Odds are that you have a mutt and his name is Buddy.
And the second guess would be that you have a Labrador retriever named Max.
At least, those would be your conclusions based on the 73,930 rabies vaccination records from St. Clair and Madison counties.
Mutts ruled as the most popular dog breed, outpacing Labs nearly 2 to 1. The No. 3 breed was the shih tzu.
The top cat was the domestic short hair.
Buddy and Max topped the list of popular pet names, followed by Lucy and Molly. The "Twilight" series landed Bella at the No. 5 spot; records don't show whether she bites.
Fido, Spot and Rover went missing. The trio of trustworthy names were nowhere to be found in the top 100. There were actually more cats named Spot than dogs.
When it comes to cats vs. dogs, the rabies records are very unreliable. The records show four times as many dogs as cats in the two counties, but the reality is likely that cats rule.
"There's definitely a larger cat population than dog population when it comes to households across the U.S.," said veterinarian Janet Linton, who is St. Clair County Animal Control administrator. "Unfortunately cats are infrequently registered as compared to dogs."
She said people don't seek vet care as often for their cats and too often believe indoor cats don't need rabies vaccinations.
"People don't think they are at risk, but there are situations where cats are exposed to a rabid bat in the house -- and we have had rabid bats in the county," Linton said, adding that the law calls for cats to be vaccinated against rabies.
Her other pet peeve is that more animals are not spayed or neutered.
"Unfortunately there are not enough households to support the animals that are already out there," Linton said.
About 12,050 unwanted pets were euthanized locally in 2011 -- 9,350 in St. Clair County and 2,700 in Madison County.
Besides preventing unwanted puppies and kittens, Linton said spaying and neutering can prevent certain cancers and other maladies in both males and females. It also curbs bad habits.
"It makes better pets in general."