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April 12, 2010

"Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given"

Posted: 05:58 PM ET

DUANE 'DOG' CHAPMAN WILL BE LARRY'S GUEST TONIGHT! WATCH AT 9PM ET!

Editor’s note: In his new book, Duane Chapman – known to millions of his fans as “Dog the Bounty Hunter” – opens up about the past few years of his life:  the drama surrounding his use of a derogatory word and fall out from his son recording it and selling it to a tabloid, the personal stories of addiction and death of his daughter, the bond he shares with his family and how he draws strength from them…and for them.

Dog spoke by phone to Larry King Live blog about the book, about what has been happening in his life and his future plans. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation.

LKL BLOG:  The name of the new book – “Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given”…have you been shown mercy?

Dog: I’ve been shown mercy many times in my life, correct.

LKL BLOG:  You were very personal in the book about what you’ve gone through in the past few years – the legal troubles, the financial troubles, the family betrayals.  For you to put that all out there, how difficult was that for you?

Dog: Well, it’s difficult, but once it’s out there, the healing process can start to begin.  I think this book goes into, you know, the ups and downs and where we land and how we land and it all depends how high you’re held up is how hard you go down.

LKL BLOG:  How hard did you go down?

Dog: All the way brother, all the way. Except for death. Death you know is the final down but almost that far.

I mean, psychologically, I think I was at the point of no return. The lowest is no return.  Just what was happening after the drug years and when I was straightened up and cool and been there for 20 years, you have such devastating blows emotionally and psychologically – it almost got to me.

LKL BLOG:  How does it not get to you?

Dog: You know I don’t know. Of course I believe a lot of what the Bible says and I use it as a guide. And the Bible says that God will not give you anything that you can’t handle. He won’t take you to the bitter edge, he will let you yourself go to the edge but it does say that he will never give you too much.

LKL BLOG:  Do you think you’ve handled everything you’ve been given well?

Dog: I think I’ve handled everything I’ve been given very well, yes. You know there’s more ups than there is downs but you need to, like I said, explain the downs–how in the world did I get back up? And in order to do that you need to say where you were in an emotional time in my life.

LKL BLOG:  What do you want people to take away from this book? Why would you put all this stuff out there?

Dog: Well when you, I’ve noticed in my life when I’m down and out and I need a friend, a boost, some kind of spiritual uplifting that I noticed that I would feel sorry for myself or think things were bad. And I’d see someone else going through something twice as bad.  And I’d think problems are so minute compared to what that person is going through right now – and I take that and build strength from that.

So I want the book to show some of the things I went through. And if I can get through those triumphantly and successfully, then I kind of lay a path for someone who doesn’t know me personally on an everyday basis to be able to use that as a guide in their life.

So I’m trying to lay a path down that people can follow.

LKL Blog: You talk about your daughter Barbara [who struggled with addiction and who died in a car accident] and you say you literally loved her to death.

Dog: Yes, I did.

LKL BLOG:  Are you hoping it’s also a cautionary tale for people to see some of themselves in what you’ve gone through?

Dog: You know it’s very hard to speak about when you lose a loved one and one of the things of course for many, many years besides my mother, I had never lost a child.  I did years ago when [Dog’s son, who died] Zebadiah was only 28, 30 days old but that was 30 years ago. But to go through that is horrific.

A lot of people never ever come out of it.  A lot of people never recuperate or recover from the death of a child and I always felt bad for those people and I didn’t know what to say.

When I went through it I realized that maybe some of the reason I went through it was to be able to help others when they have to go through something like that to get through it successfully.

The only reason I ever talked about that in the book was for that reason.  I think that I was put here not only to be the greatest bounty hunter, but there’s got to be something else now.  You know once I’ve conquered that, once I’ve set the record you know, come and get the title, you never will.  So that’s done and now there’s more.

And more is…how did you get through that? What did you do?  What did you say?  What did you feel like?  And that is more now of a message of life of how to get through things.

I’ve had parents come up to me and tell me wonderful things after they’ve heard the story about Barbara.  You know nothing will bring her back and nothing will ever fix it, but it softens the every day that you think about your baby that you lost.

LKL BLOG:  People seem to connect with you.  Are you surprised by that?

Dog: [Laughs].  I’ve been saving this in my own mind since I was seven. And I don’t mean to sound haughty because I’m not haughty, but I felt I that I could tap into all ages, all demographics.  I always wanted to be like that.  You know when Dog speaks people listen.  Dog knows the way.  You know so I appreciate it and I love it but I’m not caught off guard by it, no.

LKL BLOG:  The book is dedicated to “anyone I offended with my mouth.” I guess that ties into what happened a few years ago with you [Dog was recorded by his son using the “N” word, which caused a lot of controversy].  You said that you “would never utter that word again ever.” Have you?

Dog: No. My lawyer said not to say that.

He said, “What if you make a mistake?”  I said, “I cannot afford mistakes.”

You know, I have so many people that look up to me, I got to do it.   And in order to do that I needed to get the book out there and I needed to start.  And I started after it happened, but I need to finally say, that’s was “N-Dog.”  That was the guy that used that word years ago. You know he’s probably the last white guy that ever said that because we really kicked his ass for it.  He learned a lesson.

LKL BLOG:  Are you a better person now because of that?

Dog: Yes I feel very relieved.  And I feel that, I don’t know if I am a better person morally.  I feel that I’m more a learned person.

You know, I have knowledge. So I think I’m more – can I say educated – about people’s feelings and you know the Bible says that the tongue is the most unruly member of the body.  It also says when you learn to control that God says you won’t believe what you can do with your words.

LKL BLOG:  You’d love to be appointed Czar of Criminal Justice by President Obama.

Dog: Yes. Who better than me?  When I was young they put me in prison, they gave me a hammer said, “See that big rock? Make it a little one.”  This is your punishment. The prison where I’m from said, “you’re not here to be rehabilitated, you’re here for punishment.  If you do that again you’re coming back.”

And I don’t know any – pardon the expression – “ex-con” that has made it so far and I am the poster child for rehabilitation. So to be that you must know the criminal justice system inside and out.

I’ve been to almost every state in America arresting people out of their state. I know their laws, their streets, their backstreets.  I know that.  I know what sentencing does.  I know what rehabilitation after you get out does. I know what burglar alarms do.

I’m sure that I could save millions of dollars—millions of dollars in America’s criminal justice system.  When criminals break the law, we the taxpayers, need to make money on them.

If you’re going to come in my world where I try to be straight every day and take my stuff you’re going to pay me back. Not like just being in prison where I know for the next ten years he’s going to be fed and he’s locked up. I want my money back.

I can save America millions of dollars.  We have not changed laws since what the 30s? There are laws on the book that are a waste of time.  We have 60 percent of prisons filled with meth addicts and heroin addicts?  Come on.  Those guys are sick.

There needs to be a federal watchdog for every state for excessive sentencing.

LKL BLOG:  Have you spoken with anyone in the administration about these things?

Dog: You know I have in the last administration…but this one no, because I am so busy right now.  I would love that though, I’ve got to go somewhere besides just bounty hunting.

LKL BLOG:  Well maybe President Obama will read this blog.

Dog: I didn’t put this in the book and I’ve never said this, so I’m going to say it.  I’ve always wondered: is it true that one man can change the world, make a difference?

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pat davis   March 22nd, 2010 5:20 pm ET

A & E took this guy's show off the air a few years ago when he made derogatory remarks towards blacks....using the " n " word and sterotyping. Then A & E brings the show back after they think all is forgotten. I wonder how Dog REALLY feels about President Obama running the country. Once a racist....always a racist.


Crazyuklove4dl   April 13th, 2010 1:03 pm ET

Who made you god


A. Smith, Oregon   March 22nd, 2010 5:42 pm ET

As bounty hunters swarm family members and friends with threats and various forms of extortion, I'm not reminded of mercy nor compassion. I'm reminded of the senseless violence generated by political laws which may place any law abiding citizen under the thumb of corrupt police forces across America and around the world.

Blackmail, extortion and threats of death against the suspect and family members of the suspect are not that uncommon by DEA, FBI, Sheriff's, Border Guards, State Police and Bounty Hunters during their routine search and possible capture of the suspect.

Unarmed suspects are also routinely brutalized by the DEA, FBI, Sheriff's, Border Guards, State Police and Bounty Hunters ending up with broken ribs, broken noses, broken wrists and broken arms during their routine 'taking down' the suspects.

Needless to say, America has a great interest in watching such Nazi's in action as they sic dogs on unarmed men that rip into their arms and legs as they scream for mercy. Kicking a neighbor's door open or using the patented door smasher helps brings Media ratings as the viewer laughs and is relieved that isn't happening to them.


Joe G. (Illinois)   March 22nd, 2010 5:51 pm ET

I don’t think Dog (Duane Chapman) is a Christian. Instead I think that he is a very self-righteous person, etc, etc, etc. But no Christian.


Theresa   March 22nd, 2010 7:40 pm ET

It was soo nice when his program was off the air. This man states he has so many people that look up to me.....who pray tell could they be...not anyone from this planet!!!! That statement = a person with a BIG EGO!!!! I think he's HALLUCINATING!!!


pat davis   March 22nd, 2010 8:06 pm ET

Theresa.....Amen!

I really hope " The Dog " reads these comments. Then he can see what REAL America thinks of him and his show🙂 !


Crazyuklove4dl   April 13th, 2010 1:01 pm ET

Pat this is only what you thinkopen your eyes. The chapmans have fans all over there good peeps and we them im from uk.


Patty Pease   March 22nd, 2010 9:41 pm ET

This real American enjoys the show and always have. If God forgives, who are we not to? And to the person who said Dog is not a Christain, says you? I thought we were not to judge people. Only God Himself can know that. Duane seems sincere and they are pretty good at what they do. Dog, don't take these comments to heart. They don't have all the facts. Can't wait for the new book. God bless and may He lead you in new and exciting ways.


nsmith   March 22nd, 2010 10:21 pm ET

I am a huge fan of the show and Dog. The show is intended for entertainment and if you aren't entertained, don't watch!! Larry King is known for presenting everyone and all topics-this blog is just keeping us informed,


P H   March 22nd, 2010 10:24 pm ET

I do agree with the statement that we are not supposed to judge. I for one have made so many mistakes in y life, nothing really illegal, but I know that if I ask forgiveness, it is there......Dog and his family do a job.On or off the show, they help take people off the streets that need to step up to the plate and pay for their crimes, and make restitutions. I do think the prisons systems should be self supporting, we that are law abiding have to support ourselves, so should the prisons.....the free ride system should end.....I do not mean abuse, fair work hours, decent treatment etc, punishment if necessary.....None of the sitting on their butts watching television all day thinking of some kind of trouble to cause.....


Janeece   March 22nd, 2010 10:53 pm ET

When "Dog, the Bounty Hunter" first came on TV, my then 12 year old grandson and I watched together & enjoyed the show. As time went on the show progressively got worse. You couldn't folllow the conversations because of the "bleeps" to cover the foul language.

"You Can Run but You Can't Hide" by Duane "Dog" Chapman was released in 2007. I actually bought the book for my grandson. I read the book and it sickened me. The language the man used in the book is, I'm sure, the same language he uses at home, around his family members. They learn it, they use it. I finally gave up watching the show. I don't understand why the family wants to portray themselves the way they do. Very sad because I believe Dog and his family are basically good people and further, they do a good job.


P H   March 22nd, 2010 11:44 pm ET

I do agree about the language, I wish he could see his way clear to do away with the language that is not good for the kids to hear. I think the language is a bad habit, I used to be somewhat mouthy like that I finally got most of it stopped, once in a while when I get mad I revert back, I am not proud of it, but I keep trying to stop it.....I do wish Dog & family I would think of all the kids that look up to them, they would clean up their language....So many of the local children here adore him, but the parents are getting nervous about the bleeps......


DefendUrRight   March 23rd, 2010 12:40 am ET

'Then they ain't neva gonna get no Mercy for that Bama.

He ain't got no mercy...ain't gonna get no mercy.


pat davis   March 23rd, 2010 1:17 am ET

To each his own....Once a racist.....Always a racist!!!!!


pat davis   March 23rd, 2010 1:46 am ET

Dog The Bounty Hunter Duane Chapman's 5 Minute Racist Rant


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   March 23rd, 2010 6:13 am ET

Yes, if he does use bad language.......and if he does know the Bible.......there is a passage in there........that says we are not to SWEAR! ETC., ETC........


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   March 23rd, 2010 6:24 am ET

Well, I just hope he can make a difference........but he would have to cut out the bad language first, I think. You would not want people looking up to that, would you.


arc, Lugano CH   March 23rd, 2010 8:16 am ET

You will see....His book will rocket to no1...just like Palin's book and the autobiographies of those professional wrestlers; not so much for its literary significance but for its shock value....Dog is one strange (racist) bird.


Colleen from Michigan   March 23rd, 2010 10:32 am ET

i think that none of us are saints. St. Paul the apostle definitely didnt consider himself a saint, yet he is. Dog may have horrors in his past and made some grave mistakes and he is learning from them. I watch his show weekly, rain or shine. There maybe swearing on the show but its not by him or his family or people he employs. If it does happen, its usually by the people he's arresting or the fugitive's family members. Beth or Dog may trash talk then, but a few minutes later when the fugitive is in cuffs and in the car, 90% of them break down and apologies are made by everyone all around. Hence, the name of the book "Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is given".


P H   March 24th, 2010 12:50 pm ET

I think that Dog found his faith when he was on the bottom, if I remember him stating in interviews.....But his slipping back into the old cursing and foul mouth is what most object to their children seeing, Old Habits die hard, it is easy to slip back into being foul mothed when the adreneline is flowing....... , but only One Walked Upon the water, and is Our judge, God Bless Our Country,Our Troops, and Thank You Mr. King........


MRM   March 25th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I love the Chapman family and glad DOG does something with his life to help the innocent be safe and get the guilty & sick off the streets!

LELAND CHAPMAN (Dog's son) – i love you – you're my dream man!


Crazyuklove4dl   April 13th, 2010 12:56 pm ET

Get your copy of dogs book at all good book stores. Dog and chapmans rock we love you 


SUAVE   April 12th, 2010 8:03 pm ET

I use to watch his show, until the time he was arrested in Mexico,
and he cried like a coward, meanwhile he was this Macho man going after on person with a posse. then he used the N word and that did it.
no more ..Dog


Stephanie   April 12th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Rock on to the dog!!! He is the best! God bless him and the family!!!


Dog kiks ass   April 12th, 2010 11:21 pm ET

Dog Leland lyssa duanelee Bobby brown mrs Beth and youngblood kick ass


Blueyz80   April 13th, 2010 12:04 am ET

I 100% agree with you!


Tracy (Arkansas)   April 12th, 2010 11:19 pm ET

Okay everyone is entitled to their opinion so I won't say anything to thos eof you bashing DOG for doing the same thing you are doing...talking smack and degrading people. You do not know Duane "DOG" Chapman or his family all you know is what you see or hear in the press (or rumors). I don not know them personally either so all I can say is I do watch the show, I have met them, I have read his books, ans I do believe DOG and his family are amazing people who do love and care for the people they hunt down, then help. I LOVE you Duane "DOG" Chapman and your family you do make a difference in many peoples lives...don't let the few negative comments bug you the true fans far out way the rest!!!


Michelle Riddle St. Augustine, FL   April 13th, 2010 7:19 am ET

Tracy you rock! Dead on!
Au_hui_hou🙂


Crazyuklove4dl   April 13th, 2010 1:06 pm ET

100% agree well said 


Helen Colin   April 12th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

A very interesting talk with Dog. We support his work and thank you for bringing him in. Unlike many, he knows exactly what happens in Mexico. The Congress For Racial Equality is behind Dog all the way. Anyone that reads the new book knows the real story and that he is not racist. In fact the man lives in the most racially mixed state in the union and welcomes anyone as ohana


Michelle Riddle St. Augustine, FL   April 13th, 2010 7:00 am ET

Well said. And I agree 100%. Dog is a very important part of the hawiian community, as is his family. He has also been a valuable tool for law enforement for several years. His work, I believe stems from passion for helping people rather than ego. We are all guilty of misstepping, and as he and his family are the first to forgive to so many, I am happy so many can do the same for him (re: racial incident). Show or no show he has helped Hawaii become a better place and he has helped several thousand people back to their feet with offerings of hope and love. Him and his family will always have my support!😉


Jennifer   April 12th, 2010 11:22 pm ET

woah, what's with the attacks?
from what I can tell, they are a great bunch of people.
stop with the personal attacks yeah? it's doing no one any favours.

i have alot of respect for the family. they're doing a great job in keeping the idiots off the streets so everyone can be safe.
everyone makes mistakes, get over it.

they need to be rewarded more often for what they do.

now i'm gonna wait for the attacks toward me for saying this. go ahead. i don't care🙂


Helen Colin   April 12th, 2010 11:24 pm ET

Dear Dog

Thank you for taking time to stop and

talk with my grandmother. Your kindess will never be forgotten by any of our family. You went out of your way to sit with her.

We support your anti drug message. We are an African American family who you treated so well. Anyone that has met you, knows that you are a man with a caring heart. You are our brother Dog

Best

The Banton Family


Tracy Lynn   April 12th, 2010 11:24 pm ET

It's sad to see these comments. This is what happens when ignorant (look it up) people state their opinion on something they know nothing about.
If I lived my life & made my decision & formed my opinions by reading & watching paparazzi television & magazines I'm quite sure I would also be dumbed down.
Know the facts of the subject matter before you share your opinion. God don't like ugly. But He does love Dog & his team!


Kayla   April 12th, 2010 11:25 pm ET

If you guys don't like Dog, and don't like how you think he acts.
Why are you reading this and why did you even bother commenting?
Stop being a hater because Dog has the fame, the money, people to support him, a great family, and is a decent man. He has everything you want, so you're hating.

If you hate Dog because you think he is a 'racist' and everything, then there really is no point in even reading this interview, is there? Usually if you hate someone or something, you tend to have little or nothing to do with that person or thing at all. So if you hate, that's what you should do. Back off.

On a bright note, I'm excited to read Dog's new book.
You Can Run but You Can't Hide was a very good book, and I'm glad he is actually showing his feelings, and what happened that the public didn't see.


Tiffany   April 12th, 2010 11:26 pm ET

Okay, Dog did some bad things but he's done more than paid for what he has done! I think alot of people need to get off the bad off a man who already had alot on it, he finally got it off now dont be the ones to put alot back on it


ANN   April 12th, 2010 11:27 pm ET

What is wroing with you people. Regardless of Dog Chapman's past mistakes he's still a human being. We all make mistakes. I've had a chance recently to meet Dog and his boys and they are all wonderful kind people.

No one is perfect, you are quick to criticize him, but for you to come on here to a public forum and trash him, makes you no better then the hateful things you are saying aobut him.


Stacey   April 12th, 2010 11:27 pm ET

I've been a fan of Duane DOG Chapman and his family since the show started. They a genuine caring people who are trying to make a difference in the world. As for those of you spreading all your negativity (GERALD JOLLY), I wonder what exactly we would find in your dirty little closet, if someone were so inclined to look. As the say in the Bible "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" Since you are so busy tossing aver there, I'm sure you have nothing in your life you need to apologize for.


Melissa Johns   April 12th, 2010 11:28 pm ET

Seems once someone knows hate they like to spew it on to other people, they use it as their weapon.Someday someone will have mercy on you or maybe they have and you dont even know it. Kindness produces kindness, hate produces hate.. as you can see from some of the unfair posts here.
NOBODY should judge, cuz in the end YOU will be.


