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Chug named the MVP of the Puppy Bowl

Posted on: February 8th, 2010 by

Participants in the Puppy Bowl are rescue dogs in search of good homesAlthough the Super Bowl may have been watched by more than 100 million viewers, the sixth annual Puppy Bowl also received attention as a Chug (half-Chihuahua, half-pug) was named the most valuable puppy (MVP) of the game.

Jake was able to speed past the other 42 competitors as they rushed from one side of the field to the other with toy footballs in their mouths, according to However, although Jake may have been the fastest, he wasn’t always in possession of a ball.

The Puppy Bowl has been around since 2005 and always features shelter dogs that are in need of a good home. One of the benefits of the Puppy Bowl is it teaches viewers about the importance of rescuing dogs, and how it’s important to provide good homes and pet care to the animals, according to

The game has raised its viewership by more than 40 percent since its creation, and also includes other animals getting in on the action. This year saw a Twizzler blimp that was manned by hamsters, kittens during the halftime show and bunny cheerleaders.ADNFCR-2720-ID-19604139-ADNFCR

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