The top dog names of 2014 show that a lot of people give their dogs human names, which means they probably hold their dog in as high esteem as any family member.
Eighteen of the top 20 dog names for 2014 were human names, which really isn't surprising. Your dog is more like a son or daughter than a pet, and a lot of the time you treat him that way - as in, you spoil him rotten. Maybe you occasionally feed your dog off your dinner plate or post too many pictures of him - why wouldn't you? He's your kid.
The top dog names of 2014 were Max, Buddy and Charlie (for males), and Bella, Lucy and Daisy (for females), so it would seem there are a whole lot of people who see their dogs as members of their family. What a shocker!