The Karate Kid Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Lucille is also a name that many dogs have been proud to carry. In fact, a few of these dogs have had the luck to be rescued from unsatisfactory living situations.
The first featured Lucille was nine years old when her current owner found her in an Orange County, California animal shelter. Lucille, a Pit Bull, was suffering from an undiagnosed infection as well as muscle atrophy that was fairly far gone. Her rear was weak - a vet told the new pet parent that Lucille was likely hit by a car at some point and the wounds were not properly treated. The infection in her body had saddled her with a strong, unpleasant smell. However, once her present owner decided to foster Lucille, the dog began receiving the treatment she needed as well as love and compassion. Eventually, Lucille became a part of the family, getting along with the present owner's dogs as well as falling in love with her new humans. Lucille's story is a successful one. While she had been receiving medication at the shelter, Lucille needed a family to love her. Her present owner says that she doesn't know what their family would be like without the sweet, compassionate Lucille.
Another notable Lucille is a German Shepherd mix with a unique color pattern. Lucille is black, gray and tan in coloration. Her face is indigo blue with a pale gray mask. Her front legs are white. She is slightly smaller than a typical German Shepherd. Her owner remarks on her quiet and serene nature. Often, it is Lucille's looks that garner attention from strangers, but Lucille's sweet demeanor make her an endearing pup.
The Karate Kid Dog Name Considerations
First, Daniel moves from Newark, New Jersey to California. According to most lists, the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dogs in New Jersey. This breed is accompanied by the Bulldog as well as the French Bulldog. German Shepherds are also highly sought in the state of New Jersey. Golden Retrievers round out this list of most popular pups in the Garden State.
California also cites German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, and Labrador Retrievers as its most popular breeds. However, Californians are also partial to Chihuahuas and Dachshunds. This makes any of these breeds appropriate for a Karate Kid-inspired name.
At one point in the movie, Mr. Miyagi speaks to Daniel about the roots of karate. The karate expert tells Daniel that karate originated in China, which is also the home of many Oriental dog breeds. The Japanese Chin (despite its moniker) originates in China, as does the Shiba Inu and the Pekingese. The Shih Tzu breed was used to guard the imperial palace of China.