10 Adorable Canine New Yorkers from The New York Dog Book

The New York Dog Book by Rachel Hale McKenna
The cover of The New York Dog Book by Rachael Hale McKenna
Rachael Hale McKenna

05/06/2014 AT 03:00 PM EDT

"We New Yorkers are a tough group. We put up with being called rude, egotistical, pushy, arrogant and loud."

That's Georgina Bloomberg (daughter of former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg) in her introduction to The New York Dog Book. "The thrill of pushing limits and breaking the rules is in our blood," Bloomberg, who's adopted five dogs (Chopper, Hugo, Mabel, Mona and Stella) – and a pot-bellied pig named Wilbur – from pounds, continues. "But we New Yorkers have a secret that we don't want the rest of the world knowing … We love our dogs."

And that's where photographer Rachael Hale McKenna comes in. McKenna's books, including The French Cat, The French Dog and Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats, have sold more than 2.8 million copies in 20 languages. A native of New Zealand, Rachael currently lives in France with her husband, Andrew, and their daughter, Charlize.

McKenna's latest, The New York Dog Book, features 150 purebreds and mutts across all five boroughs of New York, proudly strutting their stuff in the city that never sleeps. Enjoy 10 of the most adorable photos below.



10 Adorable Canine New Yorkers from The New York Dog Book| Pet Photo Special, Stars and Pets, Cute Pets, Dogs, Funny Pets, Talented Pets, Unusual Pets, Media Products

Atticus, of Red Hook, Brooklyn

Rachael Hale McKenna



10 Adorable Canine New Yorkers from The New York Dog Book| Pet Photo Special, Stars and Pets, Cute Pets, Dogs, Funny Pets, Talented Pets, Unusual Pets, Media Products

Atticus, of Red Hook, Brooklyn

Rachael Hale McKenna



10 Adorable Canine New Yorkers from The New York Dog Book| Pet Photo Special, Stars and Pets, Cute Pets, Dogs, Funny Pets, Talented Pets, Unusual Pets, Media Products

Floyd, of Manhattan's West Village

Rachael Hale McKenna



10 Adorable Canine New Yorkers from The New York Dog Book| Pet Photo Special, Stars and Pets, Cute Pets, Dogs, Funny Pets, Talented Pets, Unusual Pets, Media Products

Via and Buddy on the L train

Rachael Hale McKenna



10 Adorable Canine New Yorkers from The New York Dog Book| Pet Photo Special, Stars and Pets, Cute Pets, Dogs, Funny Pets, Talented Pets, Unusual Pets, Media Products

Lily and Reykjavik under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Rachael Hale McKenna



10 Adorable Canine New Yorkers from The New York Dog Book| Pet Photo Special, Animals & Pets, Stars and Pets, Cute Pets, Funny Pets, Talented Pets, Unusual Pets, Media Products

Mischka of NYC

Rachael Hale McKenna



10 Adorable Canine New Yorkers from The New York Dog Book| Pet Photo Special, Stars and Pets, Cute Pets, Dogs, Funny Pets, Talented Pets, Media Products

Rocco, in Central Park

Rachael Hale McKenna



10 Adorable Canine New Yorkers from The New York Dog Book| Pet Photo Special, Animals & Pets, Stars and Pets, Cute Pets, Funny Pets, Talented Pets, Media Products

Pork Chop, in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Rachael Hale McKenna



10 Adorable Canine New Yorkers from The New York Dog Book| Pet Photo Special, Animals & Pets, Stars and Pets, Cute Pets, Pet News, Talented Pets

Sobhre and Piper in Central Park

Rachael Hale McKenna



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