Let’s face the facts, all puppies are mischievous to a certain degree. They are usually a four-legged hurricane that lives to play, chew and get into everything. Pooches of all ages like to have fun but when they are little they like to have a lot of fun and that level of playfulness is what inevitably gets them into trouble. Sometimes loads of trouble. If you own a dog or a puppy then you might want to consider naming them a handle that belies their mischievous nature.
Televisions shows and movies love to pick a mutt as the mischievous character who is smart but always getting into trouble. There is probably no canine that is more famous for its mischievous nature then Eddie, the adorable little Jack Russell, from the long-running sitcom Frasier.
Even in real life, the Jack Russell who played Eddie was known for his naughty nature. The dog actor’s name was Moose and even his first life owners couldn’t handle his antics. He ended up being rehomed to a Hollywood dog trainer named Mathilde Halberg. Under her tutelage, the spunky Jack Russell rose to acting fame when he landed the role in Frasier.
Dog Names Meaning Mischievous in Pop Culture
Frasier, starring Kelsey Grammer, aired for the first time in 1992. Almost immediately Eddie, Frasier’s dad’s small dog, took center stage. Neither Frasier nor his brother Niles (played by David Hyde Pierce), wanted to take their disabled father Martin (played by John Mahoney) into their homes because they knew all about Eddie’s impish personality.
Although the name, 'Eddie' does not exactly translate into the word mischievous, thousands of Frasier fans automatically associate the devilish little Jack Russell Terrier with the personification of the word's very meaning. There is no more famous dog then Eddie to depict what it means to have a headstrong personality while also being sweet and enduring.
Eddie was known for the many staring contests that he would have with Frasier. He would regularly get on Frasier’s prized designer couch and stare at him until Frasier would feel utterly uncomfortable.
Throughout the long-running sitcom, Eddie (played by Moose) grew in popularity. The spunky little canine received more fan mail each month then his human actor counterparts. When Kelsey Grammer won an Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy he even acknowledged the small Jack Russell's effect on the show by holding the award high and proclaiming, “Most importantly, Moose, this is for you.”
Frasier ran from 1993 until 2004 and during that entire time period, the small dog named Eddie remained a key figure who was adored by the audience. Many episodes would revolve around the dog such as the time when Eddie becomes depressed. Martin, Niles, Frasier, and Daphne (played by Jane Leeves) hired a doggy psychiatrist to figure out what was wrong with the pooch. As the story unfolded, the characters all stressed that they were the cause of Eddie’s ongoing sadness. However, at the conclusion to the episode, the audience learns that the only thing wrong with Eddie is the fact that he is upset because he can’t find his beloved Barbie doll toy.
Another episode that showcases Eddie’s naughty behavior is when a neighbor knocks on Frasier’s door and hands him a box filled with tiny puppies. It would appear that Eddie has been active with the neighbor's dog and has fathered an entire litter of puppies that Frasier, Daphne, Niles, and Martin must find homes for.
Frasier would last for nine seasons before the cast mutually agreed to bring the show to a conclusion. Even the final episodes of Frasier exhibited Eddie's rascally behavior when Niles accidentally drops Martin's bride's wedding ring into a bowl of dog food and Eddie eats it. They have to rush little Eddie to the veterinarian to retrieve the ring so Martin's wedding can proceed.
Dog Name Meaning Mischievous Considerations
If Eddie sounds like your four-legged mischievous buddy then you might want to consider a name that showcases his endearing behavior. Many dog owners can relate to Eddie’s fiery personality.
Moose, the dog who played Eddie, would live until he was 15 when he would pass away of natural causes. During his later years, the pooch suffered from dementia and other physical ailments but he still retained the vexing personality that made him such a unique canine and helped him create one of the most famous television dogs in history.
A mischievous canine buddy might be a little bit hard to handle at times but the odds are good that he keeps your life interesting by making sure you are on your toes day in and day out. You probably never know what he is going to do next. When you consider a name that depicts his character, you should think of famous dogs who share his exasperating traits and words that also showcase his nature. There is a bevy of monikers to choose from that are not only unusual but also sure to attract attention from people who will wonder why you picked such a name for your frolicsome four-legged buddy.
Most pet owners who share their lives with troublemaking pooches have one story after another to tell about their canine. Owning a mischief maker is a bit like having a two year old human toddler who never grows up. They are always into something, breaking something, or doing something rowdy. Their most endearing quality is their ability to make you feel like you want to pull your hair out by the roots but then they will turn around and do something sweet to melt your heart. The adventures just keep coming and you learn new ways to cope.
Even with obedience training, a dog with a mischievous nature will continue to get into good-hearted trouble. His impish personality is the thing that sets him apart from other mutts who might be model canine citizens but lack the fire of your boy’s insubordinate heart.
Community Dogs with Mischievous Names
The reason why I am naming my puppy Spirit is because she is very very, very very WILD. And because she is a very unique and this name is very unique. I have not heard nobody that I know name their puppy this. She can be a handful and sometimes a handful but that is okay. She is like a liking machine and she is so funny. So cute but soooooooooo mischieious.
We just didn’t know what to name him so we just chose Rex for his name so yeah
My dad came home one day with a beige puppy. It was a chihuahua called Malandra. We call her Mala for short, Malandra means tough girl
as soon as we saw her she started to jump around and we loved her instantly she is very wild and pixie is the name for a wild fairy she always gets into thing but we still love her she sleeps with us and dreams about chasing cats,bunnys,mice,and squirrels