The official DNA test of Puppy Bowl XX

We're proud to partner with Puppy Bowl XX and shine a light on this year's adoptable—and adorable—athletes.

Puppy Bowl puppies chasing each other

It’s the ultimate cuddle huddle

More than 100 puppies from over 70 animal shelters and rescues around the country made the cut for Puppy Bowl XX. And every single one has a unique story to tell. That’s why we DNA-tested all the athletes and uncovered insights into their health, breed, traits, and more. When the final whistle blows, future pet parents of this year’s roster will have game-changing insights they can use to deliver the best care to their #1 pup. Tune in on Sunday, February 11th at 2 PM EST on Animal Planet or Max for the game’s most exciting plays and the athletes’ biggest DNA reveals.

Ready to watch all the adorable action unfold?

Watch Team Ruff take on Team Fluff on Sunday, February 11 at 2 pm ET (11 am PT) on Animal Planet, Discovery, tbs, tru tv, or Max.

Which breeds are most likely to take the field?

Golden Retriever

Quarterback

Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds are even-tempered, light on their feet, and know how to take care of the ball.

Australian Shepherd laying in a field

Running Back

Flat-coated Retrievers, Jack Russells, Australian Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, and Vizslas are strong, quick, tough, and have great vision.

A brown and white greyhound stands in a field

Wide Receiver

Siberian Huskies, Greyhounds, Whippets, Border Collies, and Weimaraners are lightning fast, alert, and extremely smart.

Grey pit bull

Linebacker

Boxers, American Pit Bull Terriers, German Shepherds, and Tibetan Mastiffs are big, fast, and make for pro tacklers.

Irish Wolfhound stands in a forest

Kicker

Irish Wolfhounds, Irish Setters, and Airedale Terriers are leggy pups that have the best chance of getting it through the uprights for a winning field goal.

Saint Bernard sitting in a field

Defensive Tackle

Mastiffs, Dobermans, Rottweilers, Saint Bernards, Anatolian Shepherds, and Alaskan Malamutes are large, fast, and have exceptional strength.

A dog runs through an agility course

Was your dog born to compete?

From flyball to lure coursing, there’s a competitive sport for just about every four-legged athlete. Find the one that’s the best fit for your pup.

Record Holders

Meet the best of the best

Illustration of dog jumping - Text: Highest Vertical Jump

Sounders the whippet - 9 feet

Illustration of dog jumping - Text: Longest distance jump

Sounders the whippet - 36 feet, 11 inches

Illustration of a dog catching a frisbee. Text: Longest catch

Sailor the Border Collie/Whippet mix - 109 yards

Game-day treats for your Puppy Bowl party

The snack tray is almost as important as the game itself. This year, serve up pet-friendly options your whole crowd will love.

Dog catching a treat
Wisdom Panel DNA kits on a football field

Where does your pet fit in the line-up?

Is your pup a natural wide retriever? Or would they be better at left guard dog? Find out where your pet fits with the world’s more accurate pet DNA test.