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Move over Fido and Lassie, there are new dog names in town! A Reddit user has compiled data on New York’s most popular dog names in each borough, but what are the winners in Hell’s Kitchen?
Registration records from the city’s licensing system reveal the most popular dog names in Manhattan include French, Hudson, Georgie, Charlotte, Otto, Scout, Theo, Winston, Piper and Harvey, and Nrg800’s graphic identified the names as the “most distinctive” in the city. They later clarified that the data was compiled of the city’s “most common names in each borough compared with their overall usage in the city.”
Here in Hell’s Kitchen, where passionate pup owners gather at the neighborhood’s numerous dog runs, there is a wide variety of uniquely named furry friends, many of whom have their own social media accounts.
You may have spotted Midtown-based mini Goldendoodle Schatzi (which means “sweetheart” or “darling” in German):
Or perhaps, you’ve petted the perfectly coiffed Puccini the Yorkiepoo on your travels around the West Side.
Speaking of style, look no further for furry fashion inspiration than from Bergdorf New Yorkie, whose owner Brian Bustos is the head designer of LaDuca Shoes!
We don’t know if Valentino is named after the designer, but the Arkansas rescue pup is certainly a good model!
For the literary set, there’s the aptly named Byron, a former street dog who recently moved to Latvia after maintaining several glamorous residences in London, Brussels and Hell’s Kitchen:
Some dogs, like Mini Schnauzer Brankelo, have fully embraced the Midtown experience, even befriending the costumed characters of Times Square:
Several HK pups have distinctly snack-themed names, like the appropriately costumed Pumpkin:
and the intrepid Boston Terrier Oreo:
Candice Bergen fans will be happy to know there’s another Murphy Brown roaming around Hell’s Kitchen — this time, it’s an English Lab!
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Then there’s Hudson Theodore Brown (no relation), a doodle proving that Hudson is one of the borough’s most popular dog names — especially for dogs living near the river!
Some Hell’s Kitchen dogs, like other locals, have roommates — like Chiyo and Atlas, two mixed breed rescues sitting pretty in the neighborhood:
And for even more distinctive West Side dogs, you can always take your pup to Astro’s Dog run for a playdate with Roo and Atlas.
Visit Jack Russell Max Theodore Heard and the rest of the crew at the Pier 84 Dog Run.
And follow the travails of Tilly’s Walks.
Did we miss a distinctive Hell’s Kitchen dog? Let us know in the comments!
Waffle is very offended. 🤣
And there’s Intrepid Ella! IG: @Intrepid_ella
Jade my beautiful calico rescue cat wants equal time.
@franciscothechi is missing! Woof!
Presenting LeRoy, aka @hells_kitchen_frenchie
For the WIN
Oh man! We see lots of our friends here. Visit Rothko and Molly @hellskitchenhounds
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