Perfect Dark Dog Names in Pop Culture
Who could forget the entertaining yet sometimes scary and dark classic, Wizard of Oz with the cutest of dogs, Toto. The story evolves around a young girl played by Judy Garland who, along with her dog Toto, gets carried away by a deadly cyclone and relates the adventures they had while trying to get home again. Toto helped Dorothy face dark moments in her quest to return to Kansas but brought fun and bright moments to the show. Toto was played by a female dark brindle Cairn Terrier whose real name was Terry. She appeared in no less than 13 films, and died at age eleven. During filming of the Wizard of Oz, the plucky little dog endured a broken foot when one of the actors (A Winkie Guard) accidentally stepped on her small paw. A second dog had to be used while she healed. But she recovered quickly and went back to work and won the hearts of many, long after she had stopped acting. Her owner and trainer officially changed her name to Toto as that was the name most people associated her with. Toto is a cute name, easy to say, and is quite distinctive. Drawings and pictures portray her as a dark, almost black small dog.
Then there was Rin Tin Tin - a dark German Shepherd was the original dog actor, and his owner was a World War One veteran from Los Angeles by the name of Lee Duncan. When he returned home from France, he brought the dog with him, hoping to teach him some tricks with the objective to become a canine movie celebrity. The dog often played wolves in early features, but then became hugely popular in the 1920's to 1930's, bringing in good money for Warner Brothers. Rin Tin Tim was a hugely popular star and lives on in history as a true canine star.
A canine hero made news during the bleak days after Hurricane Katrina - ironically the dog was called Katrina and was a black Labrador who saved a drowning man before the rising waters claimed his life. The dog later had to be rescued herself but was honored at that year's Genesis Awards with a standing ovation. It is times of despair and tragedy when dogs give their all and inspire us to continue the battle.
The final inspiration comes from a dog named Trakr (cool name isn't it) who together with police officer James Symington on September 11th helped dig through some 30 feet of unstable debris at the World Trade Centre and located the last human survivor of the attack. A dark German Shepherd police dog born in Prague, Czech Republic, the dog collapsed on the 14th from chemical and smoke inhalation and exhaustion and was treated with intravenous fluids. Later they returned home only to be suspended from work for participating in a rescue effort in New York without permission. They declined returning to the force, and James went on to become an actor, with his trusty loyal pal beside him. Dogs are so inspiring how they just want to help. They don't consider their own safety, they just do what has to be done. Thank goodness for their presence in our lives - they make life so much richer from their existence.