The 30 Best Dogs Of 2012

We hate to rank these dogs because, unlike cats, all dogs are created equally awesome. However, these things must be done, so here's a countdown of the best dogs of the year.

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26. This Dachshund who found himself caught in a sweater

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Oscar taught us the valuable lesson that if you put off things (like doing laundry) for long enough, eventually you'll be trapped by your laziness.

23. The Golden Retriever who guarded his owner's bike

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As politely as possible, of course. AND THEN HE HITCHED A RIDE!

14. This incredibly happy dog

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He taught us to stop and appreciate the simple joys of life and encouraged us to spend some time enjoying nature.

12. The dog who will steal your soul

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It's so cute OH GOD WHY.

8. Loca, the Pug who couldn't run

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There is nothing to say about Loca, other than there has never been a greater Pug. For the curious, Loca's inability to run is caused by a neurological disorder called ataxia, which in most cases is neither life-threatening nor painful.

1. Best Dog Of 2012: Maymo the Lemon Beagle

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It was a huge year for this handsome but naughty canine. Maymo gained popularity when he stole a cabbage from a table, but really came into his own when dog shaming became popular.

Maymo earned his title as Best Dog of 2012 by being featured in the ultimate dog shaming video.

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Good job, Maymo!