Wild Wild West Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Rin-Tin-Tin was a male German Shepherd who was rescued from the first World War by an American soldier named Lee Duncan who nicknamed him Rinty. Duncan went on to train Rinty and obtained silent film work for the dog, who became an immediate success and went on to star in 27 Hollywood films. Rinty was one of the first dog stars and started a trend of using animals as stars in the movie-making business. As a result, canines became popular with film-going audiences, and Rin-Tin-Tin stood for justice, loyalty, courage, and determination.
While Rin-Tin-Tin was a canine actor in movies about the Wild Wild West, there are many dogs of today who carry a Wild Wild West name. Billy the dementia dog carries the name of late Tynetec colleague Billy Graham, but we can also look to Billy the Kid of the Wild West as the namesake. Billy the dementia dog is part of the Dementia Dog Project of the United Kingdom and is working towards becoming an assistance dog for sufferers of dementia.
Another Wild Wild West inspired name is Diamond. We can look to Diamond Kitty, whose real name was Kitty Canutt, famous for being a champion cowgirl. A dog with the moniker Diamond ran for mayor of Schenectady, New York. Diamond was seeking lower taxes and more fire hydrants in the city.
Belle was a popular name in the Wild West West; the children's story, A Dog Named Belle is a popular book that follows canine Belle as she faces bullying, learning how to make decisions and how to deal with day to pressures of fitting in and friendships.
Names for dogs based on the characters and places of the Wild West West are numerable. For instance, Daisy the dog, who lives in Barrie, Ontario Canada is a hospice dog who visits those in need of compassion as they are in hospice care. As beautiful and sweet as the flower she is named for, Daisy brings sunshine to the patients of the care homes she visits.