Top 5 dog breeds & names in Cincinnati

There are 6,516 Labrador Retrievers in Hamilton County
There are 6,516 Labrador Retrievers in Hamilton County

Ever wondered who is top dog in Hamilton County? New data from Auditor Dusty Rhodes says Labrador Retrievers take the top spot for most licensed breed of dog in the county.

Out of the 48,399 licensed dogs in Hamilton County, 6,516 of them are Labs. It's not too surprising considering Labs have been the most popular dog breed in the US since 1991, according to the American Kennel Club.

The top five licensed breeds in Hamilton County:

  1. Labrador Retriever: 6,516
  2. German Shepherd: 2,825
  3. Beagle: 2,400
  4. Golden Retriever: 2,343
  5. Boxer: 2,068

Not to forget the little ones, here are the top five small breeds in Hamilton County:

  1. Chihuahua: 1,745
  2. Shih Tzu: 1,611
  3. Yorkshire Terrier: 1,283
  4. Dachshund: 1,276
  5. Jack Russell Terrier: 1,028

Gender-wise, girls rule with there being 1,751 more female dogs than male. Accordingly, the most popular dog name is for a girl. Here are the top five dog names in Hamilton County:

  1. Lucy: 580
  2. Max: 536
  3. Buddy: 506
  4. Bella: 477
  5. Maggie: 436

They say every dog has its day, and this one has had a lot of them: The oldest licensed canine in Hamilton County is Kody, a toy poodle who is 15 years and 8 months old.

Licensing a dog means it is registered with the city. If a dog is lost and taken to a shelter, it is easier to reconnect with its owner if it has been licensed.

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