NEW SERIES! Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs premieres on the Smithsonian Channel

Victoria's latest TV series, Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs, premieres in the US on the Smithsonian Channel on Wednesday, June 30 at 8pm ET.

The rescuers. The lifesavers. The partners. The protectors. The detectives. Dogs have special powers, and Victoria's new series Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs shows how they’re put to incredible use through the profiles of canines who do everything from save lives to help us conquer our greatest fears. Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs premieres in the US on the Smithsonian Channel on June 30th at 8:00pm ET/PT.


Each episode brings viewers spectacular imagery and follows the ultra-talented, ultra-fluffy canine workers throughout their shifts as they showcase the “good boys!” and “good girls!” they are. Viewers will meet more than 25 dogs across the world – from Massachusetts to South Africa, the British countryside and Namibia – who are putting their lives on the line and noses to the pavement, all in pursuit of a good day’s work. 

In the premiere episode, THE RESCUERS:

  • George the Great Dane transforms the life of a 13-year-old Massachusetts girl with a life-limiting condition. 
  • Rocket the search and rescue border collie-cross was once sitting on death row in an animal shelter but now he’s an integral member of the California Task Force searching for survivors when earthquakes, hurricanes or deadly mudslides strike. 
  • Ruger the anti-poaching dog is on duty in Zambia detecting illegal ivory and smuggled wildlife in the fight against the poachers decimating Africa’s wild animals. 
  • And, finally, Reef the Newfoundland teaches German Shepherd apprentice Diesel the skills she needs to become a water rescue dog in Italy’s Lake Garda.

These four-legged heroes are doing the work humans simply can’t. Whether it’s a team of canine detectives helping prevent an ecological disaster or hunting down hidden ivory illegally smuggled out of Africa, this five-part series reveals how dogs’ natural abilities are being harnessed in creative ways to improve lives, increase safety, and maintain the health of our planet. 

Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs

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