Dog Names Ending in 'j' in Pop Culture
D.J. first hit the world stage in 2002, in the movie Snow Dogs at just 12 months old. The comedy movie followed Miami dentist Ted Brooks who found out his mother had passed away. Learning he had an inheritance to claim, he made his way to Alaska, thinking he would get money.
Instead, his mom had left him her rowdy sled dogs and her property. D.J. was one of many sled dogs in the movie - all of which underwent training to show they "had it in" for Ted Brooks. The movie then followed D.J. and the other Huskies forming a bond and being run in by Ted Brooks for sled racing.
D.J's future on the stage was set, and it was clear he was a talented dog with a lot of movie potential. Four years later, he became a part of another pack of sled dogs in a 2006 heart-wrencher Eight Below. D.J., along with another dog Timba, played the role of Max.
Max was the lead dog in the pack owned by sled dog guide Jerry Shepherd. The movie followed the dogs left to fend for themselves in the Antarctic wilds after a storm saw Jerry and the client he was guiding evacuated. D.J., playing Max, had one of the lead dog roles and showed the utter desperation of surviving in the harsh climes before Jerry was able to get back to the dogs he left behind.
D.J. was able to play the part beautifully, with the strength of his character evident in his eyes and actions. Of course, this is equally as a result of his intelligence as it is his dog trainer family. Along with an animal coordinator, the Eight Below team consisted of 18 dog trainers and support staff, actively caring for and training the dogs for their taste of stardom.
Dog Name Ending in 'j' Considerations
Then, think about your dog's purpose. Is your new furry friend a part of the family? Are they a working dog with a job to do? Or, do you consider them a lap dog? For a working dog, a short name is best, so something like Tej or Kaj could aid in capturing their attention and help with early training. For a lap dog or family pet, JJ, RJ, and even TJ are also great options. They are short, yet have a "fun" feel about them - perfect for the much-loved new addition.
Wait until you meet your dog before you begin coming up with dog names ending with "j".