TV Episodes The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes  

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List of the best Dog the Bounty Hunter episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Dog the Bounty Hunter is a reality TV series centering on the experience of Duane "Dog" Chapman as a bounty hunter. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Dog the Bounty Hunter episodes of all time are. Fans of Dog the Bounty Hunter are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others.

That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. Examples of episodes on this list: "Family Business - Part 2," "Family Business - Part 1," and more. What is the best Dog the Bounty Hunter episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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The Smackdown of Baby Lyssa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
The Smackdown of Baby Lyssa Jul 24 2007 A pregnant co-signer has been threatened by the man she bailed out. She goes to Dog to revoke the man’s bail and get him off the streets. Dog and the team devise a plan, but things go ...more

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Menehune Mischief is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Menehune Mischief Apr 07 2010 The team pursues a fugitive over volcanic mountains and into the wilds of Puna, Hawaii.

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Love On the Run is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Love On the Run Aug 04 2010

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Bosco the Clown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Bosco the Clown May 17 2005 Dog and his team search for Bosco, a fugitive believed to be a methamphetamine addict.

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Bait & Snitch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Bait & Snitch Apr 21 2010

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The Big Wipe-Out is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
The Big Wipe-Out A Hawaiian surfing hero is on a wave to nowhere and it's Dog's turn to play lifeguard. "Buttons," known throughout the islands for his prowess on the waves and his daring 360's, has ...more

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To Love and Cherish is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
To Love and Cherish Aug 08 2006 With the wedding on everyone’s mind they head to the Big Island for the big event. Once there Leland has one last fugitive to capture despite the lack of time. Sadly Dog loses a daughter the day ...more

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Running on Empty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Running on Empty Nov 28 2006 Dog and the gang have been in Denver for a month. With time running out his bails bonds friend has one last capture for Dog. With nothing more than a future in-laws address Dog must track his ...more

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Coaching Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Coaching Day Jun 14 2005 Dog is feeling under the weather and decides to let the boys handle things. Dog sets Leland and Tim loose on fugitive Emmanuel. Dog has no idea the hunt the boys will be on with this one. We ...more

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A Walk on the Wild Side is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
A Walk on the Wild Side Sep 07 2004 Dog and his team hunt bail jumper Joseph Sampaio. The crew tirelessly searches under every rock in Waikaki's seedy underbelly, looking for some sign of the repeat offender and his girlfriend, or ...more

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Save the Dogs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Save the Dogs Apr 01 2009 Dog and the crew hop a plane for the Big Island after Leland learns that one of his clients with a bad reputation for stealing has lost her co-signer and will likely run. The target lives in a ...more

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A Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
A Family Affair Season 8 Episode 7: Dog likes to say, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree," and this is a hunt where that is true. So will Dog be able to use one family member's troubled ways to catch another one in trouble with the law?

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Jump Start is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Jump Start Aug 11 2010

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Cap and Gown, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Cap and Gown, Part 1 Apr 06 2011 Other than bringing criminals to justice, one of Dog's loves is teaching the next generation of bounty hunters the tricks of the trade. Today he has a new student. Friend of the family, Kili, is ...more

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Behind the Scenes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Behind the Scenes Jun 09 2012 A behind-the-scenes look at Dog and his team. Included: cast interviews and never-before-seen footage.

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Judgement Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Judgement Day Mar 28 2006 Dog and the gang start the day by judging an elementary school talent contest. Later they move onto Bobby who is a parolee and the girlfriend is revoking bail. After a tense standoff Bobby ...more

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Rock-A-Bye Bounty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Rock-A-Bye Bounty Jun 06 2006 These two cases will show Dog wearing his heart on his sleeve. With Frankie trying to make a change Dog promises to help him out of jail. Next on the list is Christy with 87 prior arrests how ...more

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Easy Rider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Easy Rider Season 6 Episode 3: What looks like a routine pick-up turns into a complicated case of betrayal, deceit, as well as quality nail care as Dog and company track down an fugitive alleged to be an abusive boyfriend with one too many friends in his close knit community.

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Out Of Sight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Out Of Sight Jul 18 2006 Assault and restraining orders litter this fugitives’ past. With nothing more than a photo and a parents address Dog must turn to the victims for help. With a plan in place Dog waits for him to ...more

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The Great Debate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
The Great Debate Dec 08 2010 Leland and the family disagree on a bounty, sparking a debate between the family. Do they put the fugitive in jail or give him the chance to prove himself?

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Prodigal Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Prodigal Sun Oct 27 2010 Fugitive beware: Dog’s rolling with extra power today. His old friends Tim Chapman and Sonny Westbrook are riding with the team, so their target, a thief with violent tendencies, is out of luck. ...more

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Tricks of the Trade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Tricks of the Trade Season 5 Episode 20: They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but what if it's The Dog doing the teaching? Today's target is wanted on domestic abuse charges, but when Dog discovers she works for an escort service he opts for a new twist on an old ruse--arrest by appointment. The problem? This fugitive doesn't seem to get along any better at work than she does at home.

