The Dog has finally been collared.
Duane “Dog” Chapman, star of A&E’s reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” will marry his longtime sidekick, Beth Smith, in a sunset ceremony Saturday on the Big Island.
The wedding will be featured in an Aug. 14 episode of the show, about Chapman and his tattooed crew of fugitive finders, which is now in its third season.
“I’ve already been cuffed and shackled by Beth anyway,” said Chapman, 53. “She’s Italian and tough.”
The self-proclaimed world’s best bounty hunter and Smith have been together for 16 years and have two children.
Besides his trademark mullet, Chapman plans to wear white jeans to match his white leather vest, boots and American Indian jewelry, representing his heritage. Boris Krutonog, the show’s co-executive producer, will be the best man.
“They could not get me into a tux,” Chapman said. “They tried though.”
Smith will wear an off-white lace gown with nude backing designed by Eduardo Lucero, who will attend the wedding.
Hulk Hogan and Danny Bonaduce are among the invited guests.
Favors include dog tags with the inscription, “Dog & Beth. Captured. May 20, 2006.”
The wedding and reception will be held at the sprawling Hilton Waikoloa Village; the couple will honeymoon in Fiji on property provided and owned by motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
Chapman, who nabbed serial rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in 2003, said marriage won’t change or tame him.
“Never. This Dog is wild.”