Screen Shot 2013-12-24 at 12.04.04 AMEven though most apartments in Japan are fairly small, many animal lovers still find room to house a dog or cat. Many pet owners choose to dress up their precious pooch or upload hundreds of videos of their beloved cat. That’s why thousands of cat and dog owners visit online pet photo site, “Pacha and my pet” (pacha is the sound a camera makes) to show off their furry friends. The site has just revealed the most popular dog and cat breeds in Japan for 2013. Let’s take a look at the results!

Most popular dog breeds in Japan (2013)

1) Chihuahua

1) ChihuahuaImage: Dog Breed Info

 2) Toy Poodle

2) Toy PoodleImage: PetMD

3) Miniature Dachshund

3) Miniature DachshundImage: Wikipedia

4) Affenpinscher

4) AffenpinscherImage: Dog Breed Info

5) Pomeranian

PomeranianImage: Wikipedia

Of course when you decide to add a new dog to your family, you have to give it a name. Here are the most popular dog names in Japan for 2013:

1) Maron (Chestnut)

2) Sora (Sky)

3) Koko

4) Choco (Chocolate)

5) Momo (Peach)

6) Moka

7) Sakura

8) Moko

9) Hana (Flower)

10) Leo

We won’t leave you cat lovers out! “Pacha and my pet” also revealed the most popular cat breeds in Japan, but unfortunately, they seem to have forgotten their most popular names:

1) Abyssinian

AbyssinianImage: Wikipedia

2) American Shorthair

American ShorthairImage: Wikipedia

3) Scottish Fold

Scottish FoldImage: Wikipedia

4) Russian Blue

Russian BlueImage: Wikipedia

5) Chinchilla

chinchilla catImage: Wikipedia

As you can see, the top 5 dogs are all small breeds that can easily fit in a small apartment (or handbag). Did any of the top 5 for either cats or dogs take you by surprise? And what about the top 5 dog names? Have you found a name for your new puppy?

Source: Yahoo! Japan News via Hachima Kikou
Featured image: Wikipedia