Archive for September, 2023

  • Cool Puppy Names Thinking Outside the Box

    Although there are many exciting things about getting a new puppy, one of the most exciting is picking out his or her name. Although some of the “old school” names like Spot still work, check out our list of some very unique names and the meaning behind them.


    Of English origin and meaning “Father of Nations,” it was also the name of the U.S.’s 16th president.


    A term for the best card in the deck, “ace,” can also mean an expert or pro. 


    A classic 1966 rom-com starring Michael Caine that was remade in 2004 with Jude Law.


    Iconic boxer Muhammad Ali floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee who won Olympic gold in 1960 and was the boxing heavyweight champion along the way.


    The first letter of the Greek alphabet, the name Alpha, will let all the other dogs know who’s the top dog! 


    Meaning “friend” in Spanish, this is a perfect dog name for your new best friend. 


    Short for Andrew, which means “brave” or “manlike” in Greek. 


    The name of the Greek god of sun and light also belongs to six outer space missions that successfully landed humans on the Moon. 


    Greek for “of the stars,” and also Houston’s Major League Baseball team.


     In Greek mythology, Atlas is the Titan who holds up the world.


     This name of English origin means “ruler of the elves.”


     Dating as far back as the 10th Century, the name Axel has many other spellings, including Aksel. 


    One of the all-time best-selling rums in the world.


    A creamy Irish liquor enjoyed in coffee in the morning or on the rocks in the evening. 


    The easygoing bear character of “The Jungle Book.”


    Meaning a thief, this pup name could be perfect for your little pup who stole your heart! 

    Banjo A twangy instrument popularized by Earl Scruggs.


    Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States.


    Short for names like Elijah and Elliott, and meaning “elevated” in Hebrew.


    After “The King,” Elvis Presley, of “Jailhouse Rock” “Hound Dog” fame.


    Fenway Park is one of the most iconic stadiums in baseball and home to the legendary Boston Red Sox.

    Finley Signifying a “fair-haired hero” in Scottish.


    For fair-skinned male dog names, this literally means “fair or white” in Irish.


    Also means “fair-haired” in Irish.


    A good name for a sporty-looking pup.


    A name with a macho vibe.


    For the dog who is cooler than the other pups! 


    A common Russian and Polish name meaning “farm laborer.”


    Short for Jgermeister, the licorice-flavored liqueur.


    Short for Jacob, meaning “supplanter.”


    Short for Jgermeister, the licorice-flavored liqueur.


    The U.S. president on the penny, or a luxury automobile company.


    The main character in Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda” video game series.


    Sibling of Lucy and Rerun in the iconic “Peanuts” franchise.


    A fish found in oceans throughout the globe.


    A Scottish name meaning “lover of horses.”


    A cocktail that’s a favorite of James Bond.


    For a stealthy dog, or one with all black fur, like the ninja’s outfit.


    Golfers can name their pup after “The Great White Shark,” former world No. 1, Greg Norman.


    A biblical character known for his ark.


    The German maker of high-performance sports vehicles.


    Last name of Elvis, the King of Rock’ n Roll. 

    Raven A bird, an Edgar Allan Poe poem, and Baltimore’s NFL team.


    For the dog who goes against the flow and shakes things up. 


    The color of Mars, roses, bricks, and maybe your dog’s coat, too.


    Like a stuffed teddy bear, you’ll just want to snuggle with him.

    Thunder A powerful name for the noise that comes after lightning.

  • Two Great Pups: The Pomeranian and the Maltese

    The Pomeranian and Maltese have many great qualities. They are both friendly pups that love their family and look forward to seeing them. These dog breeds are very popular and have found their way into homes around the world thanks to their endless list of great qualities. If you are looking to learn more about for a smaller breed of dog that is kid friendly and mom approved this blog is for you.

    History of the Pomeranian

    The Pomeranian is a miniaturized Spitz-type dog that originated in Pomerania, Germany in the 1800s. This breed was originally a larger dog that over time were bred to be the smaller dog they are today. “Poms,” as they are often referred to, have been warm and loving companion dogs that have won the hearts of people around the world.

    Life With the Pomeranian

    Pomeranians tend to be easy to maintain and live with. Their double coat does require some extra brushing to keep looking good, but overall, they do not require excessive amounts of work. They also tend to be healthy pups because of their activity level and generally do not have a tendency toward obesity. They are normally up for learning new tricks and will gladly be the center of attention while showing these tricks off to family and friends. This breed of dog does well with other pets in the home and will quickly bond with any children. It should be noted that they are a smaller breed of dog so children do need to use a degree of caution while playing with them.

    The Pomeranian’s Personality

    The Pomeranian is a very smart, affectionate, and playful pup. This breed has a very charming and happy personality and a demeanor to match. The Pomeranian is very approachable and is not known to be aggressive or abrasive. They love their family and show it with their snuggles and licks. This breed has been around for a very long time and has made a truly amazing family pet.

    Basic Breed Information

    Male: 10-12 inches tall and 3-8 pounds
    Female: 10 to 12 inches tall and 3-8 pounds

    Physical Characteristics: Puffy and shiny coat with upright ears

    Daily Exercise Requirements: About thirty minutes

    Energy Level: High

    Life Expectancy: Twelve to sixteen years

    Drool Level: Low

    Bark Level: High

    History of the Maltese

    For centuries, the Maltese spaniel has been the aristocrat of the K9 world. It is believed that the Maltese originated in Malta, Italy. The Maltese has been highly valued in society throughout history. One account is of a Maltese being sold in the 1500s for the equivalent of today’s $2,000. The first Maltese exhibited in the United States was white and listed as a “Maltese lion dog” at Westminster’s first dog show in 1877. In 1888 the American Kennel Club registered the Maltese.

    Life With the Maltese

    The Maltese is a very down to earth breed of dog that loves to socialize and spend time with his family. They are not overly rambunctious dogs but do have a lot of play in them. They also do not require excessive amounts of work to look good and enjoy a daily brushing and a warm bath every four or five weeks. They tend to adapt well in contemporary homes or apartments and get along well with other pets inside the house. This breed is a great companion dog and will win your heart in no time at all.

    The Maltese’s Personality

    The Maltese has a very personable and caring personality. They are easy to approach and not known for aggression or being very hyper. Many families that own this breed are repeat breed owners because they have had a lot of success with a past Maltese. This breed is generally a happy and loving breed that just wants to be loved.

    Basic Breed Information

    Male: 9-11 inches tall and 4-6 pounds
    Female: 9-11 inches tall and 4-6 pounds

    Physical Characteristic: Floppy ears with a smooth coat

    Daily Exercise Requirements: About twenty minutes
    Energy Level: Semi energetic
    Life Expectancy: Twelve to fourteen years
    Drool Level: Low
    Bark Level: High