Just hours after it was determined that the New York Giants would be facing off against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, Animal Planet announced their lineup for Puppy Bowl VIII. Among the unbearably cute pooches competing in the wildly popular televised event (last year saw a staggering 9.2 million people tuning in for Puppy Bowl programming) are a 10-month-old Dachshund named Shiloh (“Fun Fact: Has read all the Harry Potter books”), a floppy-eared 13-week-old Terrier named Marbles (!), and a 14-week-old Miniature Aussie Mix named Tattoo who is so fluffy I’m going to die!

Name: Aberdeen
Breed(s): Australian Shepherd Mix
Fun Fact: Saving to buy a sailboat

Name: Abilene
Breed(s): Australian Shepherd Mix
Fun Fact: Expert scuba diver

Name: Anthony
Breed(s): Pit Bull Mix
Fun Fact: Plans to major in art history

Name: Augusta
Breed(s): Lab/Plott Mix
Fun Fact: Wants to be a veterinarian

Breed(s): Jack Russell/Pug Mix
Fun Fact: Wishes he could play Frisbee every day

Name: Brandy
Breed(s): Pit Bull/Collie Mix
Fun Fact: Favorite comedian is Canine O'Brien

Name: Calvin
Breed(s): Dachshund
Fun Fact:Restores classic cars

Name: Eurika
Breed(s): Chihuahua/Terrier Mix
Fun Fact: Never misses an episode of Bones

Name: Fonzi
Breed(s): Rat Terrier
Fun Fact: Constantly confused with Joni, Pinky and Richie

Name: Hunter
Breed(s): Boxer
Fun Fact: Plans to go into politics

Name: Fumble
Breed(s): Chihuahua/Terrier Mix
Fun Fact: Has every Bow Wow song on his iPawd

Name: Friday
Breed(s): Maltese/Poodle Mix
Fun Fact: Favorite cartoon is Mr. Magoo

Name: Leroy Brown
Breed(s): Chihuahua/Terrier Mix
Fun Fact: Best sport is really baseball

Name: Oscar
Breed(s): Dachshund
Fun Fact: Favorite dish is wiener schnitzel

Name: Penelope
Breed(s): Lhasa Apso Mix
Fun Fact: Has a crush on Tom Cruise

Name: Salem
Breed(s): Boxer/Lab Mix
Fun Fact: Loves to dress up on Halloween

Name: Tattoo
Breed(s): Miniature Aussie Mix
Fun Fact: Sings in a Barbershop quartet

Name: Puddin
Breed(s): Chihuahua/Terrier Mix
Fun Fact: Dream vacation is two weeks in London

source & full list of contestants

obviously i am on team brandy