Animal Planet is Competing Paw to Paw When World Cup Turns into WORLD PUP, Streaming LIVE Now!

— June 24, 2014

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TORONTO (June 24, 2014) –  Animal Planet, the network that brings viewers their annual fix of PUPPY BOWL is on the ball, turning its attention to WORLD PUP, the network's cute, cuddly, and adorable canine alternative to the 2014 World Cup. To keep everyone's head in the game, the loveable shelter stars of Animal Planet L!VE's puppy cam are celebrating the WORLD PUP by kicking around a few balls themselves. Beginning today, fans can visit Animal Planet to view the puppy cam and root for countries based on the dog breed that best represents that nation. Viewers can watch 16 of the world’s sweetest videos in this epic tournament of global cuteness and vote in each canine match-up. The fans, will decide which country has the undisputed TOP DOG! Fans of France's French bulldog or Belgium's Brussels Griffon, aren’t stuck on the sidelines – they can get in on the action with just one click!

Watch team profiles and cast your vote!

Can WORLD PUP's “pup”ular pooches predict the winners of the 2014 games in Brazil?  Keep up with the pups in the upcoming weeks to see who brings the trophy back to their dog house! On July 10, the canine competition ends, and the winner is announced at

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