Susan Williford   April 12th, 2010 11:28 pm ET

I've read Dogs book and have recently had the pleasure in meeting him on his book tour. And, all I can say about him is WOW!!🙂 What a man!! His book made me cry and all the things he's been through just amazes me. He's so inspiring. I've always liked the Chapman Family but ever since meeting them all (Dog, Duane Lee, Leland, Beth) in person, they are the most caring and down to earth people you could meet. Love you guys!

Susan


Tanya   April 12th, 2010 11:29 pm ET

SUAVE- I want to say If u dont like dog then dont come on here and talk about him like that!

Anyways i been watching dog for a few years and i love this show! I like all the action. I really never knew what a bounty hunter is really like till i saw his show! i live in canada so i dont think we have bounty hunters like that! I want to say i am glad that dog went to mexico to get that guy cause he had the right to get that guy cause of what he did to those Ladies and he had to do that! Anyways if u dont like him and his family then dont do it on here just stop watching it and give it up thank you!


Monica K   April 12th, 2010 11:29 pm ET

Dog rocks! The Chapmans are some of the nicest people I've ever met. Say what you want to ON THE INTERNET, but I bet most of you would kiss their asses if you saw them in public. I have both of Dog's books, and they are really good.


Terri   April 12th, 2010 11:29 pm ET

Only those without sin shall cast the first stone!

We all make mistakes...the first step is admitting them and then learning from them! Looks to me as if Dog is doing both! We only answer to one person...and we are told that if we ask His forgiveness, His forgiveness we will receive. I'm not sure why it is that God is able to forgive sins...but humans don't have that same ability!

I know someone that was personally touched by Dog and his family recently. The Chapman family took time out of their busy schedule to visit this family that needed some support! This visit was scheduled because Dog was touched by their story and wanted to help them! It wasn't done as a publicity stunt...in fact...no tv, radio, or newspapers were notified of the visit! It was done out of the kindness of Dog and Beth's hearts!

There is not one word that anyone can say about the Chapman family that could change my high regard for them. There are a lot of people saying some really awful things...and a lot of things that are being said are just plain untrue.

Again...we all make mistakes. But we also become better people by learning from those mistakes. You don't have to like Dog...and if you don't, then turn the channel. Nobody is asking you to watch him on tv or buy his book.


Sally   April 12th, 2010 11:29 pm ET

Hmmm...Everytime Dog is on the television people come out in full force to try and mock him, trash him and knock him down. They talk about his Christian background...and how he's a hypocrite. They want to rehash old problems and open old wounds. When is enough enough?

To all of the haters....When is enough enough? We no longer live in a country where we stone people to death...So take your stones and go throw them somewhere else.

Dog made mistakes. So do I...every single day of my life. I bet if we could see into the glass houses that you all live in...we would see all of the mistakes you have as well. I can guarantee half of the people who were offended and want to bring up his "racial tirade" as people put it...have said worse in the privacy of their own home...which if memory serves me right...is where Dog made the comment that people won't let die. Imagine having your words put on tape by a family member (let alone a child) and have it be public for the rest of your life. I for one would NEVER want that to happen.

I have been a fan of Dog and the crew from day one. I will continue to be a fan after the show goes off the air (which I hope isn't for a very long time).


anon   April 12th, 2010 11:29 pm ET

wow have none of you saying bad things never heard the little saying

"if you cant say nothing nice dont say anything at all"

as for the ones complaining about the tv program instead of watching it and complaining how bad you think it is and how much you hate to watch it simple turn the tv off or turn it over.

yes so what in the past he has done things that were wrong, who hasn't? at least he is trying to walk the right path now which isnt an easy thing for anyone to do and even harder if you have a past that people like most of you keep dragging up. cut the guy some slack.


Blueyz80   April 12th, 2010 11:32 pm ET

I support Dog and his family. At least they are doing something trying to get these scumbag drug addicts off the streets when the cops aren't doing Jack about it. The people that are leaving the negative comments are probably the ones he's arresting. So what he used to do drugs! At least he's not on them anymore. People do make mistakes not everyone can be a stepford wife like all you narsacistic fools! I know I've made mistakes that I'm not proud of. BTW he did apologize for using the 'n' word but you fools are too busy looking at the bad to look that up! Dog you and your family rock don't let these fools bring you down. You and your family are very humble people and aren't egomaniacs like most celebrities! Keep up the great work! Regulators mount up!


Paul from Texas   April 12th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

I find the fact that CNN says it moderates comments funny. It seems they are not. Full of misfacts and nonsense.

Duane Dog Chapman is a good man who cares. He puts his neck out to push an anti-drug message. It seems many posters could listen and learn.

It is a shame how society attacks law enforcement of any type


mauisun12   April 12th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

This man has done a lot of good along with his family – hoping you all don't want your life scrutinized. You go, Dog!


Kasi   April 12th, 2010 11:34 pm ET

Okay, let me just say this first, Duane "Dog" Chapman is not perfect. He has made mistakes, but he has learned from them. I am inspired by the whole Chapman family to help plant the seed of hope that face addiction everyday. I know what it is like to see your Grandmother grieve over the lost of a child to addiction. I know what it feels like to grieve over the loss of a parent due to addiction. I also know what it is like to see your favorite Uncle slowly kill himself day by day due to his addiction. I watch Dog so for just a moment in my busy week I have the inspiration to finish getting my Bachelor Degree and to work with Rehab patients. If our judicial system would offer more help to those that needed it, we would be better off. I stand behind Dog and the Chapman family with all my heart. They are trying to plant the seed of hope in people who never had the chance before.


keri   April 12th, 2010 11:34 pm ET

I happen to like the show.everybody looks to negative stuff that has happened to dog not the good stuff how many lives he has changed. Oh what shock he has flaws find me somebody who doesn't that's a hard find


Gary Churman   April 12th, 2010 11:35 pm ET

We love you Duane. Ignore the haters. We know your boys date women of other races, we know the man who married you is african american. We are so happy your show is number one on the network and you have another book on the New York Times best seller list


Ashlyn   April 12th, 2010 11:36 pm ET

I love the Chapman's and what they do! I watch the show all the time. Dog and Beth are both really nice in person. (Wish I could of met Duane Lee and Leland too :[ )


kitten   April 12th, 2010 11:37 pm ET

how sad is it that his sons need to tweet a request to their followers to post support messages here on this blog. says it all😦


alohabrahz   April 13th, 2010 9:35 am ET

NO, What's sad is the way people judge them without ever meeting them personally!! I have watched Dog since the beginning of the show. AND YES I'M A DOG FAN!! They are the sweetest people you could ever meet. Most celebrities on TWITTER will not talk to their fans. The CHAPMAN'S help people in need everyday and that's why I'LL ALWAYS KNOW WHAT OHANA (FAMILY) IS THANKS TO THE CHAPMAN'S. They are VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE & I WILL ALWAYS HAVE THEIR BACKS BECAUSE I KNOW IF I NEEDED THEIR HELP THEY ALWAYS WILL BE THERE FOR ME!!! ALOHA: )


Digitalpagan   April 12th, 2010 11:38 pm ET

I don't understand the venomous hatred being spewed here towards a man who wrote a book detailing his short comings and mistakes so that others wouldn't make them. Is it that you are so miserable with your own lives that you need vent your spleens here? Or is it that you hate to see someone who has made mistakes own up to them and grow from them, because then that would mean that you aren't quite the good person you think you are because you can't do the same?


disagree with ur commits   April 12th, 2010 11:38 pm ET

umm ok some of you need to read your FACTS before you judge. You people are way to quick to judge. You are not a perfect in any way shape or form. If you believe everything that you hear from a reporter, any reporter, you need to get a reality check. You need to learn to recognize the true facts and the fiction. You also need to know that what you herd about the tape, was an altered version. the person who shared that chopped it up so bad it made it sound bad. That whole conversation was around 20 min or longer, not 3 min that you herd on YouTube.

June, Seriously? your getting off like that?? What is it to you how many children he has, and why are you attacking that? Are you that shallow? Tim is off on his own taking care of some very private issues. he may or may not come back on the show. Nothing is set yet. apparently you watch the show, since you know Tim is not on right now. And her name is spelt LYSSA not Lisa.

Cajazz that is not what it was about. like I stated early the actual full conversation was altered. you did not hear all of it. Additionally, you doing know a damn thing that was going beind the whole situation.

In closing, I find it intriguing that most of you, repeated what the other said. Your rants are really sad if you can be original, and make your own argument.
Do your research people, Education is for the fools to, you might even learn a thing or two.


Lish   April 12th, 2010 11:39 pm ET

Go Dog you rock!!!!!!


Susan Williford   April 12th, 2010 11:39 pm ET

I do feel people need to let the past rest in the past.🙂

Dog has learned from his mistakes and he talks about that in his book. We all make mistakes. Maybe, haters need to do a little more research on this great Man before you knock him.😉

Susan


Ashley   April 12th, 2010 11:39 pm ET

I understand what Joe is saying but I don't think that it is our place to say if Dog is a Christian or not, only God knows. But the bible does say we will be able to see who belongs to God by the fruit of the spirit that they show us. As a follower of Christ I can say that some of dogs ways are not the ways of Jesus. No one is perfect. In the bible it says that if we see a brother walking outside of Gods ways we should tell him so they know. So we can tell dog that we don't think his ways are the ways of Jesus and give him biblical scripture to show him why we believe that. That's why we have the bible to help guide us down Gods path and not our own.

I love them and I hope nothing but the best for them!


Annie   April 12th, 2010 11:39 pm ET

As a person who works for the law I can truly appreciate what Dog has to say and what he does! We all make mistakes do we not? Second chances are hard to come by in life. If you get one, feel lucky you have it and use it to make a positive impact in society! Just becuase you feel like you are perfect, don't throw stones. Look around and change your attitude into a positive one. If you don't like the guy then don't waste your time trying to push him down (really is it worth it?). Go and make a positive difference in your community! God Bless the Chapman family for what they all do!


Michele   April 12th, 2010 11:39 pm ET

I love the show and all the chapmans! They are great people!!


Jess   April 12th, 2010 11:40 pm ET

I love Dog and his family! They are such great people and I have a lot of respect for them. Dog has been a personal hero of mine for a long while now.wish I could thank him for all of the positive words he has given to his fans!! Chapman fan for life!:)


theresa   April 12th, 2010 11:40 pm ET

DOG AND FAMILY.....YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!! I LOVE THE SHOW AND LOVE WHAT YOU GUYS STAND FOR. YOU GET THE JOB DONE AND THEN TRY TO FIX THEM WHICH IS EXTREAMLY COMMENDABLE CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT WHEN THE POLICE PICK YOU UP THEY DONT WANT TO HEAR IT AND THEY DONT WANT TO HELP YOU EITHER. LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU GUYS!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!! I WILL BE WATCHING🙂


JessieLynn   April 12th, 2010 11:40 pm ET

Really?? Why Are People Such Haters? So You Really Have Nothing Better To Do Than To Talk About Somebody Else. Its Pretty Simple If You Don't Like The Show You Don't Have To Watch It. If You Like It You Like It, And If You Don't You Don't. Why Sit There And Talk Bad About Someone And Their Family Because You Have Nothing Better To Do. People Really Need To Get Lives And Stop Worrying About What Everybody Else Is Doing. This Is Bringing Me Back To When I Was In High School. People Really Need To Grow UP!


Jane Canuck   April 12th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

You know what's easy? Sitting on your ass thinking of ways to criticize others, to attack their (percieved) weaknesses. That's jealousy, insecurity and low self-esteem and it comes CHEAP people. So many people here find the time to spend calling down Dog and his family, his show.
I ask you this: do you spend just as much time on improving yourself? Making a difference in others' lives? Doing anything for positive effect? Somehow I doubt it.
What does it take to put yourself in the public eye and say "do as I say and not as I have done before," even if you are getting paid well for it? Certainly it is a quality that not all posess. Certainly a quality that some other comment posters do not posess.
Bottom line, folks is this is ENTERTAINMENT. If you do not like the show change the damn channel. And then go get a life!

Xoxo. A Fan of All Things Positive


Cassandra   April 12th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

Dog is a great person who has turned his life around and is putting away 1 fugitive at a time that doesn't need to be on the streets. He's trying to make our country a better place. And Duane Lee, you just rock, I'd love to meet you!


klpzack   April 12th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

Because all you haters are soooo perfect and without fault in anything I'm sure it would be too much to ask to forgive Dog for any mistakes he has made and actually take a look at the man he is and all he does. Really look at him. He is human. He does the best he can every day. He is a man of extreme faith and love. He would never purposefully hurt anyone. Give Dog a chance people. He is a good man.


Onyx   April 12th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

All I can say is this. Despite what Dog has said over the years he has a right to redeem himself. He knows what people think of him and he understands he cant please everyone. We have people in our Goverment that do far worse then what Dog has done. Dog has kept on fighting for all of YOU that shame him, that tell him he sucks and use foul language and terms against him. Dog will always protect us despite it all. And all I can say is THANK YOU DOG for doing what you do. Because without you people like Andrew Luster would still be out there raping women and making us scared. NO i may not support everything Dog says or does...but thats life! You have a problem with Dog the Bounty Hunter then change the channel. Otherwise the complaining and degrading comments do nothing but make you look like fools. Why? Because the only person you are effecting with those comments is you. Is that simple, change the channel, put down the book and stop caring.

If i were Dog i would be happy that people care enough to engulf thier lives with me and my family. Good or bad comments your still makeing Dog the Bounty Hunter a very popular subject. Your still making him money and making him the most famous bounty hunter in the world because you talk about him. Think before you speak people. He may be in this business for the money and the fame..but at least he is helping us at the same time! How many Goverment officials can you say that about?


Tara Cornell   April 12th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

I always watch Dog and his family . I have a lot of respect for them. No one's perfect.At least they are makin a difference in people's lives giving them second chances.

I always will be a Fan.


Kayla   April 12th, 2010 11:43 pm ET

Oh, and I suggest before you start dissing that you know all the facts first.
Tim isn't on the show for certain reasons, and Dog and him aren't really related.

Get your facts straight, por favor.


MamaG   April 12th, 2010 11:44 pm ET

Really? Really? Does no one have anything better to do tonight other than put messages out for a man you don't like? Get a life people and move on.
Rock on Dog!


beppie   April 12th, 2010 11:44 pm ET

i'm not even going to respond to the negative comments, even though my libra personality really wants to. i love to watch reality t.v. but after a few episodes of most shows i can see the b.s. coming through. i have loved DTBH from the first episode i watched and look forward to the next episode! your dad admits that all in the family have fought and continue to fight their demons, and he is living proof of what good he can do, and how much he wants to help those who have walked in the same shoes as him.. bounty hunting is not a walk in the park and i don't expect to see him dressed in american eagle spreading daisies out to everyone!! i love how he admits that he is still learning everyday and gives that all to Jesus. the way he and beth dress and get tough when they need to is awesome to me. i was lucky to meet them recently on their book signing and they are what they seem!!! i love them even more!! God bless and continued success..


heather   April 12th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

omg you people are acting as if you've never made a mistake in your lifes. Get fkn real! To the dog...they just hatecha cause they aintcha. Your doing a great job! Keep it up


girlofgod   April 12th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

Frankly, I am appalled at the post on this blog. Who you all to set back and judge a man that you don’t even know. I have been a Christian for 22 years and I don’t know what your bible says but mine talks about love, grace, and compassion. I don’t know “the Dog” but from what I have seen on TV he tries to show grace and compassion to all he comes in contact with. Sure he is rough and has a potty mouth when he first takes them down. But once that’s over he is loving them and sometimes telling them about Gods love on the way to the jail.
Sure is has messed up. But ,All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 You all should be ashamed of yourselves. I wonder what people would see about you if your entire work day was filmed?


Elizabeth   April 12th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

ok all these people saying how the family uses bad language yada yada and kids shouldn't hear it ok then don't let your kids watch and also i hear kids swearing all the time when they are with their friends sorry to burst your bubbles but kids hear it at school from their peers. so honestly if u don't like then don't allow your kids to watch the show plain and simple.


Kay   April 12th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

WOW!!!! A bunch of judgemental people on here! If you don't like DOG and his family then don't watch/read/pay attention. He made mistakes- as we ALL have. I know I've done alot of things in my 36 years that I regret but it's a learning experience that I can share with my kids.
Why must people call horrible names?? We get that the Chapman family is not your cup of tea – leave it at that. Why tear them apart on a message board? However, that said, I'd like to see what these negative people look like or their spouses look like – hmmmmmmm...... I would put money on it that these nasty people are as ugly as they come, inside and out!!
BTW – my kids and I were honored to have met DOG and Beth at both NY signings last month and they were absolutely amazing – friendly as could be and they were so great with my daughters:)
There will always be haters – that would also be called living in misery!
DOG and his family are awesome – keeping doing what you're doing:) xoxo


dogthebountyfan4life   April 12th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

the chapmans are the best family and t.v show on t.v ..they are the nicest people i don't care what anyone says or write you obviously never met them in person, i have met them in person dog n beth and there such nice people. beth and dog let me hang with them for a lil bit and beth promise she would take a pic with me and she didn;t let me down. and dog was so nice he gave me a hug. thats how awesome they are ...fan4life!! don't worry guysss all your fan will support you let them talk, your show still airing so hate on that haterzzzz =p


Fireflies33   April 12th, 2010 11:46 pm ET

ok ok I agree dat evry1 has their own opinions but i don't think it is fair 2 Dog n his family 4 ppl 2 think they r so big n macho n call them trash when most of u probably can't deal wit ur own lives. I have personally met Dog n his family n let me tell u they r da greatest ppl I have ever met n Beth is da most honest person 2 ever b n my presence so until u actually no them u can't judge them. I'm sure dat evry1 has made mistakes n their lives n has done things they regret but u don't expect ppl 2 judge u now do u? This family is doin a job that most ppl wudn't do n they r doin a gr8 job @ it. I luv dis family like they were my own so please stop hatn cuz u aint like them.


tim   April 12th, 2010 11:47 pm ET

Dog the bounty hunter is a good person who deserves his chance at fame he brought down that scum bag Luster and noone else did it did they? thats what I thought. NUFF SAID


Rebecca Carro   April 12th, 2010 11:48 pm ET

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge


Non-Hater   April 12th, 2010 11:48 pm ET

I know everybody has an opinion but some comments on here are over the top. A few of you are second guessing famous anchorman Larry King and his decisions with his top rated show. Keep in mind he has over 50 years in the business, I'm sure he and CNN are knowledgable on what celebrities viewers want to see as guests.

Stop wasting your time w/ hateful messages. They're obviously not hurting his career. He has a hit reality tv show that has been on the air since 2004 and two books that have both been on the New York Times Best Seller List. If you don't want to see him on Larry King, pick up that little black thing with all the buttons and change the channel. That simple.


Holly   April 12th, 2010 11:49 pm ET

LOVED THE BOOK DOG! We really appreciate you and your family taking the time at the book signing to talk to us. My daughter LOVES BETH!! But I think she likes Duane Lee the Best. THANKS SO MUCH for all the GREAT work y'all do keeping us safe. ALOHA BRAH!


Bekasmall   April 12th, 2010 11:49 pm ET

Most of you seem to be ignorant and judgmental. First of all these are not suspects, they are convicted criminals who have promised to show up to court for their consequenses and run. Second, most of the families involved are also guilty of harboring or aiding and abbetting and some have agreed to be finacially responsible for the criminals actions. Easy solution=obey laws or accept your consequenses.


