Finding the Right Name for Your Dog
When you first get a dog, you want just the right name for him. Should he have a tough "he-man" name like Rocky or Spike? Or should she have a "little ball of fluff" name like Mitsy or Daisy? Whatever you select, it is who your dog will be for the rest of its life.
Owners with a sense of humor may want to try something more daring. How about "Bacon" for a girl-dog. Yes, a young newly-wed was asked by her husband what to name their gorgeous, black English lab puppy and, being a comic, her first words were "Bacon" and the name stuck! (She was eating bacon at the time!)
Funny thing with dogs, though. They don't much care what their name is. As long as you say it with a loving tone, a smile, a treat and a tummy rub, they'll answer to most anything--and love you for it!
Most of the US Presidents had dogs. In the course of their lives, some owned many. Amongst the most famous presidents, here are some of their dogs' names:
George Washington had an abundance of foxhounds. Names included Captain, Mospey, Tipler, Chloe, Searcher and Vulcan.
Abraham Lincoln had “Fido” and “Jip”.
Franklin D Roosevelt had a dog named "Fala".
John F Kennedy a Welch Terrier named Charlie and an Irish Cocker Spaniel named Shannan. He also received a dog as a gift from the Premier of Russia. The dog was named Pushinka and was related to the first dog kosmonat.
Lyndon B. Johnson had two Beagles. One named “Him” and one named “Her”. Gotta love it! (Incidentally, LBJ took a lot of flack for lifting one of the dogs, Him, by his ears. It hit the news in a big way and drew lots of criticism.)
Ronald Reagan owned “Lucky” and “Cavalier”
George HW Bush dog was “Millie” and her two pups, “Spot” and “Ranger”.
Bill Clinton had a chocolate lab named “Buddy”
George W Bush --Spot, Barney and Mrs.Beasley
Barack Obama owns a Portuguese Water Dog named “Bo”
Boy Dog Names
Beans - Belmont - Benji - Bingo - Bruce - Buddy - Butch - Buttons
Carson - Champ - Charlie - Chester - Chuck - Coal Cody - Cooper - Deeohgee (DOG) - Duke
Earl - Fido - Garth - George - Grady - Jake - Jeter - Killer - King - Leo - Link -Luke
Martini - Maverick - Micky - Miles - Milo - Morgan - Oden - Otis - Pal - Pete - Petey
Prince – Rambo - Riot - Rocky -
Scamp - Schnapps - Scout - Scooter -Skip- Snoopy- Spike - Spot –Stonewall
Tank - Thor - Toby -Toto – Tramp - Troy Tyson
Upsi Musqwa (Little Bear) - Velcro - Walley - Zorro
Girl Dog Names
Abbie - Alfie - Ashley - Baby Sister --Bella - Blondie - Brandy
Cinerella ("Cinders" for short) - Chloe - Daisy - Daphne - Dixie - Duchess
Ellie - Emma - Fluffy - Foxy - Ginger - Goldie - Jeannie
Lady - Lexi - Lily - Lola - Lucy - Macie - Macy Magz - Margo - Mindy - Mitsy - Molly
Nutmeg – Parker - Penelope - Pennie - Poochini - Princess - Puppy Girl - Queenie
Risi - Ruby - Sadie - Sugar Baby - Sweetie -Taffy - Toby - Tuffy – Zsa Zsa
Beethoven the Movie
There have been many memorable dogs in movies and television over the years, as you will see in the movie trailer on this page.
Toto from the Wizard of Oz
Petey from the Little Rascals
Rin Tin Tin, German Shepherd of television fame.
Lassie, the most famous collie ever!
Old Yeller, Disney's classic film of the same name featuring a yellow lab.
Skip from the movie "My Dog Skip"
Jerry Lee, featured character in K-9 starring Jim Belushi.
Beethoven, beloved St. Bernard featured in five films.
Hooch, slobbery hero in "Turner & Hootch", starring Tom Hanks.
Marly, another great yellow lab starring in the movie "Marly and Me"
Frank, the talking Pug in "Men in Black"
Satchmo (Hmmm, another yellow lab. There's a pattern here!) from the USA television hit "White Collar".
Carmine, the beautiful Rottweiler in Fox's tv series "Human Target".
WiFi,possibly the name of the dog-star in the Traveler's commercial "Trouble, Trouble". If anyone knows for sure, let me know!
Jupiter & Mars, the stunning Great Danes who obediently followed their new "owner" in "The Patriot" featuring Mel Gibson.
Zeus and Apollo --two beautiful Doberman Pinschers who patrolled the estate on the hit TV Show "Magnum P.I.", starring Tom Selleck.
Beloved Fictional Dogs
Of course, we can't forget the dog names of children's literature and cartoons!
Pongo & Perdita were the proud parents of 101 Dalmatians
Clifford, the Big Red Dog
Lady & Tramp from Lady and the Tramp
Disney's beloved Pluto the dog and Goofy
Snoopy of Peanuts' fame
More About Dogs...
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