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The American Kennel Club's list of the top 10 dog breeds in America was released recently, so 40/29 decided to take a look at the breeds.

All of these pictures come from uLocal, and most of them were uploaded for this year's Pup Madness competition, which ended last Monday. All 10 breeds are represented in our area!

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Yesterday the first five of the top 10 dog breeds of 2014 as the AKC, American Kennel Club, recently announced were listed on Examiner. Today is the second half of that list, number six through 10. The American people have chosen these dogs more often than any other dog breeds out there.

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Lexie Dreyfuss took Chloe, a black Labrador retriever, everywhere for 18 months. The 17-year-old junior had the dog lay by her side in class at La Cañada High School, walk through the aisles at Ralphs and resist other furry friends while volunteering at Petco.

And on Saturday, months of sniffing through La Cañada paid off when Chloe graduated from Guide Dogs of America with her new handler, Giselle Hartman, by her side.

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At least two of the four new breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club recently seem family-friendly. And the other two might work in a pinch.

The four breeds are the Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell’Etna, Bergamasco and Boerboel. They have been given full AKC recognition and were OK’d to begin participation in AKC events Jan.

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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.

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Anna Rumer, arumer@zanesvilletimesrecorder.com 4:30 p.m. EST December 25, 2014

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Dee Sims claps as Tucker the pit bull makes his way through an obstacle.(Photo: Chris Crook/Times Recorder)

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ZANESVILLE – Forming a stronger bond with your canine companion may only be a seesaw away as the sport of dog agility grows in popularity locally, drawing dogs of all breeds and people of all ages.

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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:45 pm

Dog-training classes offered

Dog-training classes will be offered at Peaceable Paws dog-training center in Fairplay.

Free seminar: “Find Your Dog’s Inner Lassie” — Welcome to the fascinating world of how dogs think and learn. Discover how to better understand your own canine companion in the two-hour seminar/presentation (required orientation for Puppy and Adult Good Manners classes); Monday, Jan.

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The following dog-training classes will be offered at Peaceable Paws dog-training center in Fairplay:

 Free seminar: “Find Your Dog’s Inner Lassie” — Welcome to the fascinating world of how dogs think and learn. Discover how to better understand your own canine companion in the two-hour seminar/presentation (required orientation for Puppy and Adult Good Manners classes); Monday, Jan.

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Winky, a blind bull dog is being trained by Edwin Perez, an inmate at the Fort Myers Work Camp Charlotte Correctional Institution. Perez is also training, Abby (not pictured) to help Winky deal with separtation anxiety.(Photo: Andrew West/ The News-Press)

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Jail saved Winkie's life, and a companion dog half the muscular pooch's size is keeping him calm.

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