Best in Show
February 11, 2003 7:13 AM   Subscribe

Fido, Spot or Rover are mere nicknames for show dogs. This site explains the long show dog names, most popular names, and CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
posted by Frank Grimes (9 comments total)
Popular dog names: Maggie, Buddy, Tasha, Chelsea (or Chelsie), Holly and Shasta. Other very popular names are Brandy, Ginger and Taffy.

I hereby serve notice that i will smack anyone I know who names their dog any of those names except Buddy.
posted by Space Coyote at 8:22 AM on February 11, 2003

I guess you'll be slapping Bill Clinton then, he named both his dogs Chelsea and Buddy.

posted by Stan Chin at 8:26 AM on February 11, 2003

Thanks for reminding me of 'Best in Show'!
Whotta great flick. I love Parker Posey.
posted by Shane at 8:36 AM on February 11, 2003

Present family members: Khyber and Oliver "Ollie" Twist the golden retrievers, Cleopatra the boxer, and PK (Pissy Kitty) the black cat. Oh, and I sometimes dog-sit Seiji, another retriever, and Tobi, an adorable pit bull. And my friend owns a dignified, graying black hound named Barnabus.

Dearly departed: Sputnik the muttnik, Mickey the english setter, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the malamute, and Boomerang "Boola Boola Hey" the golden retriever.

On preview: yep, time to rent "Best in Show" again!
posted by clever sheep at 8:48 AM on February 11, 2003

I caught some of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on TV last night, mostly to see my puppy's breed - Chow. Damned if the Chow didn't F@#* it up and not walk around right. That explains why we stink so bad in dog school. If a professional and a dog with six names can't do it, how are we supposed to learn in eight weeks? I feel better about me, and my great pup, Masha (name not on list). Best In Show rocks. IMHO, Waiting For Guffman rocks harder.
posted by rainbaby at 9:13 AM on February 11, 2003

If i ever have a show dog, I'm gonna name it Grand Champion Goo-Goo Marmoset Gimme A Prize. I've known this for awhile.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:18 AM on February 11, 2003

Other very popular names are Brandy, Ginger and Taffy.

For show dogs or strippers?
posted by yhbc at 9:30 AM on February 11, 2003

Rainbaby: You forget to get the kennel name in there. Ideally it would be "Ch. Rainbaby's Goo-Goo Marmoset Gimme-A-Prize."

Me, I'm gonna open Oswald Cobblepot Kennels and then name dogs after body parts or ailments, so soon you'll turn on the tv to see a dog with the caption reading "Oswald Cobblepot's Hairy Ass" or "Oswald Cobblepot's Pendulous Wang" or maybe "Oswald Cobblepot's Phlegm-filled Sinuses."
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:41 PM on February 11, 2003

1)that that's my dog, ROU_Xenophobe, and yeah I should work my name in there somewhere.
2) All you Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show fans have heard about A Mighty Wind, right? Well, now you have.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:46 PM on February 11, 2003

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