Alexander Hamilup, a shelter pup who’s playing in the Puppy Bowl for Team Fluff, is a Siberian husky-Pomeranian mix. (Courtesy Animal Planet)

Times are tense. Your news feed is probably filled with consternation and vitriol. So how about watching some sweet shelter puppies play pooch football?

That’s what is happening on Sunday night, when Animal Planet airs its annual Puppy Bowl. This year, 78 puppies will compete on teams called Ruff and Fluff, and, as usual, they’re mutts. But this year, a dog DNA testing company, Embark, has run the genetics on the pups.

Think you can tell a dog’s heritage just by looking at it? Have at it — but don’t be too bummed if you do poorly. Just look at their cute faces: Clearly, they forgive you.

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