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2/16/15 8:43 P

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I like how that works!!




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NINEDOGCIRCUS's Photo NINEDOGCIRCUS Posts: 32
2/24/14 4:48 P

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My dogs have all told me their names. No, I'm not totally crazy!! They don't actually introduce themselves with the English language when I meet them, but rather, their personalities speak to me. I have had a couple of dogs that weren't named for a couple of weeks, but nothing felt right. Also, all of my dogs come to more than one name, i.e. a pet name!!! As far as my greyhound goes, she was a coyote hunting dog that I rescued from a horrible situation. For her, it's more about the miles they put on her than her actual age, but she seemed to have an old soul. For some reason, Glenda seemed like a very fitting name.

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1/20/14 5:48 A

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Our current Grey never raced. His kennel name was Rolo but he didn't know his name, no response to it what so ever. After a couple of days and pondering on a name for him, we noticed that whenever we called Millie (our PJR) in, he followed her, so we called him Billy because it rhymed.

Our last Grey, who died 3 years ago, was found wandering and we called him Toffee because he was toffee coloured and the diet wasn't going well that day. 3 weeks later we discovered his racing name but he was answering to Toffee by then.

We have now had Billy 20 months and he is brilliant and definitely knows his name, and which sofa is his and which cupboard the treats live in.

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DOGSTARDADDY's Photo DOGSTARDADDY Posts: 6,250
10/30/13 2:48 P

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I think that a dog's name is a personal choice made by the owner. I suspect that if a new name comes with a real bed and loving owners, its a pretty sweet deal for the grey :)




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JAWASCORPIO's Photo JAWASCORPIO Posts: 11
10/8/13 9:48 P

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Most of the time their racing name is different then their kennel name.
I'm not big on changing Their name. After all by the time they are adopted they are 3-4 years old and use to it. They have a lot to learn after racing, just to become a regular dog. So give them a break and keep His or her kennel name.

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We kept part of his name. It was Mortlock's Andrew. We chopped t up, and just call him Morty :)




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8/21/13 12:49 A

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We decided to name our new pup Sadie. She's 18 months, black, still with puppy fur. We came up with her name just by looking through a bunch of names and seeing if they fit. I'm a fan of real person names, so that narrowed the list down. Plus her GAC name was Shadetree, so this keeps it simple in case she's gotten used to being called a different name.

Happiness with when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~Gandhi


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8/16/13 4:44 P

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My grey's racing name was Astarroyalheaven, and the rescue called her "Heaven". We just didn't think that was a good dog name so we changed it. I always try to name my pets after authors, artists, or other things that are important to me. We renamed her "Ember" after a book that my husband and I both enjoyed- The City of Ember. :-)

Best of luck with your new family member. Waiting to bring them home is the hardest part!

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8/16/13 4:37 P

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How did you name your greyhound? Did you keep its racing name or come up with your own? I'm looking forward to bringing home my new family member in a couple weeks and keep thinking about this topic.

Edited by: CATARINA_CERISE at: 8/16/2013 (16:37)
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