Most Popular Dog Names/Breeds in Milford

MILFORD, CT – If your dog’s name is Molly, Bella or Luna, she’s in good company in Milford.

We’ve counted the most popular dog names and breeds based on the city’s Dog License Registry, which contains approximately 2,700 up-to-date unique records.

Molly is Milford’s most popular dog name, with around 31 registered in town. Bella comes in second with 27. The top 10 names (see below for the full list) are:

  • Molly: 31
  • Beautiful: 27
  • Lucia: 25
  • Moon: 22
  • Toby: 21
  • Bailey: 21
  • Cooper: 20
  • Charlie: 20
  • Pennies: 19
  • Max: 19

Milford residents can get creative when it comes to naming their pooches. Some of the more unique dog names include: Teddy Broosevelt, Sig Hampton Majestic Mitts, and Ranger Fluffy Baxter Bardot.

Labrador retriever mixes are the most popular registered dog breed in Milford, according to available data. Labrador retrievers came in second.

General mixed-breed dogs came third, and golden retrievers were the fourth most popular. The terrier mix came in fourth and the German Shepherd mixes were fifth. Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds have nearly equal popularity if purebreds and mixed breeds are counted together.

labrador retriever have topped the list of the most popular dog breeds in the United States for 30 years, according to the American Kennel Club. French Bulldogs have grown in popularity over the past five years or so and are now the second most popular breed in 2020. German Shepherds came in third for 2020, followed by Golden Retrievers and Bulldogs.

State law requires all dogs six months and older to be registered by June. The annual cost is $8 for a neutered female or male and $19 for unneutered and unneutered dogs. Requests can be sent onlineby email, post or in person.



Note: Information from Milford City Clerk Dog License Records from May 2021 to March 2022. Approximately 2,700 entries are included, but breed information was not accessible for approximately 900 dogs. Dog names are not changed, so counts do not account for different spellings of names.

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