The BEST episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter

Every episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter!

Dog: The Bounty Hunter follows the exploits of real-life bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, who runs Da Kine Bail Bonds in beautiful Honolulu, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Aided by his team of family coworkers - partner/wife, Beth Smith; son, Leland; "brother," Tim - Dog always gets his man. They first appeared in an episode of A&E's "Take This Job," a 2003 series in which people with unusual occupations were profiled, and now Dog and his team are back in their very own series.

Last Updated: 12/23/2023Network: A&EStatus: Ended
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The Mystery of Mona Lisa
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#1 - The Mystery of Mona Lisa

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/10/2007

Dog usually takes his job personally, but this time a case really hits home. First, he and Beth receive a special gift--a painting of Dog's recently deceased daughter, Barbara Katy. Everyone on the team needs to take a moment to recover from the emotional impact of that. But when Lyssa points out that the fugitive in Dog's next case has the same birth date as Barbara, Dog takes a special vow to capture the young woman so he can persuade her to avoid the same mistakes his daughter made.

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Rusty Cuffs
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#2 - Rusty Cuffs

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/17/2007

Dog finds himself fighting two enemies--the law and his inner demons. He continues his legal battle to fight extradition to Mexico in connection with his 2003 capture of fugitive rapist Andrew Luster. His other struggle is private. Demoralized by his arrest on the extradition warrant, Dog questions whether he really has the hunger to ever bounty hunt again.

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Jack & Jill (2)
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#3 - Jack & Jill (2)

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/4/2009

The Chapman kids have some new bunnies and Dog shows them how to care for them properly, followed by pursuing a suspect in a case of animal cruelty.

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Mother Courage (2)
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#4 - Mother Courage (2)

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/27/2009

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Bounty Baby (1)
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#5 - Bounty Baby (1)

Season 6 - Episode 28 - Aired 6/16/2010

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 joins 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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Stormy Weather
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#6 - Stormy Weather

Season 4 - Episode 30 - Aired 8/27/2008

Going after two fugitives in one day is tough enough without the facing Colorado’s notoriously unpredictable weather. Today it’s the threat of sever thunderstorm, hail and area wide tornado warnings. When Dog ask his bail bond friend Mary to give him her toughest character, she responds by sending him in pursuit of a fugitive with a history of over 25 years of run-ins with the law. Second on the docket is a wounded vet recently returned from combat in Iraq. When he tells Dog that “he’d rather die than go back to jail,” Dog knows that the bad weather will be the least of his worries today.

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Reality Check
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#7 - Reality Check

Season 4 - Episode 32 - Aired 9/10/2008

Dog is back in Denver and in hot pursuit of a woman wanted for identity theft. The sad reality is that the identify which has been robbed is her own. She’s traded in a bright future for a life on the wrong side of the law. Dog and the posse trawl through Colorado Springs’ skid row, hitting dive bars, greasy spoons and no-tell motels looking for leads as they hunt down this good girl gone bad. The case take a turn when Dog gets the fugitive on the phone and instead of accepting his offer to turn herself in, she taunts him with the claim that she’ll never be caught. This only steels Dog’s resolve.

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Girl Trouble (2)
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#8 - Girl Trouble (2)

Season 4 - Episode 38 - Aired 10/15/2008

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The Set-Up (2)
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#9 - The Set-Up (2)

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 6/17/2009

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The Searchers (1)
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#10 - The Searchers (1)

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 6/24/2009

Dog and the crew are still in Colorado where they are pursuing Marco. They suddenly receive a tip which sends them speeding south of Pueblo to meet with a longtime associate of Marco's.

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The Searchers (2)
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#11 - The Searchers (2)

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired 6/24/2009

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Father of the Bride (2)
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#12 - Father of the Bride (2)

Season 5 - Episode 31 - Aired 9/9/2009

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Up on the Roof (2)
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#13 - Up on the Roof (2)

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 7/16/2008

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Buddha's Delight (1)
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#14 - Buddha's Delight (1)

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 8/12/2009

Leland gets help on the Big Island from Dog and the posse as he hunts down a small-time Bonnie and Clyde couple. Their crime: stealing, including a pair of Buddha statues for resale. But the couple has deeper problems than this, which is revealed on the ride to the jail, and it's not a pretty picture.

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Buddha's Delight (2)
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#15 - Buddha's Delight (2)

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired 8/12/2009

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Burn & Return
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#16 - Burn & Return

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired 8/20/2008

Dog is busy. First he’s after a fugitive who is allegedly an expert in the game of “burn and return” — shoplifting goods to return them for cash refunds. But he’s not easy to track — on the bail application the fugitive’s father answers the question “how long have you known this individual” by writing “too long.” Making matters worst the fugitive is now homeless, sending Dog and the team on a hunt through the soup kitchens and parks of Colorado Springs. But as the team closes in for the catch they get a big surprise which sends them after a second fugitive who presents challenges of her own.

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Father of the Bride (1)
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#17 - Father of the Bride (1)

Season 5 - Episode 30 - Aired 9/9/2009

Dog finds it difficult to balance home life and work when a case takes him away from preparing for Baby Lyssa's upcoming wedding plans.

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Midnight Run (1)
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#18 - Midnight Run (1)

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/9/2009

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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Wrong Turn (2)
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#19 - Wrong Turn (2)

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/2/2009

The anniversary of Dog's daughters' tragic death looms as they face a fugitive hell bent on getting away. As Dog and the team hunt this fugitive in a speeding SUV, the team wonders if the same fate awaits this fugitive.

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Easy Rider (2)
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#20 - Easy Rider (2)

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/16/2009

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True Identity
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#21 - True Identity

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/17/2010

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 Ice Man (1)
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#22 - The Ice Man (1)

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2010

Dog's latest fugitive, doesn't think small when it comes to illegal drugs: he was carrying almost a pound of meth when he was arrested. Now he's on the run with his pregnant girlfriend​ on the high plains of Colorado.

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All My Children (1)
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#23 - All My Children (1)

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 6/2/2010

For a guy who started life as a free spirited outlaw-biker Dog has certainly turned into a family man. His children touch everything he does today, from searching for the perfect gift for his daughter Cecily’s birthday to hunting a fugitive with a surprisingly intimate connection with his estranged son Tucker. Dog ends the day surrounded by family and friends celebrating Cecily’s 16th birthday.

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All My Children (2)
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#24 - All My Children (2)

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired 6/2/2010

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The Ice Man (2)
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#25 - The Ice Man (2)

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2010

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