-Kym Whitley Returns as Host –
-Olympic Champion Gus Kenworthy Serves as Guest Judge –

While it may be cold outside, the spirit of competition is about to get hot! In an all-new special, PUPPY BOWL PRESENTS: THE WINTER GAMES, streaming exclusively on discovery+ on Thursday, February 3, five extraordinary teams of trainers and their dogs face off against each other to see who will be named the top canine athlete in a dazzling combo of dog-friendly winter games. Returning as host is actress and comedian Kym Whitley alongside a panel of judges, including 2014 Olympic silver-medalist Gus Kenworthy, who will determine which team will be awarded bronze, silver, and gold based on technique, presentation, and unparalleled skill set.

In PUPPY BOWL PRESENTS: THE WINTER GAMES, the competition is filled with high-stakes drama as each team competes in three rounds: The Freestyle Challenge, Trick Tails, and The Agility Showdown. Each round will have increasing competition and challenges that include a series of show-stopping trick combinations and an epic round of speed and agility on a winterized obstacle course to truly showcase the best of the best.

In this epic showdown, audiences will meet contestants Blaze, an Australian Shepherd; Zoey, a Mutt mix; Hanabi, a Husky/Whippit mix; Chablis, a Chihuahua; and Mistricks, a Mutt mix. From here, each pair will be judged for their unique skillset by professional dog trainer Travis Brorsen and international trick dog trainer Sara Carson, who will be joining Gus Kenworthy on the judging panel. The three best teams who move on to the final round will compete for the ultimate top dog prize of $5,000.00 to donate to their favorite animal charity.

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

PUPPY BOWL PRESENTS: THE WINTER GAMES is produced for discovery+ by Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group in association with Half Yard Productions. with Craig Piligian, Melodie Calvert, Dirk Hoogstra, and Nicole Sorrenti serving as executive producers. For discovery+, Keith Hoffman is executive producer with Sarah Russell as supervising producer.


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