Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names?

CRUFTS is back for 2020, and we will surely be seeing some weird and wonderful dog names in the coming days. So how do dogs get their pedigree names?

Every year thousands of dogs and their owners descend on Birmingham’s NEC for Crufts . Annually the prestigious dog show is organised by The Kennel Club, which is also the major body responsible for the naming and registering of pedigree dogs .

Trending

The Best in Show winner at Crufts is considered the crème de la crème of canine talent.Papillon Dylan stole the judges (and the nation’s) hearts at Crufts 2019, winning the top prize.
And although known to his owners as Dylan, the dog’s pedigree name is actually the very distinct Planet Waves Forever Young Daydream Believers.

Not all dogs are entitled to such an unusual name, but there are thousands of dogs in the UK who technically have more than one name.

READ MORE: Crufts 2020: What time is Crufts on TV tonight? Schedule and itinerary

Crufts 2020: 2019 Best in Show winner Dylan

Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names? (Image: GETTY)

Crufts 2020: Golden retrievers at Crufts

Crufts 2020: The Best in Show winner at Crufts is considered the crème de la crème of canine talent (Image: GETTY)

READ MORE

  • Crufts 2020: Is there an equivalent Crufts show for cats?

What is a pedigree dog?

When two dogs of the same breed have a puppy, this puppy is considered to be a purebred dog.

Make Your Own DIY Flirt Pole. Make a flirt pole for dogs that love to chase and/or have a strong prey drive. Just remember to take it easy with this exercise since it’s pretty high impact and can be tough on a dog’s joints.

But for a purebred dog to be considered pedigree, the dog must be registered by an organisation such as The Kennel Club.

Dogs registered with The Kennel Club may also take part in Crufts every year.

Crufts 2020: Dog at Crufts 2020

Crufts 2020: When two dogs of the same breed have a puppy, this puppy is considered to be a purebred dog (Image: GETTY)

How do dogs get their pedigree names?

Breeders of pedigree dogs will assign their puppies a registered name, but most dogs are known by a more simple name to their owners.

A dog’s pedigree name often starts with the Kennel Name it was born to.

The names to follow will depend on the breeder’s choice, but many choose a theme for a litter of puppies.

Ultimately, the breeder’s choice of name for a pedigree dog will have to be approved by the registering body, and there are strict rules in place.

DON'T MISS:

Crufts live stream and TV channel: How to watch Crufts live [INSIGHT]Crufts 2020 cancelled: Will Crufts be cancelled due to coronavirus? [EXPLAINER]Crufts 2020 date: When is Crufts this year? When does Crufts start? [INSIGHT]

READ MORE

  • Crufts 2020 cancelled: Will Crufts be cancelled due to coronavirus?

What is a Kennel Name?

A Kennel Name is specifically associated with a breeder and their dogs.A Kennel Name can only be one word long, and will be used to distinguish a breeder’s puppies from other breeders.

Wow, check out those choppers! Puppies have 28 teeth and normal adult dogs have 42.

The Kennel Club explains on their website: “A Kennel Name is an exclusive word that is associated with you and your dogs.

Crufts 2020: Dogs at Crufts 2020

Crufts 2020: Dogs will be competing at Crufts this week (Image: GETTY)

“Known as your ‘breeder signature’, a Kennel Name will set your puppies aside from those of anyone else.

“You can include your Kennel Name within the names of your puppies at the point of registration as well as add to an existing name of a dog in your current registered ownership.”

A dog breeder can apply online for a unique Kennel Name.

The name cannot be longer than 12 characters or shorter than four.