Most Popular Names, Dog Breeds in Hamilton County

National Dog Day is August 26, which gives us another perfect excuse to celebrate all the really good boys and girls in our lives. From treats to rides to lots of extra pets, there are plenty of ways to celebrate man’s best friend.

Colleen Paige, animal welfare advocate and pet lifestyle expert, founded National Dog Day in 2004, according to the holiday’s website. It aims to celebrate all breeds and raise awareness of the number of dogs in shelters and shelters that need adoption. The holiday also recognizes family dogs and working dogs, whether they work for law enforcement, rescue services, or as assistance dogs.

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Cincinnati is a big home for our canine friends. In 2021, Doggie Designer ranked Queen City as one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, based on the number of off-leash dog parks, leash and licensing laws, restaurants and cafes allowing dogs, prejudice against pets in rental properties. , weather and access to health care.

In honor of the holiday, we asked the Hamilton County Auditor, who issues licenses for dogs, to share the most popular dog names and breeds from the past year so we can see what Cincinnati folks named their new puppies.

Here are the top 10 breeds that were registered with the Hamilton County Auditor in 2021

  • Labrador retrievers: 12.1%
  • German shepherd; shepherd: 5.9%
  • Golden Retriever: 5.5%
  • American pit bull terrier: 5.3%
  • Beagle: 4.3%
  • Chihuahuas: 4.1%
  • Boxer: 3.3%
  • Terriers: 3.1%
  • Unknown: 3.1%
  • Shih Tzu: 3%

And here are the most popular dog names that were registered with the Hamilton County Auditor last year

  • Bella: 1.2%
  • Lucia: 1.2%
  • Daisy: 0.9%
  • Charlie: 0.8%
  • Max: 0.8%
  • Moon: 0.7%
  • Sadie: 0.7%
  • Boyfriend: 0.7%
  • Bailey: 0.6%
  • Cooper: 0.6%
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Animalkind, USA TODAY