So, think you’re clever, creative, or just plain smart? Let’s gauge your innovativeness against the ultimate yardstick: your dog’s name.
We all know the AKC has it’s “issues,” starting with most dog-show handlers’ wardrobes. A bent toward toy breeds and too many tuxedos plants at least a seed of doubt in their statistics, but nobody else has bothered, so what the hey? Here are the top five dog names of 2007:
1. Bear 1. Lady
2. Blue 2. Belle/Bell
3. Max 3. Princess
4. Duke 4. Mae/May
5. Buddy 5. Rose
With the exception of #5 (which should be #1, at least in my book), most aren’t really much of a surprise. The most notable exceptions simply prove that AKC is really more show-oriented than hunting-oriented: absent are the missing names we all know and love: Jaeger, Ruger, Gauge, Hunter, Ranger, to name a few.
I know there are a lot more hunting-oriented dog names out there. What’s yours? Your dog name is your entry in the Irish Setter sweepstakes this go-round. Tell me your dog’s name in the comments section and you might win a pair of boots and hunting jacket from Irish Setter.