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'Worst named dog' given new identity

Wednesday, 20th July 2011

A rescue pooch who has a "super waggy tail" and who loves dog toys has been given a new identity after being branded the worst named dog in the UK.

Battersea Dogs & Cats home ran a competition offering people the opportunity to suggest new names for Froglette, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who has been at the charity's kennels for a year.

Adam Knight from London suggested the pooch be named Summer, after he rescued a Staffie from the charity and named it Winter.

He said: "I think there's definitely something in names of seasons. So I picked Summer as it reflects her bubbly personality and suggests that this Summer could be her best season yet by finding her a new home."

Battersea operations manager Carlton Spears explained that Summer's new name suits her personality.

He explained: "She needed a name which conveys her character and Summer does that very well. It is a fun and friendly name, just like Summer."

The charity reveals that Summer enjoys eating peanut butter and Marmite and listening to classical music.