Ever wanted a doggie map of New York? You’re in luck: WNYC combed through the city’s dog license data to find the most popular names and breeds, which they used to create an interactive map.
The most widely used dog name was “Max,” followed by “Rocky” and “Lucky” for male canines. The top three names for female dogs were “Bella,” “Princess” and “Lola.” The Upper West Side is dominated by Labs, whereas the Upper East Side is full of Shih Tzus, and there are Pit Bulls all over Bed-Stuy. Given the tightness of outdoor space in the city, it’s unsurprising that small dogs such as Yorkies, Chihuahuas and Malteses are among the top five breeds.
The data from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is incomplete, though, since the Health Department estimates that four out of five dogs remain unlicensed. Nevertheless, the WNYC map embedded below is worth poking around — how else would we discover that there are at least 14 pooches in New York named “Tequila”?