Irelands Top 10 Dog Names Revealed

Puppy of the Year 2020

Irelands Top 10 Dog Names Revealed


We can reveal that Irelands most popular dog name is Bailey. we have analysed over 1,100 entries for this year’s Puppy of the Year competition, and voting is now open in the national search for Ireland’s top-dog. The competition has unveiled an eclectic list of popular doggy names.

Across the nation the top-ten most popular names for man’s best friend are:

  1. Bailey
  2. Luna
  3. Ruby
  4. Teddy
  5. Charlie
  6. Lola
  7. Toby
  8. Alfie
  9. Bella
  10. Buddy

Whilst the list of entrants included the traditional Max, Rex and Scooby, some more unusual choices referenced pop-culture with Bono, Thor and SheRa! Whiskey, Sneachta and Mrs. Princess Buttons are some of the less expected dog-names included. Ireland’s most popular breed is the Golden Retriever in the top spot, followed by Labradors, Jack Russell Terriers and Cockapoos.

Emily Miller from Petmania said,

 “We were overwhelmed with the response to this year’s Puppy of the Year Competition. Throughout the lockdown we saw a huge increase in the number of families welcoming a new puppy into their homes. A new furry friend is such a joy and it’s fantastic to see so many puppies being celebrated in the competition. Good luck to all of the entrants.”

With over €1,500 worth of prizes to be won by one very lucky puppy, We are asking people from across Ireland to vote for their favourite by logging on to to have their say!

The first round of voting is open now to identify the top five Puppies representing each Petmania Store. These five puppies will receive a qualifier’s rosette and gift from the competition partner, BETA, and will move forward into Round two. The puppy with the most votes at each location in round two will go forward into the Grand Final.

The winner of the Petmania Puppy of the Year 2020 will be announced via our social media channels on Friday 20th November 2020. We would also like to reassure customers that we will remain open throughout Level 5. Visit the online store to arrange a home delivery, click and collect or carry to car service. For more see or our social media pages

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