You are more likely to hear dog owners calling for Rosie, Monty and Buddy in parks in the south east, than anywhere else in the UK.
According to data based on 209,389 dog names registered with Agria Pet Insurance between May 2016 and May 2017, these are three of the favourite names for dogs in the south east.
With Rosie and Monty failing to appear in the UK’s overall top 10, it means you are more likely to find a dog called Rosie or Monty in the south east than in the rest of the country.
Monty only appears in the top 10 in the east of England.
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However, Bella, Luna and Poppy are the most popular names in the south east, similar to the rest of the UK, whose top three are Bella, Lola and Poppy.
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The data has been released by Agria Pet Insurance ahead of the Kennel Club’s Eukanuba Discover Dogs event, which took place at ExCeL in London on October 21 and 22.
Caroline Kisko, spokesman for the Kennel Club’s Eukanuba Discover Dogs event, said:“Dogs are part of the family, so our choice of dog name is very personal and our recent research has indicated that almost one in five people spend more than two hours on the choice.
“However, people need to give a lot of consideration to the right breed for their lifestyle as well, in order to ensure a happy and lifelong partnership, and sadly some people are spending less time on this than choosing their dog’s name.
“Whilst 5% choose their dog’s name on impulse this is 23% when selecting a breed.
“People can meet the huge range of dog breeds at our Discover Dogs event, or find out about them on our website, and they are all so different, so we urge people to do their research before they buy or rescue a dog,” she said.
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