Known as the Lebanese Republic, Lebanon is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The country is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south and with 4,036 square miles, it is the smallest country on the mainland Asian continent. Lebanon has a diverse landscape and is split into four separate physiographic regions: the coastal plain, the Lebanon mountain range, the Baqaa valley, and the Anti-Lebanon mountains.
In addition to its varied landscape, Lebanon offers numerous naming ideas, one of which may resonate with you as an ideal fit for your dog.
Lebanon Dog Names in Pop Culture
Being on the streets of Lebanon as a pup takes some survival skills. A stray dog in Beirut, Lebanon was shot at close range. Fortunately, the pup, named Luke, was flown to Massachusetts where it was able to have reconstructive surgery. Luke, who is two years old, was rescued from the streets by Animals Lebanon volunteers and brought to Sweet Paws Rescue in Groveland. The rescue group looked for advice from veterinarians in the area about how to best go about repairing the facial damage that Luke received. Dr. Mike Pavletic, who is the Head of surgery at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center, led the surgery in an effort to give Luke a second chance. According to Dr. Pavletic, it appeared that Luke was shot at close range with ammunition like that of buckshot. The surgery was a success and the damage to Luke’s face was repaired, allowing him to breathe and eat in comfort.
Another dog that resides in Lebanon is Risco, who is not your average German Shepherd dog. Risco is the type of dog that you expect to see in movies, on billboards or on the labels of dog food. Riscoe is the offspring of a line of champions to include his father, grandfather, and kids. The pup is ranked at the top in the dogs of the world and best male dog in the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. Earning that ranking is the result of the breed’s genetics and the breed’s purity. Sisco likes with another German Shepherd named Art, as well as a Chihuahua named Toot. Risco is five and a half years old and weighs 40 kilograms. For the last three years, Risco has won awards at prestigious competitions in Germany and Holland. At these competitions, around 300 dogs are involved in the competition, seeking the title of excellent dog or (VA) dog. Of those that participate, around 10-12 dogs are voted VA dogs. In 2015 Risco was VA 12. In 2016 Risco earned VA 6 and in 2017 Riscoe earned VA 1. Risco plays like a puppy when not training, however, once trained the German Shepherd can be extremely focused and also ferocious.
Lebanon Dog Name Considerations
Have you been searching far and wide for just the right name for your special friend? It can be rather challenging setting on a name that feels like the right fit. Keeping in mind that you will be calling the name of your pup many times over the years to come, it is not at all surprising that you would struggle to choose the best name. One way to find unique name options for your pet is to take a closer look at places in the world. Take Lebanon, for example. While the land area of the country is small, it offers many potential name opportunities for you to consider.
Looking to Lebanon for ideas can make sense if you have strong feelings for the country, perhaps because you lived there, have visited or seek to visit at some point. Seeking ideas from the country can also make sense if your pup reminds you of a dog from Lebanon or is of a breed that comes from the area. For whatever reason you are searching Lebanon for an idea to name your pup, you will see that there are plenty of options to consider.