April   April 12th, 2010 11:50 pm ET

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." – Matthew 7:1-2

It is not our place to judge for by judging our sin is just as bad in God's eyes.

"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14-15

How much better are you who will not forgive when forgiveness is asked of you. Will you not realize this same action will be held on you when you ask for forgiveness. It takes a courage to step up and admit your wrong and to ask for forgiveness. It takes strength and a good person to give that forgiveness.


Gloria   April 12th, 2010 11:50 pm ET

I think it's amazing how people can go around judging and talking about people like they know them. Nobody is perfect. And apparently people in this country don't know what the words "second chance" means. Dog said what he said in the privacy of his own home. Aren't we all supposed to have the FREEDOM OF SPEECH??? You people need to grow up and get a life...


Susan   April 12th, 2010 11:51 pm ET

The majority of you making derogatory comments probably have never left the confines of your mother's basement & have no inkling of what real life is like on the streets.

Any of you ever had to deal with someone hopped up on ice, crystal meth, PCP or other make the person totally wacked out drugs? Well, I have as a trauma nurse & on the streets most of you would dream of driving through in daytime much less night to see a home healthcare patient.

Have you ever witnessed a man beating the crap out of his wife & children? I have. Ever seen a man get shot? I have.

Cut the man some slack, he is a human being just like you...subject to make mistakes. Run Dog run...even if Jesus were to return and say, "He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone"....Jesus better have on good running shoes because we have so many without sin in our current day & time!


Kim M.   April 12th, 2010 11:51 pm ET

How sad is it that everyone on here is talking crap about Dog. Do you guys know him personally? I know I don't I know what I see on tv and what I've seen when I've met him at the book signings. He's not a druggie, he's very much against drugs, and they've helped so many people over the years. Dog has made some mistakes in his past, and he's owning up to what he has done, not hiding from it. So at least he's willing to admit to his mistakes and say he's sorry. The people on here attacking his family are the losers, the ones that don't watch the show and know that they try to help everyone. His personal life is noone's business. His true fans know the real Dog and knows that he does an awsome job and he has the best family ever. Dog don't listen to the losers on here. They're just jealous!


Missi   April 12th, 2010 11:52 pm ET

Almost everyone who is commenting is going to be mad at me but who cares.
SHUT UP!
If you don't like the guy, don't watch his show, don't watch anything with him in it, just STOP!
While I myself hate the N word, and even though I'm white, the word itself offends me, he comes from the same generation as my aunts and uncles and they have the tendency to let that word slip when they are talking with FAMILY.
He was talking with his son in a heated conversation. Do you have a filter on your mouth when you are arguing something. I know I don't, I cuss like a sailor.
Give this guy a break. Sure he's made some mistakes, I'm sure you have too, I have and I will again. But I don't think half of you have to go through what he's had to go through in his life. Sure some of it is of his own making but he's trying to turn that all around.
It makes me feel a little safer at night knowing that he's getting some dangerous people off the streets, I don't see you going out there and getting drug dealers or rapist.
I also think he's not bad because he uses mace and pepper ball guns instead of real guns and stun guns.
Now lets start the bashing on me but you want to know what I'M USE TO IT!!!


Rebecca Carro   April 12th, 2010 11:53 pm ET

Very well put Susan!


Marisa   April 12th, 2010 11:53 pm ET

May God bless you and your family Dog.Keep up the great work that you and your family do every day. I will continue to watch and support your show... Can't wait to read the new book!


Ana   April 12th, 2010 11:53 pm ET

I agree once a racist always a racist. Just cause he's sorry doesn't take away the fact that he disrespected so many people.


Blueyz80   April 13th, 2010 12:36 am ET

If you don't like him why are you even commenting? I don't like brad Pitt so I'm not going to read a blog about him and post negative comments about all the he said she said what's the point?


Ana   April 13th, 2010 8:07 pm ET

I can post whatever I want. Why do you care if I share an opinion?


Lyndsay D   April 12th, 2010 11:55 pm ET

I believe in Dog's work as well as his family. I see them giving people a second chance and speaking life into situations that are less than ideal. Sure...we all make mistakes and maybe we have responded to an event incorrectly – I know I have. But the important thing is that we try to make our wrongs right. Before we cast our judgments we need to ask ourselves what are we doing to help a brother in need? How are we trying to make a positive change in someone's life? I personally am moved by the compassion that Dog does show and I aspire to teach my family that life is circumstantial...someone needs to speak life into a person to facilitate change🙂


Amy   April 12th, 2010 11:56 pm ET

Pat Davis and all these other people on here need to get a life! There are a lot of people that love Dog and his family, I had the opportunity to meet them and they are all very nice people. I along with lots of others love his show and who cares this happened a long time ago get over it! Anyone who loves Dog post more comments everyone else get a life!!!!!!!!


nmmislinay12   April 12th, 2010 11:56 pm ET

Dog is a good man. He and his crew do a great job catching fugitives and I do think they do a great job of fixing them. The Champmans appear to be nice people. People really need to stop hating, spending all their timing being negative and rude. Go spend your energy doing something good with your time. If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.


Christie   April 12th, 2010 11:57 pm ET

First off for those ppl who say you don't like dog or his show then why are you hear reading about him then.

Secondly you don't have to watch his show if you think he is that bad then change the freaking channel.

Third people do make mistakes sometimes,say things that they shouldn't have but not everyone is perfect.Judge not lest ye be judged.

I personally happen to like his show and what him and his family are trying to do.They are trying to do their part in helping people by arresting them and giving them words to think on and maybe help them straighten their life out. I will say in closing talking about him and his family I find completely reprehensible.

And to Dog,Beth,Duane Lee,Leland,Lyssa:

Don't worry about the naysayers your true fans love you guys and are behind you guys 100%. God bless you guys!


disagree with ur commits   April 12th, 2010 11:57 pm ET

Oh yeah and by the way "SUAVE" some "smoth" u can be. when dog was arrested IN Mexico, the show had not yet aired. if you are refering when he, Leland and Tim were arrested on the relations of the Mexico ordeal that was in Hawaii'.

so what would you do if you were arrested. a cool kat? yeah ok whatever!


Paul   April 12th, 2010 11:58 pm ET

seriously?! all of u who sit there and are saying the nasty comments about Dog must really be jelous of him. yes he has made mistakes in his life and has paid for them. But to question him as a christain? Really? if u dont like dog then dont watch his show or read his book. As for me I read his first book and it personaly touched me, I have aslo watvh the show for a lot of years and from what i have seen he dosent have to give those ppl he picks up any thing but a ride to the jail. But he does more.


Clumsy Peg   April 12th, 2010 11:59 pm ET

Personally I think anyone who has this much time to bash one person, one family, needs to rethink some priorities.
Dog IS a good person. Yes he's made mistakes -haven't we all?- but instead of repeating them, he's learned from them. And answer me this- if he wasn't on TV, would anyone be worrying so much about this? I honestly don't think so, because there are other people out there who do MUCH worse, but since they are not in the public eye, they don't get the criticism Dog gets. And for everyone saying his show is horrible, it is a LOT better than some other shows on the air, and I rarely ever see anyone talking about those.
To everyone criticizing his appearance- we have a right to wear whatever we want. His style suits him.
Though I understand why there is disagreement about Dog, (though I definitely do not support any of it. People can and do change.) I do not understand why people are also bashing Beth, Lyssa, Duane Lee, and Leland. These are honestly good people that change lives for the better, one at a time.
The Chapmans are a second chance family. So why can't everyone give them a second chance?
I love Dog and his family. Keep up the great work, guys!


Rebecca Brown   April 12th, 2010 11:59 pm ET

We are all special spirits, put on this earth for the ride. Different paths, different experiences and different lessons learned make us diverse.
Who am I to judge another, lest I be judged?
God bless the Chapmans. May they all find peace in family, love in what they believe their roles on this earth to be and contentment in whatever endeavors they find happiness within. I am a fan and always will be.


Non-Hater   April 12th, 2010 11:59 pm ET

Tune in Wednesday nights on A&E!


Aviator   April 13th, 2010 12:00 am ET

Why is everyone knocking someone who is trying to help people? A lesson which should be taken away from this show is that everyone makes mistakes and can try again. And furthermore, can be forgiven. Even Duane Chapman. No one is perfect, only God is.


Blueyz80   April 13th, 2010 12:00 am ET

A lot of these people are too concerned on what Dog looks like rather than the greater good he and his family are doing. Maybe they would be talking about real issues rather than what he looks like if they had half of a brain!


katrose31   April 13th, 2010 12:00 am ET

Dog is not garbage. He is a good Christian man. Read his book. He has learned from all of his mistakes. I had the pleasure of meeting him last month at a book signing, and he was nothing but gracious and kind, even though he was visibly tired from the 3-stop-a-day book tour. As a woman who is the daughter of a former drug addict and the sister of an inmate, I truly believe that Dog is making a difference in people's lives. A few kind and encouraging words in the back of an SUV really can be the first step to changing someone's life. God bless you and your family, Dog.


Stormyrules   April 13th, 2010 12:00 am ET

Can't we as americans EVER be happy that someone that came from nothing made it??? I have $12 to MY name and 2 kids, but you know what?? I am happy for anyone that made it. And anyone that reaches out to help people like the Chapman family. I have watched since DAY ONE and the way some of these comments are patraying him is not who he or his family is. Everyone has to find a way to try to bring a good man/family down....but I got news for ya brutha and sista's ....Chapmans can't be brought down, God will make sure that the good they do in this world is rewarded. So your words against them mean nothing. But what you should do is focus on your own life instead of trying to drag others down.


Non-Hater   April 13th, 2010 12:01 am ET

Pick up, "You Can Run But You Can't Hide" and "Where Mercy Is Shown Mercy is Given" in your local book stores today!!


j little   April 13th, 2010 12:02 am ET

I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Chapman at his recent book signing and he was a complete gentleman. After reading both books ( I am sure many of the negative comments are from folks that didn't even pick up the book), you get more of an insight as to how he is where he is now. The show, I am sure is a small part of his life. What everyone should realize is he had the chips stacked against him– ie: serving time in prison, a felon but he found a way to turn his life around and that is what I like most about him. What is irritating is the people throwing stones............. no one is the perfect christian so some of these folks judging him have some nerve!!


cplp   April 13th, 2010 12:02 am ET

I think that "dog" is abetter man than most of you. He made his mistakes and he realized them and has become a better man for it! I see someone who is a "bad" person and see them gettin' worse, he sees a "bad" person and thinks they can be fixed!
When ppl fight w/ their family, which is really no ones business but the family's, they say things just to hurt each other and I am sure most of you do too.
His preacher is an African-American for goodness sake!!
Let those without sin cast the first stone...any takers???
God Bless you all!


Vanessa   April 13th, 2010 12:03 am ET

For all those hater get your facts right.. People need to move on & leave the past behind.. People do change & Dog is a perfect example, that life always gives you a second chances to become a better man.. If you don't know Dog personally don't attack him & his family his a GREAT MAN!!! DUANE DOG CHAPMAN RULES & all of the hater need to move on & stop the drama.. If you don't like the Chapman family then STOP watching & reading about them... GET A LIFE


Non-Hater   April 13th, 2010 12:03 am ET

I met Dog in person. He's super sweet and very personable! Keep in mind, Dog's show has been on the air since 2004 for a reason.


j morgan   April 13th, 2010 12:05 am ET

Dog is an inspiration. It's ok to have your thoughts about him. But I suggest watching a few episodes of the show before making them.

He and his family seriously help people and I believe that is the most important thing to do besides helping yourself. If you help yourself first, you can then help others.

It's also amazing that Dog, Duane Chapman, and family trust God to lead their way. Dog inspires people to come over to the good side in stead of falling into the life of crime.

I believe it's truly important to take care of ourselves, in troubled times. Dog has done this and now with his family, helps others through them.

Also, I love everyone's style- especially Dog's. Native American-Rocker-Cowboy-FBI agent! Truly unique! Love it!

Much Love Dog and Fam. Hope to meet you on the second part of your book tour!!!

-J. Morgan

In Dog we Trust


Lovin Duane Dog Chapman   April 13th, 2010 12:06 am ET

We love you Dog. Oh my God, you are so nice in person. Beth was so nice to our kids, she hugged them, bent down and talked to them eye to eye. The haters are all out to lunch, they are down to earth real people


Tammy Fipps   April 13th, 2010 12:06 am ET

I have had an extremely hard life. I was molested, raped,ect. Your worst nightmares, I have been through it. At the worse part of my adulthood, Dog The Bounty Hunter came on TV. I was drinking and dabbling with drugs, I was having a affair with a Married Man, I was ready to die. Then I learned more about Uncle Dog and about all he has done and been through. If he can take one step at a time, I can to. Dog the Bounty Hunter and his family are my Heroes, They are my lifesavers!! I would not be here today and be a mother of a wonderful 4 year old if it wasn't for this extremely awesome, caring person. Those who say,"once a racist, always racist" must not have ever learned or grown in their lives!! Throw the first Stone!! Read the bible!! Live by the Bible!! Here is a man who owned up to the mistakes he has made in his life, How many of you can say you have done that?
Loads of Love to Uncle Dog, Aunt Beth and all Chapman Family and Friends.


theresa   April 13th, 2010 12:07 am ET

@ non-hater agreed


Sandra   April 13th, 2010 12:07 am ET

First let me say thank you for posting this transcript, because yes there are those of us that appreciate it. Next I would like to ask just where it is that some of you feel the need to try and tear someone down for mistakes that were made in the past? I mean have you NEVER made any mistakes yourselves that you need to make ammends for?

I would like to THANK Duane "Dog" Chapman for having the courage to take whatever criticisms some people throw his way in order to say what needed to be said and make ammends, not run away as we have all seen some do when they make mistakes. I love the show and have been an avid watcher since it began. Thank you Dog for all the work you do to help better communities, helping people from all walks of life and just being true to the person you are.


Dog Fan   April 13th, 2010 12:07 am ET

People shut up! Everyone makes mistakes you learn from them and move forward. Dog the Bounty Hunter is an awesome show and an awesome person. So back off. The past is the past. Let's move on for the future. Everyone who downs him is no better than what you are blaming him for. If he is such a bad person why does he have such a high rated show? or so many fans? or so much support? Ya'll are gonna BS at him whether he gets the criminals off the street or not. So just keep your comments to yourself if you don't have anything good to say!


dogrocks   April 13th, 2010 12:08 am ET

Love dog or hate dog he is out there with his family in scary situations taking down all the scum of the earth. He is keeping drugs of the streets, he is saving children from living a life with dead parents, he is protecting woman and children from child molesters, he is getting people to really think about thier lives and want to be better for thier moms or dads or husbands and wifes! I am proud of the work the Chapmans are doing. Do they all have flaws OMG yes but who the freak doesnt! How can you people be more worried about how much Beth weighs, or how many children the boys have or wht clothes they all wear when they are out there keeping YOU safer. My god.. shame on you people! I have said things I should not have said a million times..Once a day I say something and think wow glad no one else heard that. NO ONE is perfect..who the heck do you think you are passing your petty judgement!! I want to say thank you to the Chapmans you are unperfect enough just the way you are! PEACE LOVE!!!!!


karissa   April 13th, 2010 12:08 am ET

Whoever is talking trash about him or his family or buisness, is oveously a little loopy okay these people go out o there way to help people, help them save there lives, who cares what has happened in there past, that's why its called a past! Everyone has made mistakes! These people are caring not a lot of people in this world that go out of there way to help others!


marie   April 13th, 2010 12:08 am ET

Im a fan of DOG's-i bought both books, watch the show every week...DOG is human just llike the rest of us, he will make mistakes, just like the rest of us.....he's a believer in second chances, wiping the slate clean, and starting over...if we arent there for him, how can he be there for us?....i will always be a supporter of THE DOG!


Rebecca Carro   April 13th, 2010 12:08 am ET

I met him too NON and they are as down to earth as they come. The funny thing is that ratings were higher after they removed the show then ever before. He must be doing something right.


R. Bigley   April 13th, 2010 12:09 am ET

I personally don't care about what he has done in his past. That was the past he has said he was sorry for his past mistakes and has grew to be a better person. I for one respect them to the highest degree. He has turned his negative life into a better more possitive life and continues to do so everyday. If he was your kid or your brother you would over look it and move on after you for give them. Maybe you should be more christian like and forgive as well. * Dog and family, if you are reading this as for the Bigley family you have our love and support and respect, keep doing what you do and live life to the fullest. never mind what these negative people has to say they don't matter!!


Patricia   April 13th, 2010 12:10 am ET

Sad to see so many people spewing hate towards someone who popularizes an anti-drug message and pushes for marginalized people to be given second chances. Those are two things that need to be put in the mainstream.


It is easy to judge   April 13th, 2010 12:11 am ET

It is easy to judge Dog and his family. Leave his children out of your ridiculous comments. It is easy to magnify all the bad, but Dog is a human being and one with a big heart. If he didn't have the show he would still be doing the same thing, and he would continue to make differences in people's lives.

It is easy to judge and spue hatred, it isn't so easy to see the good in people. We all do bad/stupid things, they shouldn't define us. Forgiveness isn't easy, but we all deserve to be forgiven.

God bless Dog and his family, and you and all of your families.


KimT   April 13th, 2010 12:12 am ET

Those of you who want to come on a public forum and bash a guy and his family who are trying to make a difference in life really need to examine yourselves first. You hold no credibility when you spew such hatefulness. I really enjoy watching them and seeing them take criminals off the streets of my home state of Hawaii. If they could read this now I would say to them to ignore the idiots and keep making a difference!! Millions, yes millions, of people love Dog and nothing anyone has to say will change the opinions of his true fans.


julie   April 13th, 2010 12:12 am ET

i love love and it should remaind always on t.v love the chapmans their specail people, i have the chance to met dog and beth on their fisrt book tour and their really specail people


Tina Brown   April 13th, 2010 12:14 am ET

Love you Dog & Beth! I pray that God keeps you and you're family safe while you are all out there catching and hopefully rehabilitating those people who have chosen the wrong path. I've got my TIVO set to record every Wed. Keep it up!🙂


Veronica   April 13th, 2010 12:15 am ET

Why are people judging Dog based on his looks? If you watch his show, you can see that he is a real person who truly wants to help people. There's just something really genuine about him and his family. He's never hidden his past and has learned from his mistakes. Not everybody has the ability to do that.


Shelby S   April 13th, 2010 12:15 am ET

If he is such a bad guy then why does he have all those awards given to him by the state of Hawaii for all the good he has done. Look at all the lives he has changed for the better. In my opinion he is one heck of a good guy.


Alisha U   April 13th, 2010 12:16 am ET

You guys are SUCH HATERS!!!!! I've met Mr. Chapman (Dog) last year after a show in Vancouver, BC and he was the NICEST guy. He was really polite and even talked to me for a few minutes and signed my book. Not many famous people would do that. If you don't like him, don't watch! But I feel sorry for you if you don't believe in what he says and stands for. Ok, yeah they swear and use force during their captures but wouldn't you in that situation? He also PRAYS with his family every day!!!!!! How many families do that these days. We need MORE of that in our world. THANK YOU CHAPMAN FAMILY FOR KEEPING GOD IN YOUR LIVES and not being afraid to show that on TV. God bless you.
-Alisha U xoxo


Barb   April 13th, 2010 12:16 am ET

No one is PERFECT!! And the only one who should judge us is GOD. I love the show and really believe that Dog is sincere the way he handles each individule. We all have our thoughts on people but only GOD knows the truth. Dog and Posse keep up the great job you do. At least it makes me feel safer knowing your getting the bad people off the streets. THANK YOU.


