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    Default Kennel Name: opinions welcome!

    I'm torn between two names for my kennel, which will offer infrequent chessie litters and limited retriever training, specializing in chessies. I'm just a part-time guy who thinks he might have a good thing going for the future and/or post retirement. As I intend to breed select bitches, I'd like to help myself along with a kennel name that is recognizable.

    My farm is on Troy Creek but I already own a contracting business called Black Sheep Painting and Carpentry...so the choices are:

    Troy Creek Retrievers...and
    Black Sheep Retrievers

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Bobby

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    Troy Creek is a nice name. Black Sheep, often what we feel like running Chesapeakes. and listening to everyone tell you to get a black dog, but I don't think you should have black in the name of a business about brown dogs.
    Julie R., Hope Springs Farm
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    I like Troy Creek Retrievers better. I would suggest Troy Creek Chesapeakes, has a little ring to it.

    My .02

    Steve, chessie owner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducks and Dogs SC View Post
    I like Troy Creek Retrievers better. I would suggest Troy Creek Chesapeakes, has a little ring to it.

    My .02

    Steve, chessie owner
    It does have a nice ring. I like that name. I think most people think Lab as soon as they hear the word "retriever."
    Having the word Chesapeake in the name would narrow it down for people searching for them.
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    I'd vote for Troy Creek Chesapeakes

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    Troy Creek is shorter- which helps when naming pups with your kennel name in it. Although Black Sheep is funny since you are dealing with those curly coated "smelly" dogs !!
    Raina Anderson WWW.FIREHOUSELABS.COM

    According to this BMI chart, I am too short !!!


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    I checked OFA database, and there are no dogs in their database with a prefix of Troy Creek and only 3 dogs with a prefix of Black Sheep

    Suggest you also do an internet search on the kennel name as a courtesy before you choose.
    Terrie Tomlinson
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    Dirt Sheep Retrievers - for the low budget crowd!
    Erik B.

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    When you do find your name, make sure that when it comes time to register the name with your server that you buy all of the variations; .net, .com., troy creek retrievers, troy creek chesapekes, troy creek kennels, etc.... I googled and searched OFA before doing Firehouselabs and no one at the time had a website other than Firehouse Aussies and a couple of labs on OFA with Firehouse as a prefix. I made the mistake of not registering firehouselabs.net under my name and someone else took it and made their own website selling their pet labs, many people have called and asked about those other dogs and wondered why the address was different. I am considering phasing out the name and changing it to one that I know no one currently has and registering all the variations. Sucks because the other firehouselabs doesn't even register their dogs with firehouse in their names, but I don't want to be associated with another kennel either.
    Raina Anderson WWW.FIREHOUSELABS.COM

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    You guys are awesome! Thank you for your time and feedback. Great help and advice.

    Bobby

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