Mississippi Dog Names

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Introduction

Mississippi is known as the Hospitality State. It is the birthplace of rock and roll and the blues. In one small state, many cultures exist. In the Delta, you will find the poorest people in the United States, yet without this sorrow, the blues might not have ever come to fruition. North Mississippi is not far from Memphis, and Elvis was born in Tupelo. Central Mississippi is home to the capital city of Jackson. The southernmost part of the state has been devastated not once, but twice in the last sixty years by two of the worst hurricanes in history, Camille and Katrina. However, the determination of the people to rebuild is a testament to the character of all Mississippians. With so many different cultural influences, one can easily assume that many types of dogs, for a variety of purposes, live in the great state of Mississippi.

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Mississippi Dog Name Considerations

As previously stated, there are a variety of dogs throughout the state of Mississippi, and these dogs serve a variety of purposes. According to a recent article in Time magazine, the three most popular dogs in the state of Mississippi are the Labrador Retriever, the Beagle, and the German Shepherd. Other dogs which are highly favored throughout the state are the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier, and hybrids such as Maltipoos and Morkies. Visitors can find these small pooches all over the state in many Southern belles' homes. They are often given names befitting their toy status: Maggie, Daisy, Chloe, Lily, and Coco. 

Dogs used for the purpose of hunting are highly popular all over the state. In fact, don't be surprised if a husband owns a Lab or a Beagle for hunting purposes, and his wife owns a small Maltese or Yorkie. Mississippians are just flexible that way. You may also find farmers with Blue Heelers (sometimes referred to as Texas Heelers) to help herd cattle. Some hunt wild hogs with American Pit Bulls. To be certain, there are some dogs that are not suited for the extreme heat that Mississippians often experience. Huskies, American Eskimo Dogs, and Alaskan Malamutes are rare due to their thick double coats which often make them unsuitable for living in an area that often reaches 104 or 105 during the dog days of August

In all actuality, any name is a good name for a dog lucky enough to find himself born and bred in the Hospitality State. Often, they will reflect the Southern heritage of the owner, and many Mississippians find influence in family names, historical people and events, and the looks and personality of a dog to determine a proper moniker for a pooch. 

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