Nat Geo Mundo Celebrates Man's Best Friend

Festival de Perros premieres April 15, 2016 on Nat Geo Mundo

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: April 14, 2016

Nat Geo Mundo Celebrates Man's Best Friend

Calling all dog lovers! Nat Geo Mundo is gearing up for its special Festival de Perros 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 and a look at the world's funniest dogs. Join Nat Geo Mundo for a canine filled weekend of laughs, scares and unexpected treats.

The three-day special event kicks off on Friday, April 15 with the premiere of Super Underdogs at 7 p.m. ET/PT, followed by World's Greatest Dogs at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The Festival de Perros continues on Saturday, April 16 with Who's Your Doggie? at 8 p.m. ET/PT. And then on Sunday, April 17, tune in to the premiere of Second Chance Chihuahuas at 7 p.m. ET/PT, followed by World's Funniest Dogs at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Premieres Include:

Super Underdogs
Premieres Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Our canine companions are extraordinary animals. Some are small, others large and some are in a league all their own. Witness stories of dogs at their most extreme -- physically. These dogs were born with unusual characteristics and they're pushing boundaries, taking their owners along for a fun ride.

World's Greatest Dogs
Premieres Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
We'll meet a surfing therapy dog, a bionic dog, a dog with a world record in scootering and many more. Some of these canines went from being rejected puppies to thriving stars who bask in the limelight. This one-hour special celebrates the most extraordinary dogs -- and their dedicated owners -- who hold world titles for all kinds of talent.

Who's Your Doggie?
Premieres Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PTEver 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 Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
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.

World's Funniest Dogs
Premieres Sunday, April 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
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.

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