Max or Sadie? What did you name your dog? A dog’s life story wouldn’t start without a name. In Mason City, dog names had gotten interesting.
Apollo the Great Dane, Mr. Chow, Chewbacca, McLovin, and the list of unique names goes on. Some owners even named their dogs from characters of popular movies and TV series such as Harry Potter and Games of Thrones.
Is the name of your dog interesting?
A dog’s name somehow depends on its owner. The personalities and interests of owners reflect how they name their dogs. Mason City requires pets above 6 months old to have an annual license.
Out of 634 registered names last 2014, the most popular name is Buddy and the most popular dog breed is a Labrador retriever.
“Sometimes it says quite a lot about (the owner’s) personality, whether they tend to follow trends or whether they tend to branch out on their own,” said LaCoste, who has three dogs of her own.
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“At the same time, some people will let their 4-year-old name their dog.”
The name “Buddy” was the most popular name given to the 634 dogs registered in 2014.
The Frederick’s Buddie is spelled differently but still qualifies — a Buddy is a Buddie, after all.The second-most popular name was Bella. Maggie came in third.
Buddie the llasa apso, now 12, was already named when the Fredericks got him from the Humane Society of North Iowa about five years ago.
“He already knew his name,” said Zoanne.
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