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This year’s Puppy Bowl lineup is long on cute, short on brutes

Oh, Countess.

The lineup for this year’s Puppy Bowl has been announced, marking the first time this year that the whole internet has been asked to be collectively starry-eyed. This year, for Puppy Bowl XII, Animal Planet has enlisted 49 fully adoptable puppies from shelters across the country, encompassing dogs of all sizes and football ability. While some dogs, like English Bulldog Countess, look to be natural scrappers capable of keeping any ball from crossing the goal line, others, like a Havanese named Andy Cohen, seem like they’ll be bigger snoozers than bruisers.

Select photos and “athletic” attributes are below, as are some promotional videos advertising the event. The full lineup is on Animal Planet’s site, and for all the real life dog-on-dog action, be sure to catch the Puppy Bowl Sunday, February 7 at 3pm Eastern.

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