Does your dog make the list of the most popular dog names of 2017?

Monday , January 15, 2018 - 5:15 AM1 comment

SHEILA WANG, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Utahns love their dogs, and many of them think alike when naming their furry family members.

The most popular female dog name in Weber County in 2017 goes to Bella and male name goes to Max, according to the countywide animal licensing records that were made available to the Standard-Examiner.

Check out the list below to see what names made the top five list of 2017.

Bella and Max also turned out to be most popular dog names nationwide, according to a survey compiled by, a national network for pet sitters and dog walkers.

The survey found more than half the dog names nationwide in 2017 came from a character from a book, a movie or television show. The “Star Wars” movies and “Games of Thrones” were among the dog owners’ biggest inspirations for their dog names. Names such as Luke, Leia, Yoda, Khaleesi and Sansa have gained in popularity last year.

Records indicate Weber County dog owners showed no interest in following the fashion. Those names were rarely seen in the county in 2017.

But still, one should not be surprised to meet a dog named Johnny Cash or Captain Jack Sparrow, or Teddy Roosevelt when walking on the streets in the county.

On the most popular breed list, Labrador Retriever stood out from its fellow dogs in 2017 in Weber County. Roughly 12 percent of dogs licensed last year were Labrador Retrievers, pure and mix.

Utahns love large breeds as much as they adore puppers. Chihuahua and Shih Tzu ranked the second and third most popular breed in the county, followed by Border Collie and Pit Bull.

A list of the top ten dog breeds in Weber County of 2017 is as below. The analysis is based on animal licensing information in 2017 requested from North Ogden, South Ogden, Farr West, Harrisville, Hooper, Huntsville, Marriott-Slaterville, Plain City, Uintah, West Haven and the unincorporated areas in Weber County.

Contact Reporter Sheila Wang at 801-625-4252 or Follow her on Facebook @JournalistSheilaW or on Twitter @SheilaWang7.


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