Hong Kong Dog Names in Pop Culture
Juice, also called Guozhi in Mandarin, is a Hong Kong celebrity dog. Just about everyone in China and beyond the country's borders has heard of the famous scruffy white dog. The small pooch has stared in movies and television productions. He has won audience's hearts and achieved star status.
This tiny dog is a mutt who was living a hard life on the streets of the massive city when animal trainer He Jun found him. He immediately rescued the small dog and started training him. Juice had been neutered before his life as a stray, so He Jun could never breed him.
Juice is now nine years old, and he has become a phenomenal canine actor. In addition to starring in movies and television shows, the pup has an extensive social media following. It seems like people in China and around the world just cannot get enough of the furry canine superstar.
However, with Juice's advancing years and his inability to breed, He Jun decided to clone his beloved furry friend. He enlisted the help of Sinogene, China’s first biotech company. Sinogene had attained public recognition when the firm was able to clone a Beagle. They also agreed to try to clone Juice for a fee of about USD 55,000 funds.
The company set to work on obtaining viable cells from Juice. They were able to find cells on the dog's lower abdomen. They quickly started to isolate the DNA from the cells and then fertilize an egg. Once fertilized the egg was injected into a female dog. The surrogate dog chosen to carry Little Juice was a Beagle.
In September of 2018, the female surrogate gave birth to a pup that was called "Little Juice" (Zhizhi in Chinese). The small dog was allowed to stay with the mother dog for a month before He took possession of the puppy and he was introduced to Juice.
As an animal trainer, He is very excited about Little Juice because he says that he sees even more potential in the tiny dog than in the first Juice. The trainer told a reporter with Reuters, "We believe he'll be even better than the older Juice."
China has stringent laws that restrict medical research on pets. However, they currently have no regulations placed on cloning pets. The hype that has surrounded He's decision to clone Juice has spurred even more owners in Hong Kong and abroad to seek out the unique cloning services of the biotech company and other similar medical centers offering the services.
Hong Kong Dog Name Considerations
Although many in rural areas of China still view dogs as a source of protein, in the bustling and vibrant city of Hong Kong, the dog is a favored and beloved pet. Many urban couples who have no children or only one child turn to dogs as companions. Their precious pooches are spoiled and pampered. It is well known that residents of the city have a love affair with big dogs. The bigger, the better. Tibetan Mastiffs are very favored amount the city's elite.
If you want to name your beloved furry buddy a handle that is related to Hong Kong and China, then you could call your female dog, "Bo" which translates into precious. The name "Caihong" refers to the rainbow in the sky. "Cheung" is a very healthy male. "Cong" is a highly intelligent and wise man. "Huang" is a great name for a Golden Retriever or a Yellow Labrador because it means "golden."