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Naming a new farm dog is never straightforward, especially if you’ve got a committee of family members all vying for their favourite to be chosen.

In the rare instance when it’s the job of just one person to give their new four-legged companion a name, the pressure of picking the one that will eventually be engraved on that dog tag can be too much for some.

To help inspire you to choose a name you’ll be happy with, we’re sharing the 100 most popular sheepdog names, according to the International Sheepdog Society.

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All the favourites such as Spot, Patch and Meg are in there, along with some slightly more surprising names.

 1. Meg  2. Nell 3. Ben 4. Fly 5. Glen 6. Moss  7. Roy 8. Jess 9. Spot 10. Cap
11. Jill 12. Bess 13. Sweep 14. Jim 15. Tess 16. Lassie 17. Sam 18. Shep 19. Bob 20. Queen
21. Floss 22. Mirk 23. Lad 24. Mist 25. Bill 26. Don 27. Dot 28. Craig 29. Tweed 30. Nan
31. Lass 32. Gyp 33. Jan 34. Nap 35. Mac 36. Bet 37. Kim 38. Jack 39. Joe 40. Jed
41. Maid 42. Scott 43. Jaff 44. Kate 45. Chip 46. Rob 47. Gael 48. Taff 49. Jock 50. Flash
51. Gem 52. Jet 53. Fan 54. Hemp 55. Trim 56. Lyn 57. Gwen 58. Rex 59. Rock 60. Midge
61. Tib 62. Sally 63. Drift 64. Vic 65. Sue 66. Laddie 67. Peg 68. Tam 69. Scot 70. Ken
71. Pat 72. Jean 73. Patch 74. Dan 75. Judy 76. Max 77. Jen 78. Pip 79. Tim 80. Gail
81. Dave 82. Jake 83. Lynn 84. Tip 85. Megan 86. Belle 87. Mick 88. Liz 89. Fleet 90. Nip
91. Prince 92. Toss 93. Garry 94. Flo 95. Molly 96. Bonnie 97. Nel 98. Blue 99. Zac 100. Ted