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Trouble in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Trouble in Paradise Season 7 Episode 2: Dog is back in Hawaii and tracking a dangerous fugitive through the jungles of the Big Island. Their prey is being protected by a ring of family and friends that Dog must forcefully confront to bring in his man. Finally a hot tip sends Dog and team to a volcanic moonscape and a midnight raid.

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Island Hopper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Island Hopper Season 5 Episode 18: Dog is always trying to reduce the number of fugitives in Hawaii, so he really doesn't like felons from the mainland combining their flight from the law with an island vacation. So when a brother bondsman from Washington State calls Dog for help tracking a runner in search of fun in the sun on the tropical paradise of Kauai, the team is on the case. Dog's only problem? No leads!

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And Baby Makes Three is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
And Baby Makes Three Season 8 Episode 1: Leland has to attend a Lamaze class before he can join the hunt--another Chapman is on the way! But when Dog starts to go after this accused jewelry thief without his fastest son, he learns that this fugitive puts the "R" in runner. Dog now knows that only Leland's fleet feet can catch this criminal. And when the fugitive is finally cornered, Leland is in for the fight of his life!

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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Three's Company Season 5 Episode 35: This fugitive is hard to pin down in Honolulu's downtown district - moving from hostel to hotel to apartment high-rise. But as the hunt evolves, Dog discovers that this alleged burglar isn't the only family member wanted by the law.

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Buddha's Delight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Buddha's Delight Season 5 Episode 34: Dog and the posse travel to the Big Island to help Leland track down a small-time Bonnie and Clyde couple. Their crime: theft, including allegedly stealing a pair of Buddha statues for resale. But this only masks deeper problems with the couple. On the ride to jail all is revealed, and the picture is not pretty.

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When a Stranger Calls is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
When a Stranger Calls Season 5 Episode 16: When an offender with a long record ducks his day in court, Bobby Brown knows whom to call--The Dog! And knowing that few souls can resist Beth's clever persuasion, Dog gives her the job of luring the fugitive in. The big question is, with a trap in place and the minutes ticking away, will the fugitive show?

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Welcome to the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Welcome to the Jungle Season 6 Episode 20: Only in Dog's world would a bantam fighting cock, a pregnant daughter, and a jungle safe house go together. And don't forget the mopeds as well a group of hostile squatters on government land! They're all part of the hunt for an elusive and clever criminal that takes Dog through the parts of Hawaii that tourists never get to see.

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Prayers and Mace is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Prayers and Mace Season 5 Episode 11: Today Dog's stepping into other people's business, bail bonds business that is. Both brother Tim and fellow Honolulu bondsman James need Dog's help to track down their hard to find fugitives. The two cases on the docket today are challenging, especially the hunt for Gregory, a felon with a lengthy rap sheet.

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Bounty Baby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Bounty Baby Season 6 Episode 21: What's a father to do? When the cops ask Dog for help tracking down a renegade teen with a history of running hard, Baby Lyssa, eight months pregnant and counting, insists on joining the hunt. Can Dog keep his daughter safe and catch his man in time for Lyssa to make it to the hospital, or will this baby be born on the bounty?

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One for the Money is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
One for the Money Season 5 Episode 8: It hurts Dog to see people who after years of walking the straight and narrow, suddenly lose their way. But today's case is a member of the law enforcement community who has recently gone astray, and that truly troubles the Dog. Not only does Moses know the tricks of the trade, there's the possibility he's packing his government issued handgun.

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Trick or Treat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Trick or Treat Season 5 Episode 13: It's Halloween, and before Dog and Beth can help the kids carve their pumpkins, they have some business to attend to. It involves knocking on doors, and meeting the neighbors but instead of hunting for treats they're on the search for a fugitive. Their quarry is Robert, a tattoo artist with a bad habit of missing his court dates.

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No Piece of Cake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
No Piece of Cake Season 5 Episode 10: Being hunted by the Dog is a lousy way celebrate your birthday but that's exactly the spot that Robert finds himself in today. He's missed his court date, quit his job, and vacated his last know address. With precious little to go on Dog and the team turn to Robert's extended family. The hunt leads them through the homes of the fugitive's aunts, uncles, and various cousins.

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New Dog in Town is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
New Dog in Town Season 5 Episode 12: It's Beth's birthday and Dog knows just what she needs, whether she know it or not! He surprises Beth with Delilah, a Papillion puppy small enough to sit in the palm of her hand. Beth is so taken with the little creature that she insists on taking the puppy with her on today's bounty. It's a revocation put in motion when Joshua's co-signer leaves town for California.

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Second Chances is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Second Chances Season 1 Episode 18: Upset because one his puppies may die and wanting to give the little guy a second chance in life, Dog decides to offer one of the fugitives a second chance, too. He captures Paul, an "Ice Head" methamphetamine addict, then steers him to a rehab program instead of jail. The next day, Dog, Bonnie, and Cicely head for the vet's office, where they discover the puppy is OK.

