CBS announces judges for new 'Greatest American Dog' reality series
By Christopher Rocchio, 05/21/2008
CBS has announced canine critics Wendy Diamond, Allan Reznik and Victoria Stilwell will serve as the judges for Greatest American Dog, an America's Next Top Model-like competition series for pageant pooches and their owners which will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 8PM ET/PT.
Diamond is the editor-in-chief and founder of Animal Fair -- an animal lifestyle magazine and website dedicated to fairness to animals and responsible breeding.
In addition, she's also appeared on numerous television news programs; is the author of two books; is the co-producer and host of Animal Planet's Lucky Travels; and serves as the executive producer and host of the special Paws for Style.
Reznik has spent the last three decades in the dog world working as an owner, breeder, trainer, dog-show exhibitor, handler, judge and media commentator. He is currently editor-at-large for Dog World and Dog Fancy, and editor-in-chief of Dogs in Review.
Stilwell serves as host for It's Me or the Dog -- on which she dispenses techniques for positive, reward-based dog training. She has also published two books and has had her dog-related writings appear in numerous magazines and newspapers.
They'll compete against each other in a series of challenges designed to measure each owners' ability to train their dogs, with the winning team taking home the show's $250,000 grand prize.
Magic Molehill is producing Greatest American Dog, with R.J. Cutler, Stu Schreiberg and Stephen Kroopnick serving as executive producers.
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