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The noble French Bulldog stands vigil next to a fire hydrant. (Clint McMahon/flickr)

The American Kennel Club has unleashed (yes) its list of the most popular dogs in NYC, in addition to specifying the most popular breeds by neighborhood. Let's examine.

The most prevalent breed in the city is the French bulldog, an adorable smush-faced feat of engineering known for its easygoing demeanor and weird little fox ears.

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(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

There’s no “pause” in the reign of America’s top dog breed.

FOX News Radio’s Chris Foster reports:

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The American Kennel Clubs’ annual ranking is out.

And Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed in America, 24 years in a row now.

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Finally! A (somewhat) definitive guide to the most overrated and underrated dog breeds:

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(David McCandless/Knowledge is Beautiful)

This chart, from David McCandless' fascinating new book Knowledge is Beautiful, ranks 87 dog breeds and compares those rankings to the actual popularity of those breeds in the US.

The ranking is based on a number of factors: trainability, life expectancy, lifetime cost (including the price of food and grooming), and suitability for children, among others.

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SIOUX CITY | When Deb Cook's blood sugar dropped, she breathed into her Dalmatian puppy's face and told her this was a "low."

Ruby got excited.

It wasn't long before Ruby was saving her owner's life, waking Cook when her blood sugars began to plummet. Ruby even alerted other diabetics of low blood sugar levels when Cook, who suffers from type one diabetes, took her on errands.

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The American Kennel Club in no way, shape or form controls the quality of the purebred dogs it registers. It is a stud registry only, tracking the bloodlines of registered dogs, on paper.

There is a standard, written by the AKC for each breed, but there's no way for the AKC to know if the puppy being registered actually conforms to that standard.

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