Old news, perhaps, but while we were looking for information on New York City dog runs, we came across this press release from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Most Popular Dog Names and Breeds in New York City.
We were a little surprised to discover that Bella is #31 on the list of most popular names. (Hey, over at Cityrag: Buddy is #5!) "Chow Fun," of course, isn't on the list.
The most common breed, obviously, is "mixed." No word on the relative position of Chows (they aren't in the top ten), but we've been seeing a lot of Chow puppies lately... I think that breed is going places.