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Mike Schilling

If you pass that way often enough to get to know the dog, make a point of calling him "Connie".


Dogs and dogs' names are often reflections of their owner's aspirations.

I don't like pets.


Ouch, May. Since our fifteen-year-old Pointer is named Tigger, what's that say about our aspirations? Do we lean toward dance? ;)

Bill Altreuter

It is a truism among the members of the trial bar that a dog bite case is exactly as defensible as the name of the dog allows. There are exceptions (ask me some time about Kyle the dog), but in general if a dog is named "Fluffy" defense counsel is home free.


Having named the dog "Conan", a quarter says the owner didn't get the dog neutered, either.

David W.

The best dog name I ever heard was courtesy of my wife, who once helped train German Shepherds her mom bred. There was a show they went to and one of the dogs was led through the ring by a very quiet-spoken man. Even the judge had to strain to hear him. Then my wife heard him say, Dammit, sit. Sit, Dammit. Now that's a name any dog owner can relate to... ;-)


Tigger like the Pooh character? I guess that you are referring to someone else but the fact that I live in another continent makes it hard for me to understand the joke. Sorry.

Blogs' names tell a lot about the owner as well. Unfortunately I cannot make real examples for privacy reasons.


My friends named their Belgian shepherd "Pantalaimon," because they loved the Pullman books that much. Like the fictional character, the dog is also "Pan" for short. Which led one of my friends to teach the dog to feign death with the command, "Dead, Pan."


Yes, Tigger as in the Pooh stories. Because she bounces.

Jim 7

I have a friend who named her snake 'Fluffy'...


The two nastiest dogs I have recently known were both Rottweilers, one named Zeus and the other Tyson. Go figure.

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