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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Many people adore large dog breeds such as Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds for their energy, athleticism and versatility. But big breeds aren’t for everyone. If you live in an apartment, have small children or aren’t strong enough to handle a canine who weighs more than 70 pounds, you may want to consider a small dog.

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FORT RILEY, Kan. - Soldiers from the 630th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted improvised explosive device training for Military Working Dog teams on Fort Riley.

The U.S. Army EOD technicians helped five Military Working Dog (MWD) teams from the 523rd MWD Detachment to hone their lifesaving skills.

Accompanied by their handlers, three Belgian Malinois and two German Shepherds nosed their way around the simulated battlefield, locating hidden explosive hazards.

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Most people will agree that cats and dogs are a breed apart, but there are certain dog breeds that behave more like cats than dogs. As noted in Pet360 and the American Kennel Club (AKC), these breeds are independent, quieter and content to sit and observe. If you’re torn between getting a cat or dog, you might consider adopting one of the following breeds:

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Though many new dog owners seek out small breeds for their first pups, not everyone wants to go that route. Some folks are just big dog people — a little dog simply won’t do.

We looked at our survey of 218 veterinary professionals (including veterinarians, veterinary technicians and office managers) to get their takes on the best large breed dogs for the inexperienced.

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The Obedience Club of Chattanooga, four miles south of Chattanooga on Hwy. 193 in Flintstone, will hold registration for obedience, rally, and agility classes for puppies and dogs on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 1-3 p.m.  

Classes include: Canine Good Citizen Advanced; Therapy Dog Class;  and agility classes for fun and exercise.

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The Obedience Club of Chattanooga, 4 miles south of Chattanooga on Hwy. 193 in Flintstone, will hold registration for obedience, rally, and agility classes for puppies and dogs on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 1-3 p.m.  

Classes include: Canine Good Citizen Advanced; Therapy Dog Class;  and agility classes for fun and exercise.

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CINCINNATI - When I talk to pet owners about feeding as the form of training, with food chew or activity toys, they often are surprised. Putting food in a bowl and walking away is such a natural thing to do. 

However, let’s think about that. When food is placed in a bowl, often the dog either gobbles it up quickly or will leave it in the bowl to graze on throughout the day.

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I've gone on record before as saying I love dogs.

Like, I really love dogs.

But loving them and the ability to naturally form a healthy leadership relationship with them don't necessarily go hand in hand.

So, after months of jumping, chewing, generally ignoring my commands and family telling me "You REALLY need to take him to training," I begrudgingly decided it was time I bite the bullet and take my beloved black Labrador Zeke to school.

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I've gone on record before as saying I love dogs.

Like, I really love dogs.

But loving them and the ability to naturally form a healthy leadership relationship with them don't necessarily go hand in hand.

So, after months of jumping, chewing, generally ignoring my commands and family telling me "You REALLY need to take him to training," I begrudgingly decided it was time I bite the bullet and take my beloved black Labrador Zeke to school.

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