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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Wrong Turn Season 6 Episode 1: Dog's target today seems to have a taste for drugs and a record of reckless driving. The hunt has deep emotional resonance for the team because today is the anniversary of the fatal car accident of Dog's daughter Barbara Katie. As the hunt goes deep into the night the team is confronted with a speeding SUV driven by the fugitive, and Dog worries that a similar fate awaits this fugitive.

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Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Midnight Run Season 6 Episode 2: This fugitive has a bad reputation and a knack for running from the law. The pursuit has Dog and team traveling through an urban dystopia of suspicion, false leads and mistrust. And the more they learn about their target, the more they believe that he needs to be behind bars.

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Secrets and Lies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Secrets and Lies Season 6 Episode 13: What do you do when you have a fugitive you not only want to find, but believe can be helped back onto the straight and narrow? If you're Mary Ellen you call you good friend Dog. He not only has the ruthless tenacity to hunt down the most elusive of prey, but also the generousness of heart to offer hope to the most desperate.

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True Identity is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
True Identity Season 6 Episode 12: Dog knows that looks can be deceiving and today's hunt makes this point crystal clear. The fugitive is pretty, petite, and trouble. She stands accused of settling an argument with the help of a box cutter. What Dog does not anticipate is how deceptive this femme fatale can truly be!

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The Hunt for Santa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
The Hunt for Santa Season 6 Episode 4: Dog and Beth want to take time from their bounty hunting to thank their fans by inviting them into their home to celebrate the holiday season. As they prepare for their family gathering, Dog and Beth and the posse share their personal reflections on how each member of the Chapman family has grown and matured over the years as well as some of their greatest bounty hunting moments.

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Call Waiting is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Call Waiting Season 6 Episode 5: Dog's target for today has been in trouble with the law since he was a juvenile. And he seems willing to use any trick in the system to avoid capture by Dog. In this match of wits, will Dog prevail?

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Kid Stuff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Kid Stuff Season 6 Episode 6: A fugitive from justice is on the lam and it's Dog's job to find him. When they hit the last known address they discover he already has pulled up stakes and left no forwarding address. The posse's one hope is to locate his girlfriend and convince her to help bring him in. Will a tip from some local kids tip the scales in Dog's favor?

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Easy Does It is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Easy Does It Season 6 Episode 7: There is a running joke in the posse that every time Bobby Brown asks them for help with a fugitive he always promises them that it's "an easy one," but the hunts end up being epic searches. So it's with a huge grain of salt that they listen to his guarantee that today's hunt will "really be an easy one." Will today finally be the day?

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Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Ghost Rider Season 6 Episode 8: Dog believes in safety first, and today's hunt puts this philosophy to the test. The fugitive's problem with anger management increases the dangers of their already risky line of work. Dog warns the crew to be ready for anything as they head out. But an unexpected turn of events proves that even Dog and crew can be surprised.

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Back in the Hood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Back in the Hood Season 6 Episode 9: Dog doesn't know it yet, but today's bounty is about to take him on a trip down memory lane and test his investigative chops. With each lead propelling him closer and closer to his childhood haunts, Dog uses old-fashioned detective skills to track his prey. Even examining a suspect's rubbish in a masterful example of "garbology" to uncover a hot lead.

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One For The Road is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
One For The Road Season 6 Episode 10: Dog is a big-hearted guy and today he's proving it. He's helping Mary Ellen, his friend and fellow bondman, on a dangerous night hunt for a fugitive she is now regretting bailing out. He's also giving his nephew Justin a second chance to rejoin the team. And if that isn't enough, he's making a special visit to lift the spirits of a young boy facing numerous medical challenges.

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Bait and Switch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Bait and Switch Season 6 Episode 11: Things are seldom what they seem in the world of bounty hunting and it is though this maze of illusions that Dog pursues his prey. When the fugitive's girlfriend offers to help Dog trap this dangerous felon Dog knows that someone is being deceived, the only question is whom?

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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Father of the Bride Season 5 Episode 38: Baby Lyssa's wedding is only three days away, but Dog is thinking about bounties, not bouquets. A hot jump has comes in and Dog wants to go on the hunt. When Lyssa and Beth object, Dog explains his decision, "We're a family of hunters, we need to hunt." How will the Chapman clan balance the demands of bounty hunting and wedding preparations?

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Secret Places is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dog The Bounty Hunter Episodes
Secret Places Season 5 Episode 37: When Leland learns that one of his clients with a reputation for stealing has lost her co-signer and could be ready to run, Dog and the crew hop a plane to the Big Island. Their target lives in a remote corner of the island on a junk-filled compound with plenty of places for a criminal to hide. The hunt will reveal a dark secret from the past that lies behind this woman's troubled present.