A lot of dogs can bark the bark, but only at the Puppy Bowl do we learn which dogs can also walk the walk.
This year's annual show promises to be jam-packed with so much adorable it will eventually hurt. Seriously, there will be so much fluffy you might die. As if that weren't enough, there will also be hedgehogs as cheerleaders and kittens performing the halftime show.
Amazing, I know.
The Puppy Bowl is always a blast, and please remember that all of these critters are up for adoption and could use a good home.
It's not just entertainment—it's also for a good cause. Here's all the information you need so you don't miss a single cute moment.
When: Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. ET
Watch: Animal Planet
The Starting Lineup
|Arlo||Male||10 weeks||Labrador Retriever/Collie mix|
|Aurora||Female||10 weeks||Siberian Husky/Retriever mix|
|Biscuit||Female||12 weeks||Puerto Rican Sato|
|Blitz||Female||11 weeks||Terrier mix|
|Butterscotch||Female||12 weeks||Puerto Rican Sato|
|Chestnut||Male||Nine weeks||Labrador Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix|
|Copper||Male||Nine weeks||Dachshund/English Pit Bull mix|
|Daffodil||Female||11 weeks||Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix|
|Daisy||Female||12 weeks||Yorkshire Terrier|
|Eli||Male||10 weeks||German Shepherd/Pit Bull mix|
|Fitz||Male||10 weeks||Catahoula mix|
|Harry||Male||12 weeks||Chocolate Dachshund Smooth|
|Jenny||Female||13 weeks||Pit Bull/Hound mix|
|Juniper||Female||12 weeks||Great Pyrenees|
|Koda||Male||16 weeks||Catahoula/Boston Terrier mix|
|Lenny||Male||12 weeks||Catahoula Leopard Dog mix|
|Magnolia||Female||11 weeks||Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix|
|Nala||Female||Eight weeks||Japanese Chin|
|Pearl||Female||Nine weeks||Australian Catahoula/Labrador Retriever mix|
|Sally||Female||12 weeks||Dachshund/Basset Hound mix|
|Shadow||Male||Nine weeks||Catahoula/Labrador Retriever mix|
|Simba||Male||Eight weeks||Japanese Chin|
|Trinka||Female||10 weeks||Schnauzer/Beagle mix|
|Tuck||Male||10 weeks||German Shepherd/Pit mix|
|Winston||Male||Nine weeks||Miniature Pinscher|
|Willis||Female||16 weeks||Long-haired Chihuahua mix|
For pictures of all the pups in action, be sure to check out this Today.com slideshow.
Last Year's Recap
Yes, I'm going to make predictions.
Two early pups to keep an eye on are Willis and Koda, who at four months old have a major advantage in experience. Aurora, Chestnut, Daffodil and Tuck all look like spry and playful puppies who could make a run at this year's Most Valuable Puppy Award.
And Eli just looks wise, man. I feel like he's an old soul.
But my money is on Blitz, pictured in the cover photo of this article. For one, her name is Blitz, which should instantly put fear in her opponents. For another, look at her confidence—how she holds her head up high when being photographed.
She is not to be denied.
But really, we're all winners at the Puppy Bowl, because darn it all if it isn't the most adorable event of the year. Enjoy.