MBC’s Idol Star Athletics Championship has been a staple of K-Pop for years, but this year, the COVID-19 pandemic led to its sad postponement. Thankfully, it’s been replaced with something just as fun—and even cuter: the Idol Star Dog Championships. The Chuseok special won’t air for another few weeks, but you can get a sneak peek from today’s recording right here!

Youngjae (GOT7)

GOT7’s Youngjae is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with his Maltese, Coco.

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Back in May, Youngjae released a clothing line in collaboration with his beloved pooch named Ars x Coco.

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Moonbyul (MAMAMOO)

MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with her corgis, Daebak, Haengwoon, and Keongang.

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Daebak is something of a star himself, featuring in the teaser of Moonbyul’s solo song, “Selfish”.

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Heejin (LOONA)

LOONA’s Heejin is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with her dog, Tori.

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Heejin’s family also has two more dogs with similar names: Nori and Bori.

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Choerry (LOONA)

Fellow member Choerry is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with her spitz, Lucky.

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Choerry finally revealed Lucky (also known as Haengunie) to fans back in July, and everyone was shocked at how cute the pooch is.

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Shuhua ((G)I-DLE)

(G)I-DLE’s Shuhua is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with her miniature poodle, Haku.

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(G)I-DLE adopted Haku and fellow puppy Mata in January 2019; sadly, Shuhua’s name suggestions of “Pudding” and “Chocolate” were turned down by the members.

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Soobin (Cosmic Girls)

Cosmic Girls’s Soojin is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with her Korean Jindo, Lucky.

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Perhaps Soobin and Choerry will bond at the tournament over their dogs’ shared names.

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Jaehyun (Golden Child)

Golden Child’s Jaehyun is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with his Bichon Frise, Bonggu.

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Jaehyun once said that he and Bonggu are very similar to each other because they’re both round with chubby cheeks.

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Bomin (Golden Child)

Golden Child’s Bomin is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with his miniature poodle, Joy.

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Coincidentally, Bomin’s pooch shares a name with one of the show’s hosts—Red Velvet’s Joy.

Yubin

Soloist and former Wonder Girls member Yubin is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with her Shiba Inu, Kongbin.

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Yubin adopted Kongbin in July 2018, and she’s grown so much in the last two years.

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Jisoo (Lovelyz)

Lovelyz’s Jisoo is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with her chihuahua, Rocket.

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When Jisoo adopted Rocket, he was very tiny and unwell. These days, however, he’s healthier than ever.

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Wooseok (UP10TION)

Last but not least, UP10TION’s Wooseok (who previously debuted in X1) is participating in the Idol Star Dog Championships with his Pomeranian, Ddadda.

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Ddadda appears on KBS2’s Dogs are Incredible earlier this year, wowing everyone with adorable looks and amazing skills.

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