Leah Greenblatt
November 14, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Take that, stupid fluffy kittens! 2008 is clearly the year of the dog.

1. Shiba Inu Puppies
The ustream.tv live cam (they squeal! They nap! They play!) is already an online smash.
Aww Factor: 4 Paws

2. White House Pooches
Outgoing First Dog Barney snaps at reporter; future Obama pet vows to be Pup for Change.
Aww Factor: 0 Paws

3. Beach Dog
Owen who? The most adorable blond in the upcoming romcom Marley & Me has four legs.
Aww Factor: 3 Paws

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