Most popular dog breeds and names for this year

In recognition of National Dog Day (August 26th), Trupanion, the leader in pet health insurance, has released its projected list of the most popular dog names and breeds for 2021.

Trupanion has compiled a top 10 list in its database of more than 600,000 insured pets. After finishing third in 2020, dogs named “Bella” did a good job of their zoomies over the past year and rose to the top with the most popular name in 2021. New names this year include Molly and Lola.

National Dog Day honors all breeds, and it is indeed the lovable mixed breed that always tops the charts. After that, the Labrador Retriever will lead the pack of the most popular breed in 2021; a head start that they have enjoyed for decades.

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Names for 2021

1. Bella

2. Luna

3. Charlie

4. Lucy

5. Max

6. Daisies

7. Bailey

8. Cooper

9. Molly

10. Lola

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds for 2021

1. Labrador Retriever

2. Golden Retriever

3. Goldendoodle

4. German Shepherd Dog

5. Labradoodle

6. Shih Tzu

7. French bulldog

8. Chihuahua

9. Yorkshire Terrier

10. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Founded in 2000, Trupanion’s first pet ever insured was Monty – the adorable adopted dog of Trupanion’s founder and CEO Darryl Rawlings. Since then, Trupanion has insured more than 2 million pets over the past two decades.

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