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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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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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A tip led Horry County deputies to uncover an unlawful dog breeding operation in Conway on Wednesday.

Officers removed more than 140 dogs of various breeds from the property and charged a 49-year-old Conway woman with failure to provide proper care and treatment of animals.

At about 9 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the operation in the 6300 block of Highway 65 in Conway, according to a news release from Horry County deputies.

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By Philip Bump February 27 at 1:07 PM

On Tuesday, the American Kennel Club announced that, for the 24th straight year -- for every year since "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" premiered on television -- the Labrador retriever was the most popular breed among its members. An impressive streak, sure -- but what's happened in the rest of the top ten for the past two decades is much more interesting.

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Pets Lifestyle

Updated February 25, 2015 5:55 PM
By NEWSDAY.COM STAFF  polly.higgins@newsday.com

The German shepherd ranked No. 2, holding itsThe German shepherd ranked No. 2, holding its spot from 2013. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Emmanuel Dunand

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The German shepherd ranked No. 2, holding its

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The German shepherd ranked No. 2, holding its spot from 2013.

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If you think those "perfect" pooches at dog shows are the shining examples of their breeds, think again.

A massive study of more than 80,000 individual dogs reveals there's actually a lot of behavioral variation within any given breed, particularly when it comes to aggression.

“There is no other breed or species of animal with such a wide variety of appearance and behavior,” says Dr.

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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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During a combat deployment to Iraq in 2003, then-Navy SEAL Mike Ritland witnessed a group of Marines attempt to take the city of Tikrit.

As they prepared to enter a structure near the city limits, an explosive-detector dog alerted the Marines to a deadly threat — the doorway was laced with grenades.

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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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Ken Hedler 9:45 p.m. MST January 9, 2015

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Pitbulls at the St. George Animal Shelter await adoption as the breed popularity declines. Jan. 9, 2015.(Photo: Chris Caldwell / The Spectrum & Daily News)

ST. GEORGE – A new state law that bars municipalities from banning specific dog breeds, such as pit bulls, enjoys the support of animal control officials from three area jurisdictions.

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