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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Four new dogs have been declared “recognized breeds” by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

The announcement came on Wednesday that the Spanish water dog (a farm and fishing dog), the Bergamasco (an Italian sheepdog with a matted coat), the Boerboel (a South African watchdog), and the Cirneco dell’Etna (a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed) will now be eligible to compete in any AKC-sanctioned dog show. 

Criteria includes having several hundred of the dog breed nationwide.

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Whether you plan on getting a new puppy for Christmas or just want Fido to finally nail the “sit” command in time for your relatives to arrive, it is never too late to begin training your dog. Here are some tips for having a well-behaved pooch just in time for the holiday season.

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Whether you plan on getting a new puppy for Christmas or just want Fido to finally nail the “sit” command in time for your relatives to arrive, it is never too late to begin training your dog. Here are some tips for having a well-behaved pooch just in time for the holiday season.

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US"Whether you plan on getting a new puppy for Christmas or just want Fido to finally nail the “sit” command in time for your relatives to arrive, it is never too late to begin training your dog.

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The Wirehaired Vizsla and Coton de Tulear will be introduced to the public during the National Dog Show on NBC24 Thursday afternoon.  / Source: American Kennel Club (AKC)

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When the National Dog Show Presented by Purina® airs on NBC24 at noon on Thanksgiving Day two new American Kennel Club (AKC) breeds will be introduced to the American public.

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Some dogs will face down a cougar or rush into a burning building to save a child. Others will duck and hide when threatened. Yes, there are small, yappy dogs that won’t run from a fight, but they lack the weight and chops to intimidate an attacker or yank a child from danger.

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Some dog breeds are known for being incredibly intelligent. They’re quick to learn a trick, and if you’re not careful, they just might outsmart you. (And you probably wouldn’t be the first human to have that happen!)

We asked 266 veterinary professionals (including vets, techs and office managers) which breeds they deemed the brainiest.

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So I have this dog.

His name is Hank. Hank-the-Mutt Timmons. I’ve sure I mentioned him before. But before I tell you a little more about Hank, I should tell you something else first.

I am a sucker for heartwarming dog stories.

And there is no shortage of heartwarming dog stories on the Internet.

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