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The Water Bowl: Yup, Americans Still Love Their Labrador Retrievers

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Talk about top dog! For the 22nd year in a row, the Labrador retriever leads the American Kennel Club’s annual ranking of most popular dog breeds in the U.S. Securing the No. 2 spot? The German shepherd. –Reuters

Ruh-roh! Journalists aren’t the only ones feeling the effect of print media’s decline: San Francisco’s animal control agency uses old newspapers to line the cages of rescue pups, and the push for digital has dried up their supply. –Time

With stress and anxiety ruling the halls of high schools these days, one Chicago school has added an extra-adorable member to its student body: a therapy dog named Junie. Not only does the golden retriever cheer up students, staff say, but the pooch also helps calm students who are having panic attacks. –Fox News

Throwing a Super Bowl bash this weekend? Make your football fun pet-friendly by keeping tabs on your menu and party atmosphere. A few tips: Don’t let your pooch snack on any wings (but a little pizza crust with some sauce or cheese is okay), and create a quiet space for your pet to seek refuge from the commotion. –Boston Globe