Blue Heeler Dog Names in Pop Culture
Both Dog and Max are lonely. It is only natural that the two would become fast friends in the post-apocalyptic era of the Mad Max movie.
Choosing a dog to portray Dog (sometimes referred to as "Dinki-dog") was not an easy task. Over 100 dogs were auditioned before the perfect "Dog" was chosen. (One should also note that, at first, the director of Mad Max wanted to cast a three-legged dog for the part of Dog. However, finding a three-legged dog that had the proper training to "act" proved quite difficult, so the director accepted the fact that he would need to hire a four-pawed actor.) Oddly enough, the dog that was chose to play Dinki-dog was a two-year-old Australian Cattle Dog who was in a local pound; he was scheduled for euthanasia just prior to being chosen for the part of Dog. This fortunate fellow was found on a visit to this pound, located in Yagoona. While there, the director threw a rock; the potential Dinki-dog was watching the man, and he fetched and brought the rock back to the director. While the director thought this made the dog special, it was discovered that the dog played a form of fetch with anyone who would engage him. Perhaps he was practicing for his great role all along!
Because the Australian Cattle Dog had not had proper training, there were some issues once filming began. At times, the dog would become scared prior to filming (certainly, all the vehicles and cameras and other technical props were overwhelming for a dog not used to them). Eventually, the crew learned if they put cotton in the dog's ears to muffle the sound of loud engines, the dog was no longer scared. At the completion of the filming, all the members of the movie crew wanted to adopt the dog, but he eventually went home one of the stunt coordinators.
Blue Heeler Dog Name Considerations
Another inspiration for Blue Heeler names concerns names that are inspired by the country of Australia and its extraordinary culture. One source for these names might be the Aboriginals of Australia. The Aboriginals indigenous to the continent are the oldest living culture of its kind worldwide. Alinta, Bindi, and Jedda are all great Aboriginal female names for your Blue Heeler. Marlee, Merindah, and Daku are unique names for your male Blue Heeler. Finally, a name that isn't very creative, but is inspired by the dog itself is the name "Blue" for your blue-merle patterned Heeler.
Community Dogs with Blue Heeler Names
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Just always liked the name ace.
BB's name came from her previous owner BarBara