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Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Fancy Name for a Not So Fancy Dog

Time is flying by... I can barely believe Cayman is going to be 6 months old on the 19th! Which means he is old enough to be registered with the AKC's Purebred Alternative Listing/ Indefinite Listing Privilege registration. This is a special registration for purebred dogs that do not have papers or have had their papers lost (adopted dogs/ rescued dogs) etc. to allow them to participate and compete in obedience trials- like Rally. Cayman does not have AKC papers but does need to be registered with the AKC to participate. So I have to think of a registered name. You know, those fancy long names show dogs have? So we decided we wanted it to be beach themed and maybe play up his nickname, "wittleman".

So far we have:
"GCK's Wittleman and the Sea" or "GCK's Wittleman 'N the Sea"

We are just waiting to hear back from some more experienced dachshund breeders that have registered their dogs with the AKC already. I basically need to know if using the words "and" and "the" are appropriate in a registered name. And in case you were wondering, GCK stands for the breeder's information which is Gentry's Celtic Kennels.

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