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.

The pups have been chosen and are working on their game already. Every one of them is hoping to chew up the competition, or at least a squeaky toy or two. But who will take the title of puppy champ? We've got stats and odds on each of the contenders.

It's time to meet....



Breed(s): Boxer

Sex: Male

Age: 9 weeks

Cuteness scale: 8 Awwws

Tail wag: 148 wpms (wags per minute)

Anyone knows a Boxer named Hunter has to be a receiver. He’ll find the ball wherever it happens to be flying and then he’ll seek out all the gaps in coverage to tumble adorably into the end zone. His Boxer bite can hold on to the ball like it’s the roast bone and his bright energy will make him a shining star in this year’s bowl. Although, his coach is hoping he doesn’t spend more time shaking the ball than running with it.

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.