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Most popular dogs in the U.S.

Shayna Maydela, a Labrador retriever, sits at an

Shayna Maydela, a Labrador retriever, sits at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The American Kennel Club announces the most popular dogs in America. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Shayna Maydela, a Labrador retriever, sits at an
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Shayna Maydela, a Labrador retriever, sits at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Tsunami, a German shepherd puppy, gets a snack
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Tsunami, a German shepherd puppy, gets a snack at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

From left, Major, a golden retriever; Max, a
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From left, Major, a golden retriever; Max, a beagle; and Munch, a bulldog, are showcased at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Major, a golden retriever, relaxes at an American
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Major, a golden retriever, relaxes at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Two beagles -- Max, left, and Shiloh --
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Two beagles -- Max, left, and Shiloh -- are showcased at a American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Two Labrador retrievers -- Shayna, left, and Ace
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Two Labrador retrievers -- Shayna, left, and Ace -- play at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Micki Berman holds Ace, a Labrador retriever puppy,
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Micki Berman holds Ace, a Labrador retriever puppy, as Shayna Maydela, a grown Labrador retriever, sits nearby at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

A golden retriever puppy named Gibbs sits at
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A golden retriever puppy named Gibbs sits at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Two golden retrievers -- Major, left, and Gibbs
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Two golden retrievers -- Major, left, and Gibbs -- are showcased at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Shayna Maydela, a Labrador retriever, sits at an
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Shayna Maydela, a Labrador retriever, sits at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Shiloh, a beagle puppy, is showcased at an
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Shiloh, a beagle puppy, is showcased at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

The American Kennel Club discusses the release of
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The American Kennel Club discusses the release of the club's annual list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. at a Manhattan news conference. The club says that for the 22nd straight year, the Labrador retriever is the nation's most popular dog. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Dominique, a bulldog puppy, is shown at an
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Dominique, a bulldog puppy, is shown at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

A chocolate Lab is photographed by the media
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A chocolate Lab is photographed by the media following a news conference by the American Kennel Club to discuss the release of the club's annual list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Major, a golden retriever, is showcased at an
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Major, a golden retriever, is showcased at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

A beagle puppy named Shiloh rests during a
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A beagle puppy named Shiloh rests during a news conference at the American Kennel Club in Manhattan. (Jan. 30, 2013)

A German shepherd puppy named Tsunami is showcased
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A German shepherd puppy named Tsunami is showcased at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

A bulldog named Munch, left, and a puppy
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A bulldog named Munch, left, and a puppy named Dominique are showcased at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

A German shepherd named Commander is showcased at
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A German shepherd named Commander is showcased at an American Kennel Club news conference in Manhattan, where a list of the nation's most popular dogs was announced. (Jan. 30, 2013)

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