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.
2. Althea, 9 weeks old
An Australian shepherd/Catahoula mix, Althea is an opponent known for her tremendous grit.
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.
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.
5. Bessie, 13 weeks old
Adorable piercing eyes are the defining physical feature of this Catahoula leopard dog mix. A solid defensive player.
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.
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.
8. Butterscotch, 12 weeks old
Another Puerto Rican Sato, Butterscotch has been training with Biscuit this whole off-season and is ready to shine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15. Elias, 12 weeks old
Pit bull Elias is well known as an advocate against the use of performance-enhancing puppy chow amongst athletes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20. Juniper, 12 weeks
Don’t let her sweet face fool you — this Great Pyrenees pup is known for her ferocious tackling abilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
28. Sally, 12 weeks old
Sally, a dachshund/basset hound mix, is known as the team prankster. Her victory celebrations are legendary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
33. Willis, 4 months old
This long-haired Chihuahua mix is hoping to prove that age is nothing but a number.
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.
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.
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