Dog Names that Start with 'Di' in Pop Culture
Fraser was posted in the Prince Rupert detachment, performing his duties as required by his enlistment in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In 1992, Fraser found himself clinging to an ice floe that was drifting along the shore, a dangerous situation to be sure. He encounters Diefenbaker, and out of sheer boredom, begins a verbal discourse with him. Diefenbaker heroically dives into the icy waters and pulls Fraser to safety, damaging his sensitive doggie eardrums in the icy cold water, partially deafening the canine. As one would expect after such a harrowing experience, Fraser and Diefenbaker became friends and companions. Previously being unnamed, Fraser decided to name the dog after the 13th Canadian Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker.
Diefenbaker took to the training provided by Fraser quite well, and soon the two became inseparable. Following Fraser across the North country, being the extremely intelligent wolf-dog he was, Diefenbaker learned to read lips in English and Inuktitut. Though Diefenbaker was never officially a Royal Canadian Mounted Police detection dog, he worked with Fraser and the team, using his many tracking and rescue skills to good advantage. While Diefenbaker's life may seem isolated and solitary in British Columbia, Fraser takes him to Chicago in the United States, and life becomes very different for both of them. Diefenbaker becomes a "city dog" and assimilates himself quite well into the new culture. As the story unfolds, Diefenbaker finds himself well-accepted by the ladies and even manages to get himself "locked up" in an animal control facility, where he manages to expose an illegal operation running from the facility. The story is full of many situations in which Diefenbaker displays superior intelligence, frequently showing more smarts than the officers with whom he was associating.