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SmartPak Canine releases most popular dog names for '06

PLYMOUTH, MA (August 24, 2006) - Move over Spot! When it comes to naming their canine family members, it seems Molly, Max and Maggie are top-dog these days.

According to SmartPak Canine, a catalog company providing unique solutions for canine health and wellness, the top ten most popular dog names for 2006 are as follows:

  1. Molly
  2. Max
  3. Maggie
  4. Jake
  5. Bear
  6. Sadie
  7. Buddy
  8. Bailey
  9. Lucy
  10. Daisy
"Dog names seem to follow certain trends, just like human names do," said SmartPak Canine President Paal Gisholt. "There was a time when Spot and Rover ruled the list. But nowadays, with dogs occupying a more important spot in the family, people are giving their dogs more creative and often more human-sounding names. They have some fun with it and try to match the name to their dog's personality. I've seen a number of Newfoundland's named Bear, but I've yet to meet a Poodle with that name."

Other popular names for 2006 include Shadow, Chloe and Darby. Among the more unusual monikers on the list? Trouble, Chowder, Crash and Kaleidoscope.

The survey included SmartPak's client list of thousands of dogs across the country. SmartPak Canine specializes in creating custom meal plans, which include all-natural, high-end dog food, along with supplements and medications particular to each dog. The meals are shipped monthly in individual servings called SmartPaks. Each pack is recyclable and has an easy peel-off lid labeled with the dog's name (handy if you have more than one dog).

For more information, visit www.SmartPak.com or call 1-888-586-6808 to request a catalogue.

Since its founding in 1999, SmartPak has become the leader in daily dose packaging of all natural dog food, supplements, and medications for busy dog owners. SmartPak was named to Inc. Magazine's top 500 list of America's fastest growing private businesses in 2005 and 2006.

About SmartPak Equine
SmartPak Equine was founded in 1999 with the purpose of simplifying the administration of nutritional supplements and medications to horses. The patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system has been adopted by thousands of barns and horse owners across the country, who value knowing that their supplements will be fed correctly. It has been embraced by riders from all disciplines and all levels, including seven Olympic medalists. In addition to the SmartPak supplement system, the company offers a broad line of horse health and rider items, dog supplies, and equine and canine pharmacy items sold through the company’s catalog and Web site. In 2006, SmartPak was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies for the second straight year and is the only equine company ever named to the list. The company has also been honored with a Best Bosses award presented by Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces. SmartPak also operates a retail store in Natick, MA. For more information, visit www.SmartPak.com.