Curling Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

For curlers or fans of the sport, few names are more suitable for their dogs than ones inspired by the game and players they’ve come to know and love. From its inception in Scotland in the 16th century to becoming a favorite of the Winter Olympics, curling has seen its fair share of talented athletes. With it has come a veritable glossary of sport-specific terms that, with its recent rise in popularity, are slowly being incorporated into a more universal lexicon, one stocked head-to-toe with bits of jargon just perfect for faithful fans to use to name their just-as-faithful canine friends.

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Curling Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Like many sports, curling has a wide breadth of history, terminology and player names to use for potential dog names. The hardest part is likely deciding which direction to go. Players who know the game well will likely be best suited with terms derived straight from the gameplay itself, while others who merely celebrate the sport are likely better suited with using the names of great players, locations and tidbits of history for their naming fodder. 

Of course, you can use any basis you like, but if your dog possesses quirks unique to their personality, there’s likely a curling term that will suit them nicely. For instance, for dogs that are strong and powerful, names like Flash, Blast, Shooter and Hammer would be great options. For a dog that has a hitch in their walk or is particularly unstable, the names Kizzle, Kazzle and Wobbler would all be solid fits. For dogs with good accuracy with anything from playing to training, the names Nose, House and Button would all be good choices.

There are plenty of other ways you can go, from using your dog’s origin to matching them up with a famous player or giving them a name of your favorite curling club or arena. So push hard, sweep right and with any luck, you’ll have a stone landing in the bullseye in no time.

Male Curling Inspired Dog Names

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Freeze
A shot where a stone comes to rest against another stationary stone
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Barrier
A board or other object used to stop moving stones
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Blast
A heavy-weighted and high velocity shot
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Bonspiel
Scots for a league match
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Brier
The name for the Canadian men's curling championship
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Guard
A shot used to block opponent shots
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Chip
A takeout that hits a stone at an angle
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Club
Where an arena exists; a term for the curling location
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Counter
The stone closest to the house's bullseye
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Deuce
Scoring 2 points in an end
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Drag
Used to describe the movement of hitting two frozen stones
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Draw
A term for a game or a shot that doesn't hit another stone
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Gripper
Rubber attached to a curling shoes for traction
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Hack
Like a track block; where the shooter gets leverage for their shot
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Hammer
The last rock in an end
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Heavy
A stone thrown harder than necessary
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Hog
A shot that rests short of or on the far hog line (will be removed)
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Narrow
A stone thrown off the broom likely to go too far
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Nose
The point of a stone closest to the shooter
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Port
A gap between resting stones large enough to sneak another through
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Rock
Another word for a stone; the device thrown by curlers
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Scraper
A device used by the ice maker to shape and/or maintain the surface
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Shooter
The rock being thrown
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Skip
The player who calls the shots; traditionally throws the final two
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Stone
The object thrown by curlers
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Wobbler
An off-balance stone that wobbles
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Morris
After John Morris or "Johnny Mo", a two-time gold medalist Canadian curler
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Benton
After John Benton, an American Championship gold medalist
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Martin
After Kevin Martin, one of the most decorated Canadian curlers ever
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Jones
After Jennifer Jones, one of the most decorated female caurlers in the world

Female Curling Inspired Dog Names

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Arena
Where curling takes place
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Besom
The traditional name for a broom
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Bounce
A failed corner freeze where the shot is left open
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Broom
Used to sweep in front of the stone for reduced friction
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Brush
To sweep
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Bumper
Another name for the barrier
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Button
The bullseye
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Kilsyth
Claimed to be the first curling club
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Christmas
As in Christmas tree, an arrangement of rocks in a triangular shape
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Circus
A flashy shot with a low percentage of success
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Curler
One who curls
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Delivery
The process of throwing a stone
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Dish
The shape of the ice after frequent use where stones tend to slide towards the center
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Easy
A command given by the skip to tell sweepers to keep sweeping light
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Flash
To whiff an attempted takeout
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Frost
Buildup on the ice from excessive humidity
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House
The target; three concentric circles used for scoring
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Icemaker
The person who maintains the ice
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Kizzle
As in kizzle kazzle, a stone delivered with a purposeful wobble to account for ice conditions
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Kazzle
As in kizzle kazzle, a stone thrown off on purpose to compensate for the state of the playing surface
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Lazy
As in lazy handle, a stone thrown with little rotation
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Manitoba
As in Manitoba tuck, a type of throw/delivery mostly found in Manitoba
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Pancake
Another name for a rock or stone
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Pebble
Small droplets of water sprayed on the ice to allow the stones to curl
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Scottie
As in Scotties, the Canadian women's curling championship
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Slider
Teflon or similar material fixed to the shoe for ease of sliding
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Sweep
To use a broom to improve a stone's ability to slide
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Lovold
After Thomas Lovold, a Olympic champion Norwegian curler
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Hebert
After Ben Hebert, a highly-decorated Canadian curler
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Koe
After Kevin Koe, a World Champion Canadian curler

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