Meet the Puppy Bowl 2013 lineup

Animal Planet announces the puppies.

An intimidating lineup of puppies joins this year's Puppy Bowl, the event broadcast on Animal Planet during the Super Bowl.

Viewers can expect the usual water bowl cam, kiss cam and an aerial view of the field shot from a blimp with hamster pilots.

But they’ve added something new to the sidelines: hedgehog cheerleaders.

Also new in 2013 is a hot tub for substitute players to soak in and an upgraded camera that provides better views of the puppies’ faces.

All the animals starring in the Puppy Bowl have come from rescue organizations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Last year's event, Puppy Bowl VIII, drew 8.7 million viewers during its 12-hour marathon. "Kickoff" for Puppy Bowl IX is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.

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Hedgehog cheerleaders

Name: Agatha
Breed(s): Miniature Pinscher

Name: Althea
Breed(s): Australian Shepherd/Catahoula Mix

Name: Arlo
Breed(s): Labrador Retriever/Collie mix

Name: Aurora
Breed(s): Siberian Husky/Retriever mix

Name: Bessie
Breed(s): Catahoula Leopard Dog mix

Name: Biscuit
Breed(s): Puerto Rican Sato

Name: Blitz
Breed(s): Terrier mix

Name: Butterscotch
Breed(s): Puerto Rican Sato

Name: Cash
Breed(s): Pit Bull

Name: Chestnut
Breed(s): Labrador Retriever/Australian Shephard mix

Name: Copper
Breed(s): Dachshund/English Pit Bull mix

Name: Daffodil
Breed(s): Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix

Name: Daisy
Breed(s): Yorkshire Terrier

Name: Eli
Breed(s): German Shepherd/Pit Bull mix

Name: Elias
Breed(s): Pit Bull

Name: Fitz
Breed(s): Catahoula mix

Name: Gunther
Breed(s): Pit Bull/ Hound mix

Name: Harry
Breed(s): Chocolate Dachshund Smooth

Name: Jenny
Breed(s): Pit Bull/Hound mix

Name: Juniper
Breed(s): Great Pyrenees

Name: Koda
Breed(s): Catahoula/Boston Terrier mix

Name: Lenny
Breed(s): Catahoula Leopard Dog mix

Name: Magnolia
Breed(s): Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix

Name: Marta
Breed(s): Schnauzer/Beagle mix

Name: Masquerade
Breed(s): Catahoula Leopard dog mix

Name: Nala
Breed(s): Japanese Chin

Name: Pearl
Breed(s): Australian Catahoula/Labrador Retriever mix

Name: Sally
Breed(s): Dachshund/Basset Hound mix

Name: Shadow
Breed(s): Catahoula/Labrador Retriever mix

Name: Simba
Breed(s): Japanese Chin

Name: Trinka
Breed(s): Schnauzer/Beagle mix

Name: Tuck
Breed(s): German Shepherd/Pit mix

Name: Willis
Breed(s): Long-haired Chihuahua mix

Name: Winston
Breed(s): Miniature Pinscher

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