Located in central South America, Paraguay is sometimes called “Corazón de Sudamérica” (Heart of South America). The smallest landlocked country in the Americas, Paraguay’s population is estimated to be around 6.7 million, the majority of which live in the southeast region of the country. Approximately one-third of the country’s residents live in the metropolitan area of Asunsión, the capital and largest city of Paraguay. The country’s climate is tropical to subtropical.
Paraguay offers a rich history and varied landscape, meaning that upon searching for naming opportunities, you will come across many options.
Paraguay Dog Names in Pop Culture
A stray dog inadvertently served his country in Paraguay, saving the day by thwarting a prison break. According to officials, three dangerous inmates at the Tacumbu prison (located at the southern edge of Paraguay’s capital city) dug a tunnel about 26 feet from their cell to the street. The inmates were just about to freedom when the stray pooch began to bark. The dog’s barking alerted a guard that something was up.
Prison authorities brought the prisoners before the media to share the tale. Inmate Hilario Villalba, who is serving a 30-year sentence for double murder, expressed that upon sticking his head out when reaching the street, the dog barked and the guard was alerted.
Well-known in Paraguay are the country’s soccer players. Take Diego Daniel Barreto Cáceres, a Paraguayan goalkeeper, currently playing for Cerro Porteño in Paraguay’s Primera División. The name “Diego” is a moniker for some well-known dogs as well. Diego “Munchkin” Diaz is one such dog. Diego was chosen as NJ Monthly’s first Top Dog Contest. Diego is a therapy dog with Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey’s (CVCJ) Caregiver Canine’s® program. Chosen from an entrant pool of 240 dogs, Diego became one of ten finalists before being judged by a panel of experts. Through the Caregiver Canines® program, Diego visits homebound seniors who are unable to have their own dog.
A Cocker Spaniel Mix, Diego was adopted from a shelter in Alabama and now resides with his family in Point Pleasant, N.J. After adopting Diego his owners, Charlotte Aylor-Diaz and Dan Diaz, learned that their pup needed surgery to correct his diaphragm. His owners believe that having had his own health issues has led to Diego being such a good therapy dog. Ms. Diaz notes that she can bring Diego anywhere. Diego, who has been a part of the program since 2009, is known to bring big smiles upon visiting a homebound senior. As the NJ Monthly’s Top Dog, Diego will have a professional photoshoot and a full-page story in the April 2018 issue of NJ Monthly Magazine.
Paraguay Dog Name Considerations
It can be hard to know where to start when choosing a name for your new pooch. One way to begin is to consider things that you enjoy; this includes places. Consider places where you have lived, visited, or desire to see. Then, for each place that appeals to you, you can take a closer look at everything the place has to offer. Somewhere within that place, whether it is large or small, you may come across a name that is the perfect fit for your canine companion.
If Paraguay, for example, is a place that is important to you, take the time to explore what the country has to offer. At the same time, consider your new dog and their personality. It is likely that you will come across something within Paraguay that suits your pooch, leading to the name that you will ultimately choose. When looking at name possibilities, also consider activities that your new pal enjoys. If your pup enjoys spending time in bodies of water, for example, that may be an area of the country to focus on.
No matter your reason for turning to Paraguay for name ideas, you will find that there is no shortage of opportunities to consider.