There was an article in the San Francisco Chronicle today with some interesting dog statistics: "Man's best friends getting man's best names".
They're not just Fluffy, Rover and Fido anymore.
As dog and cat ownership has expanded to nearly 2 out of 3 American households and spending on pet pampering products has exploded, Bay Area residents have taken to giving their animals more human-sounding names - such as Max, Lucy, Samantha, Charlie or, in the case of one San Francisco papillon spaniel, William III.
But the most commonly loved pet of all, according to a Chronicle review of more than 60,000 pet licenses, is a Labrador retriever named just plain Buddy. He lives in at least 89 different Bay Area homes, the data show
The article goes on to point out the top 10 dog names in teh bay area.
For more information they even have a database of popular dog names available online.
Buzz up!Man's best friends getting man's best names
Erin McCormick, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Top 10 Bay Area dog, cat names