How to pick the perfect male dog name

Naming a new puppy is just like naming a baby.

Picking a dog's name is one of the hardest parts of owning one. These days, it's all about picking one that's suitable and similar to human names. You'll want it to be unique, personal, cool and easy to pronounce. 

If you're stuck coming up with some inspiration of your own, look to last year's trendiest dog names. Here are the top five boy dog names in 2014, according to

  1. Max
  2. Buddy
  3. Charlie
  4. Jack
  5. Rover

Of course, you could always name your dog after a good friend, although it the gesture may not come across as a compliment to your human friend. Your dog's name could come to mind at any given time. It's a good idea to keep a pen and paper on you for when the stroke of genius arrives. Jot it down and revisit the name at a later time.

Take your time deciding on a dog's name, just as you would when naming your child. Dog Training Center pointed out that the dog's name says almost as much about you – the owner – as it does about your dog. It's just as crucial as regularly giving your pooch a Hartz® flea and tick treatment. Happy name hunting!

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