Dog Names Meaning Gentle Giant in Pop Culture
Over the years, many large breed dogs have entertained audiences with their big, slow, and clumsy ways. Dog personalities such as Beethoven, the Saint Bernard for the Beethoven movies, remind us of the power of these large dogs. Some of these dogs in popular culture even scare us due to their massive size. One such gentle giant who inspired fear was Beast from the movie Sandlot. Beast was a giant English Mastiff, the largest of the dogs by weight, who lived in the backyard behind the sandlot where the boys would play baseball. The boys believed Beast would devour anyone who stepped foot in the backyard, where baseballs would sometimes end up. The entire crew fears this dog, but when Beast broke loose and chased the boys throughout the town, it was discovered that he was a loving and gentle giant named Hercules. All Hercules wanted was to play ball with the boys, and henceforth, the great English Mastiff become the mascot. This is an important lesson in popular culture. It teaches us that not all large and scary looking things are out to get us. Of course, people should always exercise caution when dealing with any dog, but generally, dogs like the English Mastiff are gentle giants who would rather lick us than bite us.
A second and famous gentle giant whose notoriety spans six decades is Clifford the Big Red Dog. Clifford is the 25-foot red dog that first appeared in the children's book, Clifford The Big Red Dog in 1963. Since 1963 several more books and a PBS television show have aired the stories of Clifford. Clifford is always described as a larger than life dog who is shy, a bit clumsy, always wants to help, and sometimes gets into trouble because of his size. He is friendly, loyal, and wholly devoted to his owner and best friend, Emily Elizabeth Howard, an eight-year-old girl. Clifford's creator, author, and illustrator, Norman Bridwell, received the inspiration to create Clifford from his own sketches. His editor had pulled out a sketch of a baby girl next to large Bloodhound and said that "there might be a story in this" as she handed the sketch back to Bridwell. Clifford is a much loved gentle giant who does everything a normal dog would do but on a giant scale.
Dog Names Meaning Gentle Giant Considerations
Dog owners who wish to give their large dog a giant name have a few considerations to make. First and the most obvious; unless dog owners are looking to be ironic, choosing a gigantic moniker should mean they have a giant breed dog in the family. Gentle giant dog breeds include most of the giant and large breeds, such as the Great Dane, the Bernese Mountain Dog, the Bullmastiff, the Newfoundland, the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Greyhound, the Irish Wolfhound, and the Saint Bernard. This does not include the full list of gentle giants but also extends the honors to some of the large giants, like the Pit Bulls. Contrary to popular belief, the American Pit Bull is a loving, affectionate, and gentle dog and worthy of a gentle giant themed name.
The second consideration dog owners must make is in the name itself. To classify as a gentle giant-themed name, the name itself must not give rise to violent thoughts or associations. For example, the names Bruiser, Butch, Tank, and Goliath are all big dog names; however, they are also names associated with fighting or warfare. Names such as Sequoia, Baloo, Groot, and Jolly are giant associated names that suggest a gentleness of nature as well.
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