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Boris’ popularity up 350% – as a dog name!

Boris’ popularity up 350% – as a dog name!

Agria Pet Insurance revealed they have seen a significant rise in puppies named Boris since the news broke that Boris Johnson was diagnosed with COVID-19. Compared with the same period last year, there has been a 350% increase in dogs being insured with Agria Pet Insurance named Boris.

Among the dogs insured with Agria, the top breed to be named after him is the Bulldog. The pet insurer has also reported Boxers, Labradors and Jack Russells were some of the other top breeds being insured with them following the trend.

Tom Vaughan, Head of Marketing at Agria Pet Insurance, says, “Changes in the popularity of the names of the nation’s dogs is always fascinating. Seeing so many little Boris’ registered with us recently, as well as the breeds that are most likely to be named after the Prime Minister, is a great marker of the impact of this time.”

A kitten called ‘Corona’ and several dogs named ‘Covi’ have also appeared for the first time.

Alessandra Pacelli

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