Golden Retriever Dog Forums banner

1 - 20 of 35 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,786 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Just curious how all of the breeders selected their kennel name/prefix. I am assuming each must be unique, and there can't be duplicates - or that would probably defeat the whole concept of a prefix. Did you have a name in the back of your mind before you got involved in the breed? Did you start in a different breed and keep the name? Is it a combination of the initials of all of your elementary school teachers? haha, that last one is a joke, sort of, I used to own a pony whose prefix was a combination of the initials of everyone in the family... it was impossible to pronounce.

I'm sure there are some neat stories behind some of the names. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
640 Posts
I am really looking forward to reading the stories posted here!!

I decided on my kennel name - Nanika - after my heartdog made the journey over the rainbow bridge and I decided to learn all I could about the breed and produce even better dogs than he was. He was always at his best when we were outside on any adventure and I know that my favorite times with him always included the outdoors. Nanika is part of the name (Nanika-Kidprice) of a beautiful canoe trip in northern BC, close to where we live.

While we spend more time in river boats than canoes now the area is still one of our favorites and we visit it often.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,529 Posts
I had a hard time choosing a kennel name, as so many of the names I picked were already taken. I finally settled on Tahnee, as a different spelling of tawny (the color of the dogs).

There was an article years ago in the GRNews about the different kennels and how they chose their kennel names. I remember that Connie Gerstner Miller started out with Malamutes, then added Goldens and thus-Malagold!

Duplicate kennel names were much more common in the past, because there was no good way to see what names were out there, other than going through the News and hoping everyone was advertising. Probably the most well known duplicates were Gold Rush and Gold-Rush.
 

·
est.1989
Joined
·
4,374 Posts
Mine was chosen after I bought a name book and saw this meaning listed for ARCANE

adj. Known or understood by only a few:

this just seemed to fit as my breeding philosophy was such, quality vs quantity...I registered this with the CKC well before breeding a litter myself...my 1st 5 years in the breed was focused on learning, dabbling in showing, learning the ropes so to speak from some very wonderful mentors...Those really were the good old days!!!!!!!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,164 Posts
I don't have my own kennel name since I don't breed, so all I can answer is for the two kennels I do know.

I have friends whose names are Darrell and Sandy Cormier, so their kennel name is Cosada (Co from Cormier, sa from Sandy, da from Darrell). They don't have goldens though.

Sunfire, where my puppy Flip is from, is based on the idea that the ideal golden should be a combination of "sun" (willingness, loving) and "fire" (drive)

And then their is Conner, who came from a BYB. His breeder's last name is Johnson. That's their kennel name. Luckily I didn't have to use that original name in his registered name!
 

·
...
Joined
·
16,000 Posts
My kennel name, Nitelite , came about thus:

(Prior to this, I'd used Northern Lights) It was always a rule when the boys were little that although dogs were allowed ON the beds, they were not allowed under the covers.
For a while, Cole and Paul shared a room and had bunk beds. One night, I went in to tuck them in. Cole, now 26, was on the top bunk. The covers were moving in a manner not likely to have been caused by a 5 year old boy. I said, "Have either of you seen LYRIC?" (Thump thump thump went the covers in the top bunk.) "Because, I haven't seen LYRIC!" THUMP THUMP THUMP... I said "Cole, is there a LYRIC under those covers?" THUMP THUMP THUMP!!!!!!! Unable to lie, Cole said "Mommy, if she is allowed to stay, we won't need a nightlight!" And forever after, my kennel prefix became Nitelite.
(We still wonder how she got up the ladder to the top bunk...)
 

·
Enzo's mom
Joined
·
98 Posts
My kennel name, Nitelite , came about thus:

(Prior to this, I'd used Northern Lights) It was always a rule when the boys were little that although dogs were allowed ON the beds, they were not allowed under the covers.
For a while, Cole and Paul shared a room and had bunk beds. One night, I went in to tuck them in. Cole, now 26, was on the top bunk. The covers were moving in a manner not likely to have been caused by a 5 year old boy. I said, "Have either of you seen LYRIC?" (Thump thump thump went the covers in the top bunk.) "Because, I haven't seen LYRIC!" THUMP THUMP THUMP... I said "Cole, is there a LYRIC under those covers?" THUMP THUMP THUMP!!!!!!! Unable to lie, Cole said "Mommy, if she is allowed to stay, we won't need a nightlight!" And forever after, my kennel prefix became Nitelite.
(We still wonder how she got up the ladder to the top bunk...)
very sweet
 

·
Chantilly Goldens
Joined
·
3,381 Posts
My kennel name, Nitelite , came about thus:

(Prior to this, I'd used Northern Lights) It was always a rule when the boys were little that although dogs were allowed ON the beds, they were not allowed under the covers.
For a while, Cole and Paul shared a room and had bunk beds. One night, I went in to tuck them in. Cole, now 26, was on the top bunk. The covers were moving in a manner not likely to have been caused by a 5 year old boy. I said, "Have either of you seen LYRIC?" (Thump thump thump went the covers in the top bunk.) "Because, I haven't seen LYRIC!" THUMP THUMP THUMP... I said "Cole, is there a LYRIC under those covers?" THUMP THUMP THUMP!!!!!!! Unable to lie, Cole said "Mommy, if she is allowed to stay, we won't need a nightlight!" And forever after, my kennel prefix became Nitelite.
(We still wonder how she got up the ladder to the top bunk...)
Awww.... that is too cute!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,529 Posts
My kennel name, Nitelite , came about thus:

(Prior to this, I'd used Northern Lights) It was always a rule when the boys were little that although dogs were allowed ON the beds, they were not allowed under the covers.
For a while, Cole and Paul shared a room and had bunk beds. One night, I went in to tuck them in. Cole, now 26, was on the top bunk. The covers were moving in a manner not likely to have been caused by a 5 year old boy. I said, "Have either of you seen LYRIC?" (Thump thump thump went the covers in the top bunk.) "Because, I haven't seen LYRIC!" THUMP THUMP THUMP... I said "Cole, is there a LYRIC under those covers?" THUMP THUMP THUMP!!!!!!! Unable to lie, Cole said "Mommy, if she is allowed to stay, we won't need a nightlight!" And forever after, my kennel prefix became Nitelite.
(We still wonder how she got up the ladder to the top bunk...)
Love that story!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,786 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
My kennel name, Nitelite , came about thus:

(Prior to this, I'd used Northern Lights) It was always a rule when the boys were little that although dogs were allowed ON the beds, they were not allowed under the covers.
For a while, Cole and Paul shared a room and had bunk beds. One night, I went in to tuck them in. Cole, now 26, was on the top bunk. The covers were moving in a manner not likely to have been caused by a 5 year old boy. I said, "Have either of you seen LYRIC?" (Thump thump thump went the covers in the top bunk.) "Because, I haven't seen LYRIC!" THUMP THUMP THUMP... I said "Cole, is there a LYRIC under those covers?" THUMP THUMP THUMP!!!!!!! Unable to lie, Cole said "Mommy, if she is allowed to stay, we won't need a nightlight!" And forever after, my kennel prefix became Nitelite.
(We still wonder how she got up the ladder to the top bunk...)
That is so cute! I love it. It's so fun hearing these stories!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,195 Posts
a temporary hijack of the thread...
I didn't notice before that flip is a Sunfire golden. A whole bunch of the REAL big obedience competitors here have Sunfire dogs. They sure are awesome working dogs!


I don't have my own kennel name since I don't breed, so all I can answer is for the two kennels I do know.

I have friends whose names are Darrell and Sandy Cormier, so their kennel name is Cosada (Co from Cormier, sa from Sandy, da from Darrell). They don't have goldens though.

Sunfire, where my puppy Flip is from, is based on the idea that the ideal golden should be a combination of "sun" (willingness, loving) and "fire" (drive)

And then their is Conner, who came from a BYB. His breeder's last name is Johnson. That's their kennel name. Luckily I didn't have to use that original name in his registered name!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,195 Posts
loved this story!

My kennel name, Nitelite , came about thus:

(Prior to this, I'd used Northern Lights) It was always a rule when the boys were little that although dogs were allowed ON the beds, they were not allowed under the covers.
For a while, Cole and Paul shared a room and had bunk beds. One night, I went in to tuck them in. Cole, now 26, was on the top bunk. The covers were moving in a manner not likely to have been caused by a 5 year old boy. I said, "Have either of you seen LYRIC?" (Thump thump thump went the covers in the top bunk.) "Because, I haven't seen LYRIC!" THUMP THUMP THUMP... I said "Cole, is there a LYRIC under those covers?" THUMP THUMP THUMP!!!!!!! Unable to lie, Cole said "Mommy, if she is allowed to stay, we won't need a nightlight!" And forever after, my kennel prefix became Nitelite.
(We still wonder how she got up the ladder to the top bunk...)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,195 Posts
If I ever breed the Tito monster....I wonder if the prefix "bonehead" is taken?
It's my favorite term of endearment for my dogs.
Bonehead Goldens.
heehee
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,164 Posts
a temporary hijack of the thread...
I didn't notice before that flip is a Sunfire golden. A whole bunch of the REAL big obedience competitors here have Sunfire dogs. They sure are awesome working dogs!
Back when I was just starting to get into training, I decided I wanted a Sunfire dog some day. This was based solely on reputation, I had never actually seen one, but they sounded good to me! Then I started competing regularly against one in Houston and fell in love with her. It's my first dog from a "real" breeder. Annabel and Conner were from newspaper ads and Colby was a rescue. It's amazing the difference it makes. I just hope I have the energy to keep up with him!
 

·
Murphy's mom
Joined
·
1,025 Posts
My kennel name, Nitelite , came about thus:

(Prior to this, I'd used Northern Lights) It was always a rule when the boys were little that although dogs were allowed ON the beds, they were not allowed under the covers.
For a while, Cole and Paul shared a room and had bunk beds. One night, I went in to tuck them in. Cole, now 26, was on the top bunk. The covers were moving in a manner not likely to have been caused by a 5 year old boy. I said, "Have either of you seen LYRIC?" (Thump thump thump went the covers in the top bunk.) "Because, I haven't seen LYRIC!" THUMP THUMP THUMP... I said "Cole, is there a LYRIC under those covers?" THUMP THUMP THUMP!!!!!!! Unable to lie, Cole said "Mommy, if she is allowed to stay, we won't need a nightlight!" And forever after, my kennel prefix became Nitelite.
(We still wonder how she got up the ladder to the top bunk...)
Awww too too cute. Out of the mouths of babes!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,195 Posts
I am a terrible insomniac, and I often lie awake at 3 a.m. worrying about just about everything in the world.
So this morning as I laid on the sofa with my Toby dog at about 3:30, all that kept going thru my mind was....
How DID Lyric get onto that top bunk???
LOLOL
 

·
...
Joined
·
16,000 Posts
I am a terrible insomniac, and I often lie awake at 3 a.m. worrying about just about everything in the world.
So this morning as I laid on the sofa with my Toby dog at about 3:30, all that kept going thru my mind was....
How DID Lyric get onto that top bunk???
LOLOL
One of the great mysteries of the universe, apparently. Cole and Chelsea were here for dinner last night and I asked him. He says she climbed the ladder up, with Paul standing behind her "to catch her if she fell". :doh: 21 years later and I just don't even want to picture that scenario!!!
 
1 - 20 of 35 Posts
Top