Officially the Republic of Chad, Chad is located in Central Africa, bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west. Chad is Africa’s fifth largest country as far as land area. The country includes multiple regions; a desert zone in its northern part, an arid belt in the center and a more fertile zone in the south. In addition to the diversity of its landscape, the country is home to more than 200 ethnic and linguistic groups. Since 2003 crude oil has become Chad’s primary source of income from exports, bringing in more dollars than the traditional cotton industry. With such diversity, Chad is a great place to take a closer look at to find the perfect name for your new pup.
Chad Dog Names In Pop Culture
A dog that is said to have originated from Central Africa is the Basenji, with the breed having been derived from ancient Congo and Sudan dogs. It has been said that dogs of the Basenji breed were presented to the pharaohs as gifts because of their status as companions. The breed was introduced to England in 1930 and then to the United States 1941 as a pet and show breed.
Dogs of the breed have been seen in movies and pop culture. A Basenji is featured in the 1956 Warner Brothers film “Goodbye My Lady”, an American film adaptation of the novel “Goodbye My Lady” by James H. Street. In the film, a boy (played by Brandon deWilde) meets a stray dog of a breed unknown to him and his uncle that does not bark; instead, the animal “yodles”. Since the dog has keen senses, he and his uncle decide to train her for bird hunting. The boy ultimately learns that an ad had been placed for a female Basenji who had gotten lost near their swamp months before. The boy is forced to surrender the dog to its rightful owner. The canine star of the film was My Lady of the Congo, a Basenji puppy from England. The pup was flown to Hollywood and joined by four other dogs available as doubles. My Lady wound up being in most of the scenes and when not filming she spent all of her time with deWilde. While the dog and the boy were forced to part in the film, it is said that the written agreement supplying the dog noted that she would become the property of Brandon deWilde after filming wrapped.
In 2018 a Basenji won the overall title of Best Show Dog as well as Best Hound. The two-year-old Basenji, named Jethard Cidevant (known as Cid for short), was the first Basenji to win the overall title. Owner Paul Singleton called his pup “a sweet, adorable dog - a good natured dog who gets on well with the other dogs”. Cid is a tan African hunting dog with a wrinkled brow and no bark, though he is known to make a sort of yodeling sound on occasion. Best in Show judge Ann Arch commented that “Cid was a deserving winner. He was sound, unexaggerated - he is a very, very nice dog”.
Chad Dog Name Considerations
You’ve brought your new pup home and no matter how you try you just can’t seem to decide on a name that is “just right”. If this sounds familiar, know that you are not alone. Choosing a name for your new canine companion may be a challenge. And for good reason; you will be calling their name for years to come.
So, what do you do? Why not take a trip; at least a virtual one. Explore a place that is new to you. Perhaps the place has some meaning to you (it may be a place you have lived, visited or yearn to visit) or your pup reminds you of a dog from that particular place. You can take a virtual tour of the place and learn more about it, encountering unique name possibilities for your new pal.
Take Chad, for example. The country is located in Central Africa and includes varied landscape and great diversity among its people. A closer look at Chad will introduce you to much about its unique food, places and population. During your exploration, you may just come across the name that you have been looking for.