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Don't miss a doggone moment: Watch the adorable live Puppy Bowl cam

One of the biggest competitions of the year is just six days away. No, we’re not talking about the Super Bowl: It’s time for Puppy Bowl IX!

To tide you over until Sunday, when you can settle down in front of the tube to catch an afternoon of puppy passes and fumbles (and the hedgehog cheerleaders' darling antics), take a look at Animal Planet’s puppy cam, now live-streaming all those important locker room moments.

Tune in to keep tabs on who prefers lounging around in bed, and who refuses to put down the chew toy (the future Most Valuable Puppy, perhaps?). Then watch these 63 canine contenders make their mark on the Puppy Bowl field on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m.

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It's an annual tradition: the Puppy Bowl, when Animal Planet unleashes adorable pooches across a miniature gridiron each Super Bowl Sunday. Here are some of the starting lineup for the ninth edition.