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Top Ten Unluckiest Pet Names

Does your dog seem to always be down on his luck? Is he accident-prone, frequently under-the-weather or eating something he shouldn’t?

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (and in the spirit of fun!), PetPlan Pet Insurance sorted through half a million claims records and found the names of dogs that visited the veterinarian most often. Here’s how some popular (but unlucky) pets placed:

Top 10 Accident-Prone Dog Names*:

1. Stella
2. Tucker
3. Dakota
4. Emma
5. Jake
6. Cooper
7. Riley
8. Teddy
9. Winston
10. Gracie

Top 10 Under-the-Weather Dog Names**:

1. Henry
2. Scout
3. Kona
4. Gus
5. Tucker
6. Stella
7. Riley
8. Gracie
9. Winston
10. Rocco

Top 10 Dogs Most Likely to Eat Something They Shouldn’t:

1. Oscar
2. Jackson
3. Tucker
4. Murphy
5. Jack
6. Stella
7. Teddy
8. Sam
9. Lily
10. Ruby

Look closely and you’ll see that Petplan found one unlucky four-legged friend that could REALLY use a little luck: Tucker. Dogs sharing the name made the top ten in all three categories!

Here’s wishing all your furriest family members a little luck o’ the Irish. Health, happiness, and lots of love in 2018!

*based on Petplan injury claims data
**based on Petplan illness claims data



  1. Bridget Rangel

    Aug 5, 2017 at 7:34 am

    There are no such types of names which are unlucky.
    This is our mindset else all names are good.
    Change your mindset you will be perfect.
    All Dogs are lucky.
    whoever is keeping a dog is a lucky guy.

  2. Jean

    Mar 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    The name Stella is on all three lists as well as the name Tucker.

  3. elisa delorme

    Mar 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I think Isabella should be on a list because she is always picking a fight or being unlucky crazy

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