The most intense and heart-pounding of sporting events is taking place on Sunday, February 2…and it features dogs, cats, and penguins. That’s right, it is time for Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl!
Those opting to forgo the Super Bowl are in for a treat, EW recently released the adorable starting lineup:
Age: 12 weeks Breed: Dalmatian Fact: Has read all the Harry Potter books
Age: 14 weeks Breed: Bernedoodle Fact: Thinks Mozart is overrated
Age: 15 weeks Breed: American Eskimo Fact: One day wants his own dog house
Age: 13 weeks Breed: German Shepherd Mix Fact: Wants to be on Dancing with the Stars
Age: 12 weeks Breed: Papillon Mix Fact: Aspires to have hair like One Direction’s Harry Styles
Age: 12 weeks Breed: Old English Sheep Dog Fact: Counting sheep automatically puts her to sleep
Age: 13 weeks Breed: Brittany Spaniel Mix Fact: Wants to catch a ride on one of those NASA Mars rovers
Age: 13 weeks Breed: Basset Hound Fact: Tries not to step on her own ears
Age: 14 weeks Breed: Brittany Spaniel Mix Fact: Prefers NCAA 14 to Madden 25
Age: 17 weeks Breed: Dachshund Hound Mix Fact: Thinks long legs are overrated
Age: 12 weeks Breed: Havanese Shih Tzu Mix Fact: Has been to Disney World 12 times
Age: 14 weeks Breed: Great Pyrenees Fact: Loves to snowboard
Age: 14 weeks Breed: Siberian Husky Fact: Thinks they should cut Miley Cyrus some slack
Age: 12 weeks Breed: Chihuahua Dachshund Mix Fact: Hates all those Rocky sports clichés about Philadelphia
Cats will entertain viewers during the halftime show and penguin cheerleaders will show their spirit from the sidelines.
Dan Schachner will return to referee the game for his third year in the position.
Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl IX will air at 3 p.m. E/P on February 2.