What celebs don’t love dogs, especially heroic ones? The Hallmark Channel has announced Ewan McGregor and Betty White will join Whoopi Goldberg and other stars in judging a new heroic dog award show.

The American Humane Association explained the TV contest, the ‘Hero Dog Awards,’ recognizes “thousands of specially trained dogs giving comfort to people every day.”

Each dog will compete in eight categories: law enforcement and arson dogs; service dogs; therapy dogs; military dogs; guide dogs; search and rescue dogs; hearing dogs, and emerging hero dogs, for “ordinary pets who do extraordinary things.”

The winning dogs will strut their paws along their own red carpet awards gala in Beverly Hills.

The show will even award Rin Tin Tin with a legacy award and present it to one of his doggie descendants. Rememberd as a movie icon, the canine star was rescued from the frontlines of World War I in France.

Other celebs listed to judge include Jillian Michaels and Kristin Chenoweth. The show will air on Hallmark on Nov. 11 in a 90-minute premiere.

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