Hands up if you’ve got a fur baby (or three) currently cuddled up next to you on the couch. Anyone who owns a dog knows that these loyal creatures are very much a part of the family and choosing the right name for said family member is a big decision.
The list stems from a database of over 500,000 Australian pets, and is Australia’s largest ever pet index.
Is your pup’s name on the most popular dog names list??
Top 100 Dog Names Australia
Check out how these compare to the top 20 puppy names of 2017.
You may also be interested to see how similar our pets’ names are to the most popular baby names of 2020. More than half the names make both lists!
Predicted popular pet names of 2021
We’ve also got a few names that experts expect to take off at the end of this year and next year. These include:
Our fave names
Of course, we have to add in a few name choices from the Mum Central team:
Most popular dog breeds
Which dog breeds are the most popular among Aussie families? MadPaws has this data too! The top ten dog breeds are:
- Labrador retriever
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier (English Staffy)
- Border Collie
- Jack Russell Terrier
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Australian Kelpie
- American Staffordshire Terrier (Am Staff)
- Golden Retriever
All these pup breeds are proven to be loyal, friendly, and great with kids. Some do need A LOT of attention and exercise though. I’m looking at you, Kelpie and Border Collie!
Did your dog’s name and breed make the list?
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