GoldenEye 007 Dog Names in Pop Culture
We have explored exactly why an owner might want to name their dog after a character in the Bond series, particularly James Bond himself. Ian Fleming, the creator of Agent 007, explained that the spy was influenced by many commandos and spies he had known while serving in the military during World War II. One particular British intelligence officer he molded Bond after was his own brother, Peter, whom Fleming is said to have adored. While Bond himself might seem a little too good to be true, pet parents can understand the adoration we give our pooches. As Fleming created the perfect spy, borrowing a Bond moniker allows the pet parent to give their dog a name befitting a brave nobleman.
Believe it or not, there is a rather large following on Twitter for a Beagle and Terrier mix known as James Bond the Dog. He has over 7,000 followers, and has had a Twitter presence since 2009. On his profile, James Bond the Dog claims to be an "international hound dog of mystery," who enjoys travel, "competitive sleeping," and "hijinks." He claims to have completed spy work in Savannah, New York City, and Paris. Much like his namesake, James Bond the Dog enjoys the finer things in life. He is well-dressed (his profile picture shows him in his customary tuxedo), and he craves only the finest dog food available for his palate.
The name James Bond as a puppy moniker is quite popular in the Los Angeles area. Three different pooches are named after the 007 character: a Boston Terrier, a Lhasa Apso, and a Bernese Mountain Dog. Of course, the name "James Bond" is fitting for the Boston Terrier, whose coat resembles that of a tuxedo. He will always be well-dressed for any occasion, and he will always look dapper and handsome. A Lhasa Apso is generally accustomed to the finer things in life, much like Mr. Bond. The Bernese Mountain Dog is adaptable, much like Agent 007.
Another dog whose name is a variation of James Bond the Dog is a black German Shepherd known as James Bond Krasnoocko. James Bond Krasnoocko is the sire in a line of many outstanding German Shepherds. His family is located in Los Angeles, but Krasnoocko can trace his lineage back to Czechoslovakia. He is known for producing beautiful, black German Shepherds which do well in the show ring or as working dogs.