Here's a definitive ranking of the world's dog breeds

It’s good news if you’re the owner of a Border Collie, a Border Terrier, a Labrador or a Poodle.

And it might be slightly disheartening if you’re the owner of a Bulldog, a Bloodhound, or a German Shepherd.

At least it is according to a new chart by data journalist David McCandless, which ranks 87 breeds of dog and compares them to the actual popularity of breeds in America.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- America's fondness for Labrador retrievers is still setting records, but bulldogs are breaking new ground.

Labs reigned as the nation's top dog last year for the 24th year after breaking poodles' decades-old record in 2013, according to American Kennel Club rankings set to be released Thursday. But bulldogs have hit a new high -- No.

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The most popular dog breeds on Long Island include the Cavalier King Charles spaniel and Labrador retriever. See what other breeds made the American Kennel Club's ranking.

No. 10: Havanese

The havanese ranked No. 10, holding its spotBuy photo (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The havanese ranked No. 10, holding its spot from 2013.

No. 9: Yorkshire terrier

The Yorkshire terrier ranked No. 9. In 2013,(Credit: AP / Seth Wenig)

The Yorkshire terrier ranked No.

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NEW YORK — Feb 26, 2015, 4:02 AM ET

Associated Press

The American Kennel Club is releasing its annual rankings of the popularity of different dog breeds.

THE TOP 10 FOR 2014:

1)Labrador retriever

2)German shepherd

3)Golden retriever

4)Bulldog

5)Beagle

6)Yorkshire terrier

7)Poodle

8)Boxer

9)French bulldog

10)Rottweiler

HOW THE LINEUP CHANGED:

The French bulldog entered the top 10 for the first time since the decade of the 1910s (the breed was ranked 11th in 2013).

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Man's best friend can also be a big financial headache. On the one side, you have the love and attention a dog can offer -- but on the other, there's the pampering, food, veterinary bills and insurance.

And the cost of insuring your canine companion is entirely dependent on its breed.

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Man's best friend can also be a big financial headache. On the one side, you have the love and attention a dog can offer -- but on the other, there's the pampering, food, veterinary bills and insurance.

And the cost of insuring your canine companion is entirely dependent on its breed.

Read the full post here

Top Dog Breed

The top dog breed known as man’s best friend is out after a journalist decided to conduct a unique study. David McCandless arrived with a specific kind of dog that met the positive aspects of many characteristics involving cost, health, lifespan, intelligence, and level of maintenance (grooming, etc.).

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SIOUX CITY | When Deb Cook's blood sugar dropped, she breathed into her Dalmatian puppy's face and told her this was a "low."

Ruby got excited.

It wasn't long before Ruby was saving her owner's life, waking Cook when her blood sugars began to plummet. Ruby even alerted other diabetics of low blood sugar levels when Cook, who suffers from type one diabetes, took her on errands.

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By Jessica Remitz | Pet360.com

While some dogs are known for their almost too friendly natures and off-the-wall antics, others may prefer relaxing on the couch and spending quiet time with their people. While breed alone cannot determine a dog's personality, some are known for their calm nature and low-maintenance ways.

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With a musculature almost out of proportion to its size, the Bulldog is a diminutive, but powerful, mastiff-type dog. Its head is enormous, the circumference of which may equal its height.

Its eyes are set low. White predominates in the coat, although there are plenty of pied, brindle, and fawn Bulldogs.… Read the full post here