Painting Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Uggie is a Jack Russell Terrier who stared in a movie called The Artist, where he stole the show with his clever portrayal as loyal companion named Jack (wonder why) to an aging movie actor who was struggling with the sudden introduction of talking movies. The movie is set in 1927 in the era of black and white movies. It was released in May 2011 and astounded everyone by its success. Uggie (Jack's real name) was a rescue dog saved from the dog pound by an animal trainer called Omar von Muller who saw potential in this little dog and took him home and trained him. This clever dog also starred in another movie called Water for Elephants, with actress Reece Witherspoon. Uggie's versatility and creative spirit won him a Palm Dog Award in Cannes in 2011 as well as the imprint of his paws in the Walk of Fame.
In the movie The Artist, Uggie stole the attention of the mass media and critics described him as stealing every scene. Uggie had two stunt doubles in the film, named Dash and Dude - true Hollywood dog names, who were colored to look like like the dog star. But in reality, Uggie did his own stunts and the doubles were barely required. We all know how dogs show dedication to a task if trained well and given respect and a ton of praise. Uggie was no different, he blossomed under his new owners training and became quite famous even walking the red carpet at the American Film Institutes premier of the film.
Other appearances of this amazing and charismatic dog included charity events in aid of Dogs Trust to help other pooches less fortunate than himself. Uggie appeared opposite another Jack Russell Terrier name Cosmos from Mike Mills' Beginners in a photo shoot spread for the Hollywood Reporter. A true companion, he retired with his owner to enjoy a less hectic lifestyle.
Many dogs have been the catalyst for a movie's success, including a dog called Enzo, who played Skip in My Dog Skip. Enzo's father was a dog called Moose, who starred in the television sitcom Frasier. Moose and Enzo are awesome names, as is Uggie - they are all quite original and easy to remember.
Painting Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Painting Inspired Dog Names
I am an artist myself, and my puppy is a very huge stress reliever, much like painting. So I thought, why not name my puppy after a famous painting by a famous painter? :))