Arrow Dog Names In Pop Culture
Our featured spotlight dog for this article is none other than Arrow Dog himself. George is actually a relatively new character to the Green Arrow mythos, having made his first appearance in 2015 in Green Arrow (Vol 5) 41. While George's exact breed has yet to be revealed, many fans of him agree that he seems to heavily resemble a Siberian Husky or an Alaskan Malamute. Most fans have also considered the possibility that George may even be a Wolfdog or possibly even a straight up wolf, hence his alternative title as Arrow Wolf.
George actually has a few mystical qualities about him, the most evident likely being his gargantuan size. It's been all but confirmed that George is at least twice as large as an average dog, with supernatural strength to boot. George's sublime qualities likely come from an ancient Indian healer known only as the Old One. Long ago, the Old One came across a pack of rabid, man-eating wolves. The Old One put all of the dogs down, save for the Alpha of the pack. After a long battle with the Alpha, the Old One took the wolf home and used magic to nurse him back to health. After being imbibed with the Old One's magic, the two grew very close and the Old One even allowed the Alpha to mate with a Husky that he had grown attached to. The puppy that resulted from their union was none other than George, who already displayed benign traits in his youth.
Ollie met George in the city of Seattle, where he rescued the dog from a brutal dog fighting ring. George very quickly took a liking to the modern day Robin Hood and resolved to stay by his side and help him when he needed it.
While George has yet to appear in any episodes of Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, or Legends of Tomorrow, fans of the crime fighting canine probably shouldn't fret just yet; in the same way that Krypto the Superdog eventually made his debut on Smallville, George may yet appear on Arrow, even if only as a minor character or by way of a reference. Some fans have expressed doubts that George would ever appear due to the Arrowverse showrunners possibly feeling that a crime fighting dog may alienate certain viewers. However, we personally feel that the Arrowverse is certainly big enough for one crime fighting pup, or two if George were to appear alongside Krypto.
Arrow Dog Name Considerations
Arrow also paved the way for many of the other DC Comics-based shows that have amassed massive fandoms in their own right; it's very likely that shows like The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow wouldn't have got the green light if Arrow hadn't become the massive success it is today. Arrow also achieved something that really hadn't been done on television before - it brought together an insanely large number of characters from other shows in one giant crossover event via the Invasion! storyline much to the delight of fans all around the world. With all of the neat characters and variety of looks and personalities, choosing an Arrow dog tag should be a breeze.