Nearly eight years ago, the sweetest Yorkshire Terrier was born. Before her, I was not a fan of little dogs. I grew up with a Black Lab and a Golden Retriever. But, as a busy UND college student who also worked full-time, I wasn't able to care for a high-energy dog.

Baby Penel

After a little research, I discovered three amazing qualities about Yorkies: they're independent, they sleep 14-16 hours a day, and they don't shed. Great, I decided on the breed of dog I wanted, but what would I name her? It took me a while, but I decided on "Penelope." Sidenote: Her name was inspired by the Christina Ricci movie, NOT Kourtney Kardashian. My Penelope was around before Kourtney even had her baby. I'm proud to say I was ahead of that naming trend.

Penel Sleep

Speaking of trends, there's a new list of the top puppy names of 2019. It's difficult to be unique, but not weird. But you don't want to be too generic either. Here are the most popular puppy names of 2019:

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Charlie
  4. Bailey
  5. Lucy
  6. Cooper
  7. Max
  8. Daisy
  9. Bear
  10. Oliver

Did your pup's name make the list this year, or are you ahead of the trend?

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