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Kalamazoo County treasurer lists most popular dog breeds, names of 2020

Golden retriever
Golden retrievers were listed within the top 10 most common dog breeds in Kalamazoo County. (WWMT/MGN Online)

Kalamazoo County released a list of most popular dog breeds and names of 2020. Did your dog make the list?

Treasurer Mary Balkema said Labrador retrievers remained the most popular dog in Kalamazoo County, while Max was the most common name.

Most Common Breeds:

  1. Labrador retriever
  2. Pit bull terrier
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Golden retriever
  5. German shepherd dog
  6. Shih tzu
  7. Beagle
  8. Yorkshire terrier
  9. Dachshund
  10. Boxer

Most Common Names:

  1. Max
  2. Bella
  3. Buddy
  4. Rocky
  5. Charlie
  6. Harley
  7. Zoe/Zoey
  8. Cooper
  9. Daisy
  10. Sadie

The deadline to purchase a dog license in the county is March 1, 2020.

“Dog licenses provide peace of mind knowing that if a pet is lost, he or she can easily be identified and returned home,” Balkema said.

Dogs must be licensed with the county treasurer’s office at four months of age and within 30 days of adoption, she said.

Between Dec. 1 and March 1, tags can be purchased from veterinarian and municipal offices. Residents can also come into Animal Services, or the Kalamazoo County Treasurer’s Office located in the County Administration Building, or by mail.

The license fee for a spayed/neutered dog is $15. The fee jumps to $45 for dogs that are not spayed/neutered.