New owners and mistresses face a demanding task when buying or giving birth to a dog. What should you call the little rascal? After all, the four-legged friend keeps his name all his life. For those who lack inspiration, the animal protection organization TASSO e.V. created a ranking of the most popular dog names for males in 2012. And the winner is: "Sammy"! Who would have thought that? If a strange dog is to be commanded, which you might meet while walking the dog, there is a good chance that the four-legged friend will react to this very name. In 2012, an abbreviation of Sammy, "Sam", came second in the most popular dog names for males.
Balu points Paul and Rocky to the places
The name "Balu" also made it onto the podium. Larger dogs are probably more suitable for this naming, because the most famous animal Balu is probably the bear from the jungle book. The surprise among the most popular dog names for males is probably the name "Paul". When you hear this name, you probably don't think of a dog in the first place. The last place in the top 5 goes to "Rocky". Yes, Rocky, like the famous movie character, played by Sylvester Stallone. Dogs with that name are probably fist-thick behind the ears.