Heat 2
4 27 September 2012 Dogs with Catapults Heat 3
5 28 September 2012 Dogs Push Prams Heat 4
6 1 October 2012 Dogs on Barrels Heat 5
7 2 October 2012 Dogs on a Trampoline Heat 6
8 3 October 2012 Dogs on the Dock Heat 7
9 4 October 2012 Dogs do Magic Heat 8
10 5 October 2012 Dogs on Knees Heat 9
11 8 October 2012 Dogs Save Goals Quarter-final 1
12 9 October 2012 Dogs Do Flyball Quarter-final 2
13 10 October 2012 Dogs with Distractions Quarter-final 3
14 11 October 2012 Dogs Under Pressure Semi-final
15 12 October 2012 The Final
  • Winners: Jake and his dog Ice

Series 3 (2013)

A third series aired in 2013. Beginning on 16 September 2013, it was hosted by Ashleigh Butler, with her dog Pudsey also appearing, and Steve Mann.

Show Original Air Date Challenge Round
1 16 September 2013 The Tryouts Auditions
2 17 September 2013 Balancing Dogs Heat 1
3 18 September 2013 High Flying Dogs Heat 2
4 19 September 2013 Water Dogs Heat 3
5 20 September 2013 Skater Dogs Heat 4
6 23 September 2013 Launching Dogs Heat 5
7 24 September 2013 Shopping Dogs Heat 6
8 25 September 2013 Flyball Dogs Heat 7
9 26 September 2013 Disc Dogs Heat 8
10 27 September 2013 Jumping Dogs Heat 9
11 30 September 2013 Dribbling Dogs Semi-final 1
12 1 October 2013 Movie Star Dogs Semi-final 2
13 2 October 2013 Disappearing Dogs Semi-final 3
14 3 October 2013 The Final
15 4 October 2013 Celebrity special
(Ceallach Spellman, Katie Thistleton, Aaron Craze)
  • Winners: TBA
  • Celebrity winners: TBA

Series 4 (2014)

A fourth series began airing on 24 November 2014, it was hosted by Ashleigh Butler, with her dog Pudsey also appearing, and Steve Mann.

Show Original Air Date Challenge Round
1 24 November 2014
2 25 November 2014
3 26 November 2014
4 27 November 2014
5 28 November 2014
6 1 December 2014
7 2 December 2014
8 3 December 2014
9 4 December 2014
10 5 December 2014
  • Winners: TBA

Who Let The Dogs Out and About?

Who Let the Dogs Out and About?
Genre Dog training
Directed by Janine O'Connor
Presented by Kate Edmondson
Starring Dr Scott Miller
Ashleigh and Pudsey
Claire Gillies
Narrated by Rik Mayall
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Yvonne Jennings
Producer(s) Chris Hulme
Running time 60 minutes (inc. Ped Squad)
Production company(s) BBC Scotland
Distributor BBC
Release
Original network CBBC
Picture format 16:9
Original release 19 January (2013-01-19) – 23 March 2013 (2013-03-23)
Chronology
Preceded by Who Let the Dogs Out?

Who Let the Dogs Out and About is a British 10-episode children's television programme that ran for ten episodes from 19 January to 23 March 2013. The show was filmed throughout the summer of 2012 and visited various locations within the United Kingdom.

The series was hosted by Kate Edmondson, with vet Dr Scott Miller, dog expert Claire Gillies, also the series producer of Who Let the Dogs Out?, as well as Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey. The series was aired in the 9am slot on Saturday mornings.

Each episode featured a comedy animation series called Pet Squad, which was produced by Darrall Macqueen Ltd. It was shown as a 10-minute segment of the show.

Episodes

Show Original Air Date Location
1 19 January 2013 Padstow & Harlyn Bay, Cornwall
2 26 January 2013 Croxteth House and Country Park, Liverpool
3 2 February 2013 Durdham Down, Bristol
4 9 February 2013 Preston Park, Brighton
5 16 February 2013 Clissold Park, London
6 23 February 2013 Rouken Glen Park, Glasgow
7 2 March 2013 Bute Park, Cardiff
8 9 March 2013 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
9 16 March 2013 Roundhay Park, Leeds
10 23 March 2013 Central Park, Plymouth
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