For centuries dogs and cats have inhabited our homes and captivated our hearts. Sleeping at the foot of our beds, awaiting our arrival home from work and comforting us when we are feeling down, these lovable creatures have become a part of our families and – in some cases – our best friends. Yet when we discuss our furry companions the conversation often turns to the longstanding question: are you a dog person or a cat person? And why? While we all have our own thoughts and opinions about what the correct answer is, no one has been able to solve the mystery…until now! On Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, Animal Planet will finally settle this grudge match – 5,000 years in the making – with the all-new one hour special DOGS VS. CATS. Pitting these furry frienemies in everything from biology to pop culture, this special will prove once and for all which pet wins the war between dogs and cats.
No questions are too off-the-wall, and no contests are off limits in this no-holds-barred match to determine a winner in the ultimate battle of the species. DOGS VS. CATS will get to the root of pet lovers’ obsessions and preferences by posing poignant questions to pet owners about each species and by matching up actual cats and dogs in head-to-head competitions to gauge friendship, athleticism, cuteness, history, cleanliness, intelligence and cost. With seven rounds of varying events used to settle the score, the first species to capture four rounds will be crowned the superior pet.
With everyone from bar patrons to preschoolers weighing in on the subject, viewers will be treated to fun facts about each species, learn their histories, and witness unscripted, raw interviews with everyday pet owners. With the help of the hilarious – and often destructive – antics of kittens and puppies, DOGS VS. CATS pulls out the best, the worst, the extreme and the wacky to settle the war once and for all!