'Big Dog Britain' — release date, dog breeds, and everything you need to know

Susan with her Pyrenean Sheepdog Boris in Big Dog Britain
Susan with her Pyrenean Sheepdog Boris in Big Dog Britain. (Image credit: Channel 4)

Big Dog Britain is a fun, hour-long documentary that meets UK dog owners who share their homes with some of the biggest breeds around. 

From a group of Irish Wolfhounds that have their own chill-out room at the family home in Yorkshire to a prize-winning and pampered Pyrenean Sheepdog and a pair of Great Danes who love trips in their owners' motorbike sidecar, the programme follows the supersized dogs and their devoted owners who think that big is definitely best. 

Big Dog Britain release date 

Big Dog Britain will be broadcast on Thursday 1 July at 9pm on Channel 4. 

Carlos with his Great Dane in Big Dog Britain

Owner Carlos with is Great Dane, Diego. (Image credit: Channel 4)

The dogs include Saint Bernards, English Mastiffs, a group of water-loving Newfoundlands, a pair of Great Danes who enjoy rides in the motorbike sidecar belonging to their owners and a pampered Pyrenean Sheepdog called Boris.

Claire and Jason 'Mav' Moorhouse with their Irish Wolfhounds

Claire and Jason 'Mav' Moorhouse own ten gigantic Irish Wolfhounds!  (Image credit: Channel 4)

Yes. The other super-size canines featured include Irish Wolfhounds, one of the biggest and tallest breeds of canines. Couple Claire and Jason "Mav" Moorhouse who live in Yorkshire, share their home with not one but TEN Irish Wolfhounds! 

Mark and Emma with their Newfoundlands in Big Dog Britain

Emma and Mark live in Northumberland with their three children and five Newfoundlands. (Image credit: Channel 4)

Who is the most pampered pooch in Big Dog Britain?

That would probably be Boris, the Pyrenean Sheepdog, named after Prime Minister, Boris Johnson for his fair and shaggy locks. "He’s blonde, nutty, and better looking," says owner Susan about her beloved prize-winning pooch. 

Boris, who is bigger than Susan, has his own place at her dining table and enjoys fine cuisine, including filet mignon. He also has his own tour bus and was supposed to be taking part in the World Championships in Spain before it was cancelled because of the pandemic.

Susan with her dog Boris in Big Dog Britain

Susan is devoted to her big dog, Boris. (Image credit: Channel 4)

Is there a trailer for Big Dog Britain?

Not yet, but as soon as one is released we will add it this page.

Tess Lamacraft
Senior Writer for What's On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite week, Whattowatch.com

Tess is a senior writer for What’s On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite and WhattoWatch.com She's been writing about TV for over 25 years and worked on some of the UK’s biggest and best-selling publications including the Daily Mirror where she was assistant editor on the weekend TV magazine, The Look, and Closer magazine where she was TV editor. She has freelanced for a whole range of websites and publications including We Love TV, The Sun’s TV Mag, Woman, Woman’s Own, Fabulous, Good Living, Prima and Woman and Home.