Who is ready for the big game? No, not the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl. The 14th edition of the Puppy Bowl will take place on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 4) as once again Team Ruff will take on Team Ruff, or in honor of the New England Patriots taking on the Philadelphia Eagles this game is also being dubbed the Pup-triots vs. the B-eagles.

A game for a good cause

When the annual Puppy Bowl kicks off at 3 PM ET on Sunday afternoon, dog lovers will get their fill of watching some playful pups battle it out for the 2018 Puppy Bowl title. However, when the game ends is when the real game for these little guys begins.

According to an Animal Planet report, all of the dogs in the annual Puppy Bowl are rescues and just waiting to find their everyday home. This year the little puppies have been brought in from 48 different animal shelters and organizations from all across the United States, including areas hit by natural disasters like Florida, Houston, and Puerto Rico.

Not only will the pups playing in the big game be up for adoption, but so are thousands of dogs across the country as well. The Puppy Bowl is great for drawing attention to this growing pet population problem, and this one game always helps to boost dog adoptions at this time of the year.

How to watch live

There are many ways folks can catch every punt, pass, kick, water break, drool time and touchdown in Sunday’s Puppy Bowl.

Puppy Bowl 2018 is no different than the Super Bowl in the fact that they also have a pregame show, followed by the big game and concluding with the presentation of the game's MVP, which fans can vote for online.

Starting at 2 PM ET, Puppy Bowl will have their annual pregame show so everyone can get in all their “tail-gaiting” time!

The big game will start one hour later at 3 PM. Voting for the MVP of the 2018 Puppy Bowl can be done online at Animal Planet's website.

Below is all the information you need to know in order to keep up with all of the 2018 Puppy Bowl action, including the starting lineups courtesy of Bleacher Report!

Puppy Bowl XIV

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 4
  • Start Time: 3 PM ET
  • TV: Animal Planet
  • Live Stream: Animal Planet


Team Fluff


  • Stripe is a Labrador Retriever
  • Sunny is an American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Tyler is a Chihuahua
  • Vaughn is a Border Collie
  • Luna is a Pomeranian
  • Mango is an American Staffordshire Terrier and Chihuahua mix
  • Olympia is a Great Pyrenees
  • Sally is a Treeing Walker Coonhound

Bench crew:

  • Kaleb Junior is a Chihuahua mix
  • Lila is a Chihuahua and English Toy Spaniel mix
  • Sophie is a Poodle and Golden Retriever mix
  • Blueberry Pie is a Miniature Poodle
  • Chance is a Dalmatian
  • Alvin is a German Shorthaired Pointer and Rottweiler mix
  • Ana is an Australian Cattle Dog
  • Bear is an American Foxhound
  • Biscuit is a Chihuahua
  • Checkers is an American Staffordshire Terrier mix
  • Joy is a Miniature Poodle
  • Buckalew is a Chihuahua mix
  • Buttons is a Cocker Spaniel

Team Ruff


  • Moonshine is a Border Collie
  • Morris is a Pomeranian dog
  • Joker is a Shih Tzu and a Yorkshire Terrier mix
  • Juniper is an American Staffordshire Terrier and American Bulldog mix
  • Kelly Barkson is a Terrier and a Labrador Retriever mix
  • Miss Brie is a Russell Terrier and American Eskimo Dog mix
  • Mr. Wigglesworth is a Shar-Pei
  • Peanut is an Australian Shepherd mix

Bench Crew:

  • Carlo is a PugClyde is a Corgi
  • Edwin is a German Shepherd
  • Hannah is an American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Barry is a Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Boomer is a Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix
  • J-Paw is a Miniature Poodle and a Chihuahua mix
  • Kitsy is a Shiba InuPetree is a Pomeranian and a Pekingese mix
  • Savannah is a Bull Terrier and an American Staffordshire Terrier mix