Puppy Bowl VIII Referee Explains Rules Of The Game (VIDEO)

02/04/2012 03:41 pm ET

Dan Schachner, the official Puppy Bowl referee, sat down to explain the rules of the 8th annual Animal Planet Puppy Bowl. According to him, "the rules are a little looser than your regular NFL game."

Schachner's role as ref involves calling penalties, one of his favorites being "fouling of the field" or "premature watering of the lawn."

Beyond puppies, Puppy Bowl VII is also expected to feature 20 kittens, five pigs, one bird and "a few hamsters."

To learn about one fuzzy Puppy Bowl player who found a loving home, click here.

Every puppy seen on Puppy Bowl is available for adoption. If you're interested in adopting a dog in need of a home, visit

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