Siberian Huskies are beautiful dogs that are known for their strength and ability to pull sleds and cargo through the snow in Nordic countries. They love and thrive in cool to cold environments and do not do as well in the heat. They are one of the most recognizable breeds of dogs with their thick, black, silver and white markings, and piercing blue, brown, or one of each color, eyes. This large breed of dog is hardworking, loyal and generally friendly, although they do need to be properly socialized since they are large and can be protective in nature. When it comes to naming a Siberian Husky, most people use things like their markings, character traits, personality, and their Nordic history to help decide on a name.
Tips for choosing a name for your Siberian Husky
Bringin home a puppy of any breed is exciting. One of the first things people want to do is name their dog. Some people have good ideas before their puppy even gets home, while others spend days, even weeks, trying to figure out a good name for their dog. For some people, naming a small breed of dog is easier because people can get away with naming a small dog a dainty or froo-froo name without getting silly looks. It can be fitting for a little female Chihuahua to be called Tinkerbell. For big dogs, however, you want a name that fits their look and sturdiness. Here are a few things to think about before choosing a name for your Siberian Husky.
Male or female?
Of course your Husky’s name should fit their sex. If your Husky is a male, you will probably want something masculine and macho, while females tend to have more feminine names. Some names are unisex names and can go either way, but if you want other people to be able to easily determine what sex your dog is just by its name, choose a name that fits their sex.
Use characteristics and markings
All dogs have their own physical characteristics that can play a role in the name choosing process. Look for unique body characteristics on their body, as well as markings in their coat color that are obvious and stand out. Many owners find a characteristic or marking can make for a good name.
Stay with their heritage
This breed has an interesting heritage and history. The Huskies originate from North Eastern Asia and bred as sled dogs. They have spent generations in Alaska pulling cargo, people and other things, through the mountainous snow, and participating in sled race events. Choosing a name that suits their lineage and history of Nordic living, is a great way to give your dog a cool, respectable name that plays homage to their heritage.
Easy to say and understand
It’s best to keep a dog’s name as simple and understandable as possible. Typically, one or two syllables is recommended; anything longer than that can be hard to say when giving commands to your dog, and hard for your dog to learn and understand. You want your dog’s name to just flow off your tongue as opposed to tripping over a long, complicated name when you need to say it quickly and firmly.
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Named after someone you know or historical figure
Lots of dog owners like to name their dog after someone they know or someone from history. It can be a nice tribute to someone you know or used to know, to name your dog after them in tribute, or even if you just like the name. If the name is someone you know personally, it’s always best to ask them if they mind if you use their name for your dog before you do, it’s only respectful. After all, not everyone may feel comfortable having their name used as a dog’s name, so just be sure. Historical figures and pop culture names, that’s a bit different and as long as you like the name and your dog responds, well that just fall into the, personal preference category.
Choosing your dog’s name is one of the fun parts of being a dog owner. Before you settle on one name that will stick with your dog for the duration of her life, try out a couple and see how your dog responds to each one. They have to live with it, too, so best to see if they like it before you make it stick.