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This dog just may be the world's largest Pit Bull. Only 18-months-old, Hulk weighs a hefty 175 pounds.

Despite his intimidating size, his owners Marlon Grannan and his wife Lisa Grannan say Hulk is a sweet family dog and a best friend to their 3-year-old son Jordan.

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Chihuahas are one of the most popular breeds in the world. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza explains about some of the issues associated with this popular breed.

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog recognized by the American Kettle Club. They are also one of the most popular dog breeds in the world and one of the most surrendered.

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Skull shape risk factors could help in the welfare of toy dog breeds

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University of Bristol

New research has identified two significant risk factors associated with painful neurological diseases in the skull shape of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS).

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By Laura Cross and Shayna Meliker |

Pigheaded, headstrong, determined and willful are words that easily apply to these 11 breeds. These dogs are all very independent and as the United States celebrates its independence this month we thought we would spotlight dog breeds that exemplify what independence really is.

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Although the Jack Russell terrier is one of the most-bought dog breeds in Belgium, it is also the most abandoned one in the country. This is what statistics of the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (SRPA) show.

Most frequently, it is the Jack Russell terrier that becomes the victim of ill-informed dog owners in Belgium.

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CIN 9 p.m. EDT March 31, 2014

Roncy Roeham of Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati, shown in 2005, sits with one of the dogs she had for adoption at the Eastgate Animal Hospital in Mount Carmel. (Photo: File photo )

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  • The 2014 top 10 dog names are Lucy (580), Max (536), Buddy (506), Bella (477), Maggie (436), Daisy (428), Sadie (415), Molly (404), Charlie (361) and Bailey (346).
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There are two varieties of this tiny, plucky dog, which can be separated on the basis of coat length. The smooth-coated form has a glossy, short coat, while the long-haired form has a significantly longer, slightly wavy coat. The long-haired form is the result of crossings of Smooth-coated Chihuahuas with Yorkshire Terriers and Papillons.… Read the full post here