Parents' Guide to

Greatest American Dog

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Competition shows off talented and pampered pups.

TV CBS Reality TV 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

I remember this, it is no surprise it only lasted a couple of episodes.

I LOVE dogs, but this was just garbage. The tricks the dogs did were dumb, and did not make sense. It was just boring in general to watch. The hosts were annoying, and there was nothing good about it at ALL. Like I said, no surprise that it only lasted a couple of episodes.
age 5+

Good Show

This should be like TV-Y instead of TV-PG.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

As these kinds of shows go, this ain't bad. The competing dogs make up for a lot -- especially the skateboarding bull dog, Tillman. Even the foo-foo doggies have more to show for themselves than mere cuteness. But the owners will probably make you nuts -- seriously, matching shoes for a dog?! A Bark-Mitzvah?! In fact, the dogs that generally do the best are the ones whose owners remember that these are dogs. And certainly the dogs are the best reason to watch the show. Actually, they're the only reason to watch the show.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 10, 2008
  • Cast: Jarod Miller
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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