DAN Schachner has made several appearances as the referee of the Puppy Bowl.
His passion for refereeing in the Puppy Bowl is fuelled by his love for dogs.
Who is Puppy Bowl referee Dan Schachner?
Dan Schachner was born on February 20, 1974.
According to danschachner.com, Dan Schachner is an expert in pet safety who has partnered with companies such as Petco and Xfinity to advocate pet adoption and safe pet travel.
He is also a staunch advocate of dog rescues that helps dogs that have been crowded out of shelters find new homes.
Indeed, he was once awarded the Animal Welfare Hero award from the Baltimore Humane Society in 2018.
Schachner will be officiating his 12th year with the Puppy Bowl.
Puppy Bowl 2023: When is it and how can I watch it?
Puppy Bowl 2023 will be shown on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 2pm ET.
It will be available on Animal Planet and will also be streamed on Discovery+.
For the first time ever, Puppy Bowl XIX will be available on HBO Max.
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The Puppy Bowl 2023, also dubbed as Puppy Bowl XIX, will have a pre-game show which begins at 1pm ET on February 12, 2023.
Sports commentators Taylor Rooks and Steve Levy will commentate on this year’s event.
The coaches for the two teams, Team Fluff and Team Ruff, have yet to be revealed.
Like the long-awaited halftime show during the Super Bowl, this year’s Puppy Bowl will have its own event called the Kitty Halftime Show.
What is Puppy Bowl?
Puppy Bowl is meant to celebrate puppies by showcasing shelters and rescues, including their staffers, who dedicate their lives to helping these puppies find new homes.
Regarding Puppy Bowl 2023, about 67 shelters and rescues from different states will be presenting over 100 adoptable puppy players to chase, fetch, guard, heel, and sprint to the end zone.
These animal shelter puppies are pitted against each other in a twist on the Super Bowl. They are given football-shaped toys to carry to their end zones for touchdowns in a model arena. The aim of these games is to promote puppy adoption.
The dogs compete in two teams to win a trophy.