Iron Will Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Now and then, a dog makes the spotlight and displays the iron will that is seen in so many canines. Our featured dog is one such pooch. Nanook is called "Alaska's version of Lassie" by state Trooper, Eric Olsen and has often humans shown his caring and intelligent disposition.
Nanook lives with his owner, Scott Swift. Swift says that Nanook is no stranger to the Chugach Trail, a 39-kilometer trek that is a favorite with avid hikers seeking an adventure in Alaska. Fortunately, Nanook is often on the trail, too looking for his own form of fun.
He is seven years of age and has been accompanying hikers on the trail when the urge strikes for a few years now and was in the right place at the right time when hiker Amelia Milling needed help. Amelia was doing a solo three-day hike along the Crow Pass Trail when she slipped and fell down a slope and hit a rock. She was surprised to see a dog approach and thought the owner must be nearby. She noticed that the dog was wearing a tag that stated the friendly pup was a Crow Pass Guide. Clever Nanook aided Amelia as she made her way back to camp and even stayed with her overnight.
The next day, as she attempted to traverse the Eagle River, she was again in danger when she fell into the water. Amelia says that Nanook was a "guardian angel" who helped her out of her second predicament and again stayed with her while she radioed for help. The two were then taken to Anchorage via helicopter.
State Troopers took Nanook back home and were told that this was not the first time Nanook has helped a trekker in distress. Despite the fact that he has no formal training, Nanook, like Gus from the movie "Iron Will," is a Husky and a dog with the will and determination to provide help when he knows it is needed.
Iron Will Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Getting a new canine kiddo is a big responsibility. You will need to get all kinds of things to make your fur buddy feel more comfortable coming into a new home. For instance, a bunch of fun toys to play with, yummy kibble and treats, a soft, cozy bed, chewy bones for healthy teeth, a leash and collar to go for walks, a veterinarian to keep your pupster healthy, and the furfect name, of course. And since you are on this page, you are probably looking for a name that is related to the movie or book, “Iron Will,” so we will stick to that genre.
There are some great character and actor names in the movie that would be terrific titles for your pooch. Some of these include Gus, who was the lead dog in the film. Harry, is a pawfect name for a furry doggo and Angus would be fun for a large dog. Rusty is great for a red pup and Brittany would be cute for a Brittany Spaniel. There’s also a bunch of cold-weather or sled dog-related names such as Snowy, Blizzard, or Ice for a white furbaby, Flash for a fast pup, and Musher for a sled dog.