Susan   April 13th, 2010 12:16 am ET

And for the record...Anyone remember Andrew Luster? I do! A man who terrorized women & escaped to continue his game of drugging & raping women while in Mexico. Yeah, he was the one that continued to terrorize his victims by letting them know he intended to get even with them for testifying against him.

If it was your daughter that this happened to, wouldn't you want someone with enough guts to bring his sorry backside back to face his convictions & be off the streets?


Jenn   April 13th, 2010 12:17 am ET

Say what u want, but the truth is that Dog inspires and helps millions of people who have been dealt a bad hand in life, been put down, told they're nothing, or made a mistake (ALL of us have at some point in our lives) to never give up hope. He also does it with genuine humility and a thankful heart, which cannot be said, unfortunately, for many people in this world.


Kelley Marie   April 13th, 2010 12:18 am ET

The bottom line is Dog is an excellent bounty hunter. We may not agree with his methods, but what he does is effective. He catches people that are suppose to either be in jail and/or go to court. And yes, if you've watched several shows, you would see that he has shown mercy by still helping people who have skipped out on their bail. It's a dirty job going against fugitives who are sometimes dangerous, nasty, liars and drug users.

These commenters calling someone excrement or trash makes them sound just as nasty when they are calling someone names.


Irish_scorpio   April 13th, 2010 12:18 am ET

I disagree with all the negative comments about Dog but will fight that you are entitled to your opinion. With that said, I am a fan of Dog Chapman, have been since the whole Luster capture and since I heard the first "In Jesus name, Amen!" Whether people like it or not, I believe that Duane "Dog" Chapman is a prophet!! Has he made mistakes?? YES but he is human. Has he LEARNED from his mistakes and grown from them??? ABSOLUTELY and thats what gives him the ability to guide people and lead. Is he a MAN AMONG MEN??? Without a doubt. And finally, if my Dad was still alive, would HE want to know Duane and shake his hand?!?!?!?! ABSO-POSI-LUTELY!!!!


kitten   April 13th, 2010 12:19 am ET

it's nice too see all the duane lee lambs here.


Traci Clemmer, Portland, OR   April 13th, 2010 12:21 am ET

First off, that tape was really edited. He said time after time that OTHER peple in the office say the N word and he did not want to offend anyone. That he was not racist, that OTHER people said it.
The whole tape was spliced and edited.

This was an AMAZING book. So readable. Thank you dog for caring. For treating people with respect and love. Sometimes it takes just ONE person to show a little care.
I am so glad you offer hope.
What a light you are in this life!


Erica   April 13th, 2010 12:22 am ET

This attacking Dog is crap. He does nothing but help and make the streets safer for all of us. You are probably someone who has been to jail or abuses drugs. You don't even have all of your facts right. Leave Dog ALONE.


janmac   April 13th, 2010 12:22 am ET

Each is entitled to their own opinion. Some really need to keep it to themselves, though. Really. Mind you, that IS how new reality shows get started.

Rock on Dog and God bless you and your family.


Lucky13   April 13th, 2010 12:22 am ET

Dog is clearly a man surrounded by controversy... each person is entitled to their opinion but I am going to take this opportunity to state mine...

Yes, Dog has made many mistakes in his life, from what he did jail time for, to the "N-word rant" to things we will probably never know of...

However, I am not perfect. I may not have made the mistakes Dog has, but I have never been under the impression that one mistake is "better" than another. A mistake is a mistake. What matters in life are the lessons we learn to become better people, and we cannot learn lessons without making mistakes sometimes.

Dog is a great man with a good heart, I can see that he and his family love each other no matter what they have all been through... one of Dog's sons told me that "no family is perfect" and he is exactly right. The way they love each other despite the imperfections is very special and can be very rare in this world though.

I know at least a few bounty hunters and policeman, and have dealt with many law enforcement officials throughout my life. I have never seen a single one besides Dog and his posse that give any thought to helping the criminal they are arresting to turn their lives around. It is very clear when you watch the show and see the fugitives being talked to that he is really getting through to some of them, that is very special.

Too many criminals have resorted to breaking laws because from the very beginning they were not given a chance in life. Everyone has a choice of course, but some have never been shown or told that.

I respect Dog and his family, and will continue to. To Dog & family: I hope you do not listen to the negativity people spout at you on this page or anywhere else. You are making a difference, you have all been given a very special mission from a higher power and you will always be blessed for following that.

Much love to you,

Drea


Gail   April 13th, 2010 12:24 am ET

I wish the cops in my town were more like Dog The Bounty Hunter, Maybe people wouldnt be dieing from drugs everyday where i live if the cops would put as much heart into their job as Duane does. If you dont like his show,,dont watch it. I read both books and loved them. Im proud that he told the truth and didnt hide behind it like most people (celebrities) would. I think it took alot of courage for him to do that and there was alot of things in there that really touched me and made me look at things different. Just because someone is on tv does not mean that they are perfect. How many of you people went out to hunt down Andrew Luster???? That one capture alone put him at the top of my Hero List!!! I bet you wouldnt be talking smack about him if you were one of the victims or the victim was your mother or sister or daughter now would you???? And his kids..i think they have turned out pretty good considering what they have been through, Duane didnt give up on them and they are doing pretty good. Baby Lyssa could have chosen a different path when she became pregnant at a young age due to an unfortunate circumstance, but she didnt, she chose to take the right path and be a mother. Hats off to the Chapman Family...I love your show and I love you all!! Keep up the good work !!


All 4 the Chapmans.   April 13th, 2010 12:24 am ET

I watch the show every week and fully support the Chapmans. All of these people who come on here bashing him and what not obviously supports all the people such as the druggies, abusers and etc. that he puts away. He is a good person and sends out a good message. People make mistakes. He realized his mistake publicly apologized. It takes good person to do that because I seriously doubt all the people that are bashing him would even try and do that.
Thanks Chapmas 4 all you do and God Bless.


kimber   April 13th, 2010 12:26 am ET

I cannot believe some of these terrible comments!! Even going after their children. You should be ashamed. Everyone makes mistakes in life but how many people pick themselves up and make a difference? That family is making a difference. Are you? Love from Canada to the whole DTBH gang


kitten shut up   April 13th, 2010 12:26 am ET

We really do support the Dog. So hush. K. Thanks.


Blueyz80   April 13th, 2010 12:51 am ET

Lol. I love your name! LMAO. You rock=)


Shannon   April 13th, 2010 12:26 am ET

I think Dog is a great man !!!! And after everything in his life he has had to endure !! He has the strenght to rise above it all and become the man he is today !! I have a great love and respect for the Chapman Family !! I think as a whole they are a great family and a great team of bounty hunters !!! Dog goes out a does everyday what few people have the guts to do !!! He takes dirt off the street !!!

Way to go DOG !!!! We love you here in Canada ( I don't speak for everyone) and stand behide you a 110% !!!!


Shawna   April 13th, 2010 12:29 am ET

WOW!!!! You people are pretty hard on these nice people. It goes from voicing your opinions to straight out attack on people that you do not know.

I, for one do allow my children to watch DOG! Everyone talking about foul language needs to grow up! That is why there are bleeps! I guess no one who posted has ever gotten an adrenaline rush from chasing around people who are CRIMINALS that could take your life at any given second!

I want my kids to know that if you mess up, you will be punished....AND if you run from punishment, you will still be caught. Only a fool can think that they will NEVER get caught!

But, also understand that the people are arrested on the show, are CRIMINALS! Yes, they do have family that are not criminals in a crime manner, but are harboring fugitives, which is a crime in itself. If there were police involved, there would be guns involved. Do you know of anyone who has died from a mace attack?!?! If you notice, there are no guns.

So I guess I don't understand how police are heroes and these guys are trash! Police will kick in your door, shout profanities, use guns, and throw you in a police car.......Do they offer you a cigarette, to calm you or a burger to feed you because they arrested you right after work??? Do they allow you to see your child one last time before you go to jail??? Do they try to counsel you???? NO they tase you, throw you in a police car, take you directly to jail.

I will not attack anyone that has posted, because I do not know you, therefore I will not judge you! But I think that the same respect should be given to others!!!

We love your show DOG and your boys are not hard to look at either!🙂


Amanda   April 13th, 2010 12:30 am ET

Duane "Dog" Chapman is an insperation to all. When he is struck down he is able to pick himself back up. I love that he works with his family. Stop dweling on the past and look at the good he has done! I like that Larry King had Dog on the show and I hope he has him on again!


I love U Duane Dog Chapman   April 13th, 2010 12:32 am ET

We wish you were allowed in Canada. We need butt kickers


-N-   April 13th, 2010 12:34 am ET

@ Susan, I agree with you 100% sistah!! Unless you've seen someone all ripped on Ice or have seen someone be abused or been a victim of abuse, you have no idea how bad it is.

I support Dog and the whole Chapman Family and what they do. Being from the islands myself, and once a daily user of Ice (8 years clean now), I have never seen such caring people work so hard to clean up the ice epidemic.

MAHALO Chapman Family for doing what you're doing to make the streets of Hawaii clean! ALOHA!


janmac   April 13th, 2010 12:37 am ET

To "I love U Duane Dog Chapman" ... ditto. That we do.


bridget huhn   April 13th, 2010 12:40 am ET

first of all none of you have ay right to judge dog unless you can look in the mirror and say you have never made a mistake in your life and are go or jesus secondly i want to tell a story about a little boy who had 7 conditions including autism for the first 3 1/2 he never showed emotions,talked or played he didn't want to be around amost anyone it took everything to get him to eat or sleep and when he did sleep he seized for short amounts there are 2things that have changed his life for the better his dog jessie and his dog th bounty hunter through watching his show he gradually talked and his motor and behavioral skills improved i am not saying this to make dog look perfect i am saying this because this because dog and his family made a true difference in his life the littleboy's name is elijah and i am his mom think of that next time you want to talk hate for a person without knowing what they are about elijah has never met dog or crew but the difference they made will last forever in our lives


JL   April 13th, 2010 12:44 am ET

I want to say 'Thank you' to Duane 'Dog' Chapman for sharing his story, not once, but twice. We all make mistakes, some more publicly than others, because no one is perfect. A few haters posting rude comments will not bring this man down. Dog has owned up to his mistakes, paid the price and has risen above it – then turned around and shared it with the world. Which is a heck of a lot more than most people would do.

It's a sad day in America where people rely on Youtube/ tabloids to get their information. It's also sad when people hate someone they have never met all because of a **EDITED** recorded conversation or whatever lame excuse they are using these days. I say get off the internet and go read his book, you might learn something of the real man called "Dog the Bounty Hunter".

God Bless Dog and the Chapman family.

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." ~ Elbert Hubbard [[We still love you Dog]]


L K   April 13th, 2010 12:45 am ET

I cannot believe half the things people are posting on here. It's amazing to see how many people are exactly what they are griping about. Some people have said Dog's a racist and always will be, but anyone who has seen the show knows that his preacher is not white. Even the cleanest of people curse and use derogitory words, it slips sometimes and there are a lot of the fans who believe that the thing with Dog's son was all part of a money hungry child. Duane probably pissed him off and his way of getting back at him was to get him angry so he would say things he really didn't mean. I've been watching this show since 04 and I personally think it's the best show on TV (aside from Supernatural). The Chapman family is great and would do anything for anyone and this fan ain't ever gonna quit supporting them!

Thank you to the Chapman family for being wonderful people and God Bless you all!


ladavis7   April 13th, 2010 12:45 am ET

WOW...Gerald Jolly and June.....what a toxic personalities!?...where do you get your frame of reference....Do you know DOG personally?...because that constant spew of ignorance is getting offensive and to be honestly quite old....expand your vocabulary and grammer skills...learn some new adjectives at least. June needs to do some fact checking...Tim is not Dog's real brother....He made his own mistakes which lead to his exit from the show. Just because a person uses the "n" word doesn't make them a racist. African American's use it all the time. Does that make every African American that has used that word a racist?...No....

A Smith.....What does this have to do with DOG? Apparantly, you have never seen the show. Blanket statements are not truthful to everyone and do more harm than good. Dog is different than the majority of Bounty Hunters....He tries to help fix problems that lead to repeat offenders. Most bounty hunter are just there to make a buck and do not care about what happens to the person. Dog and his team uses non-conventional ways to get the job done with the utmost respect for the safety for all parties involved. DOG and his crew uses pepper spray which is a common item in every woman's purse. I don't know anyone willing do his job armed only with a can of mace...that in itself is a commendable. Not to mention he and his posse put one of the most heinous rapist (Andrew Luster) in the world in jail. The most powerful government could not do that. He did it with 2 other people.

Dog has made his share of mistakes....we all have. (Even if some people would rather bring out the faults in others while ignoring their own.) He has never claimed to be perfect. Just because his mistake was broadcast around the world does not mean he is not deserving of forgiveness. Since then, he has made great efforts to make a wrong a right. If you dont believe me, do you own research. (The National Enquirer does not count as a reputable source🙂 ) We need to give him a chance.


Blueyz80   April 13th, 2010 1:03 am ET

AMEN! Thank you=) You could not have said that more perfectly!


Nicole   April 13th, 2010 5:13 pm ET

I agree with you 100%!!!


Christina Cheri A (Arkansas)(twitter)   April 13th, 2010 1:02 am ET

I am heartbroken by these comments. First from all the judgmental spewing. Second, I don't know the Chapman family personally at all but his show is still on the air because people enjoy watching... I know I do. If you dont, then dont watch, pretty simple. Who cares about the language? Again, offensive to you... dont watch. Some people swear more than others, does that take president over the good he (they) have in their (his) heart and that he is doing for others. So many bounty hunters do this as just a job, they do not. They take it as an opportunity to right a wrong, give second chances, heal a broken soul and I dont know how many times I have seen Dog get emotional over people he doesn't know. The Chapman not only take pride in what they do but they give and they care. If more people in the world had hearts like theirs it would be a better place. The Chapmans take the time to talk to their bounties and try and make a difference. Once you've been down, it's hard to get back up, especially when the whole world is telling them they are no good just because of your past. Dog and his family try and give these people the glimmer of hope they need and sometimes that is all it takes, just knowing someone believes in them. Dog and his family give out futures. Can everyone be reached, no of course not, but does that make them give up??? Nope, they try just as hard for everyone. How many of you have lived perfect lives with no mistakes... sometimes a second chance would have been nice wouldn't it? Who cares about the criminals? Who is out there trying to make a change? Are you??? The Chapman's are! I would much rather live in a world with cursing,good hearts, second chances and hope than a world with clean language and coldness. I am thrilled to know that there are people still in the world that actually care about people because they are people and do not attach pasts to a person... Everyone can change if they are shown the way and shown love, that's all they are trying to do, make the world a better place where they can. God Bless you Chapmans!!!


anne haney   April 13th, 2010 1:03 am ET

we love you dog keep up the good work u help try to change people for the better ur whole family is amazing so glad i had the chance to meet you


LatriciaLynn   April 13th, 2010 1:04 am ET

Has there never been anyone in this world who has said a hateful word out of anger and wanted to take it back after all was said and done. Have you ever called someone fat or ugly? Does that make you prejudice to fat and ugly people? No, it's something you've said to someone in the heat of the moment, more than likely someone you love as well. So why is he being crucified if he did say it?
This man has made a difference in the lives of many people all over our country and has impacted our children. Whatever went on personally between a PRIVATE conversation between family is irrelevant, see my reason above. Does it make it ok? No, but the point I'm making is we ALL at one time have said something to someone in our lives inappropriate that we wish we hadn't said or didn't mean.
This is a man who has walked the road of hell and back and built himself back up. It's so easy for those who haven't worked as hard who look at what another person has aquired and try to take them down a notch with anything you possibly can. because you envy them or because you like to see those who have reached success fail because you yourself have lacked to look within your own self and reached out to your own full potential.
I say leave him be, it was a private conversation, we've all said things in the heat of the moment that we don't mean after we speak them and I believe this was the case.
Not only has he built himself up from the ground up, but he is also a loving father, have you seen the way he interacts with all of the children? Does that look like a man who is full of such hate to be racist? because racisim is hate. I see a man who has been honest to those who follow him and brutally honest might I add, and if you cannot see the good he's doing, then obviously you do not know enough about him and his family to comment or you just see someone you think got a lucky break and you envy them.
Before you speak against someone else, think about things you've said and done yourself; now let me ask you this, have you confessed and been honest and owned up to those things the way Duane "Dog" Chapman has? If you have then you would have respect for one outstanding man.
Keep up the work Dog, Beth, Duane, Lisa, Leland, Justin & the rest of you!


Tania   April 13th, 2010 1:14 am ET

Wow! The judgement that you all have passed is unbelievable!! You don't believe he is a christian? Obviously you aren't either. Let me remind you the bible says, do NOT judge lest you be judged. You do not know his heart. Only he and his God know his heart.

Once a racist always a racist? Ask Obama if that is true. If it weren't for the white population in this country Obama wouldn't be president. After all, there aren't enough registered black voters to elect an official on their own to lead the country.

No one looks up to him? Really? How about the people he gets out of jail and helps get into rehab? How about his kids? Ohhhh thats right Dog isn't human because he is on TV.

You all need a reality check. Hate is as rampent in those that scream we want peace and equality for all, as the white supremist they all claim to fight against. Wake up people, you all throw stones and forget someday someone might notice you live in a glass house and throw a few back.


ANNIE   April 13th, 2010 1:15 am ET

HATERS only hate the things they can't have the people they can't be. It's an ugly little thing called JEALOUSY!!!


jojo   April 13th, 2010 1:16 am ET

I love dog and his family. I look up to all of them. I think he is a great person. I love watching his show and I lesson to him. he teaches what he knows and thing that he has been though. I learn alot from him and his family. i hope he will always gives us his knowledge because I look up to him. and anyone speaking badly about him and his family all I got to say to you is Don't be jealous!!!


Taylor Koepke   April 13th, 2010 1:20 am ET

Im a huge fan of Dogs! I think he is amazing and so is his family. Yes, he has made mistakes, all of us have made mistakes at one time or another and more than likely we will still make mistakes as we get older. But we and everyone around us forget about our mistakes, so why can non of you just say i make mistakes to and forget about what he has so and worry about what you have done. I will always support Dog and his family no matter what happens. Stop hating on them, they are people like you and I so forget about their mistakes! Thank you!!


