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Scotland's Best Dog

Starts 18th November at 8pm

BBC Scotland and iPlayer

Scotland’s Best Dog is on a quest to find the most-cherished canine characters who have a heart-warming bonds with their owners. These dogs are more than just pets – they’re the life and soul of their families. Along with their proud humans, each week three pooches will be tested on a number of challenges before a panel of judges – dog-lover Kaye Adams, animal behaviourist River McDonald and SSPCA veteran, and dog trainer Alan Grant. 

This isn’t about looks or pedigree, Scotland’s Best Dog celebrates the unique bond between some special dogs and the people who love them. The challenges they’ll face in the special Scotland’s Best Dog arena in Perthshire have been designed to showcase a happy, healthy relationship with our furry friends.

Each week, the three judges will individually score the owner and dog pairings across three key challenges - recall, bond and agility skills - with the overall heat winner earning a place in the Grand Final, competing for the coveted Golden Bone trophy to be crowned Scotland’s Best Dog 2021.