A round of a-paws for the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the U.S.

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Another year, another victory lap for the Lab.

The American Kennel Club announced its top breeds of 2014, and while the leader of the dog pack comes as no surprise, a few new furball faces pawed their way to the top.

This marks the 24th consecutive year that the Labrador Retriever was recognized as America’s most popular breed — just a few hairs behind were the German Shepherd and Golden Retriever.

The list is based upon AKC registries, and the nonprofit is the largest and most well-known among purebred organizations. A spokesperson for AKC told Mashable that last year’s registry included 178 breeds, among which there were hundreds of thousands of dogs.

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Though it may be the Year of the Sheep according to the Chinese zodiac, it is the Year of the Bulldog in pet world. The Bulldog landed fourth on the list — outperforming the Beagle, which won Best in Show at Westminster — making its highest ranking ever. The French Bulldog slid in at number 9, its highest ranking in nearly 100 years. The Frenchie and Bulldog are also the first and second (respectively) most popular breeds in New York.

AKC invited Mashable to celebrate America’s favorite dogs with a few of the adorable contenders on the list. Take a look below to see if your favorite breed made the cut.

1. Labrador Retriever

1. Labrador Retriever

2. German Shepherd

2. German Shepherd

3. Golden Retriever

3. Golden Retriever

4. Bulldog

4. Bulldog

5. Beagle

5. Beagle

6. Yorkshire Terrier

6. Yorkshire Terrier

7. Poodle

7. Poodle

8. Boxer

8. Boxer

9. French Bulldog

9. French Bulldog

10. Rottweiler

10. Rottweiler

(Via: Mashable/Images by Dustin Drankoski)

‘Rich Dogs Of Instagram’ Pokes Fun At Photos Posted By Rich Kids

After seeing some of the insane photos posted by The Rich Kids of Instagram, it’s pretty hard not to daydream about their designer-dripping, diamond-encrusted luxe lifestyles. Here is another creative parody account that will make you break into a smile. Called ‘Rich Dogs Of Instagram’, the account features posh pups going for exotic holidays, dressing up in lavish accessories, and even driving around in their own luxury vehicles. Scroll down to view photos of these “rich dogs”, or follow them here for more updates.

I’m in love with da Coco.
I’m in love with da Coco.
Coach? No. I only fly private.
Coach? No. I only fly private.
Dom P facials can only mean one thing: K9 Kirill was here.
Dom P facials can only mean one thing: K9 Kirill was here.
Forget chew toys, rich dogs only play with real toys.
Forget chew toys, rich dogs only play with real toys.
Just sunbathing on Swan Lake.
Just sunbathing on Swan Lake.
I woke up like this. #cashflowflawless
I woke up like this. #cashflowflawless
And it’s not even my birthday.
And it’s not even my birthday.
Shout out to Kim K for organizing my canine closet.
Shout out to Kim K for organizing my canine closet.
I didn’t choose the limo life, it chose me.
I didn’t choose the limo life, it chose me.

(Via: Design Taxi)