Alpharetta K-9 is America's Top Dog Finalist

2019 Summer TCA Press Tour - Day 1

We have a TON of celebrities from Georgia - Singers, Actors, Athletes and now America's Top Dog! Congratulations to Alpharetta Police K-9 officer Mattis and his handler Sgt. Mark Tappanon winning last night on the A & E show America's Top Dog. They now head to the finals. It's quite a comeback for Mattis, the 6 year old German Shephard, who was had a nearly fatal encounter back in 2016 after a 30 foot fall while chasing suspects.

According to The A & E for the show:

"In each one-hour episode, four police K9 teams, including fan-favorites from the hit series “Live PD,” and one civilian team will face off for the title of “Top Dog” in three rounds of high velocity, furry competition. The skilled teams will be tested on their speed, agility, and teamwork by completing a series of expert tasks on a massive obstacle course including navigating a complex maze for scented items and apprehending and taking down a suspect in a bite suit, among a variety of other challenges. Each week’s winning team will receive $10,000 and an additional $5,000 to donate to the animal charity of their choice. In the final week of competition, top competitors will return to the finale course to battle for the title of “America’s Top Dog” and an additional $25,000 cash prize."

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