11 Dog Breeds Renamed More Accurately

Written by: Laura Hartle

June 3, 2015

This post is spawnsored by the humans at Natural Balance® who understand that you should celebrate your pup for the natural character that they are! They just launched Wild Pursuit™, a new line of food for pup parents who want to feed their dogs a high protein, grain-free diet! To learn more about how the Wild Pursuit™ premium formulas are worthy of your dog’s unique personality, click here!

Each dog breed has their own awesome quirks that make us love ’em like a pup loves peanut butter. So we thought, “Wouldn’t it be fun to rename dogs by what makes them so naturally special?” Answer: YES! Yes, it would.

1. Shiba Inu = Foxes In Disguise.


Yeah, yeah, the Internet may know Shibas as the star of the doge meme, but these handsome pups have got so much more to offer! Charming, intelligent, and damn good-looking, Shibas really are foxy and fox-like.

2. Corgis = Imperial Earls of Buttfluff.


Smart, fun-loving, and friendly – Corgis have a lot going for them. But we all know we’re here for the main event: that fuzzy, bubble booty.

3. Pugs = Impossibly Goofy Meatballs

Have you ever met a Pug who wasn’t the life of the party? Neither have we. These rotund little bowling balls have a zest for life that’s infectious!

4. Pit Bulls = Swole Tootsie Pops


Oh, Pit Bulls. We know you’re strong, intelligent, and confident, but underneath all of that bravado, there’s a big ol’ softie! If life were a teen comedy, Pit Bulls, you would totally be the jock with the heart of gold who ends up falling for the nerd. #LaneyBoggs

5. Rescue Pups = Total Wild Cards With the Pawtential to Blow Your Dog-Ruvin’ Mind With Their Awesomesauce


Sometimes they’re purebred pups, sometimes they’re a delightful grab bag. Either way, your little fuzzbutt is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make!

6. Bulldogs = The James Dean Of Dogs


Don’t let their brooding exterior fool you! These pups are confident, outgoing, and have that undeniable bad boy swagger! *swoon*

7. German Shepherds: Guardian Angels With Alarming Intelligence


These large working dogs have their paw on the pulse of everything that’s going on. Nothing gets by them! Protective and whip-smart, they are the kind of pups you want in your corner!

8. Dachshunds = Maniac Burrowers With Independent Hearts of Gold


Gotta cozy nook or delightful dirt pile they can wiggle their way into? Dachshunds are ALL over it. And there’s nothin’ you can do about it, mere human! 😉

9. Shar Pei = Adorable Towel Hippos


Shar Peis might be reserved at first but are very loving once they know you are part of their pack. Don’t let the perma-scowl fool you! (Those are just cute wrinkles anyway.)

10. Chihuahua = Big Party In A Tiny Package


Good luck trying to tell a Chihuahua they’re not a big dog! They’ve got spunk and sass to spare, but at the end of the day, if you’re lucky enough to be loved by a Chihuahua, it’s a love that’s deep and true!

11. Husky = Out-Of-Your-League Yet Approachable Dog Crushes


Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven, you gorgeous creature you? Huskies are beautiful, majestic creatures and would have every right to snub us lowly humans. But they somehow not only offer their affection, they are even known to say, “I love you.”

Go ahead with ya bad selves, pups! You love us despite our shortcomings and strange human ways… the feeling is more than mutual. 🙂

Click here to learn more about how Natural Balance’s Wild Pursuit™ premium formulas celebrate your dog’s natural character.


This is Norman! Norman’s on Natural Balance’s Synergy Ultra Premium Dog Formula to complement his active lifestyle as an extreme character. His favorite hobby is riding a scooter – watch him ride! For more on Norman’s natural character, go here!

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Written by: Laura Hartle

June 3, 2015


A themed collection of BARK-designed toys, treats, and chews.


A themed collection of BARK-designed toys, treats, and chews.