Tuesday’s Top Ten: Boy Dog Names

The American Kennel Club recently released the results of a survey of 2007 names under which purebred dogs were registered.  Lisa Peterson, a spokeswoman for the AKC, says changing times are being reflected in the names we give our dogs.

It used to be that we named our dogs based on how they looked or acted, such as  Spot or Mittens.  Now, says Peterson, “We are seeing human names, such as ‘Jack’ or ‘Molly,’ and names that reflect a pet’s stature in the home, such as ‘King’ or ‘Princess,’ gain popularity as more people consider their dog a valued member of the family.

So, here is the list of not just the top ten boy dog names, but (because we love you!) the top twenty names.

20.  Buster

19.  Cooper

18.  Midnight

17.  Lou

16. Dakota

15. Hunter

14. Lucky

13. Shadow

12. Jake


10. Rocky

9.  Bailey

8.  King

7.  Prince

6.  Jack

5.  Buddy

4.  Duke

3.  Max (also Maximus and Maxwell)

2.  Blue

1.  Bear

Did your dog’s name make the list?

Next week, of course, we’ll present the girls’ names.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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2 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Top Ten: Boy Dog Names”

  1. I just wanted to say that I bought a Shar-Pei two years ago online from Joy Heart Kennels. That was the best desicion I have ever mede. My dog Tiger is the best thing that happen to me. Me and my boyfriend have been living together for 4 years and Tiger is our little baby! We take him everywhere, buy him toys and treats, dress him up. My life has so much joy in it! You wouldnt believe how much love he gives and receives! His wrinkly face puts a smile to everyone! I cant wait to purchase another one!!

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