What do you do with data from 6.5 million BarkBox subscribers? While diving into the past decade of dog data to create BARK Food—like what they love, and how their breed makes them unique—we uncovered some rather amusing dog parent trends.
We identified the most spoiled breeds, top names for breeds, and top breeds and names in each state (for some important things, but also for funsies). A few tidbits include:
American Staffordshire Terriers (a.k.a. Staffys) are the most spoiled breed! German short-haired pointers and Bernese mountain dogs follow the pack in second and third place, respectively.
One Nation Under LUNA! When we analyze the names of dogs by state, the data is surprisingly homogenous. Regardless of region or political leaning, we have commonalities in what we name our pups as Americans, and the most popular name is Luna.
Utah is the ONLY state that doesn’t have Pit bulls or Labradors as their top breed. Their VIPup? Doodles! Plus, Alaska’s top breed is in fact NOT an Alaskan dog—it’s the Labrador! But don’t worry, Husky is #2 and Alaskan Malamute isn’t far behind at #9.
Boxer parents like… boxing. Boxers are the only breed with Tyson in the top 20 names (the Mike is silent).
Below are the top 100 names according to BARK data:
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