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        Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:58 PM

You'll use your puppy's name over 35,000 times in it's life.  Here are seven tips to choosing a great name.

Youíve picked out the perfect puppy. You spent hours on the internet, researching the right breed for you and your family. Then you went from breeder to breeder or humane society to humane society, meeting and greeting pups until you find just the right match.

Now what? He needs a name!

Over the course of its life, you will use your dogís name more than 35,000 times. So be sure youíre picking a name you can live with and love.

With these seven simple steps, the key to finding the perfect puppy name is at your fingertips!
<li>Dogs understand short commands. Easy names with two or fewer syllables work well.
<li>Your puppyís name shouldnít sound like any commands. ìStacyî and ìstayî are too close for comfort. Such a name will only confuse the issue.
<li>Remember, youíll be using your pupís name in public. ìStinkyî may be cute among your fellow fraternity members, but it wonít go over well at the veterinarian.
<li>Make your kids part of the decision process. Kids like it simple, too, so if calling your Champion Cavalier King Spaniel ìBootsieî works for them, consider keeping the hoity toity name strictly for AKC purposes.
<li>You may think itís an honor to name your pup after youíre favorite Uncle Norbert. Naming your baby after him may keep you in the will, but naming your puppy after him may not.
<li>If youíre bringing home an older dog, ideally, stick with the name it already owns. Canít stand it because ìBarneyî was the first boy who broke your heart? Then stick with similar sounds when choosing a new dog name. ìBarneyî morphs into ìFarleyî easily.
<li>Once youíve chosen a name, try it out for a day or so. Youíll know right away whether itís a keeper. If not, thereís always more puppy names on your list!</ul>

Take a look around you. Everywhere you are, you'll find a variety of terrific ideas on what to name your pooch.

At first glance, a couple things will stand out about your new puppy. Enjoy him or her for a day or two and take these into consideration.

<ul> <li>Appearance. Whatís your dog look like? His color, size, and personal style inspires a variety of name choices. ìStubbsî would be a great name for a dachshund pup. Or you may call a cream colored cock-a-poo ìBuffy.î
<li>Personality. Given a couple of days, your new dogís personality will really shine through. Try ìCuddlesî for the sweet little guy who loves to get cozy or ìPuddlesî for the pooch who canít seem to find the doggie door.</ul>

If you want to go beyond the basics, many famous dog names or foreign dog names can fit the bill. Consider these favorite puppy names when making your decision.
<li>Celebrity puppy names. Today, pooches have more celebrity following than their famous owners. Chew on ìLola,î a name used by both Hilary Duff and the Osbournes.
<li>TV dogs. ìScoobyî and ìAstroî come to mind if you want to honor a famous TV pup.
<li>Movie dogs. Cool movies and cool dog names seem to go hand in hand. Cool Hand Lukeís ìBlueî would be a fitting label for a variety of dogs. <li>Comic dogs. ìSnoopyî will always be a favorite, but also consider ìDaisyî or ìOdie.î
<li>German dog names. For starters, try out ìFritzî or ìKaiser.î
<li>Irish dog names. ìFinnî fits well for any pup, as does ìMurphy,î which just happens to mean ìhound of the sea.î
<li>French puppy names. ìPierreî and ìGigiî are top contenders for any dog, especially those with a little oo-la-la in their genes.</ul>

The choices are endless. However, with these simple tips and some thought, before long, youíll have found the perfect puppy name!


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