Ddub_Solja713   April 13th, 2010 1:20 am ET

Wowwww looks like alotta pplz been sippin on the haterade...first of all i met dog and the Posse in Houston Texas on March 26 while doing his book tour and i must say that they are the most humble and sweetest ppl ever!! how u gonna sit there and judge sumone wen u haven't ever spent time with them or got to know them as a person...so wut if they cuss!!! Who doesnt...geez ppl he isn't perfect and neither are you!!! no one is!! alls i can say is DOG ROCKS and i love him and his familia!!!
ENOUGH SAID!!!


laura   April 13th, 2010 1:26 am ET

DOG AND HIS FAMILY ARE THE BEST .🙂


Terri   April 13th, 2010 1:29 am ET

We have been fans of Dog and their Family and show since it started...have read both books and follow all of them on twitter as they are as we speak backing up the hawaii community and state due to less days in school and the school admin staff will not speak to anyone...but Dog and Beth are right now doing their part to keep the kids in school 5 days a week and teachers paid more as they should be nationwide! If all of you knew what you were talking about before you start runnin your mouths and bashing them...do a little research and find out what the hell you are talking about before openng your mouth and talking crap about things you all do in your normal lives everyday! Everyone curses in their lifetime and around their kids...cmon people!! BEFORE YOU JUDGE TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR OWN BEHAVIOR! YOU ARE NOT PERFECT...NONE OF US ARE AND THATS WHY WE ARE NOT GOD...DOG IS A GOD'S HELPER AND HELPING TO MAKE THIS WORLD BETTER FOR ALL OF US!
SO STOP WITH THE CRITICISM AND SMACK TALKIN! DOG AND THE WHOLE FAMILY ARE READING THIS...THEY ARE POSTING ABOUT IT ON TWITTER...SO IF ALL OF YOU TALKIN SMACK ARE MISTAKE FREE AND NEVER DO NO WRONG THEN YOU WOULDNT BE LIVING ON EARTH RIGHT?? RIGHT!!
SHAME ON ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR ATTITUDES AND WILLINGNESS IN WANTING TO JUDGE...IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU ARE PERFECT THEN GO VOLUNTEER FOR EVERYTHING YOU CAN AND DONATE ALL YOUR TIME AND MONEY AND GO TO CHURCH THREE TIMES A WEEK AND IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DO ANY OF THAT...THEN SHUT UP!!
DOG AND FAMILY...WE LOVE YOU! COME SEE US IN OMAHA NEBRASKA ANYTIME!!


Lisa   April 13th, 2010 1:30 am ET

Yes, Dog has made some mistakes. He is not perfect. We all make mistakes. No one is perfect. I really love the show, because he and his family try so hard to help people. To show the fugitives the error of their ways, and help them make the needed changes in their lives. They try and get addicts into rehab instead of doing hard time in jail. They try to help the fugitives become closer to God, whom they need to seek for forgiveness. The Chapmans are strong advocates on the war against drugs. They also take time out of their busy schedules to go to schools and talk with children about the evils of drugs. They spend many hours doing charity work.

I had the honor of meeting the Chapmans on Dog's recent book tour. It was a day I will never forget. They are such kind people. It was fun to talk and joke around with them. I will never forget the kind words that Dog said to me. Words that really uplifted me and made me feel better about myself.

I am very grateful that the Chapmans are making Hawaii a little safer for the people that live there. I would personally like to thank the Chapmans for the work they perform. They put their lives on the line everyday, when many people are not willing to do so, and I am grateful.


Carleycass   April 13th, 2010 1:32 am ET

Love Dog, Beth, Leland, and especially Duane Lee. It takes great people to do what they do. They are very down to earth people, they aren't looking for hand outs to support their business. Instead they are putting thousands of dollars to bail these criminals out of jail in hopes that these people will do what they are supposed to. Go to court and stay out of jail. If you were going to be out thousands of dollars for these runners, wouldn't you go looking for them too? I know that I sure would and I might get a little angry about it, but they seem to always be willing to help these criminals try for a better life.

Keep up the good work guys! Love you all!!!!!


Christina   April 13th, 2010 1:33 am ET

So it sounds like most of you dislike "Dog". I suppose you have your own personal reasons, maybe you are a racist, or jealous, who knows your reason.

You sure are his Judge and Jury!!!! I mean, if his family can forgive him, who are you? Does he need to be "Perfect"? Oh wait, are you? Are you Perfect? I am NOT!!!!! I have made MANY mistakes, and I bet I will make many more before I die. I ask for forgiveness daily though, and try to do better.

But I get it, He is on A & E, so that puts Dog at the top of the list of Perfection. Him and his family, I got you now.

Do you all feel better now that you all have ripped on their looks? You know, making fun of the way they look. Their weight, hair, smell, clothes. Now let's get to their family, You also ripped on them too.

You all must be the greatest. come on now, let's see some of your pictures, and I mean your real live pictures. Are you missing some teeth? Do you have hair? Are you over weight, or under weight? Are you too tall? or too short? How is your family? Perfect? Dysfunctional? Do you even have a family, or is that why you are too busy messing with this family?

You are complaining about his job. Do you have a job? or are you a Leach off of the Government? Sucking all of the money out the real tax payers, such as "Dog"?

In the Bible it says:

Luke 6:37

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.

So go ahead a keep on judging, shame on you.

As for Gerald Jolly, have you ever met Dog? Have you ever witnessed with your own eyes and nose, if he is dirty or smelly as you are saying? If you have not, maybe you should close your mouth, you are spreading lies you don't even know what you are talking about. Have you ever been to Hawaii? Have you ever been off your sofa? Well I have been to Hawaii, and I met Dog. He is NOT smelly, or dirty. Either is anyone member of his family.

As for Pat Davis, you are just a poor soul that needs prayers. I am sure Dog and his family will pray for you and show you mercy.

I highly recommend "Dog". If you do not like it, then don't watch it. He is for sure no worse then any thing on BET, MTV, E!, COM, VH1, SPIKE. I have watched him since he came on TV, and I will continue to watch, even reruns.


dog fan   April 13th, 2010 1:40 am ET

Stop hating on people that most of you have never met and never probably will. This family is great they do a job most wouldnt ever think to do so. to all the haters why dont you try walking a mile in the shoes of the chapmans until then quit hating on them


Brisnna Loyd   April 13th, 2010 1:41 am ET

I have been a fan of Dog the Bounty hunter and his family since the show started. I love that they work to help the people they hunt down. I think that the whole family does a lot of good and all this negative bashing is such a sad thing to see. So he's made some mistakes, some bigger than others, but who in life hasn't. At least he's learning from them, and is trying to help others learn from them to. He is making a difference each and everyday just like the rest of his family.

I'm glad that A & E brought the show back because it is a good one! I know some don't like the swearing going on but the family has addressed that it's not an easy habit to break especially in their field of work. I know that I swore all the time after I was in a car accident and broke my back (especially in therapy). It's taken me 11 years to break that habit and I'm not surrounded by others who swear nonstop (the criminals I mean).


Jenna   April 13th, 2010 1:41 am ET

All of the haters are going to focus on one thing and blow it out of proportion. Dog has done far more good than bad for his community. He has a great family that supports the family business. I think that Dog, Beth, Leland, Duane Lee, and Baby Lisa are living the American Dream.

Thanks for all that you do!


idont getit   April 13th, 2010 1:42 am ET

I gotta start by saying, I have never seen this man's show and I don't know much about his family, however...

I do remember a few years ago hearing the tape of his "N-word" rant, and in all honesty, SO WHAT. He said he was sorry and moved on with his life. How many of the people who left all the negative comments have never said something you regretted later? NONE. The difference is your kid didn't record you saying it and sell it so the whole world could hear it. But to go so far as to say he's not Christian...who died and made YOU God? I happen to have anger management issues AND a pretty extensive vocabulary, so I know how the heat of the moment can cause your mouth to move faster than your brain. As a CHRISTIAN, I PRAY for help with it every day.

Get over yourselves already. If all of you were the perfect human beings you pretend to be, you certainly would have something better to do than advertising your ignorance on a LKL blog.


nicole   April 13th, 2010 1:44 am ET

Anyone hating on Dog and his family, maybe if you guys read Dog's books, then you would get a better understanding of who he is and where he comes from. read his books and see everything that him and his family has gone through. you would realize Dog, along with the rest of his family, are wonderful people who really do care about others. most people would not give a hoot about the people they arrest but Dog does. that says a lot about him as a person. See it shows a lot that they do not let rude and unnecessary comments affect their lives and what they do.

God and everyone else who has met them or knows them or is a fan knows that Dog is a wonderful man and is doing great things for the justice system. Pretty sure if you were such a horrible person you would not be trying to get drugs off the streets or help the people who are in trouble.

God bless you Dog and your family. Keep up the great work!!!


Patty W   April 13th, 2010 1:46 am ET

Dear Dog and family,
I think you all are great. Remember when you read some of these comments that not everyone is going to like you, no matter what you do or say. But that is fine, you just keep on being you. There are plenty of people that do love you all. We are the people that you should be concerned about. If the haters don't like you, well so be it, that's their loss.


Leighanne   April 13th, 2010 1:48 am ET

I LOVE DTBH and watch it religiously. I could care less if he's a racist or not, and it's ridiculous that that's the only ammunition you people have against him. I make racist remarks from time to time, yet I have friends and family of all races and nationalities...here's a newsflash...WE ALL DO! If you're sitting there saying you never have, then you are LYING. Just because someone else is successful and helping people, doesn't mean that all the losers at home, sitting on their computers 24/7 have to pick at him for one little thing that he's done wrong, which, mind you, was a PRIVATE conversation. What the hell does the president have to do with this. I think the current president is COMPLETELY incapable of the job, and is going to destroy this country. And that opinion has absolutely nothing to do with what color he is. It's really annoying to have to keep reminding people that he's only HALF black anyway, so even though all the black people are excited about having the "first black president", everyone else can still say the president is white. He's bi-racial. We've all gotten over it. If he was actually doing a decent job at running the country, no one would be complaining. Leave Dog alone about the racism crap, because I can guarantee every single one of you has said something that someone else would consider racist. It's a fact of life. Educate yourself, and find a different card to play!


amanda   April 13th, 2010 1:51 am ET

Duane "Dog" Chapman is an insperation to people. When he is down he is able to pick himself back up. I like that he works with his family. Stop dweling on the past and look at all the good he has done! I like the fact the Larry King had him on the show and hope he has hime on again!


Dogs fan   April 13th, 2010 2:18 am ET

First and foremost dog and beth are GREAT people . My granddaughter who is three is in love with the dog . we recently went to a book signing and they took there time to love hug kiss pickup my grandaughter as if she was there own. please do not judge till you have read both the books they are the best and explain alot... Love you dog and beth and the crew keep up the great work!!!!


Valerie`   April 13th, 2010 2:19 am ET

I like Dog the Bounty Hunter, the show and the man.
I think that he exposes street level drug abuse peeling back the layers of hurt and pain to reveal humanity, kindness and care. Something that these bounties may never see or experience if they don't get it from Dog or Beth.

I was not always a fan and at one time hoped Mexico would keep him.
But have changed my attitude after giving the show a chance.


Johnymn   April 13th, 2010 2:42 am ET

Omg people do you seriously have nothing better to do than sit on here and try to belittle someones accomplishments. Duane dog chapman is human. he has made mistakes in the past, well all have remember he without sin may cast the first stone. So no one really has the right to judge him. At least he took the past as a chance for change and that's a lot more than you can say about a lot of people. I also think you need to get over the fact that he said the n word and was exploited over it . I mean do you guys ever go out in public ? You can't hardly walk down the street with out hearing the word I mean it's alost a common greeting amung the younger African American population now days. Kinda a double standard that they call them selves that but if a white person does it's racism some how that just doesn't compute with me. You know what I really think it is? I think it's Americas somewhat sick obsession with negativity. Noone can ever just be happy that someone is successful at what they do. Maybe it's just because all the nay Sayers are just jealous they are not near as successful as Duane and Beth. You guys are doing gods work never stop no matter what anyone says. It's great to see that someone cares. Oh who cares about all the swearing if you mind it that much don't listen that's all I have to besides it's not what cones our your mouth that makes it dirty it's what you put in. Lol


Ginger   April 13th, 2010 2:49 am ET

First of all... to all the ones that left negative comments about dog and his family...IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEM THAN DON'T WATCH THEM!!!
Yeah, they have their faults, as we all do. They are not perfect and neither are you! We are all human being, the racists that i'm seeing here tonight is you! You are the ones that have so much anger, so much hate that you have to wright about it.
Some of you say that you're speaking for America, got news for you, your speaking for your self! I'm disappointed that the ones that have so much negativity to say about the Chapmans have so much time on their hands watching something they don't like.
For the ones that are DOG FANS that posted a comment, don't let these judgmental haters get you worked up. They're just jelouse of Dog and his crew!
YOU GOT ALOT OF FANS ON YOUR SIDE CHAPMANS, YOU ALWAYS HAVE!


candace parnell   April 13th, 2010 3:14 am ET

duane champman the dog is the best person i saw and read about how he changed peoples lives. it only starts with one person to change a person life then more people will follow. as for me i feel the need to help people as does dog.. out of all the messages you can give someone maybe one will stand out and get through to someone and save there life. we are all the same black,white,purple are green we are people. at least one person is trying to make a difference. we need more people like dog to help our brothers and sister out there in the world... can you say you saved a life? i did saved my dad from the drug life.. dog is the inspiration in my life and to many people in the world. only the weak feed on people that are trying to make a difference. so what if he said the n word! i hear it all the time and all the crap people say. dog and his family is great for what they do! i love you dog and the family for what they do in there life from the up and downs.


ruger147   April 13th, 2010 3:33 am ET

Some people are really ignorant thinking that what law enforcement does for is us harsh, but the reality is is that they criminals made the bed so they can lie in it! They are criminals, that is the life they have CHOOSE to live! If they don't want there door busted down or family and friends to be harassed maybe they should not be criminals and fugitives. I am glad the FBI and DEA and Police and bounty hunters are out there to catch these people for the sack of my kids!

Oh and how are you to judge if Dog is christian or not, that should be between him and god!!!


Oahu_Girlz   April 13th, 2010 3:34 am ET

First of all, to all the people who are bashing Dog and his family...I'm disappointed that you can be so judgemental. We all make mistakes. No one is perfect and for those of you that said you're speaking for America, get over yourself, who put you in charge as America's spokesman? NO ONE!
To all the Dog fans and beleive me there are millions of Dod fans, don't let all this BS get you fired up, they're all just jelouse, that they are not famous and have fans of their own.
Obviously, some people are watching Dog when they don't even like him, Huh? That doesn't make sense! If I see something I don't like, I turn the channel. Way too much time on you hands Guys. I hope the best for all of you and I will pray for you as well, to help with all of that Dramatic hatered you all have!


julie   April 13th, 2010 3:40 am ET

dog is an very inspirition to people he is to me he is a very big hearted person people shouldn't anything if not nice


Katt   April 13th, 2010 3:53 am ET

Wow.... Really?... are people still like that? Some one can't make a mistake? Because someone said the "N" word that makes them a racist? Wow, Judge, jury, and exacutioner. Ok let he who is with out sin cast the first stone. Why are you so angry? Is it because you too have used the "N" word and this is an " it takes one to know one" kind of situation? Or is it that you really are that concious of the world around you that you never use any dirogatory comments? You have never made fun of some one for being over weight? You have never gotten mad at "stupid" drivers and called out their race a long with some other colorful words. Please. every one does it. Give me a break. Just because the man is on TV doesnt mean he isnt human. Doesn't mean he dont make mistakes. Get over it...


Dani   April 13th, 2010 4:11 am ET

Maybe spending time learning appropriate english might be a good place to start before attacking Dog and his family. Let those with clean minds and hands cast the first stone. Please show the government how to make the prison system self-sufficient Dog. Why are hard working men and women in this country living on the streets because they lost their homes while rapists and murderers have a bed and three meals a day?? Why aren't we outraged about that????????????


M1ssnuttie   April 13th, 2010 4:48 am ET

Dog Chapman and family , yes they said and done things in their past who hasnt ?
the language and the word people are jumping on ..... what about music videos and songs in the charts .. eminem and such like, the words they use, the language used is much much worse. kids can listen to that any where any time . kids at school a shopping trip kids hear swearing its life . my autistic son & daughter watch the show all the time , they learned so much positive things , like drugs are bad fighting isnt right ect , my son learned to read with dogs 1st book..
the show Dog Beth the whole crew thank you🙂


Chapman Family Fan   April 13th, 2010 5:14 am ET

I don't understand as to why people has to dislike (will not use hate, it's a harsh word) Dog! Everyone makes mistakes in life, not just once or twice but several times! Dog is what you call a true man, because he admitted that he made a mistake and appologised. He's the bigger man, why don't people dislike the other people who has to continue denying what that did when everyone knows that they are lieing?!

TO THE CHAPMAN FAMILY,

I don't care how many times anyone makes a mistake, I'll always be a Dog the Bounty Hunter fan for life! Keep up the good work! You are always in my prayers! Love You Guys! God Bless!


Lits   April 13th, 2010 5:38 am ET

Dog is a hypocrite and so is his family! I hear he slept around a LOT as well.

What about second chances for wrestlers, Dog? You make people SICK with your stupid ways. No wonder you and Hulk Hogan get a long so well, he dates people who look like and are young enough to be his daughter!

His show deserves to be canceled!


Jeff Hardy fan   April 13th, 2010 5:40 am ET

So Dog, how is MONIQUE? Talked with her lately?


Jeff Hardy fan   April 13th, 2010 5:49 am ET

Dog was so rude to a wrestler recently who did NOT deserve to be treated that way. The Chapmans are hypocrites, the family deserves to have the show canceled! Jeff Hardy deserves an apology from Beth and Dog.

No Wonder Dog and Hulk get along so well. they are both has-beens and washed up!

I heard Dog slept around a lot also with some people he shouldn't have! He is filth.


bamarocks:)   April 13th, 2010 11:43 am ET

I wasn't there. Were you? All I know Twitter is not the place to call people names theres always the phone. I've always had a motto that I live by, if you can't say it to my face then don't say it all. Slanderous words Publicly is not cool:( BTW The Chapman's LOVE their children and private time. I'm a JH fan too but I'm very ashamed of the incident. There would have been no retaliation from fans if there wasn't anything said publicly. GOD BLESS THE CHAPMANS & THE GREAT WORK THEY DO:) ALOHA


Nicole   April 13th, 2010 5:26 pm ET

No one was there but them so no one knows what happened and for Jeff hrady and his wife to post on Twitter about the chapman wAs immature and stupid. Why are you bringing up his past? There is a reAson it is your past. People make mistakes dude move on from what he did like 30 some years ago. I'm sure you aren't perfect either. Dog is a great person who does a lot if great things for others. Maybe jeff hardy shouldn't be such a baby and throw a hissy fit for not getting attention from Dog.


Nicola   April 13th, 2010 6:47 am ET

Dog Chapman and his family are making a living clearing up the dead end wasters of this work and good look to them ! He pays his bills, pays his taxes, lives a decent life and has taught as many people as he can the error of his ways and whats right from wrong !

Good luck to the guy and his family for everything he achieves ! And who wouldnt give their right arm for the fame and adoration he has achieved because lets be honest, the negative comments that have been posted here are born of jelousy and an indignation which shows these people have a serious chip on their shoulder about people who are capable of change and who are capable of actually making something of their lives. (Oh, and have probably been on the wrong side of the law themselves ?!)

Its really easy to sit in judgement of anyone in todays world. Its not easy to make something of your life, to take responsibility of the mistakes they have made and move forward and not get swamped in bitterness and resentment towards other people.

I am not a person who needs 'God' or 'Christinaity' or any other 'religion' to tell me what is right or wrong. I have 2 parents to do that for me. Some people dont have that, clearly Dog didnt in his early days and he did what he needed to do. Give the guy and his family a break and get a life ! Good luck to him and his family – you keep doing what youre doing !!


Tonja   April 13th, 2010 6:58 am ET

Can't wait to read the new book! So happy that A&E brought the show back...its one of my favorites. I wonder how many lives have been touched and changed by the haters here? How many people will stand before God and thank Him for YOU? I dare say the ones who are thankful for crossing paths with Dog will far outweigh the haters. He has touched many lives and helped many people (how often do I hear them say "thank you" as they are being taken into jail!)...this is a man truly doing what he was created by God to do! Keep on pressing on Dog team!! 🙂


Eleanor   April 13th, 2010 6:59 am ET

I look up to Duane "Dog" Chapman, and all of his family. They are totally inspirational to all who can open their hearts and see past their mistakes. They may be bounty hunters, but they're still human.

