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What Is This Dog's Name?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Charley Umbria, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Rock City, TN
    Here's the story: my wife brought home this stray dog that she found near her office. The poor guy was out in the sub-freezing temperatures and clearly hasn't eaten in quite a while. He's got a dislocated hip that the vet says could have come from being hit by a car, but was more likely caused by some dirtbag kicking him.

    Anyway, we've been calling him Sam, but that's obviously not the name he's used to. We've spent a couple of evenings calling out stream-of-consciousness names to see if he responds to any of them, but haven't had any luck, so far.

    So, I started thinking, "Someone must have originally picked a name for this dog for a reason (unless the dog was just given some random handle like, "Windex"). If I ask enough people what they would name this dog, maybe one of them will come up with the same thing!"

    So, here's my question: What would you name this dog? Please bear in mind, I'm not looking for cool name ideas (although I did tell my wife that if the dog answered to Geddy, The Ox, or Dee Murray, it could stay...), but the name that you think best fits him.

    Here's the mutt in question:




    BTW, this thread is not a poorly-disguised attempt to get one of you to take the dog! However, once his hip has been repaired and he's walking again, we will be trying to find him a good home. He's a sweet and gentle dog. Still a little skittish, but unfazed by our two St. Bernards. If no one steps up, you may see Sammy in the TB Classifieds! :D
  2. That's a Sam if I ever saw one. Or Rex
  3. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner of iron ore Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
  4. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    He looks very cute and mischievous, with a good personality. So I'm gonna say Rufus.
  5. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    Jax. Jack. Jasper. All the strays I've ever found answer to "biscuits".....
  6. LazyGecko


    Nov 19, 2013
    Maybe Max, or Sparkie.
  7. JennySuzuki


    Dec 18, 2013
    That "mutt" is either a Border Collie or a BC-mix. Watch for his energy level... BCs are working dogs, and a lot of people are not prepared for how much energy they have, and how much they need to have a job.

    I'd call him Jaques, or Jock, a common name in the Scots border region where BCs come from.
  8. Zootsuitbass


    Mar 13, 2011
    Did the Vet conclude that it has been too long to attempt a closed reduction? Surgery is inevitable?

    I realize that your in the south and I'm in the north east so we have way different frequency of truly stray doggies running around but I hope your trying to find his potential owners??

    Adds around where you found him? Craiglist lost puppies adds?you place one for found... ext.

    As for figuring out his name? Google most common dog names and start at the top of the list!!! Max?
  9. +1, I'd stick with Sam.

    That is one intelligent dog, you can tell. I bet you could train him quick to your household "pack" standards and he wouldn't give you a lick of trouble ever.

    Did the vet re-set the hip? What's the prognosis? Has this dog been micro-chipped?

    It's your call OP, but I'd have a hard time taking a dog like that to the shelter and the uncertain fate that would await him there.
  10. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    He looks part Border Collie...McCollie Culkin!

  11. SunnModelT


    Nov 13, 2008
  12. He looks like a Boss.

    Border Collies are very smart as a rule. We call them eye dogs, used to herd sheep without barking. They have a strange fascination with rolling wheels and try to herd them too.
  13. Thats a cool-ass dog
  14. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    always trust your gut, Sam sounds perfect. Hope he makes a full recovery
  15. Zootsuitbass


    Mar 13, 2011
    Yup ,,, very likely has some kind of herder in him. And as such,,,yes Very Smart doggie.

    Of corse he can learn a new name, really fast.
  16. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    He looks like your new sidekick, I'd call him "Tonto".
  17. repoman


    Aug 11, 2011
    Kinderhook NY
  18. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough

    Sep 30, 2012
    Portland, Oregon USA
    That dog's name is "Dammit"

    All my dogs have been named that
  19. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Sure is a handsome fella! I like Lloyd.
  20. George