Once again, Game of Thrones fever has gripped the nation. The long-awaited eighth and final season of the epic show aired Sunday night to the delight of fans (dogs and humans alike) around the world!
Ever since a beautiful litter of werewolf puppies, played by Northern Inuit dogs, appeared in the show’s opening scenes, dog lovers everywhere have been enthralled. Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, even adopted her character’s werewolf dog, Lady.
Unfortunately, its popularity has sparked an alarming trend; Many GoT viewers went out and bought huskies because of their resemblance to werewolves, but didn’t think of the time, money, and patience it takes to care for these highly active, social, and intelligent dogs. This has led to an increase in the number of huskies abandoned in shelters around the world. Last week the Dogs Trust reported that there was a 420% increase in abandoned wolf-like dogs. GoT stars Peter Dinklage and Jerome Flynn have urged fans of the show to stop buying huskies because they look like werewolves, and Rover is also advising you to adopt rather than buy if you’re looking to add a new member to your family . .
But even if you have your eye on a Chihuahua mix breed from the local animal shelter, you can still show the world you’re a die-hard GoT fan. Just give your new family member a show name! So how do you choose a great GoT name for your new dog? Consider size, looks, and personality—this list has options for every dog, and many names are gender-neutral. Good luck and have fun choosing the perfect name for your new friend!
Big Game of Thrones Dog Names
- gray wind
- Khal drug
- long claw
- shaggy dog
- the on
Tips for naming a dog
When choosing a name for your new dog, keep training in mind, this is especially important for puppies. When teaching your new dog to respond to commands like “sit,” “stay,” or “come,” make sure his name doesn’t cause confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, like “bit” that could easily be misconstrued as “sit.”
Of course, the most important thing is that the name of the dog you have chosen rolls off your tongue. The best names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “back door test” for choosing dog names. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand by the back door and call out your potential new dog’s name. Say “Khal, it’s time for dinner!” Where “Raellaleave it!” helps take the name out of your imagination and make it come true.
Good luck, have fun, and check out the rest of our dog name coverage. As dog lovers through and through at Rover, we love scouring our canine data for the latest trends, unique selections and variations on the classics. Over the years we have compiled many names for you and update our lists with new data every year. First, check out our list of the most popular dog names of 2018, or check out our list of Scottish and Irish dog names.
Featured image: Phillip Lauer via today.com
Source : rover.com