Meet The Roster Of Pups Playing In Puppy Bowl IX

Apparently there’s some football thing happening on the same day, but really — who needs 49ers or Ravens when you’ve got Yorkies and dachshunds?

1. Agatha, 9 weeks old

This miniature pinscher is known for her tough demeanor on the field as well as her penchant for belly rubs.

ID: 834698

2. Althea, 9 weeks old

An Australian shepherd/Catahoula mix, Althea is an opponent known for her tremendous grit.

ID: 834702

3. Arlo, 10 weeks old

A labrador retriever/collie mix, this pup stares right into your soul just long enough to distract you while he runs for a touchdown.

ID: 834706

4. Aurora, 10 weeks old

Aurora, a Siberian husky/retriever mix, is known for being able to raise team morale with just one wag of the tail.

ID: 834711

5. Bessie, 13 weeks old

Adorable piercing eyes are the defining physical feature of this Catahoula leopard dog mix. A solid defensive player.

ID: 834715

6. Biscuit, 12 weeks old

Puerto Rican Sato Biscuit has been hitting the gym in preparation for the biggest day of her budding career. A formidable specimen.

ID: 834720

7. Blitz, 11 weeks old

This terrier mix is known for her unpredictable behavior on the field. If dog treats are in her sight, be careful not to cross her.

ID: 834721

8. Butterscotch, 12 weeks old

Another Puerto Rican Sato, Butterscotch has been training with Biscuit this whole off-season and is ready to shine.

ID: 834722

9. Cash, 15 weeks old

One of the elder statesmen on the team, this pit bull is considered a mentor by all of his fellow players.

ID: 834723

10. Chestnut, 9 weeks old

Chestnut, a flexible athlete, is a labrador retriever/Australian shepherd mix known for being able to move between offense and defense with little trouble.

ID: 834724

11. Copper, 9 weeks old

You won’t see dachshund/English pit bull mix Copper coming until he intercepts the ball from right out in front of you.

ID: 834726

12. Daffodil, 11 weeks old

She’s seen a lot during her time as an athlete. After one last Puppy Bowl, this Chow Chow/labrador retriever mix is hoping to retire in glory.

ID: 834745

13. Daisy, 12 weeks old

Daisy has been making her way around the party circuit recently, so keen sports fans will be looking to see if this Yorkshire terrier can rein in her wild side and focus on playing her best on the field.

ID: 834747

14. Eli, 10 weeks old

Known for his big ego, Eli, a German shepherd/pit bull mix, will need to work on being a team player if he hopes to achieve victory this Puppy Bowl.

ID: 834749

15. Elias, 12 weeks old

Pit bull Elias is well known as an advocate against the use of performance-enhancing puppy chow amongst athletes.

ID: 834750

16. Fitz, 10 weeks old

This Catahoula mix is excited to show off his punting skills and hopes to help his team to a big win.

ID: 834751

17. Gunther, 13 weeks old

A pit bull/hound mix, Gunther is tired of being mistaken for that barista on Friends and is looking to make a name for himself next Sunday.

ID: 834752

18. Harry, 12 weeks old

After being plagued by injury last season, this chocolate dachshund is as fit as ever and ready to get on the field.

ID: 834753

19. Jenny, 13 weeks old

This pit bull/hound mix is unafraid to speak her mind, a trait that has given her the reputation of being a loose cannon. We’ll need to watch to see if she can keep her energy directed toward the task at hand next Sunday.

ID: 834754

20. Juniper, 12 weeks

Don’t let her sweet face fool you — this Great Pyrenees pup is known for her ferocious tackling abilities.

ID: 834755

21. Koda, 4 months old

Catahoula/Boston terrier mix Koda retired a few seasons ago but at the ripe old age of 4 months has decided to return to the action for one last shot at glory.

ID: 834756

22. Lenny, 12 weeks old

After a hard day at practice, Catahoula leopard dog mix Lenny is known to enjoy a nice scratch behind the ears.

ID: 834757

23. Magnolia, 11 weeks old

Strong and sturdy like the tree she is named after, this Chow Chow/labrador retriever mix is not to be underestimated.

ID: 834759

24. Marta, age unknown

Because this schnauzer/beagle mix prefers not to reveal her age, she’s a bit of a wild card. Everyone will be looking for some early signs to indicate how she might perform.

ID: 834762

25. Masquerade, 13 weeks old

Catahoula leopard dog mix Masquerade uses her different eye colors to distract opponents before throwing perfectly spiraled passes to her teammates.

ID: 834763

26. Nala, 8 weeks old

One of the youngest competitors, Japanese chin Nala will be hoping to prove that just because she lacks experience on the big stage doesn’t mean she can’t produce some major results.

ID: 834766

27. Pearl, 9 weeks old

An Australian Catahoula/labrador retriever mix, Pearl hopes to put her critics to rest by outperforming all of her opponents.

ID: 834767

28. Sally, 12 weeks old

Sally, a dachshund/basset hound mix, is known as the team prankster. Her victory celebrations are legendary.

ID: 834768

29. Shadow, 9 weeks old

Though usually soft-spoken, this Catahoula/labrador retriever mix has been adamant in recent interviews that he believes this Puppy Bowl is his time to shine.

ID: 834769

30. Simba, 8 weeks old

Good friends with Nala, this Japanese chin is hoping that his youthful appearance will lull other players into thinking he isn’t a threat, giving him the opportunity to pounce.

ID: 834770

31. Trinka, 10 weeks old

An experienced schnauzer/beagle mix, Trinka is used to the daily grind of life as a pro athlete and is always excited to see what city she will travel to next.

ID: 834771

32. Tuck, 10 weeks old

Tuck has been hounded by paparazzi following his recent well-documented fling with Daisy. This German shepherd/pit mix will need to regain his composure if he wants to have an impact on the field.

ID: 834773

33. Willis, 4 months old

This long-haired Chihuahua mix is hoping to prove that age is nothing but a number.

ID: 834774

34. Winston, 9 weeks old

A miniature pinscher, Winston is hungry for glory and can’t wait for his chance to take the field next Sunday.

ID: 834775

35. Puppy Bowl IX airs Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. E/P on Animal Planet.

To learn even more about this year’s talented lineup of pups, check out photos, videos, and more from Animal Planet.

ID: 834776

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