Victorian Era Dog Names in Pop Culture
Misa Minnie is a Yorkshire Terrier with a rather large Internet following. Minnie's claim to fame is performing a variety of tricks, which her Facebook and Instagram fans adore! Misa Minnie also won a Star Dog contest sponsored by Modern Dog magazine - her votes totaled over 58,000 in number! Even though Minnie does entertain via the social media world, her original purpose was to be a therapy dog.
At one year of age, Misa Minnie was still in training, and, at that age, she had learned seventy commands. Her intention was to entertain both children and adults. She was going to work in hospitals and in a hospice setting, working with those in the end stages of a serious illness. Misa Minnie also worked to raise money for a variety of charities. Her online earnings went to animal rescues. She also worked a toy, treat, and blanket drive with all donations going to rescue pups. The three rescues that Misa Minnie worked with specifically are Orange County Homeless Pets, the Yorkie and Friends Rescue, and the Irvine Animal Shelter.
Both Misa Minnie and her owner are accustomed to the attention that Minnie receives as they are out and about. Minnie is rather small, and, because of her minute stature, her "person" Cess often places her inside a doggie purse in order to travel. She is known for her feistiness, but, just the same, she is loving and sweet to all that she interacts with. Misa was trained primarily at home by Cess. Misa also has a canine sibling, a French Bulldog named Brody Brixton.
Another Minnie that achieved fame and fortune belonged to rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon. In 2002, the Osbournes allowed the world to come into their living room with the MTV reality show The Osbournes. One of Sharon's beloved Pomeranians, Minnie was given only Fiji water to drink, and her diet was impeccable. Minnie slept in a bed custom made by the Beverly Hills Hotel. She was also privileged to receive weekly pedicures and massages in addition to working with a personal trainer. Minnie was a part of the Osbourne family until 2008, when she passed away at the age of sixteen.
Victorian Era Dog Name Considerations
The Queen found her beloved Marco in 1888 while visiting Italy. It was here that she first saw the Volpino Italiano, a small dog akin to the Spitz breed. Marco was a reddish auburn color, and he was rather small. The queen fell immediately in love with the little dog she would name Marco. According to eye witnesses, she claimed that Marco and his siblings reminded her of her grandmother's dogs, only smaller. Upon returning home, Queen Victoria brought with her Marco, a white female named Gina, and two other Volpino Italianos. The Volpino Italiano and the Pomeranian are one and the same; this is not a separate breed that the queen bred with other dogs to create the Pom breed. Today, the breed is more commonly known as the Pomeranian. The breed is named for the Pomerania region of central Europe. If you are a fan of the Victorian era or all things royal, bestow a name upon your pup that favors this historical age.