Lots of these comments are just plain rude. I'm pretty sure that you wouldn't dare to say that to his face.

As for the shocking comment "Once a racist, always a racist," well, i would love to hear how you "know" Mr. Chapman's thought on America's current President.

As a final note to the authors of the derogitory comments that have been left here, that are not ashamed, grow up, and realise, that in the real world, you won't have your keyboard to hide behind.


Tonya Bergeron   April 13th, 2010 7:47 am ET

Ok, I'm pretty sure that none of you that have downed "The Dog" have ever walked on water right?! None of us are perfect, what makes the difference is that Dog admitted he screwed up and made ammends for it. I personaly look up to the whole family. They have a strong family dynamic, they are hard workers, and they keep God in their lives, these are things I strive for everyday! Thank you to Dog and the whole crew for the amazing things you do!


Evie   April 13th, 2010 7:52 am ET

What do people honestly get from sitting on forums all day making someone feel bad. Yes he made mistakes, but when you make mistakes, would you appreciate 100's of people kicking you while you were down? I think we all need to get off our high horses and deal with our own lives.obviously the show is suitable for kids, it involves drug addicts and thats not dogs fault! More to the point, hes a father, grandfather, brother, uncle and son! Hardly what i class a monster to be.


DCPORB   April 13th, 2010 8:02 am ET

I work as a drug court officer, but before I started this job, I was watching Duane & Beth and their family "go get the bad guy/gal." They go out every job and find drug users that have "forgotten" or just plain didn't go to their court dates. I am not proud of the language/verbiage that is used when collecting some of these people. Oftentimes, it's the ONLY language they understand and it's what they comprehend. I don't necessarily like using cursing/foul mouthed words, but if it means they'll listen (or hear) what I'm saying, then by all means, I'll use those words. I've never been a drug user, but I support the Chapman's for where they've been, where they came from, what they've done, and what they've learned along their paths. When I met Beth Chapman @ our local B.A.M. book signing recently, I found her to be very genuine. I wish I could have spend more time with her. I'm proud to say that I am an unnamed friend of hers, which is why I have a picture of her and I talking as my Facebook profile picture. Both she and Dog, and all of their children, are my heros, for making rights out of their past wrong-doings. Chapmans, you are my friends and I support you! Now go out there and get the next user off the streets and hopefully impact his/her life enough to make them want to change for the better.


Brandy Ashby   April 13th, 2010 8:44 am ET

I Love the show and Love the Book , Meet the Chapmans at the book signing in The Woodlands, Texas and they are all very kind people. Im a fan and always will be. So to the people complaning if you dont like it dont watch it ..... There are plenty of people who do !


Diane Guilliams   April 13th, 2010 8:52 am ET

I don't care what the so called critics are saying about Dog. I feel he has changed many lives. What they are doing catching fugitives is not for ratings, i.e., as one person said kicking down doors for ratings. They are getting people who are dealing drugs, taking drugs, or causing hurt and death off the street and getting them help. Dog and his posse do not forget about those people they capture. Dog is a true Christian and God's gift not only to his family but to the people he comes into contact every day either in person or via media. As far as when A & E took off the show after Dog's comments, those comments were in the heat of the moment, everyone says things they don't really mean in the heat of the moment. We have all done it. If you are a Godly person such as Dog, you ask for forgiveness from God first and your family second. It doesn't matter if those you don't know forgive. God and Family. The most important things in Dog's life. As far as this diehard fan goes, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, DOG. GOD BLESS YOU, BETH, DUANE LEE, LELAND, LISSA, WESLEY, JUSTIN, TIM, AND THE REST OF THE CHAPMAN CLAN!!


DianeT   April 13th, 2010 8:56 am ET

Wow I can not for the life of me understand why so many people find the necessity to bad mouth this family. I would truly hope the ones that wrote those negative comments will never have the nerve to call them selves a fan. I love the show and I love what they do. I only wish they would come here and help clean up my state. Believe me we have enough of them. Not to mention when I issue my Writs they can come pick them guys up for us too. Make my job easier : )

I give much Mahalo to all that family does. I WIsh them all the best.


Misty Hogan   April 13th, 2010 9:06 am ET

I am going to be completely honest here. I have watched the show for awhile now. When I first started watching it was not a 100% sure about it. But after watching several episodes I began to think you know this guy is for real. And his family is too! I continued to watch the show and it is now a fixture in our home on Wednesday night. My children watch the show and learn valuable lessons and see the true effects of drugs and crime on the lives of everyone. They also see a human that is willing to give people second and sometimes third chances. That is rare in today's society in which some people don't even give a first chance...evident by some of these comments on here.

If you have never experienced an ice addict or a woman who has been beaten so badly she is terrified NOT to do what perp says then I suggest you visit your local detox center or a battered womans shelter. This family not only talks to the "jump" and tries to get through to them but I have watched on many episode Beth encourage and provide resource to the victims!!

As for making mistakes well my thoughts are hey we are all human! I know for fact that I believe in God and I raise my children to believe in God but guess what my language may not always reflect my desire to serve God.....that happens to most of us at some time or the other.

I took my children to meet Dog & his family (Beth, Duane Lee & Leland) at his book signing. I was excited as they were. And the Chapman family did not let us down. Duane Lee was precious with my children helping my oldest daughter get her book ready for Dog to sign...he took time to make a picture with our family. Beth took time with each of my 3 children and made a picture with them. Leland squatted to get on my children's level and made a picture with them. Dog was beyond nice to them and when we told him that we think a lot of how he takes time to try and make a difference in those lives of his jumps & thanked him he told us that is what it is all about reaching that one life.

I highly suggest you get his book and read them...read his story and get to know him before casting stones. He is a man who has overcome a lot of obstacles in his life. He has walked the mile in those shoes so therefore he can offer wisdom to those in the back of his vehicle!!

I am here only to support a family that I believe strongly in. They are great examples of what law enforcement should be. You never know when you might be that one person who makes a difference in someone's life...that your words may start the healing of someone or the destruction of someone.

And my motto is this...Guard your thoughts they become your words..Guard your words they become your actions...Guard your actions they become your character.

Thank you for allowing me to express my support for the Chapman family!


Kim   April 13th, 2010 9:20 am ET

I watch dogs show all the time what him and family is doing is awesome getting these scum bags off the streets. Its sad to see how many people are rude becuz of something that was said....what if one of these scum bags did something to your family and dog was the one to get him i bet you wouldnt be sitting here talking sh!t you would be thanking him KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND KEEP GETTING THESE DIRT BAGS


Proud to be an American   April 13th, 2010 9:54 am ET

Only in this country of ours can a person say such remarks about a person while hiding behind a computer screen...First, I am pretty sure Pat has some racist issues of their own...I have seen all races put down by other races my whole life and the only ones who should be mad are the Native Americans because they were here first and we took their land and put in them on reservations made of crappy farm land and gave them little. Second, Christians are not to judge and I heard a lot of judgement in the first part so does this make you all with your negative comments not Christians??? Dog and his family do care...they do make mistakes and learn from them as we all should...My kids and I have met them and they have taught my family why drugs are bad..You can tell children all along drugs are bad and don't do it, but at least Dog shows you the life you will have on drugs and trys to help those same people overcome their illness....So whether you like him or not, you have to see that kids now know what ice is, what meth is and what abuse is...Your kids all swear when away from you cuz its the culture this country has gone to...Wrong, yea but I would rather my kids see why drugs are bad first hand before they are old enough to have it offered to them at a party...So rock on Dog and family and for those who don't like it, get off your high horse cuz you aren't perfect and should not judge those you don't know..Don't waste your time commenting and reading if you don't like the person...Only a jealous person would spend time reading a blog this long and make rude comments if you really don't like them...Look in a mirror before you judge and throw stones.


ljanellie   April 13th, 2010 10:03 am ET

Seems to me that everyone who has such harsh words for Dog and his family have missed the point entirely on what his message is all about. When you are someone who has gone through the things in life that he has, you are someone that can understand the ups and downs of being on the wrong side of the law and someone who struggles with addiction.

I would challenge anyone on here who disagrees with what he does or how he handles situations to live a day in his shoes. Have you ever tried to reason with someone that is tweakin'? There IS no reasoning. You can't sit down with these people and say "please". You have to be firm. And what would you do if they were on the other side of the door from you, knowing they are methed out and not knowing if they have a gun? Truth is, I don't think you'd do anything. But someone has to.

You complain about his tactics, but what are you doing to help clean up your community? I'm sure you're doing nothing but crying louder to your local politician that nothings being done. So don't bash on a man that is trying.

And what about the addicts? What happens to them once they do get out of jail? As it is today, nothing. There is no support, there is no second chance. Society looks at them as lost souls and casts them out. And by doing so, it puts them back in the position to do dirt again because they don't feel like they belong.

So anyone on here that can legitimately say that they are doing something to help clean up the streets and help these people get back in to a healthy, productive life?..Well, then you may have not only have a right to speak but also have some constructive suggestions on how to handle things differently. Otherwise just shut your pieholes.

God bless the Chapman family. At least they are doing something!! I wish them the very best and support them 100%.


laurie anne :)   April 13th, 2010 10:56 am ET

Dog is awesome so is his family. I love the chapmans they support us fans/friends all the way through.. the past is the past and its time too move on and Dog made mistakes we all do in life so get over it people!!

you know the chapmans are going too be around for along time too come.

Im totally stoked when the come here too Canada i can't wait too meet them and finally say "THANK YOU" in person!!

i met alot of my friends because of The Chapmans. i wouldn't trade in for the world.

LIfe is too short too always stick too the past and Dog's done his share and too me hes making a difference! over 6000 hunts you can't go wrong!!!!

Dog/Chapman family you are number 1 in my books!!!!


Amanda   April 13th, 2010 11:19 am ET

We all say things that we shouldnt in the heat of the moment. Like maybe you are driving home from work and a guy cuts you off and you call him MotherF**ker to where he heard it only to find out a month later, when you are being pulled over for speeding, that he is a cop. Dont laugh! It happened to me. Lets just say I didnt get out of that ticket
So we all do it and it always comes back to haunt our asses, so give the man a break!


Mollie   April 13th, 2010 11:21 am ET

ok this really upsets me. Just because Dog said the "N" word does not make him a racist. When he was younger he did some bad things and he did his time. Who hasn't done something stupid or dumb in their lives? As far as the swearing goes I am sorry but who doesn't swear? Have you heard him swear around his little ones? I haven't. SOOOOOOOOOO you hear him swear on the show big deal. Those guys gotta get themselves in the mode to get some one and that is one of their ways but I have always seen after every show how kind they all are to them. Even that one guy hurt baby lyssa. Dog if you read this don't ever give up on what you are doing. You and your awesome family are great and you make a difference in so many peoples life's. I hope to get to meet you one day =]


Leanne   April 13th, 2010 11:26 am ET

The Chapman family risk their life everyday to make the world a better place a better place and use their past as a motivation for themselves and others. Imagine if there were more people like the Chaoman family who made everyday a day to improve the life of others as well as themselves who got up every morning to make the world a better place to live. As far as I am concerned the show is a good show for children it gives them positive role models.
Chapmans keep it up!!!!!!!!!


Emma   April 13th, 2010 11:49 am ET

I'm not even going to bother addressing those who spewed such hateful speech, although I am reminded of a story involving a glass house and a pile of rocks. But I digress...

I believe that we are a product of our choices– the good ones as well as the not so good ones. The only thing we can hope for ourselves and each other is that we make more good choices than not. I honestly believe that "Dog" Chapman and his family are good-hearted, sincere people. I think they genuinely try to help the people they chase and I applaud all their efforts.


Jennifer   April 13th, 2010 12:10 pm ET

Reading some of these posts make me sad to be a Christian American. I have been a fan of Dog and his family since the start of the show. To those of you who think the Chapman's use too much force, let me guess...you've never lived next door to a crack or crank addict? To those who spoke of his sleeping around and bad mouthing Hogan...uh, yeah...let's not forget, it was Hogan's wife who ran off with her MUCH younger trainer! And to all others judging and casting stones, what Bible are you reading?
Keep up the great work Chapmans, can't wait till you're back in Orlando, FL...oh and thanks for the phone call Duane Lee😉


Shanna   April 13th, 2010 12:26 pm ET

I can not believe some of the hateful crap in these blogs! To all of you who dont like dog then dont watch the show! For those of your who think he is a racist read the new book and I guareentee your will have a different view ( of course most of your wont becuase your on your all mighty pedistool) I am from Atlanta and I watch dog and his family with a friend of mine who is Black ( who thinks dog is awsome) He could give a S*** about dog saying the N word. Besides the man apologized and as christians we should be forgiving and give second chances and if your not a christian well I hope you come to know God. Who has not sinned cast the first stone!!! But I am not here to push religion. Whether or not you like dog or any law official, the simple factis this: They are pulling criminals off the streets. I dont know about you but I dont want criminals running our streets. I support Dog and his family 100% and may God Bless them with every passing day!


Gerald Jolly   April 13th, 2010 12:52 pm ET

If any fool would buy this piece of human excrement's book, you do belong in the LOONEY BIN


HOLLY   April 13th, 2010 5:28 pm ET

EXCUSE ME!!!!!! MR.JOLLY! WHO ARE YOU CALLING A FOOL??!! AND I'M FAR FROM "THE LOONEY BIN" THANK YOU: (


Blueyz80   April 13th, 2010 8:17 pm ET

Holly the only reason Jolly is saying the things he's saying is because he is either jealous or a drug addict!


HOLLY   April 14th, 2010 1:25 am ET

MR.JOLLY NAME CALLING??? KARMA HMM...


Jeniffer Thompson   April 13th, 2010 1:13 pm ET

Id like to point out something to those of you leaving comments saying that "Dog" Chapman is not a real christian. Who are you to judge? That is not your place. We are all human and make mistakes, some learn from them others never do. Duane Chapman learned the hard way, and doing so he is trying to save these criminals by reaching out to them from the other side of the fence, speaking through experience, first hand. Something most people can not do. Although I am no counselor it does not take much to understand this, why dont you? But then again maybe its just something you will never understand or care to understand. I would suggest reading dogs book, maybe you will.
It would explain alot and you wouldnt be calling Dog a racist after you read the book. Go ahead, sit down and take a few hours to read it. I Dare you. When you do then you can come back to this comment page and leave all the comments you want. Do not stand there in your own shoes juding someone else you have no clue about.

You act like this man is complete loser. At least he is out there trying to make a difference and help these people change their lives for the best what are you doing?? Do you volunteer anywhere? Do you dontate money or your time to help your community? His family loves and adores him are they all wrong too? That man is a great father, and a great husband and lets not forget one of the best bounty hunters. His two sons Duane Lee and Leland are the most humble kind souls I have ever met.

Just wish people were not so hateful and judemental and negative. Dont be a hypocrite. If you want to be hateful and judge people go after the real losers in this world lord know there are way too many of them, tell them how horrible they are.

Jeniffer


ashli   April 13th, 2010 1:28 pm ET

I do believe in Dog, I believe his knowledge and his experience surpasses anyone in the administration on the reality of how it all goes...I would like to see consequence and money back to our country and Im sure that most americans would. As far as his racism, we are all coming out of a generation where ignorance was dominat. It takes time and experience to see what you have beent taught and told your whole life is not always right. Look at all the good he does for ppl of all ethnic back grounds daily, and the millions he inspires! Surely you would want to be forgiven, if you cannot forgive then why should someone grant you forgiveness? The proof is in the Pudding. These are good ppl just trying to make a difference, we should embrace that not ridicule or scrutinize.


R. Bigley   April 13th, 2010 1:29 pm ET

I bought the book , I support The Chapmans causes and I support the Chapmans. The only " excrement" that I see is people attacking another american. So what if he screwed up alot in life so what if he said the "N" word so what if his crap is another color then yours, he bleeds red blood like you, eats the same as you and I, he gets dressed the same way and he works like all of us do. How many times have you screwed up in life? Is people bashing you for it? Then what right do you have to attack another human being? You don't know them so why judge them? Turn around and walk away and ignore those who "YOU" don't like and leave them be. You don't have to have your nose so far up the arses so you have ammo to trash talk about them.
Everyone is intitled to you own opinion but you MR. Jolly has spewed more then enough. You have made you point now go web surf some where else. I for one have had my chats with the Chapmans and they are polite respectful people to their fans and freinds. I am not a fan of The Chapmans I see myself as a freind. I will continue to support them till time ends, they are human and humans make alot of mistakes all the time that is how we learn through life. Now to all the haters just think for one moment....what are you doing? Back stabbing trash talking ... something like this happens to you do you like it? NO you start a war over it. """"" DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE OTHERS DO UNTO YOU"""""" do you not teach that to your children? Practice what you preach!!
Thank you I have nothing more to say.
Chapmans! I will talk to you guys later about the help for more pressing matters. Much luv to you! B


ravenluvr   April 13th, 2010 1:31 pm ET

I am a huge DOG fan . I allow my kids to watch Dog's show because it makes them ask questions about drugs and shows them the downside to using them. Dog has done some things in his past -but that is exactly what it is his PAST , not his present . So quit beating a dead horse . Dog has paid his dues . His Family is out there doing a hard and dangerous job -it doesnt matter what the location is . A Bounty Hunter's job differs depending on where his jumps go -so if a man on bond runs from Hawaii to Florida its have badge will travel . Your theory of his just running around an island chasing down jumps is all wrong. Most of this Seasons jumps were actually filmed in Colorado – which is much more dangerous as most of the people there have some kind of firearm in their home. I say that Dog and his family ROCK and need to keep on doing their great work !!!!! LOTS OF LOVE TO THE CHAPMAN FAMILY!!!!


Andrea L   April 13th, 2010 1:41 pm ET

I'm a Chapman fan. I watch the shows and have read the books.

I have seen the compassion he displays...true compassion.

God is about LOVE...The new testament of the bible is filled with God's love and his son. FAITH in God's son dying for all of us...We as humans are not perfect but GOD put the opportunity out there for us to have "FAITH" that Jesus died for us...

Dog is not perfect, but shows compassion and love and has SHOWN MORE DIGNITY, INTERGRITY AND HUMILITY BY APOLOGIZING FOR HIS MISTAKES.

rock on Dog , Beth and the Chapman family....


Beth B.   April 13th, 2010 2:15 pm ET

Jeff Hardy fan: Um there is such a thing as wanting quality time with your kids while out in public and both Dog and Beth said that the time Jeff Hardy approached them was for the kids that were with them but he got mad at that statement..... I remember something Reba McEntire said that pretty much had the same tone.... Her time with her son was special and when some fans approached her while her son was present, she said that her time at the moment was with her son.

When Jeff Hardy has a kid and realize that, then there is no need for Dog and/or Beth to apologize for their stand in the matter!

Keep up the good work Dog and Posse!


Julie Ann   April 13th, 2010 2:23 pm ET

Duane 'Dog' Chapman is a great example that second chances are given to those who deserve them. Dog turned his life around years ago and with the help of his loving family, has helped countless people change their lives.
I watch the show all the time and am a big admirer.
I completely respect Dog Chapman and his hard working family for everything they do and stand for.
They risk their lives everyday to try and help others.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. There is more love in this world than hatred.

To Dog, Beth and all the Chapmans - You are the best, we all love and support you. xx


Lindsey   April 13th, 2010 3:12 pm ET

I am a huge fan of the show and think that the Chapmans are an average American family trying to something good and doing it the best they can.


jane   April 13th, 2010 4:15 pm ET

DOG'S SONS ARE TELLING PEOPLE TO LEAVE "NICE" COMMENTS....WOW. ARE THEY THAT WORRIED ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK?


