Hunting Dog Names in Pop Culture
One of the most recognizable dogs with the name of Blue is not a hunting dog. In fact, he isn't a real dog at all. He is a cartoon character. Steve's lovable companion, Blue, works to teach children on the popular cartoon Blue's Clues. Yes, Blue is a blue-colored dog. The premise of the show was that Blue turned the viewer into a (treasure) hunter. Blue would create clues, and the host and audience found themselves searching for the answer. Blue's Clues was a fun show for preschoolers, but the goal of each "hunt" was rooted in educating children. The producers of the show also sought to build self-esteem in their young viewers. The show is one of the longest running children's shows. Blue was not only a fun show for children, but it was also critically acclaimed as well. Blue's Clues won nine Emmy awards over the years. The show ran new episodes for ten seasons. While it is now in syndication, episodes can also be seen online.
Many celebrities and athletes own dogs with the simple name "Blue." Don Cherry, broadcaster for Canadian Broadcasting Channel, owns his own personal "Blue." The world's (official) oldest dog was an Australian Cattle Dog named "Bluey." He lived to the ripe old age of twenty-nine years and five months. The Butler Blue mascot (often referred to as "Blue") is an English Bulldog representing Butler University. Each Blue is related genetically, and this honor is handed down from one litter to the next.
Hunting Dog Name Considerations
The hound is a traditional hunting dog. He is known for his keen sense of smell, and hounds generally have great stamina. Often the hound is pictured as lazily lounging on the front porch, but the hound is a loyal companion who loves adventure. Hounds are generally used to hunt larger prey such as deer.
The gun dog includes Labrador Retrievers and English pointers. The gun dog seeks out hidden prey such as birds and foxes; he will often retrieve fallen game as well.
The hunting dog is a faithful companion, both on and off the hunting grounds. He is loyal, athletic, and energetic. He is tenacious but obedient. His owners often name him according to his looks, but others will name him according to his personality.