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So I'm pretty sure I've read almost every thread on naming and have yet to come up with a good one. Maybe you can help? His call name will stay as Gage. He's huge, stubborn, and has a desire like none I've seen. Here are some of the names from his tree I have to play with:

Stout
Mellow Yellow
Ramblin Hunter
Bounty Grant
White River Rocky
Boomer
Warden
Colossal
Bogey Hornet
Cong

Thanks for looking!
 

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We are yes, that was taken about 6 month ago. He's pushing a little over 100lbs now I think.
 

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White River Rocky! Very strong name for a lab of yours stature.
 

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Veeeeeeerrrry large Gage lol. No kennel names. In fact, he'll be the first to title in his whole tree. Momma was over 110 lbs.
 

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Just playing on the name Gage, "From 10 to 410"
 

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I have one....
may I ask your name?


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Sure, mine's Chris....you aren't gonna ask for my social or address now are ya!?

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Jon that's a great one!
 

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Sure, mine's Chris....you aren't gonna ask for my social or address now are ya!?

:p

Jon that's a great one!
not exactly, in ether Q or A ;-)
lets say your family name is Razorback, for example.
You have your first dog, he will go on to greatness
He is, in a way of speaking your foundation dog, as they say.
So you could start your kennel name right here.
Razorbacks ______ _________ call name gage.
As he is a big ol' boy and the call name and all.
I thought of Razorbacks (your hypothetical name)
Razorbacks Punt Gun . . . call name Gage
 
you know of the punt gun, yes?
 
 
 
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not exactly, in ether Q or A ;-)
lets say your family name is Razorback, for example.
You have your first dog, he will go on to greatness
He is, in a way of speaking your foundation dog, as they say.
So you could start your kennel name right here.
Razorbacks ______ _________ call name gage.
As he is a big ol' boy and the call name and all.
I thought of Razorbacks (your hypothetical name)
Razorbacks Punt Gun . . . call name Gage
 
you know of the punt gun, yes?
 
 
 
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Thats a strong one Ken!
 

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Thanks to Google I do now! That's awesome! You should definitely have your own sticky. Come to Ken for all your naming needs! That one is at the top of the list so far. Thanks again.
 

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I hope you don't mind me asking, but I'm a rookie so I'm really curious. What's with the whole long name and call name thing? I'm waiting for my first dog as it's only 4 weeks old and still with the breeder, but was just planning on naming him Emmitt. I'd like to hear what's up with this all. Thanks!

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Hey yoda,
Im new to this as well but I think that the name thing is like horses.. You have a long registered (AKC, etc) name and then a call name. Call name as in what "normal" (nonregistered) would be named (buddy, emmit, duke..). The registered (long) name comes into play when competing at a trial or when looking at lineage...
 

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I'm a newbie too. What are some of the nuances of the registered name?
well, some folk who breed dogs like to have the kennel name they use as the first word in the registered name. My mentors in Quebec did this. The word Beartown began all the registered names from that breeder. It is handy, at a test, when watching dogs run. You can glance at the catalog and see where the dog that just spanked a set up, or crashed and burned, is from.

Other folks who buy dogs and train them always use the same word for the registered names of all their dogs. Same reason, folks can tell at a glance. In the North East for example if you see a dog with the first words Beaver Dam or in Midwest a Freeridin, folk know who it is.

How does this affect you? Well like I said in post 12. You can start your own, soon to be legendary registered name with your very first dog. Many use geographic features, the river they are next to or the hill or mountain valley they like by. Songs are also popular. I did that with my pup Loco. Others like to fit in the sire or dams call names as a tribute of sorts.
 
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