mls2004 - "CH Timberlakes's Goddess of Iris in Your Eyes" The CH means Champion (Probably AKC or UKC) Timberlakes I would guess is either the owners kennel name or the breeders kennel name, Goddess of Iris in your Eyes is what the owner has come up with. Generally they'll have a call name also. For this name it could be anything but may be Goddedd or Iris. Hope that helps. ltlgto
Yep ltlgto has hit the nail on the head as usual. Most of the time, show dogs have at least 1 kennel name, and possibly two. For example, the Newfoundland Ch. Darbydale's All Rise Pouchcove' has two kennels in his name. Pouchcove, and Darbydale. Some breeders sell dogs that have the kennel name automatically included in the dog's name. Some breeders sell the dog with a registered name already filled out on the paperwork, and the buyer gets no choice in the actual 'registered' name, though of course they can call the dog by whatever name they want.
O.k. So CH stands for Champion so does GCH stand for grand champion AND how do you find out the breeder's actual name.. like the kennel is Darbydale's but how do you find out the breeder (person)... I also know the sire and dam of my shih-poo. I have googled the name but can't find the parents or breeder. probably a puppy mill as he was bought from a pet store :( I couldn't resist him.. he stood on his hind legs at 8 weeks and would walk on them.. Now could you resist this.. Anyway, thanks for your answers ... this helps...
Well, it depends on what registry your dog is in and on certain breeders. For example, I have a dog named Old School Bullies Chupacabra of Parkin aka Chewy. Her breeder (Old School Bullies) stated in contract that his kennel name were to come first. I named her Chupacabra, and my kennel name is Parkin's American Bulldogs. Chewy is her call name (what we call her) Basically for that example, it is Breeder's kennel name + dog name + your kennel name Now most of my dogs name's start with my kennel name. For example.... Parkin's White Widow of Humboldt's Finest American Bulldogs (call name Widow) My kennel (where the dog is) + dog name + breeder (where the dog is from) I know in my breed it is just expected to give credit where credit is due by including the breeder name in the dog's registered name. Some breeds and registries don't require this and only put thier kennel names (where the dog is) in the name. I know some kennels will also include sire or dam name in the registered name of a pup. Essentially, it can all come down to what your dog is registered with, and if your breeder requests anything in the contract. Now in all registries, CH stands for Champion. Hope I have helped somewhat. My breed is not AKC registered, so I'm sure you may get a few different variations to what I just wrote.
I'm not sure about AKC, etc, but in my breed, the breeder's name is listed right on the registration papers. If your papers are not like this, I would contact the registry and see if they have records of the breeder. If you do not have papers, try contacting the registry or some other breeders and see if they may have information regariding your breeder.
Josh is GORGEOUS! Wait is this the one that won Westminister.. I love him. He has so much personality like the Bichon that won a couple of years ago.. SO HAPPY! Like he knew he won.. "I won! I won!" they seem to be yelling!
mls-the winners at that level of show definitely know they won. Most have been in hundreds of shows by the time they get to that level. Not all, but most. They had a Smooth Fox Terrier that won at the Eukanuba Ch. in Portland OR that we were at, and you can see it in them as they move. I told my wife he was going to win and she agreed. He did. For AKC, the new owner has the right to name the dog purchased, unless, as BullyMom said, it is in your contract that you have to use their kennel name. Most people do put the breeders kennel name in out of respect for the breeder.
My dogs certainly know when they win!!! lol Naming the pups I think is half the fun for some people. A friend of mine has a dog who's name is Pretty Boy Floyd. He is double bred (father/daughter) off a dog called A/A McCabe's Dirty White Boy. Looking at the pedigree Dirty White Boy was bred to a female and a daughter from that was named Chyna Boy Doll she was bred back to him and thats how Pretty Boy Floyd came along and his littermate ACE McCabe's Whiskey Boy. His offspring get the word BOY somewhere in their registered name. A/A means ACE of ACE. An ACE is a weight pull titled and ACE of ACE would be like a Grand Champion in conformation. Gonzalez' No Regrets 2xw Por is Bloodline is Bolio (Indian Bolio 1xw ROM) almost every dog in his pedigree has the word Indian in it. His sire Indian Mister-Indian Black Shine x Indian Pugs and so on and so on. Breeders usually want the kennel name somewhere in the registered name and might name the pups in corresponding with their line, a parent or one theme per litter.
I gave my guys their registered names. For my GSD, I had to include the kennel name, and since it was her "O" litter, his name had to begin with an "O". Horatio's registered name- LDCR's Iron Man Trinity's registerd name- LDCR's Between Heaven and Hell Panzer's registered name- Romark's Odd Man Out Fin
Our dogs are named after what their names mean. Well, for the most part, if not by meaning, then by personality. Naku - Katz's Great White Bear Sulah - Katz's Little Bear by the Water Kenai - Katz's Little Spitfire Koda was UKC Reg'd to compete in obedience. His name was Katz's Golden Bear