Ready for the big game? Of course we're referring to The Puppy Bowl! Recently, we offered a sneak peek at Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl starting line-up. Now we're giving you a closer look at each contender.

It's time to meet....


Puppy Bowl VIII contender Gracie


Breed(s): Chihuahua/Dachshund mix

Sex: Female

Age: 12 weeks

Cuteness scale: 10 Awwws

Tail wag: 223 wpms (wags per minute)

Gracie is notorious in the league for killing 'em with cuteness. And don’t let the size of this tiny Chihuahua/Dachshund mix fool you-- she’s got a bark on her that will clear the field and leave her wide open to score. Her coaches have been emphasizing the difference between “carry” and “bury” and believe she’s got what it takes to drop the ball in the end zone and wag her way to victory.

Come back tomorrow for a look at a new Puppy Bowl contender! And don't forget to watch the Puppy Bowl, February 5th at 3pm on Animal Planet.

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