The Tibetan Spaniel is not an overly popular dog but they are loving and loyal. They make great family pets and when you add a new puppy to your home, consider the Tibetan Spaniel. Finding a name that fits your new puppy can be stressful when the entire family is not on board with the names that you like. The first thing to do is look at the breed’s origins and maybe there is a name with Tibetan roots that the entire family can agree on. Some Tibetan names can be difficult to pronounce or long, but there are several that are short and easy on the tongue.
Tibetan Spaniel Dog Names in Pop Culture
Throughout history there have not been many Tibetan Spaniels that have made the news or become famous. Some people claim that there have been certain stars, such as the Osbourne family, that have owned these little lap dogs. However, there is no solid evidence that this is fact. Monks in the Tibetan temples have kept the Tibetan Spaniel for company and as guardians for over 2,000 years. More recently, there was a little Tibetan Spaniel-Keeshond mix breed that made headlines throughout Los Angeles, California. This little 25 pound dog began his journey as a stowaway. He climbed up into the housing unit of a truck’s engine and rode from Chino to Orange to Camp Pendleton to San Clemente which was about a 110 mile trip across California. The dog was found by the truck owner, Jaime Magana, in San Clemente when he stopped at a McDonald’s and saw fur protruding from the front of his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Magana has found the occasional kitten or even snake under his hood, but all have been dead from the heat that the engine produces when on. When he opened the hood of his truck he was surprised to see a small dog lodged into the engine compartment, but the amazing thing was that the little dog seems perfectly healthy and unharmed. Magana took the little guy to the San Clemente Dana Point Animal Shelter and related his story to Kim Cholodenka the manager of the shelter. The Tibetan Spaniel-Keeshond mix was given the name Chevy in honor of the truck where he hitched his cross-state ride.
After visiting a local veterinarian and given a clean bill of health, Chevy returned to the San Clemente Dana Point Animal Shelter and waited to see if an owner would claim him. Nobody could explain how Chevy survived his 110 mile journey without a single burn or scratch, especially with the heat of the day compounding the sweltering heat of the engine. After the required timeframe, nobody came forward to claim Chevy as their dog. This means that Chevy was then placed for adoption. Being an instant celebrity because of his trip under the hood the animal shelter had to carefully screen all applicants that wanted to adopt Chevy. Magana himself even showed an interest in adopting Chevy but he also had to go through the application process to see if his home was the best fit for this loving little dog. The outcome is unclear, but we are sure this brave pup found a wonderful home.
Tibetan Spaniel Dog Name Considerations
Naming your newest family member should be stress-free, but we know that is not always the case, especially if the entire family cannot agree on a name. Naming a Tibetan Spaniel should be simple if you can find a name that honors their native land and is fun to pronounce. You can bet that by choosing a name with Tibetan roots there will not be another dog in the neighborhood with that name. Make a list of names that you like and then take a look at their meanings; sometimes your puppy’s personality will help you pick the right name. Tibetan names can be harder to pronounce, however, many are also melodic on the tongue and are a perfect fit for a smaller dog. Names such as Nima, Adika, Decha or Pema are short and easy to say and all have Tibetan roots. But remember, just because you have a Tibetan Spaniel, you do not necessarily have to give them a name from their native home. There are plenty of cute and interesting names that you can give your new puppy that are more Americanized. If you want to stay true to their origins, however, research the names and places in Tibet and find a name that is unique and fun.