Hunting & Heritage,Bird Dogs & Training  |  03/31/2014

Naming a Puppy This Spring? Ten Popular Dog Names to Love or Leave

Spring is puppy pick-up season, which means a brand new crop of bird dogs will be receiving the names they’ll run to for the next 10 to 15 years. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), for the second straight year (2012 & 2013), “Bella” and “Max” remain the most popular dog names in America. If you’re looking for a dog name to call your own, here are the ones to avoid:

Most Popular Dog Names of 2013
1 Bella
2. Max
3. Bailey
4. Lucy
5. Molly
6. Daisy
7. Charlie
8. Buddy
9. Maggie
10. Sophie

-Anthony Hauck is Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor. Email Anthony at and follow him on Twitter @AnthonyHauckPF.