Artsy Dog Names in Pop Culture
Dagger is a unique canine for sure! And he spends most days going by “Dog Vinci,” after the great (and household name) Leonardo da Vinci, who painted the Mona Lisa. The nickname, of course, comes from the fact that Dagger is a pup painter. That’s right. Dagger uses paints and brushes as he wags his tail. He even sells his work to raise money for several dog and human related charities. We at Wag! think he’s such a talent, and we couldn’t resist sharing him with you.
Dagger is a black Lab and Golden Retriever mix. That’s two wonderful breeds in one right there! He was born in Santa Rosa, California, but he now lives with his mom, Yvonne Dagger. He’s her son, her namesake, and her fellow artist. Dagger was actually trained as an assistance dog, but he had fear issues that prevented him from carrying out the job. He did, however, learn to close doors and carry objects in his mouth, among many other tasks. And something literally beautiful grew out of his fear.
After being adopted in 2015, Yvonne brought Dagger into her studio. It was almost as if he were her fluffy, lovable apprentice. He studied her every move. One day, she noticed he looked rather curious, and she asked him if he wanted to paint. She says it was the tail wag that signaled a fervent yes! She placed a paintbrush in his mouth, and instructed him to “paint.” He did so, and Dagger hasn’t looked back since. He makes wonderful doggo original artwork that sells for 50 to 100 USD, and he sends proceeds to his favorite charities like Foster Foundation and Forgotten Friends. Yvonne often calls him “The Good Dog” as well. In fact, when he’s not painting, he is a certified therapy dog and travels to nursing homes, libraries, and schools, bringing excitement and joy to everyone he meets.
You’ll see “Dog Vinci” all over the place. Simply search the web, and you’ll be bombarded with images, videos, and social media accounts. You might have seen him on The Today Show or Rachael Ray Show. He’s been the feature of many local news stories, as well as the center of articles in The Daily Telegraph UK and Newsday. A documentary has even been made: “Dog Vinci: The Documentary.” Keep it cool and artsy, Dagger! You are already such a star, with such a selfless heart!
Artsy Dog Name Considerations
Art of all kinds gives the world some sparkle and light when things look dim. It encourages us, moves us, makes us feel alive in the moment though most of the time it’s quite still and can’t seemingly do much. The same goes for our pets, which is why you should consider an artsy dog name. Like art, music, literature, and dance, our dogs move us and make us who we are. When we give our hearts over to them, they encourage and inspire us. We hope you find an artsy name that suits your kindred spirit today. Continue to research for the perfect artsy moniker for your beloved canine companion!
If you’re looking for a name to represent art of the past, some striking titles would, of course, be “Monet,” “Leo,” “Vincent,” “Dali,” “Georgia,” and “Mona.” Maybe you’re in the mood for something simply artsy-sounding: “Miles,” “Tristan,” “Jax,” “Zander,” “Arwen,” “Ivy,” “Piper,” or “Kenzie.” Think of your favorite artists in the realms of painting, sculpture, music, literature, dance, film, and stage. One of those beloved names is sure to stick and serve your pet well. Best of luck as you land the pawfect one!