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Question by predator hunter. Uploaded on August 16, 2011
Best lab hunting dog I'll ever own was Ethyl. She was better than regular (in the old days they called premium gasoline "ethyl"). You better not use that one.
I like to use real person names as opposed to something unhuman (e.g. Spot, Rover, Ginger, Boots, etc.) My dogs have always been as much a part of my family as my kids, my wife, or my parents. Why would I name them something that might imply less?
One or two syllables is best. Let's see ... I could have some fun with this. How about Zelda? Or maybe Hortense? Ah, yes ... Stella! Nobody names their kid Stella these days. It was my dad's mother's name. She died from a brain anurism two months after I was born. I have heard she was a very fine, patient, loving lady who was totally dedicated to her family. The sound is very distinctive and I think your pup would easily pick up on it quickly and not confuse it with anything else she might hear.
Oh, and try to avoid any racial slurs when picking the name. We're way beyond that crap in this day and age. I wouldn't have any respect for anyone I hunted with who would do something like that. Ergo, I wouldn't be hunting with them.
"Daisy" is a good name for a little girl Lab! Easy to call too!
One that she will answer to that does not rhyme with back, sit, over, or any other command you will commonly give in the field.
BTW, I had an especially hard headed dog one time that thought his name was "Damn You!!", ended up calling him 'Danube'.
Raven and Midnight are two that come to mind that will not rhyme with other commands and still fit the theme of the color of the dog.
I hunted rabbits with one of my buddies uncles years ago. His beagle was used to put rabbits on the dinner table. The dogs name was "dog".
How about "Snowball?"
My two black labs are Pearl and Opal. Yes, there are black pearls and black opals but they are rare. Both my dogs are real gems. My new Brittany pup is named Coral - just a semi-precious gem. We'll see about that!
How about Lola, in honor of Lola Felana. She was quite the black entertainer in her time. Saw her when she was on USO tour with Bob Hope in 1972. I was one of the guys selected to be bodyguard for the USO group while it was in Korea. While I found Bob Hope to be a pompous phoney jerk, Lola Felana was a sweet, funny, "real" person who always had time for ANYONE who wanted to visit with her. A pure example of a colorblind person. She was on Johnny Carson several times, one of his favorite guests. A very engaging and lively person. Sadly, Lola has been having a hard time with MS the last twenty years and no longer is able to perform.
My buddy's dog is named Pearl and she is a dandy, too!
Apologies to Lola for misspelling her name. It's Falana.
winni (short for winchester)
Abby and Maggie
I agree with Mr.12gauge our black labs name is Abby.
one that means something to you. that's how my dog got his name. when i got Chaos, i was in the middle of relocating after my divorce after my wife cheated on me. my life was a wreck and he was the one thing that i could trust. i named him Chaos because that was the way my life was at the time. he really saved me, but being a growing lab with a big tail and lots of energy, he earned the name! he could and still can, clear your coffee table with his tail! that's why i don't have one. pick a name that you will cherish is my advice.
My first female lab was bituminous, soft coal. She was a good girl. Spoiled by my new wife, but a friend in the Yukon, Washington State, and in many a duck Blind.
I named the little female I kept out of the last litter "Tide", cause she's a winner, ain't never been nothin' but a winner, and won't never be nothin' but a winner.
We just waited a couple of days, and our dogs name themselves.
Oh... WAM? The law says you have to name a female beagle Daisy.
One of our neighbors has two beautiful girl beagles. When we passed by one day, I asked: "What's the other one's name?". When he looked at me, I told hem: "I know one is named Daisy.".
I like Lindsay, or any spelling of the name. Zoey is another good one. Let us know what you decide!
My bluetick's name is Buckley, and he has a brother named Zombie. Not sure about his sisters' names. Sampson is another good name, but not for a female.
I went with Dakota, some place we'll end up some day...
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