Unlike some aspects of dog ownership, naming your dog is just fun! Pets themselves do not require much. They just need a fun dog name that they can recognize when they are given orders. But if you are planning to show a purebred dog in competitions, there is a lot to consider when it comes time to choose a Pedigree dog name for an American Kennel Certificate. Let’s start from the beginning.
The name of the kennel that your dog came from is part of his show name. Usually, this is the first part of its name as it appears in the certificate. If you bought your dog from the kennel club dog show, so the kennel’s name should be first, like Dexy’s Fido. If you raise your dog on your own, use the name of your original kennel. You can also use a set like “Dexy’s Fido of (your kennel name) ” to reflect your dog’s name where he came from and where he lives now.
Originality is important when choosing a display dog name. American Kennel Club (AKC) does not allow duplicate dog names, and you will be asked to choose another name if your choice has already been chosen.
Unusual dog names with creative spelling draw your dog’s attention in a display catalog while minimizing the chance of another dog’s name being repeated. For example, ‘Dexy’s Hi-Jac’ is a great hijack play. It’s attractive but original and provides a great built-in theme for the future if you advertise your dog in breed and display magazines. You can use “Your Heart Will Be Kidnapped” for your ads. Cute, right?
Once you define the “paper name” of your dog, the work is not done yet. You will still need a shorter dog “call name” for daily reference. Using our example of Dexy’s Hi-Jac, Jack’s name immediately suggests the name of the dog summon, while he directly refers us to his dog’s official name on the AKC papers.
How to Choose an American Kennel Club Name for Dogs:
I-Selecting the Right Name:
1-Choose a name that does not exceed 36 characters
2-Refrain from using AKC titles
3-Avoid offensive terms
4-Abstain from using names of breeds
5-Stay away from terms that describe gender.
II-Composing a Unique Name:
1-Use the appropriate “kennel name.”
2-Choose a name based on the date
3-Choose a name inspired by a location.
4-Choose a name by combining other names
5-Add a last name
Now that you are familiar with the basics of naming dogs, you are now ready to choose the name of a dog that serves you well at home and in the kennel club dog show.