Australia’s top trending dog names have been revealed

What are the most popular dog breeds and names in Australia?
What are the most popular dog breeds and names in Australia? Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

We've all been spending a lot of time at home this year , so it's no surprise there's been a dramatic surge in Aussies wanting to adopt a new pet.

In fact, there were a whopping 6.2 million Google searches in the first half of the year surrounding 'dog adoption' and 'getting a new dog'.

One of the most important decisions you'll make as the proud owner of a new pooch, is what to name your four-legged friend. And just like naming a baby, you can find inspiration everywhere. 

A new study from Hill's Pet Nutrition Australia has revealed the top 10 trending dog names for 2020 - plus the most popular breeds. 

The most popular name for pups is Kobe, an ode to Kobe Bryant who sadly passed away earlier this year - followed by Dixie and Walter. 

Our fur-babies play a pretty important part in our lives, with data from the study showing that there's more of a crossover with baby and dog names than you may have thought.

About 30 per cent of the top 25 dog trending names are also popular human names, including Hunter(#6) and Daisy (#15). 

People also found inspiration from TV shows and movies, such as Elsa (#8) from Frozen, Shelby (#10) as featured in Peaky Blinders and one for the Star Wars fans - Princess Leia coming in at number 12. 

Check out the list below to see if your favourite dog breed or name made the list!

The Cavoodle is the most searched dog breed in Australia.

The Cavoodle is the most searched dog breed in Australia. Photo: Hill's Pet Nutrition Australia

Top 25 dog names for 2020

  1. Kobe
  2. Dixie
  3. Walter
  4. Boomer
  5. Bear
  6. Hunter
  7. Odie
  8. Elsa
  9. Gigi
  10. Shelby
  11. Chico
  12. Leia
  13. Rudy
  14. Hazel
  15. Daisy
  16. Honey
  17. Roscoe
  18. Goose
  19. Shiloh
  20. Bandit
  21. Tyson
  22. Brutus
  23. Snoopy
  24. Pixie
  25. Brownie

The Cavoodle took out the number one spot for most searched breed Australia wide.

Only the French Bulldog and the Cavoodle were popular searches in every state, with New South Wales residents loving Bulldogs, South Australians, West Australians and Tasmanians loving herding dogs and the Northern Territory favouriting Greyhounds.

Golden Retrievers were also a popular breed.

Golden Retrievers were also a popular breed. Photo: Hill's Pet Nutrition

Top 25 trending dog breeds in Australia

  1. Cavoodle
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. French Bulldog
  4. Australian Shephed
  5. Border Collie
  6. German Shepherd
  7. Pomeranian
  8. Rottweiler
  9. Pug
  10. Labradoodle
  11. Doberdane
  12. Doberman
  13. Beagle
  14. Bulldog
  15. Bullpug
  16. Greyhound
  17. Cocker Spaniel
  18. Bull Terrier
  19. Dachshund
  20. Samoyed
  21. Chihuahua
  22. Chow Chow
  23. Great Dane
  24. Chusky
  25. Shiba Inu

Have a read of the full study here.