This Hilarious Chart Lets You Pick A Fancy Show Dog Name For Your Mutt

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

February 16, 2016

Clussexx Country Sunrise
Dhandys Favorite Woodchuck
Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot
Afterall Painting The Sky

No, that’s not the lineup for Coachella. Those are the names of dogs. Prize-winning show dogs, to be exact. It’s a common tradition that you’ve probably noticed if you’ve ever tuned into events like the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. So, why do breeders choose these ornate monikers? To show off the heritage of the dog and, well, because fancy.

While there’s nothing wrong with giving our adopted dogs normal names like Sadie or Milo or Pizza, pedigree pups shouldn’t be the only dogs deemed worthy of titles. Every dog lover knows that mutts and rescues are destined for just as much greatness as any purebred. But with shelter dogs and mixed-breeds, it’s nearly impossible to track down all of that royal bloodline nonsense. So? Who needs that stuff anyway? Here’s a handy guide to help you choose the perfect show name for your dog.

Just pick three appropriate words for your dog based on their traits, one from of each these categories:



Now arrange them however you like. You can always add (’s), (of), (the) or (of the) if it doesn’t sound quite right.

So say your pup is a yappy, squeak toy lover who lives for shopping–their show name may be Uptown Chirp of the Holler. If they’re a couch dog with a penchant for chewing your socks and running ahead of the pack, then perhaps it’s Cozy’s Rapscallion Strut. And if they’re a howling, coastal canine who likes saying hi to every dog they meet, you get Sea Breeze Bellow’s Howdy-do.


Have fun with it. Put it on a plaque. Sign it on your checks. Post in the comments! Whatever you do, don’t let anyone tell you your dog is anything but a winner.

Featured image via BarkFeed

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

February 16, 2016