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Let me say what I really mean.....can the Breeders/Kennels be trusted to name the puppy?

I have been patiently waiting for a working line puppy from a breeder (who shall remain nameless) for almost two years. I have been preparing, reading, training…an honest and sincere student of the GSD breed.

I know it is customary for the Breeder/Kennel to give the litter their registered name, and in this case it is said Breeder’s “I” litter. I have some excellent ideas for some very macho names for this male pup that will most certainly be so amazing as to compensate for my shortcomings as a man. Clearly for an insecure soul such as me, the dog will balance the gaps in my persona, so the name has to be appropriate, something masculine and meaningful….right?

So in email conversation with said Breeder today, she shoots me a note claiming to have the perfect name for my pending, maybe someday, oh my God I have been waiting for a long time, puppy!

For perspective on the subject, my wife and children have already given this yet to be puppy his call name, “Eddie”. So not only do I have no say in his registered name, but nor his call name! So please keep in mind the puppy subject is a sensitive one for me, and I am vulnerable.

So the note from this cruel Breeder says, "I have the perfect name for your dog….Itzakat”.

I shoot her a note, “I will need to look that up!” I was expecting the name to be Latin for “Warrior”, or maybe German for “Strong”….and so I am searching and searching, and searching on the internet.

Did you know “Itzakat” is a city in Bulgaria? Why is she naming my dog after a Bulgarian town? So after a significant investment of time searching the internet, I am looking at the town in Bulgaria on the computer screen, and staring at the name WHEN IT HITS ME!

“Itzakat” “It’s a cat!”

Oh that is freakin’ hilarious…..Haha! Its too easy to pick on the emotionally handicapped!

So I submit, can we really trust these Breeders to name a dog? Clearly I can’t trust my family because I am going to be taking the SchH field with my big black bad GSD named “Eddie”!

Is there no justice in the world?

 

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LOL It's a cat- I got that right away and your breeder obviously has a sense of humor. Breeders should and do have the right to use their kennel name but not the name you will call your pup. So your wife and child have decided to call him Eddie and you don't like it right? If a GSD is what you wanted, you will be the trainer, and the dog is your deal you should get to name it. Try to compromise on a name you all like, but don't settle for Eddie if it's not what you want. I settled for Zoe because thats what the DH wanted- I call her Zo or ZoZo, but rarely Zoe and kinda wish I had spoke up:(
 

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Nikon's breeder didn't insist on names, we just picked "B" names that we liked for registration and then call the dogs whatever we want. Some of his sibs are Bronson, Billie, and Bailey who all use these as their call names, Baby Duke who is just called Duke, Bali who is called Pieka, etc. Sometimes the puppies get names and the people either keep them, or work it into a different registered name, or do what I do and just use a totally different call name. I think my next dog is a K-litter but I want to call him Zak so maybe he will just be registered K'zak or whatever the breeder chooses and I'll call the dog whatever I choose. Personally, I kind of like when they have a theme or a letter, makes it easier to tell who's related to who. But, I will call my dog whatever I please, thank you very much.

Can't wait to see your new black cat!!
 

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:rofl:

I allow my puppy owners to name their pups. Then I register them with that name and my kennel name. I do get to nix a name that I find awful, but that hasn't happened yet. Some have come pretty close. :)
 

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:laugh::laugh::laugh:Funny stuff!!

I did know a dog named Eddie. He bit really hard. It might have been because he was mad about his name though.

If your puppy gets named Itzakat or Eddie, I think your call name for him is gonna have to be Idono.

"Hey, Wayne, what's his name?" "Idono."
 

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I dont care for breeders naming the puppy. I mean it's my puppy, right? At least that's how I see it. I paid for it, I am going to be raising it, so I want to choose it's name.
 

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I don't mind it, Stark was born on Good Friday so the litter was named after Saints and Angels.

Stark's registered name is Wild Winds Archangel Raphael. His call name means "strong" in German which I really liked. I got his call name from a book I read about a boy who uses a bow and arrows and NEVER misses his target - ever. I liked that for a SchH dog... ;)
 

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I don't mind it, Stark was born on Good Friday so the litter was named after Saints and Angels.

Stark's registered name is Wild Winds Archangel Raphael. His call name means "strong" in German which I really liked. I got his call name from a book I read about a boy who uses a bow and arrows and NEVER misses his target - ever. I liked that for a SchH dog... ;)

The House Of Night book? There is a character in that book named Stark that also uses a bow and arrow and never misses his target, he has a dog named Duchess?
 
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