Apparently dogs named called Charlie are more likely to be unlucky, according to pet insurance claims data released by the Co-op Insurance.
Chances are if you own a dog called Charlie, you may be taking an unexpected trip to the vet very soon footing an average insurance bill amounting to a whopping £510, according to the pet insurer.
Digestive system disorders are the most claimed for illness for dogs named Charlie, followed by skin conditions and neurological disorders, such as seizures, head tilt, tremors or blindness, with cross-breed owners being the most likely to make a claim.
Top 10 Unluckiest Dog Names
8. Oscar (luckier for dogs than it is for cats, as it's the number 1 unluckiest name for cats)
David Hampson, Head of Pet Insurance at the Co-op, said: “Any pet can come with its fair share of misfortune, landing you with an unexpected trip to the vets or causing mischief around the house, however based on our claims data Charlie and Oscar certainly aren’t the luckiest names you can give your pet.
“Regardless of the name of your pet, making sure you have a pet insurance policy in place to cover these eventualities can be the best way to protect them and avoid unwanted vet’s bills, or ongoing treatments for life.”
But if you own a dog named Charlie take heart from this - Alfie, now number 2 on the list, used to be number 1 so if you're very careful your dog could help to change the fate of Charlie's everywhere next year.