If you live in the Brisbane City Council (BCC) local government area and own a Labrador restriever named Bella you have scooped up the doggie double.
The Labrador was the most popular dog, with 9,728 registrations recorded by BCC at 21 October.
The most popular pooch name was Bella, with 1,467 registered in Brisbane.
Rounding out the top five most popular breeds were Maltese (7,575), border collie (6,757), Staffordshire bull terrier (6,195) and cavalier King Charles spaniel (6,094).
The most popular names after Bella were Charlie (1,461), Molly (1,054), Max (1,040) and Ruby (1,023).
The Labrador is popular around the world, particularly with families because of its loyalty and friendly nature.
Labradors like being exercised with long walks and are best suited to active owners.
While a Labrador can weigh up to 34kg, the second most popular dog, the Maltese, is at the other end of the scale, weighing 1.8-3.6kg.
They are also popular with families and are considered affectionate, obedient, smart and trusting.
Brisbane City Council said it was important to choose the right dog for your lifestyle.
It stresses five important rules you should follow to ensure you are a responsible dog owner:
As a responsible dog owner, the council recommends you should also:
Top 10 dog breeds registered with Brisbane City Council:
Top 10 most popular names among Brisbane’s registered dogs:
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