Misty S.   April 13th, 2010 4:15 pm ET

I have been watching Dog the Bounty Hunter since day one. I honestly dont understand why people have to waste their time with the hate. You never know, you may be one of those people sitting in between the guys on the way to jail one day. When The Chapmans were locked up, I wrote a letter to the state senators because it was wrong for them to be in jail. I totally disagreed with it! I was very fortunate April 3rd to meet Dog, Duane Lee, Leland and Beth and to be completely honest with you–I have NEVER met such Nice, Down to earth people such as them. They are all wonderful people!


ravenluvr   April 13th, 2010 4:44 pm ET

I am typing a message here for my 9 year old daughter who is a DOG the Bounty Hunter Fan just like me and this is what she had to say to those who want to pick on the DOG " BACK OFF THE DOG IS NOT A BAD GUY !! I LIKE HIM !" this message is from Katie, Age 9 Belcamp ,MD


jessi owenbey   April 13th, 2010 4:47 pm ET

me and my kids had the chance to met dog and his family leland and duane lee was really great with all the little kids that was there,and dog and beth was the nicest people you could meet, people do things that other people dont like but you cant judge anybody until you meet that person,but just remember karma sucks and all the haters out there just pray when you get in trouble by running your mouth that there is somebody there to give you a second chance hope you guys at dog the bounty hunter and family dont lose faith and be safe in what you guys do


Staceyface   April 13th, 2010 4:47 pm ET

I've read both of Dog's books, and truly found them inspirational. I completely support Dog and his family. I look forward to watching them each week. They have a family bond that many of us would love to have. Keep up the good work guys and God bless.


boo_81   April 13th, 2010 4:50 pm ET

I'm a long time supporter of Dog and his family, and applaud the compassion and understanding that he brings to his role in his community.

There us no denying that this man has come from a less than good starting point in life, and to get where he is today is a measure of his true success as a husband, father, Christian, and bounty hunter. He is an inspiration, and a true measure of what one can achieve if you put your mind to it, no matter what your circumstances or upbringing.

Thank you to Larry King and his staff for bringing this interview into our homes.


Sarah   April 13th, 2010 4:50 pm ET

Love love love the Chapmans! They do a wonderful job at changing lives and giving people second chances. They are some of the nicest, most sincere people you could ever want to meet. Anyone who says otherwise obviously doesn't know a thing about them!


Carley   April 13th, 2010 4:52 pm ET

Love the Dog! Looking forward to watching him all night tomorrow night on A&E. Hope everyone joins in! If Gerald, Pat, and Kitten would watch even one time, they would change their minds! Kinda funny that you can name all the haters in one post, but can't even begin to name all those in support of a great family! We will continue to watch them EVERY Wednesday evening!!!!!


Catherine Squillace   April 13th, 2010 4:59 pm ET

I admire Dog & his family so much. They are so uplifting, kind, & respectful. Everyone makes mistakes. I hope that Dog can work for the government, maybe we need someone like him that doesn't beat around the bush and actually gets stuff done.


Nikki   April 13th, 2010 5:00 pm ET

This guy is a legend & atleast he is honest about everything he has been through. Really want this book but not sure if I can get it over here & love to watch the programme when it is on. Keep up the good work Dog & team🙂 Love you guys!!


ANN   April 13th, 2010 5:04 pm ET

Maybe all of you that want to trash talk Dog and Chapmans (which BTW is very kindergarten like behavior) needs to learn a thing or two from him. Hense "Where Mercy is Shown Mercy is Given. Yeah, he made mistakes..Who here hasn't. I know I have. Yeah he said something in a moment of anger that he shouldn't have said. But who hasn't. We all have said or done something in the heat of the moment that later on we regret. If you say you haven't you are lying to me or you are lying to yourself.

For Christ sakes people, he's only human. What do you expect from him? Do you expect him to walk on water? He's a husband, a father, a grandfather, a friend and a BOUNTY HUNTER. He is the nicest most down to earth person you could ever want to meet. Him and his boys.

IN DOG WE TRUST!!! GOD BLESS THE CHAPMANS!!


Tina   April 13th, 2010 5:04 pm ET

I read Dog's book today (yes, it was so good I read it all in one day) and I acutally feel inspired- thank you Dog! If there were more people that were as compassionate, family oriented and believed so strongly in doing right; this world would be a much better place. I have nothing but respect for the Chapman family and the work that they do.
Some of you should remember, "If you have nothing nice to say..."


tim   April 13th, 2010 5:05 pm ET

There are alot of people here supporting the dog &posse which is awesome and the idiots with all the negativity karma will bite you back.


julie   April 13th, 2010 5:09 pm ET

i feel there alot people whom don't reall know dog chapman and they make meand comments to him will i have this to say dog chapman is a great man and help people out everytime and the biggest heart u can find i think he is a hreo


julie   April 13th, 2010 5:10 pm ET

grow alittle bit everyone because talking trash about a hero is so wrong dog is a specail and wonderful man


Kori ( toadi21970 )   April 13th, 2010 5:11 pm ET

I am a Chapman fan all the way !! & proud to say it. Those of you makeing your harsh statements on here need to look in the mirror & see your self for who YOU really are . Should YOU be throwing stones? I think not . No one is perfect!! The Chapman's are out there making our streets a safe place for our children. The people they catch they try to help. " Find them n fix them " i don't know about most of you but if I was wanted I would not go with some guy saying " please come with me " Ya right get a life people!

Dog I myself want to thank you for all you have done to make this world a better place to live. I also want to thank you for sharing your life story with us. I really believe you are making a difference in this world both with your job & your books.

Please don't listen to the negativity people throw at you. Look at all your fans showing up to your book tour . You have thousand of fans in every state & all over the world.

Thank you Chapman family for all that you do & have done!! We love you all


Ria   April 13th, 2010 5:12 pm ET

I cannot believe the number of judgmental people leaving comments here. You don't like him, fine, than just go to another page on the internet and read something else. Those of you passing judgement and calling Dog a hypocrite, look in the mirror, we all have a little bit of "hypocrite" in us.

I have watched Dog The Bounty Hunter sporadically since it first aired, but it wasn't until the past year or so that I have become a fan of the show, Dog and his family grew on me, what can I say. I see Dog working hard to make the world the better place in a way that he knows how. Is he perfect? No. Does the man walk on water? No. Lord knows he has had made many mistakes as a husband, a father and as a human being, but it he has owned his mistakes, learned from them, and tries to help those he sees going down the same path he has been on. When you have learned a little thing called personal responsibility, you know passing judgement on others hurts you more than the person you are judging.

I am looking forward to when Dog and Beth come to Canada and I can't wait to meet them in person.


Melissa Johns   April 13th, 2010 5:21 pm ET

LOVE DOG AND FAMILY!!!!! haters step off!!!! "Dont judge what you dont understand, you never walked a mile in that mans shoes" and if you think they are so bad, get up off yer A** and do better !!!!


Mary   April 13th, 2010 5:34 pm ET

I believe that Dog and his family do show mercy to the people who jump bail on them and this is shown in the talks they have with them as they take them to jail. I truly believe that many of these people do change their lives after talking to Dog and his family. The language is an issue for me, but i understand that in that line of work it is hard for them not to curse. Dog and his family are inspiration for people who start of on the wrong path and change to the right path after guidance and faith is brought into their lives.


Ashley   April 13th, 2010 5:35 pm ET

So much negativity to be read here.....wow! If I am not a fan of someone. I do not follow them. I do not visit their websites, pages or whatever. What DOG has done is done. If it offended you or you have never liked him, don't follow him. not agree with his use of the "N" word and it was wrong, but I am a HUGE fan of the Chapmans. We enjoy watching the show each week in our house. I will not judge any of the Chapmans, because I have not walked in their shoes. Have any of you?

Life is way too short for all of this hatred people! Have a margarita and move on.


Mireille   April 13th, 2010 5:47 pm ET

My opinion is that people are just NOT realizing the real problem that the USA is faced with everyday.Dog and his family do!They are faced with it everyday!They are Not just ordinary Bounty Hunters that just kick in doors and jump on fugitives.He is the only Bounty Hunter that takes his time to talk to the fugitives and helps them to find a solution to their problems.He and his family have helped so many people even me that is why he and his posse are so successful in what they do.People with addiction problems need treatment not prison and those that need time in prison get a slap on the wrist!There are way too many people in prison that have problems with drugs and alcohol addictions that have not gotten their chance in going to rehabilitation!You know everybody deserves a 2nd chance i even believe in that.God has put this man and his family in our lives for a reason,so if anyone in the future needs help getting someone (a family member) out of jail and the help they deserve,he is the one people turn to! I have faith in his entire family that with time and patience things will get better.


Michelle Riddle St. Augustine, FL   April 13th, 2010 5:47 pm ET

Wow positive support keeps rolling in. Dog fans are awesome!!!🙂 Not only are he and Beth cleaning up the streets, they are also fighting for a better school system for the children of Hawaii. The giving never stops for this family. Thank you Chapmans for your all you do for our society!!😉


OldBigStubborn   April 13th, 2010 5:49 pm ET

DOG rocks !!!
And for those how don't like him or his family: "Who is without sin through the first stone." Nobody is perfect, we all make our mistakes and learn from them every single day of our life.


jessi owenbey   April 13th, 2010 6:17 pm ET

Does anybody see dog on twitter talking trash about anybody that talks it to him,No you dont its called being respectful of others feelings,something that lacks in this day and time,For anybody to call the man that does alot of stuff for everybody and dont ask for anything in return,Its childish and stupid as you can see they have more fans than any of you haters put together,From the the book i read he loves his family and his job,And his family is more important than anything,yes he is on tv but as it should be in any family that family comes first and anybody that cant understand then you need to start spending more family time together then you might understand, the point is that you need to learn the facts about something or anybody before you start running off at the mouth the man is a father and husband and grandfather,he has young children and you need to be respectful for their sake because they shouldnt have to hear about the bad things people say about him,you wouldnt want your children or grandchildren listening to all the bad stuff about you would you? god bless all the chapmans you guys are down to earth and put up with alot but just remember your true fans will be here,


Caitlin   April 13th, 2010 6:22 pm ET

Dog and his family are awesome. I met them at a book signing for "Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given".. incredibly nice. We all make mistakes and I support where he stands now.


TaniMatu   April 13th, 2010 6:24 pm ET

wow, look at all these DOG supporters...sooo proud im one of u!!!..😀

"where Mercy is shown, Mercy is given" , i think there is not much more to say!!!

and to all the haters, you'd better look at yourself first!
nobody is perfect, we all made/make mistakes!!!

cant wait to meet DOG and the Crew in Canada

Much love from Germany!!!

ALOHA


Jessi Lee   April 13th, 2010 6:41 pm ET

Duane "Dog" Chapman is the type of person we all need to look at and say if he can do it so can I. I was reading some of the other comments on here and a lot of them were really negative. Dog is a man who has hit some of the lowest lows and he's come back a better person each time. We all slip and we all say things that get taken out of context. I became a fan only in the last year or so and I can honestly say that I truly look up to Dog and the members of his family/ team. Dog is proof positive that now matter your mistakes there is someone willing to help you, give you a soda, some advice and a ride : ) . And most importantly the option of a second chance and a fresh start.


Valarie   April 13th, 2010 6:43 pm ET

Theresa March 22nd, 2010 7:40 pm ET

It was soo nice when his program was off the air. This man states he has so many people that look up to me.....who pray tell could they be...not anyone from this planet!!!! That statement = a person with a BIG EGO!!!! I think he's HALLUCINATING!!!
,,,,,,um Theresa,,you have your opinions just like everyone else,,,people can change,,NOONE IS PERFECT & DOG has changed,,you stated that noone looks up to him basically,,WELL YOU'RE WRONG,,,,alot of people look up to him,,,I'M ONE OF THEM,,,,I love DOG & his posse so much i would die for them,,tattoo myself with his face,,,,IT'S PLAINLY CLEAR that people like you know nothing about him & people like you are such hipacrits,,GOD SAYS DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU,,so by your statement you must be treated really badly,,to talk about someone you don't know so badly,,,,get a life & GROW UP,,,PRAISED BE TO DUANE DO THE BOUNTY HUNTER CHAPMAN,,,MY HERO & IDOL FOR LIFE


Bamarocks:)   April 13th, 2010 7:17 pm ET

I'm with you Hun: ) I LOVE THE CHAPMAN'S!


Cheryl   April 13th, 2010 6:46 pm ET

Unfortunately we don't know the "Real" Dog and the "Real" Chapman family. We only know what we have seen and heard which often can be twisted to suit someone else. I'm not a big fan of his racist rant...I think the "N" word is the most vulgar and ignorant word. But I do think he has apologized, but I still believe he is racist. I don't care how angry you get....the "N" word should never come out of your mouth. Simply put, my opinion of him went way down after that whole racist rant. And him supposedly being a Christian....well....the word hypocrite comes to mind.


Junior   April 13th, 2010 6:49 pm ET

Every story has two sides, if you want Dog's side, just read the book.
The Dog is a good man, and im glad his show is back.
Dog owned up to his mistakes like a man, and didint run and hide like most people would do. Our family supports the Chapmans 110%!


Cajazz76:24:8   April 13th, 2010 6:52 pm ET

@jessi owenbey

I'll make two bets with you..One is that your NOT black and Two..your not one of his kids...and as a tie breaker Three..you haven't listened to his racist tirades on tape..I think you can find it and others on YouTube. There is one thing you don't see in full color...GREEN..It's the money!!! If it were not for the money he would be DOG POO!


Bamarocks:)   April 13th, 2010 6:55 pm ET

I LOVE THE CHAPMAN'S! I'm very proud I got to meet yall!! Mahola Dog🙂


Denise   April 13th, 2010 7:11 pm ET

Dog your inspirational....I wish A&E didn't bleep out the language because I'd love to hear what they are actually saying, more entertaining, besides I'm sure little kids are not watching anyhow:O)


jessi owenbey   April 13th, 2010 7:38 pm ET

@cajazz76:24:8

I tell you what im not black but my brother in law is and his three teenage kids,they watch the show every wed.and went to the book signing in tampa thank you, And im not one of his kids but would be proud of him if i was,And i heard the tapes but you can do anything to a tape to make it sound the way you want,the point is if you dont like him or his family why are you wasting your time reading all of these and replying does your life suck that bad,because we will still be his fans and you still will be lame hahahaahahahah


Shawna   April 13th, 2010 7:40 pm ET

@Cajazz: just protecting my boys! Who cares who is black? That was a term that was used in anger! Have you ever said something in anger and had it used against you? Ever been betrayed? Or are you perfect? I don't think that his sons have anything horrible to say about him. If there were many issues there, they would not work together and maintain such a great support system together.

And to Jane who has made comments about his sons asking for support . "NICE" was sarcastically meaning to be nice to the haters! No one is being forced to post anything on here!!!!! Just true blue fans! If you don't support them, don't waste your time on here. Just move along!!!!!!


B.D.   April 13th, 2010 8:10 pm ET

I love the dog...he's an amazing person who made a mistake. we all have..regardless-I support him and his family all the way.and putting them back on A&E...best decision EVER.


Ana   April 13th, 2010 8:13 pm ET

I bet 90% of these ppl here were sent by Dog's sons. Wow....!


JL   April 13th, 2010 8:13 pm ET

Don't cast the stone in judgement if your hands are not sin-free. [[John 8:7]]. Duane Chapman has worked hard to redeem himself. Is he perfect? No, and neither am I. If you can't forgive someone you've never met, how can you expect anyone [including God] to forgive you?

The recent incident with Jeff Hardy is ridiculous. How would any parent react if a man ran up them when their children are present? Personally, I would not tolerate it either.


Blueyz80   April 13th, 2010 8:27 pm ET

I didn't realize that Christians weren't allowed to make mistakes. I had better quit going to church if that's the case I don't want the walls falling in since I have made plenty of mistakes in my life. you haters are so perfect! Oh but that's where your wrong because the bible says we are not supposed to judge. Judgement is supposed to be left up to God! You all need to grow up I can't wait until it's time for God to place judgement on you.


Dodie   April 13th, 2010 8:38 pm ET

I am very unimpressed with this man and his show. Anyone can do a ‘dog and pony act’. So what’s the point?

I have heard his racist tirades and personally, tune him out.

I would venture to say, he is one man that definitely suffers from testosterone poisoning!!!


Cheryl63   April 13th, 2010 8:42 pm ET

I just want to say that I am a HUGE Dog the Bounty Hunter fan. It is the only show I watch every week and I look forward to it, because it is entertainment. Yes, I do feel that they work extremely hard and it is dangerous. That is their choice. I am proud of that choice, and I feel that they are human and compassionate towards others. How many people can actually do that? It is a personal choice to read the book, which I have and enjoyed. Dog has inspired many people all over the world. If you do not want to hear his words, fine. This is America and you do not have to listen to what he has to say if you do not want to.


Samantha G   April 13th, 2010 8:46 pm ET

YOU KNOW THIS IS A GOOD INTERVIEW, AND I LOST A BABY TOO, IN 2003 I WAS 5MONTHS PREGNANT AND THE BABY DIE INSIDE ME, MY LIFE HAD CHANGEA LOT THAT YEAR I WAS 17 YEARS OLD AND HAD JUST STOP DOING DRUGS...... I WAS VERY DEPRESED I COULDNT GO IN TO STORES WITH BABY DEPARTMENTS AND COULD HAVE A BABY NEAR ME.... NOW I HAVE 2 GIRL WHO I LOVE BUT STILL SAD ABOUT MY BABY EVERY TIME I LOOK AT MY GIRLS I WONDER HOW MY BABY WOULD LOOK LIKE OR HOW HE/SHE WOULD BE...... I KNOW ITS HARD AND ITS SOME THING I WOULD NEVER GET OVER. mUCH LOVE TO THE CHAPMAN FAMILY


ang   April 13th, 2010 8:51 pm ET

i feel ashamed of what people will say
Dog is human humans make mistakes all the time
i think him and his family are great role models for the young and for the old who can look and see a man who hit rock bottom took control turned his life around
i give him alot of credit
he admits his faults he fixes what he sees is wrong and goes forward learns from his mistakes
way to go dog


Lindsey   April 13th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

I, for one, respect what Dog and his family do... The way they show compassion for those who most people on this blog would overlook or dismiss is amazing. The folks on here who feel the need to slam him are the ones who scream that there is too much crime, however, think it is inhumane to do anything about it. If they have changed one person's life for the better- I say a job well done! It seems to me that Dog has overcome tremendous odds and turned his life around to help others...

Dog- I wish you and your family the best and pray that God keeps you all safe while you are working hard to keep the streets safe! I enjoy watching the show and hope that A&E keeps you on for a long time! Boo to all those who have nothing but negative things to say! Keep up the good work Chapman family!


Cindy   April 13th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

I think that everyone is entiltled to their own opinion , but I for one admire the work that DOG and his family do. My son and I watch the show every week. They are taking people off the street that have a problem and could cause harm to your children and they try to get them help so that when they get out they do not reapeat the same offense. Anyone that is helping to keep my child safe from harm is okay in my book.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 13th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

@jessi owenbey

I greatly respect your honesty in your response and I see a lot of you that I hope you are proud of. Likewise, it is not by ignorance I make my opinion of Chapman. Do we make heroes out of individuals who have in their id the propensity for crime? You are seeing one dimension of an individual who is being edited out his true nature and in its place is an act. Read above the number of arrests for a very personal crime, armed robbery and a murder conviction. Bounty hunters can carry firearms, he cannot due to the number of felony convictions he has. I am certainly not perfect, nor have I ever robbed anyone. It would be a far stretch to purport ones self as a vigilante crusader without that odd affinity for crime..


