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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Changing Puppy's name

OK. I have a lot of questions. I noticed all breeders, including mine, seem to name their litters (usually after a theme). I realize that they have to name them because it probably helps with the puppies' development and identification.

Can you rename the puppy when you get home if you want a different name? Does it confuse the puppy? How about the AKC paperwork? I know my breeder won't send in the paperwork until I prove our dog was spayed/neutered.

Most of all, do breeders expect you to keep the same name? Do they get upset? I don't want to offend my breeder because I think she is great.

Any input about this would be great..............

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Rita,
Typically the only name that a breeder doesn't want you to change is their kennel name which would be the first name on the AKC papers. As a breeder, I don't care what people do as far as the call name, but I require that my kennel name be the first name. Sometimes breeders, myself included, will ask the buyer to pick a registered name that goes with a theme.
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I would think that you could talk to your breeder about anything. We don't name puppies or use themes. I know most do but it shouldn't matter. Ours are most of the time spoken for soon after they are born, and sexes and colors are sorted out to suit what's on our list (athough sometimes we wait for certain temperments to come out for certain owners) so the owners usually already have names picked out. Dogs learn new names quickly anyway.
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My breeder names hers with theme names (Lily was Miranda as her son had just graduated from Law School) (Lexi was Tabitha as she was born close to Halloween) (and Logan was Heath, as he was born day before Halloween & she named them all candies). Once I knew I wanted the pup & sent my deposit in, I told her what I wanted to name the dog and she started calling them by my name. When I got them at 8 weeks, they pretty much knew their (home) names. My friend renamed hers after getting her home, and she took to it fine. They are pretty adaptable.
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Thanks everyone for your input on name changing. I didn't talk to me breeder yet about names (I do talk to her weekly through email about other things). Actually I think she would be cool about changing the name because on her website she shows dogs and their homes and she will note the name changed. If she wasn't cool with that, I think she wouldn't even post it.

Plus, I didn't talk to her about changing the name because I liked the names she picked. Well, not all but there is a little crazy spiritual story behind the names she picked and at this point I think it is a sign. I wouldn't think about changing it. I will keep you in suspense and then tell you the story behind it after I get him.......... Yes I say he because that is what she is leaning towards. She said he has the perfect disposition for a therapy dog.............

Thanks again everyone. I am so glad I found this website before I got my Hav.
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"...there is a little crazy spiritual story behind the names she picked and at this point I think it is a sign. I wouldn't think about changing it. I will keep you in suspense and then tell you the story behind it after I get him.......... "

*** Well now! Aren't you being a naughty girl, teasing us like that!!

When IS he coming home to you again???? LOL




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February 24 we are going to meet the puppies. If all goes well, we will pick him up on March 10. This breeder is wonderful. Although I think she might ask for my DNA to prove that I am who I say I am.

Ok. If you noticed my last few posts - I am just getting silly. It is time for me to say good night..........
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Well Saturday is the day we go visit the puppy and the breeder. Hopefully it doesn't snow. UGH. I do have to ask the breeder if I need to take the 4 x 4 to come out. Our side roads still are not done from the storm we had here on Wednesday. I am sooooooooooooooooo excited I think I can bust! I don't know if I can leave the puppy there for another two weeks. I promise to take pictures and then I will let you know his name........ I just like teasing you all.
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Rita, that is so exciting! I am so happy for you I remember how excited I was - I was practically counting down the hours I look forward to seeing pictures of your new little one
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I changed both of my guys names. Goldie was named Sparkling Bubbles,
(for New Years Eve Litter) and that was too stripperish for me.

Stogie was Dixon Creek, which was cute. But we then changed it to Winston Churchill and he became Stogie for short because he looked like a cigar.

I wouldnt feel bad, its your dog and you are paying a lot of money, Call it whatever you want!
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