Scotch Collie Dog Names in Pop Culture
Bobbie was on a car trip through Indiana with his family back in 1923 when he was attacked by three dogs and ran away. Mr. and Mrs. G. Frank Brazier and their two dogs hunted for their dog but could not find him so were forced to return to Oregon without him. They didn't believe they'd ever see their beloved companion again.
In February 1924 there was a sound at the Brazier's door. When they opened it, to their amazement, there stood Bobbie. Scrawny, dirty, with his feet worn down to almost to the bone, he had walked for miles across desert, rivers, plains, and the Continental Divide in the middle of winter, to find them.
Because he looked in such rough shape they believed he'd walked all the way.home. The local paper ran a story on Bobbie's ordeal and the Oregon Humane Society launched an investigation. They were able to prove that the dog had traveled, on his own four feet, 2800 miles to get home. The story was a sensation and the news traveled quickly. People wrote and declared that they had seen Bobbie or spent time with Bobbie during his journey. Soon he was known as Bobbie the Wonder Dog.
During their trip to Wolcott, Indiana the Braziers had spent each night at a service station. Bobbie revisited each station in his quest. He traveled an average of 14 miles a day to reach his home. Bobbie became an instant celebrity and was featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!, numerous newspapers, a film, and in books. He received letters from around the world and was honored with keys to cities, ribbons, and even a jewel-studded collar and harness.
After his death in 1927 Bobbie was buried at the Oregon Humane Society, guarded by a red and white dog house he'd received when he appeared at the Portland Home Show. One week later canine movie star, Rin Tin Tin, laid a wreath at Bobbie's grave. Shortly after his death Bobbie was honored with the first annual Children's Pet Parade, a tradition that continues yet today as a tribute to the love and loyalty of our animals.
Scotch Collie Dog Name Considerations
Choosing a name for your dog is the first step in establishing a bond with them. You'll want a name that rolls off the tongue, nothing too complicated or hard to pronounce. As you try out various names, watch your dog. Do they seem attracted to any of them in particular? Does their head tilt or do they raise their ears at the sound? That could be a big clue. A shorter name usually works best. Anything too long or complicated will only confuse your dog and be a tongue twister for the rest of the family. Whether you choose a name that's regal or rascally your dog will be a happy, loyal pet. They like to work, but they also like to lay around and spend time with the family. No wonder this dog was worth saving.