Hello, I am new here, first forum ever... so what do we think of dog names? do you plan their name before you get your dog or when it is home with you? What are you guys dogs names?
Wow I actually did not know that about the kennel names and being registered that is cool to know. I was at first going for the non-registered dog but never would have known that if you didn't mention it thank you.Do you mean a registered name or a call name?
Usually, a dog from a good breeder will carry the breeder's kennel name as part of its registered name, and the breeder will either follow an alphabetical naming order or else have a theme to connect all the puppy's names in a litter.
As far as call names, they can either tie into the registered name or be something completely different.
For non-registered dogs, pretty much anything goes. I find that eventually, I open my mouth and the right name comes out.
These stories are pretty awesome thank you guys for sharing your thoughts and stories on names for dogs, totally cool seeing others prospectivesDelay naming the dog.
Give yourself and the dog a chance to reveal his/her personality. You don't need to have a name immediately. Allow a little time to learn the dog.
I had my pup for 3 weeks before a name became fitting. These first weeks i just called him "Goa" (pronounced Go). This is Mandarin for dog. He was 12 weeks old when I got him. In the 3 weeks, his personality was emerging and he was beginning to bond with me. He was constantly in my shadow. His coloring also made him very difficult to see at night.
A coworker made a comment about the pup. He said,"Your dog is like a shadow." I asked, "Why?" "He disappears at night and is always beside you." My dog's name was discovered. I named him Shadow. Four years later, he still is very hard to see at night and remains within my shadow.
Just because a dog isn't formally registered doesn't mean they can't have a "fancy" name. The dogs in my signature are (were) not registered, but have either an AKC Purebred Alternative Listing number or Canine Partners Listing with their "fancy" names. In a way, PAL and CPL names are even more fun to do than registered names, because you aren't limited to a breeder's options. Ilka was named for where I found her, as was Leo. Lily is named after a song.Wow I actually did not know that about the kennel names and being registered that is cool to know. I was at first going for the non-registered dog but never would have known that if you didn't mention it thank you.