Selecting a name for your dog is supposed to be a happy and fun experience for the whole family to take part in. Everyone comes up with their own unique names and eventually one is selected. This is great for a mixed breed dog as well as pure-bred dogs, but when dealing with expensive pedigreed dogs many people go a step further with the naming process. A pedigreed dog name is often quite long and colorful. Some might even say it is a bit snobbish!
If you have purchased the dog for show competitions the pedigreed dog name you decide on has to be very unique and catch the attention of the judges. This is the name you will register with the American Kennel Club, and should your dog go on to be a grand champion at AKC events the price for breeding your dog sky rockets. This is another good reason for the pedigreed dog being named something other than the common, mundane dog names we all have heard.
These are not dogs from a local shelter or the average dog breeder. They are bred from previous AKC Champions and come from very exclusive breeders and kennels. It is normal for the first part of the dog’s name to contain the name of the kennel where you purchased the puppy.
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