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Native British Dogs Seeing A Comeback In England!

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Now this is the sort of national pride we can get behind!!!

Dogs native to the British Isles are seeing a resurgence in popularity as more and more dog owners are switching back to the breeds.

Recently, dog owners had shunned native breeds for more exotic pets, like a Siberian husky or a chihuahua.

Now, English setters, English toy terriers, and Sussex spaniels have all seen significant increases in registration!

Unfortunately, the bump has not been seen in all of Britain's native pooches. The otterhound and Skye terrier are still in decline and these two breeds are even at risk for extinction!

NOOOOOO…that won't do at all!!!!

Currently, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed in England.

Let's get the otterhound and Skye terrier breeds up there too!

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The American Kennel Club Family Welcomes Two New Breeds!

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Awwww!

The American Kennel Club Family is a registry of exquisite purebreds, and while they were already jam packed with 175 breeds, the new pedigrees, Portuguese Podengo Pequeno and the Chinook grew the family to 177!!!

AKC spokesperson Lisa Peterson said:

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Katie Couric Meets Puppy In NYC — Decides NOT To Steal It!

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Look how cute that puppy is!

We'd be on the fence about snatching it too… JK!

Katie has always been known to love animals, and we're glad to see that her love extends to even (unfairly) notorious breeds!

Here's what she wrote about the pup:

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Five Most Unusual Dog Breeds

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There are sooooo many dog breeds out there.

When shopping for a new pooch, how do you know what to choose?

Oh and adopt. Don't shop. There are too many dogs stuck on death row in shelters.

So if you don't want a standard dog like a Labrador (if you like big dogs) or a pomeranian (if you like little dogs) then maybe you need something a little more… unusual.

Thankfully, we have here a video about the five most unusual dog breeds.

Check out the video (above) to see if you find any of these odd breeds extra cute!

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The Best Dog Breeds For Kids

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All dogs can be good with kids if they're raised properly, but there are some breeds that are specifically better with kids.

Generally, larger breeds tend to be better with kids mainly because they're tougher and you don't really have to worry about them being squeezed or stepped on.

Another factor is how easy it is to train the breed so you won't have to worry about unruly kids and a crazy dog.

Dorian Wagner from YourDailyCute.com suggests these breeds

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Results From The 2011 Doggie Census

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Results From The 2011 Doggie Census

Congrats German Shepherd!

The big dog is the most popular dog in the states - both as purebreds and mixed-breeds.

The Chow Chow was a popular purebred in the 80s - but is now only commonly found at the grandparent or great-grandparent level among mixed-breeds, reported MSNBC.

In addition, breeds weighing more than 80lbs represent around one in ten of all mixed-breed dogs and nearly nine in ten mixed-breed dogs are neutered.

The cutest fact: half of owners (48 per cent) said their dog slept with them.

Top 10 Breeds Found In Mixed Dogs:

1. German Shepherd (2nd most popular AKC breed)
2. Labrador (1st AKC)
3. Chow Chow (63rd AKC)
4. Boxer (7th AKC)
5. Rottweiler (13th AKC)
6. Poodle (9th AKC)
7. American Staffordshire Terrier (70th AKC)
8. Golden Retriever (5th AKC)
9. Cocker Spaniel (23rd AKC)
10. Siberian Husky (22nd)

Top 10 Registered Breeds with American Kennel Club:

1. Labrador (pictured)
2. German Shepherd
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Beagle
5. Golden Retriever
6. Bulldog
7. Boxer
8. Dachshund
9. Poodle
10. Shih Tzu

[Image via WENN.]

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The Xolo - America's Newest Breed Of Dog

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Xolo - New Breed

That's one cool looking pooch!

The latest additions to the American Kennel Club (AKC)'s official list of dog breeds is perhaps one of the most rare and exotic of them all (even if just in name): the Xoloitzcuintli (SHOW-low-eats-QUEENT-lee), or for short, Xolo.

The Xolo originates from Mexico, dating as far back as 3,000 years ago. The Aztec had considered the Xolo a sacred dog, with the power to heal and guide the deceased safely to the underworld.

And it is said that Christopher Columbus had written about the breed in his field journal, commenting on their unique look.

The breed has also long been the centerpiece of Mexican artwork, including that of Frida Kahlo, most likely due to its distinguished physical traits.

Because of its shape and disposition, the Xolo has often been mistaken for a Chihuahua, another breed native to Mexico.

Although this new interest has increased the world population to 30,000, there are currently fewer than 1,000 of them in the U.S.

But let's try to keep this Xolo on the DL.

We don't want Paris Hilton stuffing one of these cuties in her purse!

[Image via pbase.com.]

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