New Puppy - name suggestions?

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  1. pendragoncorgis

    pendragoncorgis New Member

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    I picked up my new Pembroke Welsh Corgi from Kathy Fortin in MO. My boyfriend and I were originally going to drive down there (would be close to 21 hours round trip) because I wanted to meet her in person as well as the puppy's parents and see the kennel, etc. but I decided to have her shipped to Omaha, NE instead which ended up being about 5 hours round trip instead. She was really anxious to get out of the crate when I picked her up, my mom drove home and she was cuddled up to my neck almost the whole trip and she ate a little on the drive as well. I wanted to wait but she was so hungry. Anyway, here is a picture. My phone usually takes good ones but it decided it didn't want to that night. I'll take some nice ones when the new battery charger comes for my camera (Shippo decided I didn't need the other one).

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    Pay no attention to the stuffing all over the floor, Shippo had just disemboweled a stuffy lol I am going to be showing her in conformation and hopefully other things as well. Shippo I'm still on the fence about but it's quite possible he's going to be neutered. Anyway, I'm having trouble coming up with a name. I wanted to stick with the Inuyasha theme (anime/manga where Shippo's name comes from) but none of the girl names really strike me, though for a long time I was planning on naming my female Sango. Not sure I want to now so I'm considering other options. I thought about a dragon name since it's the year of the dragon but I can't find any decent dragon names so maybe a Welsh name or even a faery name (there is a story that was made up as to the PWC's origins that they were used as faery steeds).

    She is both a bit sassy but also sweet. She reminds me a little of Chansey, the Corgi I lost last year. Her name comes from Pokemon but I don't think there are anymore Pokemon names I can use, I think Evee is used far too often.
     
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    Do you like Rin? Sango is a good name, too. What about the bad female names? It's been so long I can't remember... Uh... Kagura was one, right? Kikyo...
     
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    I think Rin and Sango are the only ones I would consider from InuYasha. I've been racking my brain trying to come up with something other than Sango, do you think Shippo and Sango sound too close together that they would be confused?
     
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    I wouldn't think so. They both have two different distinct sounds, to me. Shippo being "IP" and Sango being "ANG". Maybe try calling your current dog Sango a couple times to see if he responds lol. If he does, then maybe it is confusing to a dog.
     
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    Okay he's sleeping next to my desk and I said Sango twice, he didn't respond but I said Shippo once and he lifted his head real fast lol I was originally going to say that he responds to butthead which he is sometimes ;) so I didn't think that would be a good test, but apparently it works.

    I was also considering Xena or maybe Eris so I think I'm getting closer to deciding on a name.
     
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    Maybe not Eris because that's the goddess of chaos and discord and I don't want her to live up to that lol Probably not Xena either. I think it's going to end up being Sango.
     
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    Good thinking, lol. They do tend to live up to their names . . . Tallulah is a drama queen and definitely chews the scenery, lol.

    Shiva . . . that dog could have broken an anvil. But she was a sweetheart and didn't destroy things on purpose, she just couldn't seem to avoid it.

    Sango has a good sound to it :)
     
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    First off congrats! She's so adorable! My brother is getting his own sometime soon but he's decided on Molly for her name. Whatever the case - I'm calling her Mrs Marpole lmao.

    Hmm, what about....Moro? Not Inuyasha but still anime. Sorry - I really don't know that much about anime names! lol
     
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    Thanks. Has he decided on a breeder? I was going to respond to your question about looking for a good PWC breeder but I couldn't at the time and then I forgot ;) But if you still need help with that I can most certainly put something together.

    I think I have decided on Sango.
     
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    She's adorable!!!

    Glad to see you posting here more :)
     
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    Thanks :) I keep forgetting about this forum for some reason.
     
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    What about Kirara, Kaede, Izayoi?
     
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    I'm trying to forget about the other one.
     
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    Yes he's getting Molly from Bransuzi Kennels in Victoria BC I believe

    http://www.bransuzicorgis.ca/main.html

    Unsure if he's put a deposit down or not. But anything you have to suggest would be most welcome =). I like Corgis although I don't know that much about them - they're happy, funny little creatures and there's alot of 'big dog' attitude and personality but in a convenient, sturdy size (omg I sound like I'm describing a new sized beer keg lol).

     
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    Is Shippo a fluffy? I feel like I recognize that name...

    I like Shippo and Sango - I think they sound good together.
     
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    There's another Chazzer with a fluffy named Shippo (not sure if she's active much anymore).
     
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    They look pretty good to me. The dogs look nice and they are tested for hips, eyes and vWD. There are a couple that don't have hips listed and one that has nothing at all so I would wonder why and most of the tests haven't been submitted to OFA (I looked up all her dogs and very few of them are on there, maybe because she's in Canada? I don't know). See if he can get copies of the health clearances of the parents of any upcoming litters that will be available. Any respectable breeder should be happy to provide that information to prospective buyers.

    As far as hip clearances go, a fair result is acceptable in the Corgi breed. This is because their hips are naturally loose (I believe due to being a true dwarf breed) and many vets don't know how to x-ray their hips properly. PennHIP would probably be good to use too since they take x-rays with the dog in different positions.

    DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) is also not among the tests she uses but I wouldn't necessarily overlook a breeder who doesn't test for this. Yet. Researchers at the University of Missouri (where this test was developed) has estimated that about 70% of the breed will test at risk for the disease but only 10% have actually been afflicted with it so they suspect there are other genes at work here which is why there are many breeders so far who are not testing for it. It is awfully difficult to get rid of a disease when most of the breed's population tests "at risk" and so few of those dogs actually get it, so they feel that more research will need to be done to isolate the other genes so they can better determine which dogs "at risk" will actually get it. Otherwise the gene pool will be severely limited, at the cost of possibly bringing out even more health problems along the way (which has happened in other breeds).

    If he is already in contact with this breeder and asking lots of questions and getting a good vibe from her then she's probably a good choice. As I understand you don't have that many breeders in that area correct?
     
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    Nope, you're thinking of the other Shippo. I don't know the lady's real name but I think her username has Cheetah in it. I haven't seen her around here for awhile.
     
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    Indeed we do not - I've spoken to her on the phone once - he wants this one to be "his" dog so I'm trying to stay out of it as much as possible; She is quite open about everything and said to keep in touch as things develop. I'll pass the info onto my brother though - Thank you!

    Btw in your opinion would a mild tempered female Corgi get along with a female LGD? Katalin is extremely tolerant and it takes ALOT to provoke/offend her - but her breed I've heard can be prone to gender aggression though she shows no signs of it whatever at the moment...was just wondering....

     

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