We knew Review-Journal readers loved their dogs. But maybe we didn't know they loved them quite this much.

In honor of all of the dog-lovers and dogs across the Las Vegas Valley -- and in a loose homage to the "Greatest American Dog" TV show -- we asked readers to send us photos of their dogs. Boy, did they send us photos. Several hundred readers sent us a total of 498 photos.

We had silly dogs. Serious dogs. Fluffy dogs. Frantic dogs. Costumed dogs. Cool dogs. In every shape and size imaginable, from a teacup Pomeranian to a mastiff.

Here, we present some of the photos that appealed to us the most. More photos -- although, alas, not all 498 -- appear online at www.reviewjournal.com/dogphotos.

If your dog didn't make the final cut, don't be disheartened. In the eyes of its owner, every dog is the greatest American dog.

Faker, Humphrey Jr., Baq and Gracie

Italian greyhounds

John J. Schneider



Kim and Keith Uptain


Bichon frise

Leon de Simone


Labrador retriever

Susan Murphy Rufkahr


French bulldog

Larry Spitler

Princess Josette (Josie)

Teacup Pomeranian

The Vail family


Jack Russell terrier

Claude Cain



Paul and Amy Turner

Charlie and son, Stoli

Labrador retrievers

Gavin Green and Paula Mallory



Miniature dachshund

Debra Wingo


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