Now, let's take a look at the match-ups for the 2017 Bark Madness Final Four.
#1 GUSTL KOPITAR vs #4 HANK MARTINEZ
Gustl Kopitar, the Golden Doodle, continues his quest to return to the top of Bark Madness as he faces off against Hank Martinez, the Blue Heeler/Beagle mix. And LA Kings fans couldn't be more excited about this match-up!
While Hank Martinez, much like his owner, keeps a pretty low profile online as he just likes to chill and hang out with his owner instead of getting caught up in the Hollywood lifestyle.
#2 EMMA PEARSON vs #14 ARLO DOWD
Outside of a championship showdown, this is easily the toughest match-up in Bark Madness history.
Last year, Emma was the upstart low seed that skyrocketed to the Bark Madness Championship. This year, Arlo Dowd has won the hearts of hockey fans everywhere and is now just one dog leap away from playing in the big game!
But I'm starting to worry that the pressure of stardom is weighing heavily on this young dog.
I'm starting to feel like these dogs have a better social life than I do.
Well, there you have it. The Final Four for Bark Madness 2017 have been set and it's time to bust your bracket! Make sure you vote above in each match-up. Polls close Friday, March 24th at 11:59 p.m.
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