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A Labrador Retriever  (Photo STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

AKC: Labrador Retrievers Set Popularity-Ranking Record

The Labrador retriever was the nation’s most popular dog breed last year for a 23rd year in a row, the American Kennel Club announced Friday.

01/31/2014

FILE - Brooklyn's Deli, a black Labrador Retriever puppy. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for AKC)

AKC: Labrador Retriever Nation’s Top Dog

The American Kennel Club released its top 10 list of the nation’s most popular dog breeds on Wednesday.

01/30/2013

Pet thefts are on the rise, according to the American Kennel Club. (credit: CBS 2)

American Kennel Club Says Dognapping Cases Are Up By Almost 70 Percent

Dogs are being stolen out of cars, yards, off sidewalks and even out of shelters at an alarming rate, according to the American Kennel Club.

12/28/2012

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 17: Moose, a Leonberger, and Dr. Joe embrace during the second annual 'Meet the Breeds' showcase of cats and dogs at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 17, 2010 in New York City. 'Meet the Breeds' is hosted by The American Kennel Club and Cat Fanciers Association, and 160 dog breeds and 41 cat breeds were presented this year. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

American Kennel Club Holds ‘Meet The Breeds’ Event

People searching for the perfect pet headed to the West Side Sunday for the annual Meet the Breeds event.

CBS New York–10/21/2012

Marconi the "therapy dog." (credit: CBS 2)

‘Therapy Dog’ Named ‘Marconi’ Lifting The Spirits Of Hospital Patients

“Marconi,” a beloved pooch at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, visits patients every week, lighting up the room wherever he goes.

10/19/2012

The American Kennel Club says the Labrador Retriever was named the number one breed in America for the 21th consecutive year. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

AKC: Labrador Retriever America’s Number 1 Dog

The American Kennel Club released its top 10 list of the most popular breeds in America on Tuesday.

02/28/2012

Matsu (file / credit: Joan Hong)

Dognappings Rampant In Brooklyn; Reward Offered For Stolen Yorkie ‘Matsu’

Joan Hong says her Yorkie named Matsu was stolen off the street in Brooklyn. It is the third dognapping reported in the last month.

08/17/2011

Jacob the Labrador Retriever poses for the press during a news conference at the American Kennel Club January 26, 2011 to announce the top ten most popular breeds in the United States. The Labrador Retriever came in number one for the 20th consecutive year. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Labrador Retriever Named Most Popular Dog In US

The American Kennel Club says the Labrador retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 20th straight year. The German shepherd is ranked second, with the Yorkshire terrier third.

01/26/2011

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Cats And Dogs Take Over Javits Center

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) teamed up to bring 160 breeds of dogs, 41 breeds of cats and much more to the Javits Center […]

CBS 2–10/16/2010

Dog on a leash

Dog Thefts On The Rise Across The Country

Lisa Peterson of the American Kennel Club said theft of dogs nationwide has increased every year since 2008.

10/04/2010