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This is Chester of Venice Beach, CA. It’s not on the top ten list, but we love Chester anyway!

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The 2021 most popular dog names lists, annually compiled by the pet-sitting company Rover, have now been released, and while there hasn’t been much change from 2020, there has been some shuffling.

The 2021 most popular dog names for female dogs, in order from 10 to 1, are Molly, Stella, Bailey, Lola, Lily, Zoe, Daisy, Lucy, Luna and Bella.

The 2021 most popular dog names for male dogs, in order from 10 to 1, are Jack, Tucker, Duke, Rocky, Bear, Milo, Buddy, Cooper, Charlie and Max.

For further details, see Dog O’Day for more in-depth digging into the etymology.

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