We are getting a German Shepherd pup in about 5 weeks. I dont understand the order of the letter naming for the registered dogs we have always just named what we liked. But the pup I guess is an O litter(what ever that means) so my DH wants to name him Orion Goose and call him Goose the breeder had a really strange response to that name I'm not sure why but here is what she wrote:
The whole lettering thing is something breeders sometimes do make it easier to keep track of lineage. So they know all the pups with an O name are out of the A bitch and B dog breeding for example when they want to recall it later and don't have the pedigree in front of them. I've seen it used in livestock breeding too.
As for the name on the papers, his call name doesn't need to be on the papers. Just put whatever sounds good on there and call him goose anyway.
I understand the letter thing, that totally makes sense and is normal. Her response is however is very very odd. True, you can make his registered name something totally unrelated and just use goose as his call name.
First, anyone who would want to use your dog as a stud (who is reputable) is going to not care about the name but about his lines.
Second, we dont even know that he is breeding quality yet! He is still a baby. I am assuming you are going to be showing or working him?
Does your breeder health test? Show in conformation or work in sports etc?
Nicole - )0( unschooling mama to Lilah (12/21/05) and Cian (9/21/07) as well as 3 2 , 4 rats, and ducks