Dogs with Georgia Names in Pop Culture
In Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild, Buck is a dog of mixed heritage who has quite an adventurous life.
Buck begins life on a farm in the Santa Clara Valley of California. He is part Saint Bernard, a dog known for his hardiness, and a sheepdog. He is a large dog, and in the first part of The Call of the Wild, Buck actually has a life of ease. However, everything changes when gold is discovered in the Klondike (located in Canada, north and east of the Alaskan border). Because of the discovery of gold, a demand for large dogs is created. A greedy gardener employed with Buck's initial owner, Judge Miller, steals Buck and sells him to dog traders who, in turn, sell him to mail carriers Francois and Perrault. As time rolls along, particularly because he must begin relying on his instincts, Buck becomes attuned to them. He learns how to adjust to his new life as a sled dog - sleeping burrowed in the snow, scavenging - and sometimes fighting - for food, and making his place among the pack of sled dogs.
Buck's chief antagonist is a dog named Spitz, the lead sled dog under Francois and Perrault. Several incidents take place where Spitz challenges Buck. Spitz may be the leader, but he must also eliminate any threats to his leadership. Because he sees Buck as a threat, Spitz often initiates fights with Buck. Eventually, Buck wins a crucial fight with Spitz, taking leadership of the sled dog team. Although Buck is an exemplary dog, he is again sold to a group of inexperienced gold miners. Eventually, following his instincts, Buck refuses to run over an icy area even though he is beaten by his new owners. Cut free by one of the group, Buck watches as the other miners fall through a weakness in the ice. Thornton, the man who cut Buck loose, becomes Buck's master.
During his time with Thornton, Buck is tempted more and more to give up his domesticated status to live free in the wild. He begins spending more time away from the camp. One day in particular, he comes back to the camp to find Thornton killed by Indians. Buck joins a group of wolves in the wild and becomes their leader. By the end of the novel, he answers his call of the wild and returns to the ways of his ancestors.
A favorite Georgian cabin vacation spot is named after this novel and is located in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The beautiful wilds of Georgia and the similarity of its people to the determination of man and dog both in the novel can inspire a Georgia name.
Georgia Dog Name Considerations
Georgia is also home to some unique animals. Although Georgia's Stone Mountain sits over 1,000 feet above sea level, live shrimp flourish at the top of the mountain. Rainwater which gathers in the stone provides a perfect habitat for the shrimp to thrive. In addition, Cumberland Island is home to a herd of wild horses.
What kind of dog embodies the state of Georgia? Virtually any type of dog is at home in The Peach State. Like most other Southern states, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed in Georgia. This embodies the love of the outdoors of many Georgia residents. The Labrador Retriever makes a hunting companion; however, he is also a welcome addition to families with children (he is very protective of kids).
The German Shepherd is the second most popular dog in the state of Georgia. He is an excellent watch dog, and he is often employed in service work of some sort. He is also a highly intelligent dog that is exceptionally brave - adjectives that could easily describe Georgia residents as well. The third most popular breed in Georgia is also a hunting companion - the Beagle. The Beagle is used to hunt both large and small game (anything from raccoons to white tail deer). The Beagle can be somewhat stubborn, but he is also a great companion dog. Of course, no Southern belle would be complete without a small, fanciful dog such as a Yorkie, a Maltese, or Miniature Poodle or designer breeds such as the Maltipoo and Cockapoo.
Community Dogs with Georgia Names
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