How did you select your dog’s name?

Dog Name HDB - Q

The power and value of our dogs and their names has long been immortalized in prose and poetry. Naming your dog can be fun and challenging. How did you select your dog’s name? If you are a breeder, how did you select your kennel name?

Top names for 2016 share some similarities with last year’s list, but there are few new names and some have dropped off.

Top male dog names for 2015 are Max, Charlie, Buddy, Kai, Bailey, Cooper, Sawyer, Jack, Hudson, Finn, Emerson, Rocky, Duke, Bear, Puppy, and Toby.

Top female dog names for 2016 are Bella, Elsa, Stella, Lucy, Daisy, Molly, Poppy, Aurora, Maggie, Sadie, Avery, Lila, Lola, Quinn, Sophie, Ivy, Charlie, and Chloe.

In this short video, Alexandra Horowitz, a dog cognition expert, interviews dog owners about the names of their pets.


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