The Starting Lineup Has Been Named For The 2014 Puppy Bowl

Photo courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

Photo courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

Jenna Boures
Staff Writer

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.

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