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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A Labrador Retriever, the number 1 most popular breed of 2016,is shown at The American Kennel Club Reveals The Most Popular Dog Breeds Of 2016 at AKC Canine Retreat on March 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

How ironic is it that the Boston Terrier did not make this list. So licensing data was analyzed for all of 2021 and the results are in. If you owned a lab or golden retriever, you have two of the most popular dog breeds in Boston. Chihuahuas and German Shepherds tied for third and fourth place.

As for names, see the complete list below:

Top 25 female dog names of 2021

  1. LUNA
  2. BELLA
  3. LUCY
  4. DAISY
  5. PENNY
  6. LOLA
  7. STELLA
  8. MOLLY
  9. BAILEY
  10. ROSIE
  11. MAGGIE
  12. LILY
  13. SADIE
  14. RUBY
  15. OLIVE
  16. CHLOE
  17. SOPHIE
  18. WINNIE
  19. COCO
  20. WILLOW
  21. PIPER
  22. MILLIE
  23. MAYA
  24. LULU
  25. RILEY

 

Top 25 male dog names of 2021

  1. CHARLIE
  2. TEDDY
  3. OLIVER
  4. MAX
  5. OLLIE
  6. MILO
  7. COOPER
  8. TOBY
  9. ROCKY
  10. FINN
  11. WINSTON
  12. TUCKER
  13.  HENRY
  14. GUS
  15. BUDDY
  16. LEO
  17. BREA
  18. LOUIE
  19. JACK
  20. ARCHIE
  21. BENTLEY
  22. BRUNO
  23. DUKE
  24. BAXTER
  25. ZIGGY

 

Top 10 dog breeds for 2021

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Chihuahua
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Beagle
  6. Yorkshire Terrier
  7. Miniature Poodle
  8. Shih Tzu
  9. Australian Shepherd
  10. Pit Bull