Which of These Puppy Bowl Contestants Will Make Your Fantasy Team?

Damian Strohmeyer, Animal Planet

This year, Animal Planet is pulling out all the stops for Puppy Bowl X.

The tenth-anniversary extravaganza promises penguin cheerleaders, canine first responders singing the National Anthem, and special appearances by Lil Bub and Keyboard Cat, who will be performing a piano-filled rendition of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” during the kitten halftime show. And that’s not all — @meepthebird will tweet hilarious commentary from the sidelines. Of course, your own pup will be glued to the screen to watch all the action and help pick the Most Valuable Puppy (MVP). Submit a photo of your spirited pup on Instagram with #puppybowl for a chance to see him on TV.

Best of all, continuing the tradition of showcasing adoptable pets, all the puppy players are up for adoption or have already found forever families. We’re hoping that the pups are watching themselves on TV from the comfort of their new homes.

The main event starts at 3 p.m. EST on February 2 on Animal Planet. But don’t worry, if you’re too busy preparing for, you know, that other big sports event, you can still catch five other broadcasts of the Puppy Bowl. Each of the six shows will feature the same puppies and much of the same action, but each will have a certain amount of original footage, plus, viewers can vote on the MVP of each airing.

As you wait for the most anticipated event of the season, check out the starting lineup of some of our favorite Puppy Bowl players. And be sure to head to the Animal Planet site later this month to create your own Puppy Bowl fantasy league. Out of 11 all-star puppies, participants will be able to pick a fantasy team of three players.

Puppy Bowl X Starting Lineup

Abdiel the Lab Mix, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

Animal Planet

Abdiel

Breed(s): Labrador Retriever/Terrier mix
Sex: Male
Age: 13 weeks
Fun Fact: Feels Labs get a bad rap about shedding.
Adoption Organization: The Sato Project

August the Boxer, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

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August

Breed(s): Boxer
Sex: Female
Age: 12 Weeks
Fun Fact: Wants to follow the band moe. across the country.
Adoption Organization: Northwest Boxer Rescue

Aurora the Dalmatian, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

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Aurora

Breed(s): Dalmatian
Sex: Female
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Has a crush on a fireman.
Adoption Organization: Spotted Dog Dalmatian Rescue

Bach, Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

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Bach

Breed(s): Bernese Mountain Dog/Poodle mix
Sex: Male
Age: 14 weeks
Fun Fact: Thinks Mozart is overrated.
Adoption Organization: Friends of Pep Rescue

Brody, Eskimo Spitz, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

Animal Planet

Brody

Breed(s): American Eskimo
Sex: Male
Age: 15 weeks
Fun Fact: One day wants to own his own dog house.
Adoption Organization: Green Dogs Unleashed

Cody, Spaniel, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

Animal Planet

Cody

Breed(s): Spaniel mix
Sex: Male
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Thinks fatherhood has mellowed Kanye.
Adoption Organization: AHeinz57 Pet Rescue

Delachaise, Pit Bull Mix, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

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Delachaise

Breed(s): Pit Bull mix
Sex: Female
Age: 14 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves New Orleans jazz.
Adoption Organization: Zeus' Place

Ginger, Old English Sheepdog Mix, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

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Ginger

Breed(s): Old English Sheepdog mix
Sex: Female
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Counting sheep automatically puts her to sleep.
Adoption Organization: Fayette County Humane Society

Hudson, Great Pyrenees, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

 Animal Planet

Hudson

Breed(s): Great Pyrenees
Sex: Male
Age: 14 weeks
Fun Fact: Thinks Seabiscuit is a fish-flavored dog treat.
Adoption Organization: National Great Pyrenees Rescue

Laney, Brittany Spaniel Mix, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

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Laney

Breed(s): Brittany Spaniel mix
Sex: Female
Age: 13 weeks
Fun Fact: Wants to catch a ride on one of those NASA Mars rovers.
Adoption Organization: Colorado Animal Welfare League

Lily, Basset Hound, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

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Lily

Breed(s): Basset Hound
Sex: Female
Age: 13 weeks
Fun Fact: Tries not to step on her own ears.
Adoption Organization: Tri State Basset Hound Rescue

Poppy, Brussels Griffon Shih Tzu mix, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

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Poppy

Breed(s): Shih Tzu/Brussels Griffon mix
Sex: Female
Age: 16 weeks
Fun Fact: Favorite director is Paul Feig.
Adoption Organization: Shih Tzus & FurBabies Rescue

Suri, Siberian Husky, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

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Suri

Breed(s): Siberian Husky
Sex: Female
Age: 14 weeks
Fun Fact: Thinks they should cut Miley Cyrus some slack.
Adoption Organization: Last Hope Animal Rescue

Van Helsing, Basset Hound, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl X

Animal Planet

Van Helsing

Breed(s): Basset Hound
Sex: Male
Age: 18 weeks
Fun Fact: Learned to waterski from a squirrel.
Adoption Organization: Tri State Basset Hound Rescue

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