Fish Hooks Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Toss the hooks aside for a minute, folks. We’ve got a fluffy, cuddly kind of hook for you instead. You’ve heard the saying, “Give a man a fish, and feed him for the day. Teach a man to fish, and feed him for a lifetime.” Or something similar to that sentiment. Well, we guess it applies to our furry kindred spirits, too. This pooch Wag! is featuring today has something special for sure. Just when you think fishing is an activity that only humans, bears, birds, and rods and reels can take care of… along comes the Golden Retriever, Rani!
Rani isn’t satisfied with playing fetch and chasing squirrels in the dog park. No way! She’s a patient girl who appreciates a challenge. Patty Aguirre of Mississippi probably didn’t know we’d all love Rani and be so amazed when Aguirre began posting videos of the “Golden [Fur] Child” on the Internet. But what amazing fishing skills! Who needs a line and hook with that kind of talent? The proof is in the videos, which we highly recommend. Pawesome!
As bread floats around Rani’s drenched coat, she waits. She stands completely still and watches as fish swim to her, eating the soft white bread near her body. Finally, she spies her catch and, indeed, catches it. And she doesn’t frolick and howl, causing a show around her prize. She calmly trots to shore. Any good fisherdogs know that you can’t make a lot of noise on the water, especially while the fish are out and about during the day.
We all know that Golden Retrievers are, of course, complete naturals at retrieving, and you’ll see this when Rani’s catches are released back into the water. Rani dives in to look for them! It’s in her blood for sure, and though we know the chances of catching that fish again are slim, Rani dives anyway. Another thing that's in her blood is to eat her kill, and occasionally, that’s the case. Her pal Finn shares in a fishy snack with her. Rani even catches turtles sometimes, and these are always released. Another cool fact is that she’s training to be a service dog. Fishing is simply a hobby the way it is for some of us. Okay, so it’s maybe more of an obsession for some of us.
Bravo, Rani! Your videos are so wonderful, and we especially like the large catfish that you “reel” in all by yourself. What a catch! And we definitely think that you are “a keeper.”
Fish Hooks Inspired Dog Name Considerations
There are so many different types of fishing, classic fishing hooks, store-sold hooks, handmade hooks, and brand names out there. It’s overwhelming in the best of ways! You’ll have a ton of choices if you’re considering naming your new pup, rescue, or adopted baby after a particular fish hook. We definitely recommend heading to the local bait and tackle shop and spending some time perusing the hook section. You’re bound to see some of our selected names in the name guide below and even some different ones you might really like. We hope you reel in the pawfect title for your fur baby soon! And we hope our name guide at least inspires you on this name-selection journey.
For a classic, immediately recognizable hook title, go with something like “Circle,” “Treble,” “Wormy,” or “Jig.” Parts of a fish hook may also appeal to you: “Pointer,” “Barb,” “Shank,” or “Gap.” There are also loads of brand names out there that you may truly “dig.” Think about naming your pooch “Lazer,” “Spin,” “Carolina,” or “Wacky.” Any of the tags below could work, or you may have a fish hook in mind already. Feel free to share any new ideas with us. We love hearing from our Wag! community.