A large number of us decided last year to welcome new puppies into our homes – dog ownership has increased nearly eight percent, according to the Kennel Club figures – and demand for four-legged friends remains high after the lockdown.
There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dogs in addition to numerous crossbreeds to choose from.
But even if you have decided on a type of dog, the tricky task of choosing a name remains.
If you’re struggling, pet insurance experts Budget Direct researched the most popular dog names in over 100 countries – from Denmark to Costa Rica – and created the ultimate multinational list of nicknames for your mutt.
Here are their top 10 male names for dogs.