10 street names inspired by the most popular dogs in the UK

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You’ve no doubt seen a weird or obscure street name on your trip to the UK – but how about a name inspired by a dog?

A recent study, conducted by the delivery company Evri, revealed that more than 660 streets in the UK are named after dog breeds. Given the total number of streets in the UK (over two million), as well as The dog club among the top 50 dog breeds, the study revealed which are the most popular. Do you live in one of them?

a street sign with the name dane st


Top 10 Dog-Inspired Street Names

  1. Great Dane: 457 streets
  2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 49
  3. Cocker Spaniel: 48
  4. Beagle: 26
  5. Newfoundland: 13
  6. Pointer: 11
  7. Brittany: 10
  8. Boxer: 7
  9. Bulldog: 7
  10. Labradors: 6

    With 457 street names such as Dane Bank, Dane Close and Dane Common, all related to the German race, it is by far the main source of street name inspiration. Terms such as bark, kibble, and “woof” also feature in some regions more than others.

    Areas with the most dog-themed street names

    1. London: 40 Dog-Themed Streets
    2. Liverpool: 26
    3. Leeds: 23
    4. York: 15
    5. Sheffield: 14
    6. Manchester: 12
    7. Margate: 12
    8. Wakefield: 11
    9. Barnsley: 11
    10. Leicester: 9

      London takes the top spot here, with 40 street names having a canine theme. English cities such as Liverpool, Leeds, York and Sheffield are among the top five.

      Living on a dog-themed street could also have a positive impact on your property value, according to a recent study by SaveOnEnergy. The energy comparison site has revealed that dog-themed street names could add £32,000 to the value of your home.