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The American Kennel Club has announced its most popular dog breeds of 2014. Labrador retrievers lead the pack nationwide, but the French Bulldog reigns supreme in New York City. 

The small but mighty Yorkshire Terrier -- once New York City's top dog - continues to fall out of favor with New Yorkers, dropping from sixth to eighth in 2014.

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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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While French bulldogs are as common in NYC as yellow cabs, chances are you won’t be tripping over the leash of a pharaoh hound on the way to grab your morning latte anytime soon.

The obscure breed, one of the rarest among the 192 that will take to the ring to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opening in New York on Monday at Pier 92, is virtually unheard of in the Big Apple.

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With their squishy jowls and gentle disposition, English bulldogs unseated Labradors as the Big Apple’s most popular breed in 2013, according to rankings released by the American Kennel Club (AKC) back in February — but nearly 300 of the chubby canines were surrendered to shelters in the city that same year.

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