Labs, bulldogs, and beagles, oh my! The most popular dog breeds in America

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
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NEW YORK -- Attention canine lovers, the most popular dog breeds are here.

The American Kennel Club released their list of top 10 most popular dog breeds of 2014, with labrador retrievers jumping to the top spot. Labs took over the most popular dog spot from poodles from 2013.

But labs aren't the only breed of pooch's who've wagged their way into America's hearts. Bulldogs reached a new high at the No. 4 spot on the rankings, with French bulldogs cracking the top 10 for nearly the first time in a century.

"They just have such character," says Bulldog Club of America communications chairwoman Annette Noble. The breed is known for being gentle but resolute - given direction, a bulldog may well want "to think about it first and decide whether it's worth it," as Noble puts it.

Check out the gallery above to see the 10 most popular dog breeds in the country.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.