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Ciao Bellas Beautiful monikertops most popular dog name list

Shelley Hancock Minister for Local Government

Saturday 20, May 2019

Dogs named Bella, Charlie, Coco and Daisy are more than likely to be among the droves of dogs joining their owners on the RSPCA Million Paws Walk this weekend.
In conjunction with the event, Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has released the top 10 most popular dog names in the State based on an analysis of
pooches on the NSW Pet Registry.
According to the registry, 1,004 pooches in NSW are beautiful by name, with Bella topping the list as the most popular dog name for the fifth year in a row. The top 10 most popular list has remained largely unchanged over the past five years except for the addition of the Harry Potter-esque Luna in the past two years.

Other interesting names from the Registry include Shadow (58th), Bruce (73rd), Lucky (79th), Blue (36th) and Red (66th). Additionally, 441 dogs now share their name with the newest addition to the royal family – Archie.
“It’s clear we have an imaginative bunch of pet owners in NSW when it comes to picking names for our dogs,” Mrs Hancock said.
“It’s interesting to see the influence of popular culture on our name choices and the decline of more traditional names, with not one Fido or Spot in the top 100.”
There are 75 RSPCA Million Paws events across Australia as part of the organisation’s biggest annual fundraiser. All participant-raised funds go directly to help care for the more than 32,000 animals which enter NSW RSPCA shelters every year.

MEDIA: Troy Wilkie | 0438 242 256

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