The BEST Episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2020

Network: A&E

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.

Hide and Seek (2)

#1 - Hide and Seek (2)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 5, 2004

As the search continues for Patty Estabilio, Dog and his team hit yet another dead end and find themselves dealing with Patty's friends, who get out of hand. Dog and Leland defend themselves with mace. Leland is taken down, but manages to escape without serious injury. As the scene escalates, the Chapmans have no choice but to make a hasty retreat as their cars are pounded with angry fists. The slew of near misses, bad tips, and long nights spent staking out ""ice"" dens is taking it's toll on Dog's team.

star 9.00
5 votes
Midnight Run (1)

#2 - Midnight Run (1)

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Wrong Turn (2)

#3 - Wrong Turn (2)

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 2, 2009

star 9.00
2 votes
Easy Rider (2)

#4 - Easy Rider (2)

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 16, 2009

star 9.00
2 votes
The Hunt for Santa (2)

#5 - The Hunt for Santa (2)

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 23, 2009

star 9.00
2 votes
True Identity

#6 - True Identity

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 17, 2010

star 9.00
2 votes
Secrets and Lies

#7 - Secrets and Lies

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 24, 2010

star 9.00
2 votes
The Ice Man (1)

#8 - The Ice Man (1)

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.

star 9.00
2 votes
All My Children (1)

#9 - All My Children (1)

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 2, 2010

star 9.00
2 votes
All My Children (2)

#10 - All My Children (2)

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired Jun 2, 2010

star 9.00
2 votes
The Ice Man (2)

#11 - The Ice Man (2)

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Mano-a-Mano

#12 - Mano-a-Mano

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 22, 2010

Back in Colorado, Dog`s on the hunt for a runner with more than a decade's worth of trouble with the law. But the fugitive's friends and family are reluctant to help Dog bring him in. Closing in on the one location they have, Dog knows he may have a family feud on his hands as he tries to bring this felon to justice.

star 9.00
2 votes
Dead Of Night (2)

#13 - Dead Of Night (2)

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired Jan 26, 2011

This hunt is personal. Dog's good friend and fellow bondsman Chris is running out of time. He has only days to find his fugitive or risk losing his business. In his hunt Dog confronts duplicitous tipsters, vicious attack dogs, and hostile neighbors. When the clock striking midnight a new lead comes in. Will this informant prove anymore reliable than the rest?

star 9.00
2 votes
Montrose Files: And Then There Were None (1)

#14 - Montrose Files: And Then There Were None (1)

Season 7 - Episode 29 - Aired Mar 23, 2011

Can Dog complete his mission to clean-up this frontier town? With four outlaws still on the lam, Dog sets out to bring `em in. As day turns into night and with the darkness and the danger mounting, an undaunted Dog and team plan late night hits on the riskiest of locations--their targets' homes.

star 9.00
2 votes
Montrose Files: And Then There Were None (2)

#15 - Montrose Files: And Then There Were None (2)

Season 7 - Episode 30 - Aired Mar 23, 2011

Can Dog complete his mission to clean-up this frontier town? With four outlaws still on the lam, Dog sets out to bring `em in. As day turns into night and with the darkness and the danger mounting, an undaunted Dog and team plan late night hits on the riskiest of locations--their targets' homes.

star 9.00
2 votes
Best Of

#16 - Best Of

Season 7 - Episode 35 - Aired Jan 26, 2011

The bounty-hunter adventures of Duane "Dog" Chapman and his Posse are chronicled in this one hour "Best Of" special, featuring superlative memorable moments from the previous seven seasons.

star 9.00
2 votes
Trouble In Paradise (1)

#17 - Trouble In Paradise (1)

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2010

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.

star 9.00
4 votes
Welcome to the Jungle (1)

#18 - Welcome to the Jungle (1)

Season 6 - Episode 26 - Aired Jun 9, 2010

star 8.67
3 votes
Girl Power

#19 - Girl Power

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 20, 2010

The girls take control of the bounty today, Leland and Duane Lee are out sick and Dog decides to spend the day taking care of his granddaughter. Can the girls handle the bounty without the male muscle?

star 8.67
3 votes
Family Ties

#20 - Family Ties

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2010

Dog doesn't have the whole team today and he's got to catch a fugitive with a record of criminal assault. But when Dog finds the fugitive's former girlfriend, she thinks he isn't dangerous at all. As the team closes in on their target Dog begins to doubt her story. Will Dog find himself facing a violent offender or just a young man more in need of tough love than serious jail time?

star 8.67
3 votes
Special Delivery

#21 - Special Delivery

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 1, 2010

For months, this fugitive has been stringing Leland along with a series of barely believable excuses. Out of patience, Leland calls in the Big Dog. The team whole team heads out to put pressure on the family and friends of this imposing 300-pound felon. Then, a late-night call kicks Dog and crew into high gear. Is the lead legit?

star 8.67
3 votes
Surface Scratches

#22 - Surface Scratches

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 2010

Dog's latest quarry is running from abuse and assault charges. As Dog investigates, he discovers that this fugitive has gamed the system by jumping from one bond, and one bondsman, to another. With an assist from the bail bonds community, Dog plots to capture his prey in an arrest by appointment. But when Dog thinks the arrest is about to happen he is met with a man in a late-model sports car and a pocket full of cash. Is the hunt over or is it just beginning?

star 8.67
3 votes
Baby's Back In Town

#23 - Baby's Back In Town

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 2005

Dog tries to nab a fugitive named Wayne by tricking him into believing he's won a vacuum cleaner, sending his visiting daughter, Lyssa, to deliver the prize and lure Wayne out of his house.

star 8.33
9 votes
Son of Dog

#24 - Son of Dog

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 10, 2005

Dog and his team hunt two fugitives: Stuart, a drug user, and Josephine, a drug seller. Meanwhile, Dog's oldest son joins the team.

star 8.33
3 votes
Surprise! Surprise!

#25 - Surprise! Surprise!

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 5, 2005

Dog and his team pursue a heroin addict named Eugene. When they find him, Beth tells him about her first husband (whose life was ruined by heroin) and pleads with him to enter rehab. Meanwhile, Dog and Beth plan a surprise birthday party for Leland.

star 8.17
6 votes