Dog Map Shows L.A. Is Full Of Chihuahuas And Pooches Named Max
If you just so happen to have a chihuahua or a dog named Max, you're not alone in Los Angeles. An interactive map with data from all the registered dogs in our city was released today—and it shows that we have a lot in common when it comes to our dog and pet name choices.
Among the top three breeds are chihuahuas, labrador and labrador mixes, and German shepherds, and the most popular names are Max, Bella and Lucky. In Silver Lake and Echo Park, there seems to be a jump in the name Cookie, in Beverly Hills it's Charlie, and in Culver City it's Ginger. And there are 18 dogs named Taco, which we love.
KCRW's Which Way, L.A.? compiled this information on the 416,338 registered dogs in L.A. through licensing records. In 2008, the L.A. Times did a similar study and found that chihuahuas and the name Princess were the most popular in our city. Guess times are a-changing...a little bit: Princess dropped to fourth place on this current map.
However, this, of course, doesn't include all of our city's furry friends as Which Way, LA? pointed out—there are a lot of folks out there who don't register their dogs. Some animal humane societies declined to give them data either.
And chihuahuas might just be a very Angeleno thing, as New York City's top dogs are mixed breeds, Yorkshire Terriers and shih tzus, according to The Concourse. However, the top two names? Yup, they're Max and Bella. Woof.