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Gone To The Doggs: Rapper Snoop Dogg Will Host Puppy Bowl XVII – How To Watch

Jennifer Havener
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The first Sunday in February is typically reserved for the biggest sporting event of the year. The Puppy Bowl! And there’s also a little thing called the Super Bowl, but those players have less fur. Hopefully.

Puppy Bowl is an annual tradition dating back hundreds of years. Okay, sixteen years. But it has proven to be fierce competition to the other Big Game. What do we know about Puppy Bowl XVII?

Team Fluff Vs. Team Ruff

To the uninitiated, two teams of adoptable (and adorable) puppies compete against each other for the title of Puppy Bowl champs. There’s a lot of ruffhousing on the (indoor) field. But referee Dan Schachner is there to make sure things don’t get out of paw. 

This year, 70 pups will be split into two teams in a ruff-and-tumble game of football. Sure, the puppies spend most of the time napping or drinking out of the camera-equipped water bowl, but it is supreme entertainment. 

Tailgate the Puppy Bowl With Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart

What’s a football game without rousing commentary? Animal Planet has tapped the dynamic duo of rapper Snoop Dogg and homemaker extraordinaire Martha Stewart to co-host. Martha Stewart will serve up the pawfect tailgate snacks. 

It will be a doggone affair. Their respective pet dogs will be in attendance. Martha Stewart has four dogs – two Chow Chows named Empress Qin and Emperor Han, along with two French Bulldogs, Crème Brûlée and Bête Noire. 

Snoop Dogg is the dog dad to ELEVEN dogs. Billboard reports that his French Bulldogs, Juelz Broadus and Choc, will be there to root for Team Fluff or Team Ruff. 

discovery+ Will Offer HOURS of Pup-tastic Content

Dog lovers are in for a real treat this year. In addition to the main event on Animal Planet, discovery+ will feature dog-related content throughout the day leading up to Puppy Bowl. 

Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Games pairs a dog and trainer for three rounds of tricks. Kym Whitley (Animal Practice) will host the dog competition featuring four teams of dogs (and trainers.) The winning dog/trainer duo will earn $5,000 for charity. The Dog Games will stream exclusively on discovery+, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Puppy Bowl XVII Presents: Best in Show will update viewers on some of the puppies from previous Puppy Bowls. One of the former competitors will win the title “Best in Show.”

Puppy Bowl XVII Presents: Puppy Bowl Nation also features former Puppy Bowl participants across the U.S. 

Both Best in Show and Puppy Bowl Nation will air on Animal Planet, as well as stream on discovery+.

How to Watch Puppy Bowl XVII

The new streaming platform discovery+ includes content from Animal Planet. Puppy Bowl XVII will air live on Animal Planet starting at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on Sunday, February 7. It will also stream on discovery+ for those who don’t catch the live show. 

Super Bowl LV kicks off on February 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Find out everything you need to know about the commercials, the pre-game national anthem and the Pepsi Halftime Show. 

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