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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?

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 2017!


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



  1. Jean

    Mar 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm

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

  2. 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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