Irish_scorpio   April 13th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8 –I'm sorry but I have to interject here. You need to check your facts. The reason Dog did not like that young lady is because she is/was a trouble maker NOT solely because she is black. As the Patriarch of HIS family, he has the right to say who enters and who does not. I can guarantee you that SHE is/was responsible for the son recording his own father, which is a crime I do believe, and then selling it to the Rag Mags!! Hate to be the bearer of bad news but young girls are the MOST manipulative creatures on the face of this earth. As for him being complicit in murder, you need to check your facts AGAIN. He was outside, in a car and had no knowledge of what was going down inside the house!!! I am sure you are not without fault therefore have no right to judge another human being. Leave the judgement to God. I am sure that God will welcome Duane Sr into his Kingdom with open arms!!


bethrocks   April 13th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

what's uppppppppp haterzzzzzz dog the bounty hunter all day!! =p


Cajazz76:24:8   April 13th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

@Shawna

Short and simple Chapman was convicted (18) times for armed robbery in the state I live in..Texas. He was also sentenced to hard labor for a short period of five years for murder, in a drug deal gone wrong. He sucked up to the guards and a judge who took a liking to him and actually got him into the bail bonding business. Hero, no...con...absolutely.. Oh, to satisfy your other question, no I am not perfect. But I am a dyslexic agnostic who does not believe in DOG...


ilovethechapmans   April 13th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

ok so yea there about 20 haters and about millions of fan hmm you lose =] so ya watch bounty on wes night =]


gochapmans   April 13th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

woohoo the chapmans are the best you know everyone knows enuff said =p


Cecelia   April 13th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

@Ana - Yes, you are entitled to your opinion but so am I. I do not believe that "once a racist, always a racist". And I definitely do not believe that Dog is a racist at all!!! If he were racist, he would only bail out whites and arrest only blacks and hispanics, But he helps everyone regardless. I think you have a chip on your shoulder.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 13th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

@Irish_scorpio

It's kind of like blogging when you're on audio tape...it ends up in places you wish it didn't. I am sure his five ex-wives would probably agree he was the ideal man in their lives as would the individuals he held up in the (18) armed robbery arrests he was convicted of, or the individual who ended up dead in the drug deal gone wrong deal. I will say this, he has had a good stroke of renown notoriety and financial gain that he has acquired. The networks say they owe it all to people like yourself ,who are all caught up in his TV show. You never need to say your sorry for interjecting in the blogs...if your not moderated, it is free speech and well protected and encouraged to use it...enjoy!


jessi owenbey   April 13th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

@cajazz

why do you have to bring his ex wives into all this,they have nothing to do with any of this and im sure his kids dont need to hear it,so all i can say is read the books and dont listen to youtube do you get all of your info from there if yes then that explains it all.


Sammi   April 13th, 2010 10:23 pm ET

I just want to say that I watch Dog every week and I wouldn't miss it for the world my week just wouldn't be complete without Dog. I love the show. If more people done things to help people like Dog and Family then maybe everything would be just a bit better for everyone. I think that you guys are the BEST and these people who are talking crap prolly couldnt even walk a mile in Dogs & the Familys shoes. So dont judge unless you know what you are judging and if you dont know Dog or the Family then you shouldn't judge them. Dont change guys or let this get you down your true fans wouldn't want you any other way than who you are and what you stand for. Stay safe and keep doing what you guys do!!


Cajazz76:24:8   April 13th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

jessi owenbey

If his espoused affinity for the historical bible and the perception it affords him the (5) ex's wouldn't be an issue, but it should coincide with one's true ability to affirm his belief system..agree? Would it be at all possible he married harlots and dishonest women...then that leads right back to his own self-avowed righteousness. You come on down to Texas and ask those who were held at gunpoint and robbed if they watch his show or have read his book..It's one thing to forgive past wrongs, but to make yourself into a demagogue is another dog with a different bark and the same old bite.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 13th, 2010 10:49 pm ET

jessi owenbey

Which kids don't need to hear about his five wives...he has 11 surviving children...one died shortly after birth..and a daughter who was killed in Alaska, the day before he married his current wife the second time..I do not believe I have blogged anything that is untrue or not able to be proven. It is an open society we live in, but it is not free...somewhere along the way somebody has paid somehow...and in someway..for someone..


nicole   April 13th, 2010 11:16 pm ET

So why is Dog's past brought up so much? You learn from your mistakes. He went started to go down a wrong path and turned his life around by helping others and taking care of his family. GET OVER HIS PAST. He has come along way and I admire him for everything he does. Just because he committed some wrong doings he is not allowed to change his life and become a better person? Be more concerned about the life he lives now, not 30 some years ago.

oh and Cajazz, read Dog's book so you can get some of your facts actually right.

Dog you and your family are doing such great things with your lives. Keep up the good work!!


Cajazz76:24:8   April 13th, 2010 11:26 pm ET

nicole

Why read his book when the arrest record is public here in Texas..name one fact I relayed that you dispute..or he disputes. Bet you can't. I offer you the challenge up front..Bet number two...bet you never respond again with a contrary correction to what I have blogged. I am just not sold on reality personalities like his worshipers.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 13th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

I used to idolize Superman when I was a small child. When I became a teenager he committed suicide. It was only one incident in my life that said it's not in my best interest to fashion a hero when there are real ones all around me. I have never seen them in reality shows or in the movies. The have never written books or had books written about them. None were bad before they became good or good then became bad. Some may have been featured in newspaper articles, but not to their liking. But one thing they all have in common, anybody whose lives they touched never had a bad thing to say about them. Some are still alive, some are gone and are missed and remembered by many who really knew them. If you cannot find someone like this, become someone like this.


Shawna   April 13th, 2010 11:46 pm ET

Cajazz, I too am from Texas where records are public, and he only married Beth one time on May 20, 2006. They had been business partners for 16 years but never married until 2006! So I will dispute that fact!


nicole   April 14th, 2010 12:10 am ET

okay is he the one who actually committed the murder? NO he was there thats the only reason he got in trouble for it so yes he got charged for murder but hes not the one who pulled the trigger. if you read the book you would know that. and actually he only married Beth the first time. They were never married before they were what is called common law marriage. And the whole "n" word situation, I agree it is a word that should not be used i do not like that word. but if you read the book it very well describes the ENTIRE situation and how his son's gf acted that lead to this whole thing.

he comes from a completely different time era and the surroundings he was and grew up in. he actually now watches what he says so that he does not offend anyone. Read the book before you go and judge him and his past wrong doings so you can read the full story and not what some public record says. the books explain everything but you are not taking them time to do that so that is your problem. I am not going to continue to sit here and argue with you. im not going to continue to waste my time when i have more important things to do and i think you should stop wasting your time bashing him and worry about the present not the past.

Dog fans know that he is a good person no matter what anyone wants to say or think. He is a good person whether you want to believe it or not. He completely changed his life around and is now doing something positive, I am proud to say I am a fan and will continue to be a fan and being able to meet him and Beth only enforces that.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 14th, 2010 12:10 am ET

Shawna..

Your correct, an error on my part. I apologize for the misinformation.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 14th, 2010 12:43 am ET

nicole

There is a vast difference in bashing someone and offering a contrasting opinion of how we evaluate so-called reality idols.

True I misconstrued a sentence that should have more accurately reflected that Beth entered into a second marriage, as compared to Duane's number five. A error on my part and acknowledged.

I could never fully trust someone who was indoctrinated into the world of his type of crimes at an early age. Why? I see in his behavior he is lacking fundamental portions of a support system he should have gained as a young adult.

It is an obvious defense mechanism when your lacking in physical characteristics growing up in a state like Texas. You make up for it in ways that most times are not conducive to your own well-being. So hate him...never stated that...bash him..not by egregious intent ...relate actions he committed that should make others aware, absolutely...Do I look at him as a hero...I do not...he is very lucky and very convincing to some, not all...Answer this to yourself...Does he have the propensity to commit more crime?


Shawna   April 14th, 2010 1:13 am ET

Does he have the means necessary to commit the crimes? YES, but I think that he would not commit them any longer. I honestly think that once you hit rock bottom, you tend to look up and go, "man, if something doesn't change, I could die or be imprisoned forever." I also have a cousin that has hit rock bottom and has no will to change. He is in and out of the Texas Criminal Justice System and just cannot function outside in the real world. Do I think he will change? Absolutely NOT! Dog has tried very hard to acknowledge his wrong doings and correct the wrongs. Does he even attempt to hide ANY of his background? No, he tells people that he arrests EVERY TIME that he was there, he understands where they come from and tries to convince them to change too. He just comes off as a very compassionate man, who is honestly trying to right his wrongs. I know that I am not perfect, by any means, and don't claim to be, but I do try and sway others from doing stupid things. That is all he is doing. At this point, I am going to agree to disagree with you, but have a great night. Still love the Chapman family! My kids and I will see you on A&E tomorrow night.


nicole   April 14th, 2010 1:21 am ET

No I do not. I am not just saying that because I am a fan.
If someone committed a crime years upon years ago and has not had a problem with the law what would lead me to believe that they would do it again? If he wanted to commit another crime he would have by now. I would say that for any who committed crimes in their past. There are quite a few people who commit some sort of crime and end up in law enforcement or become public speakers because of their past and want to help those stay away from that path.

I also believe it depends on the crime and the person who committed the crime, if they can or will change. I am the type of person that believes if you do the crime you do the time. Simple as that. You broke a law and you have to deal with the consequences but if you can change and grow and help others from that, isn't that a good thing? That is what Dog has done. He made mistakes, he was punished and now he has changed his life for the better.
Okay Dog was convicted of robbery and murder (which he did not do he was charged because he was there he has never killed a human being) all of this happened when he was at a very young age was in with a bad group of people. as life went along, had had a supportive family and he had Beth and his kids and his career that he wanted to do good for and be good for. which he has. give him some credit that he has changed his life around. not everyone does. I met this man, he was the kindest person I have ever met. He should not still be condemned for things that happened so long ago. Would you not want people to give you the benefit of the doubt if you had a criminal past? Would you want people to sit and assume that just because you messed up a long time ago that you are going to do it again?

Dog is meant to do something good for this world, he is taking his past experiences and using that to help change those who are heading down the wrong path. All he wants to do is help those who no one will. That is a great man to me.


Shawna   April 14th, 2010 1:34 am ET

Way to put it Nicole! I agree that this is a great family. I had never heard about them until one day, we were laying in a hospital bed (My daughter was diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 2), we were flipping through the channels and saw that. She evidently has good taste because she watched that entire episode at 2 years old. The nurses all kept coming in to watch it with us because all of the other kids were watching cartoons! She asked to watch DOG every day and every night. That is where our love for the Chapman family started and we continue to watch them EVERY Wednesday! She is now 6 and Cancer free, but she still loves her DOG (and her momma is kinda fond of Duane Lee🙂 ) . She even wants to go to Hawaii to meet them next year when she celebrates her 5 years of being in remission! This is the day where she will be considered a cancer survivor and she thinks highly enough of the Chapman's to want to celebrate it on thier turf!!!


nicole   April 14th, 2010 1:50 am ET

Thanks! that is sooooo great to hear about daughter! It always breaks my heart to hear that children have to go through such a tough terrible thing at such a young age. and its awesome to hear she is cancer free! I hope you guys get to celebrate with them! Give Leland a hug for me lol.

Also what you said was very well put. Dog and his family are such great people and you would think people who are so well known and famous would not be that nice but they truly are genuine and nice! Dog is so forth coming about his past and willing to share it each time to help those who need it.

Can't wait for Wednesdays episode since Tim is back!! lol


parisatsunset   April 14th, 2010 1:59 am ET

Oh my goodness this is crazy!!!!! I love watching Dog and his family! His books are amazing. The show and the books are very entertaining. But at the same time I manage to learn from them. Just because Dog made mistakes in his past doesn't mean he is a bad person or that he can't offer compassion to someone else. He paid the price for his crimes and did his time. Let the past be the past and look at the now. Who cares if he's been married 5 times, that doesn't determine if you're a good person or not. Only God is the true judge of someone's character. I think it's really sad when people say if someone has committed crimes in the past that they can't come back from it with a new outlook on life and know that they can never go back to that spot again. That's some of the basics I've installed into my 3 daughters. Everyone makes mistakes, everyone falls down, but all you can do is ask for forgiveness, take your punishment (if one is given) , pick yourself up, learn from your mistake, and maybe one day you'll be able to help someone out with what you learned.

So thank you Dog (and the Chapmans) for showing us all compassion, sharing your love and lives with us, and even entertaining us!!!! Love ya guys!


Katie uk   April 14th, 2010 2:38 am ET

I wonder how many if u dissing this family have ever worked or even met a person with a drug addiction. Well I work in the field and it's damn hard work. You swear at times cos these ppl can be dangerous, it's sad,emotional it's frustrating work and also rewarding. This family are a huge inspiration so try to think how you would react if faced with a person with severe problems in their lives (am guessing u'd run off to ur middle class life & forget them).
I would love the family to come to the uk so we could show our respect and support but dog Is denied a visa. Let's judge based on his contributions to others and they are huge so who cares if he swears once in a while?!


nicole   April 14th, 2010 11:23 am ET

right on katie!


robert   April 14th, 2010 12:24 pm ET

i love his show dog my hero i lve to meet him


Leighanne   April 14th, 2010 4:31 pm ET

Jeff Hardy fan, really?! LOL Please, talk to us when you watch a show that's at least SEMI real. No one cares if someone is mean to a wrestler. It's wrestling, come on. Get over yourself, we really don't need your dumb comments here.


Julie Ann   April 14th, 2010 5:55 pm ET

@1971julieann

Duane 'Dog' Chapman is a great example that second chances are given to those who deserve them. Dog turned his life around years ago and with the help of his loving family, has helped countless people change their lives.
I watch the show all the time and am a big admirer.
I completely respect Dog Chapman and his hard working family for everything they do and stand for.
They risk their lives everyday to try and help others.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. There is more love in this world than hatred.

To Dog, Beth and all the Chapmans – You are the best, we all love and support you. xx


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   April 15th, 2010 5:18 am ET

@Lyndsay D April 12th, 2010 11:55 pm ET

I believe in Dog's work as well as his family. I see them giving people a second chance and speaking life into situations that are less than ideal. Sure...we all make mistakes and maybe we have responded to an event incorrectly – I know I have. But the important thing is that we try to make our wrongs right. Before we cast our judgments we need to ask ourselves what are we doing to help a brother in need? How are we trying to make a positive change in someone's life? I personally am moved by the compassion that Dog does show and I aspire to teach my family that life is circumstantial...someone needs to speak life into a person to facilitate change🙂
______________________________

Well said.


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   April 15th, 2010 5:24 am ET

Going by the comments on here.......... there seem to be more people that are for this man and his family and for what they are doing........ than are against him.

He sounds like he is walking the talk and is quite an inspiration........ and afterall..........he has been there..........and can talk from some experience. Good on him..........he is getting a lot of support. Some people can't handle do-gooders I'm afraid, it seems.


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   April 15th, 2010 5:27 am ET

At least he is an example of someone who is trying to turn his life around and giving back something. Is that a problem?


pat davis   April 15th, 2010 8:41 am ET

Christina,
As for Pat Davis, you are just a poor soul that needs prayers. I am sure Dog and his family will pray for you and show you mercy.
___________________________________________

@ Cristina.....First of all honey YOU DON'T KNOW ME! I'm not a poor soul and I get all the prayers I need in church! If you want to support " The Dog " and his family....more power to ya! Sounds like you got something in common...hmmm! Like I said before.....Once A Racist.....Always A Racist! And for you're information I don't watch BET! I noticed how you mentioned that channel first! For a woman to watch that trash on TV and be PROUD of it, speaks volumes. Sounds like YOU need more than prayers! LMAO!

Have a nice day Cristina🙂 !


Andrea L   April 18th, 2010 9:54 am ET

y do ppl want to throw christians under the bus???

do u even know anything about God's love and forgiveness...

ask a friend to borrow the new book to atleast read what dog says about the incident....

he used that word, apologized, explained, and publicy admitted which is RARE... IF U READ WHAT HAPPENED U WILL UNDERSTAND...COMMUNICATION IS KEY...EMPATHY IS KEY TO LIFE....AND AFTER READING THE EXPLANATION, AFTER SEEING HIS PASTOR STICK BY HIM, IT'S CLEAR HE IS NOT A RACIST....

READ THE EXPLANATION IN THE BOOK....

-FAN


AngieBaby   April 18th, 2010 7:30 pm ET

For the people who insist Dog is getting criminlas off the street...WHO do you think put the criminals BACK on the street? Their own bail bonding company or the bail bond company of their friends. They only go after people who have JUMPED bail, nothing else. They are out on bail, a constitutional right, which is why the COPS are not picking them up. They cannot. It is the flub of the bail bond company for writing bond for someone who runs. Your business depends on NOT doing this. Your show, however, depends on teh opposite. Stop giving them credit for fixing a situation they created themselves ( a criminal being back on the streets).


Misti S   April 20th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Seriously, how many of you guys have not said something bad about another person before? Or at least thought it? Or judged someone? Or degraded them somehow? Here is a hint: you are doing now.

How can someone judge what is christian or not when they are acting like hypocrits? I bet every single person that blogged on this site criticizes, pokes fun of, degrades, or talks bad about even their closest friends on a daily basis. Even their family members. I know I have and everyone I know tells me that I have a "heart of gold."

Everyone does it, even the best of people, so before anyone begins to judge anyone else for something they have done in the distant past they need to reassess their own situations and analyze their daily
lives.

People do change. He has obvioulsy got his drug problem under control and has kept it under control for many, many, many years so why should he not be able to regret a "slip of the tongue."

If you do not like his show do not watch it, there are hundreds of thousands of other people who will and do. If you do not like the obscenity do not watch. This show was not meant for small children to watch any way.

What happened in the past, was in the past.


Misti S   April 20th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

One more thing. If you think you're a Christian and then get on blog sites to trash talk anyone or anything, then you're not that good of a Christian are you?


Misti S   April 20th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

For all of you so-called Christians–Isn't the first thing about being a Christian forgiveness??????? Hmmmmmmm.......


Cajazz76:24:8   May 2nd, 2010 5:51 pm ET

Misti S

I never claimed in any blogs I was a Christian. I am an Agnostic that just doesn't know whether to believe in DOG...it's a ruff life...


frankie   August 23rd, 2010 12:43 pm ET

My daughter loves the programmes. I hate them. I hate the foul language which comes from the mouth of this 'Christian', I hate his tattoos (but accept that he has probably had them for a long time, possibly from before claiming to be a Christian) and I hate hearing him say that he likes his wife to dress like a tart (or something similar) and she certainly does.

There is absolutely nothing about them which makes me believe that they are sincere Christians. I know they pray with people they have caught etc. but that could be for the show. The filth, the racist comments and the outfits do not ooze Christianity. They ooze 'look at me I'm famous and rich and don't I just want you all to notice me.'

The bible has much to say about the way we should dress and the way that we should speak. I tells us to be modest in all things and I do not see these people living a life which gives the impression that they love the Lord Jesus as they say they do.

Yes, I'll be accused of judgeing them but I say what I see and they don't have to show this, they could tone it down and, if they wanted to be taken seriously as Christians, they would.


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