Thursday, April 29, 2010

Still on the dog thing...

So, I've been compiling a list of dog breeds I want to own someday, arranging them into groups of three, and brainstorming names for them. Because I think this is a really good use of my time right now. Assuming an average lifespan of 12 years per dog, and assuming I won't want more than three dogs at any given time, in order to own one each of the following breeds I need to start fifteen years ago and live to be 154. Hm. Still, this was fun.

Note: A few breeds are interchangeable to me, as is indicated by slashes (/).


Leonberger: Orson or Ursa

Brittany: Bourbon

Boxer: Augustus ("Gus")



Weimaraner/Viszla: Nickel/Penny

Australian Kelpie: Oz

Briard: Filibuster


Australian Shepherd: Matilda

Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Charlotte

Basenji: Yosemite



Standard Schnauzer/Kerry Blue Terrier: Moses

Doberman Pinscher: Turtle

Akita: Ticonderoga ("Ty")


Schipperke: Escher


Borzoi/Afghan Hound: Baryshnikov

Airedale Terrier: Wallace


Pharoah Hound/Ibizan: Niles

Norfolk Terrier: Graham

Bernese Mountain Dog: Stella

Great Dane: Horatio

Shiba Inu: Kismet

Standard French Poodle: Wellington

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: Chloe

English Foxhound: Hugh

Canaan Dog: Jerusha


Belgian Tervuren: Wagner

Black Russian Terrier: Trotsky

Finnish Spitz: Terwilliger

Group Ten

Newfoundland: Noah

Dachshund (miniature smooth): Shoe

Yorkshire Terrier: Pudding

Group Eleven
Border Collie: McCoy

Kuvasz: Magellan

Gordon Setter: Charlemagne

Group Twelve
Rottweiler: Grissom

Siberian Husky/Malamute: Mush

Rhodesian Ridgeback: Malcolm


A said...

FOr whatever reason I only just noticed this post. I like your list, but I think you should also rescue a retired racing greyhound!!! (if you don't know about retired racers, I can tell you ALL about them because I learned everything I possibly could about them when I was 13. And when I was 13, I had chosen the name Blitzen, but I haven't thought about it in a long time--I think now it would depend on the dog.) I love a lot of the dogs on this list.

I also have an inexplicable attraction to bulldogs. I saw a special on PBS about dogs that I told you about. They explained how bulldogs have been bred so that they have all sorts of health problems, so I feel like I shouldn't get one because I feel like I'd be supporting animal cruelty in the form of breeding.

And I'd definitely pick a Borzoi over an Afghan hound.

Beckah said...

You are so awesome and nerdy. I love the names (even though some of them are almost ridiculously stereotypical...) and love the breeds! And you! I love you!