Late-breaking Puppy News

Last night I got a call from our puppy club leader telling me they had a puppy for us if we wanted it. The plan was to wait until August but this black lab male became available at the last-minute. We had until this morning to decide and the answer is yes, we will take a puppy now!

The puppy truck comes on Friday! I thought she said a “V” puppy and this morning I found out he is actually a “Z” puppy. I’m so excited. I was hoping for a “Z” puppy to continue the pattern: A (Apex), B (Banta), C (Casey) – then we skip to the end – W (Waffle), no X – GDB has never had an X litter, Y (Yakira) and now Z! I know that it is silly but it makes me giddy with delight.

Here is a short video from a couple of years ago of the puppy truck getting loaded up in San Rafael, California. I think tomorrow they will be loading up our little Z-boy. One thing that has changed is that they pups are micro-chipped now instead of having tattoos in their ears. So as they load them on the truck tomorrow they will us a hand-held scanner to see which pup is which instead of checking the tatoo.

Any guesses about what his name will be? For those who are new to this, each litter has a letter for all the names to begin with. The other complication is that the name can’t duplicate any working dog from GDB or current puppy in training or breeder dog. That group is about 3,000 dogs. That means the names sometimes get very creative.

Here is a list of Z names for babies.

Some of the guesses so far are:

  • Zee
  • Zachary
  • Zach
  • Zane
  • Zebra
  • Zaire
  • Zorro
  • Zale
  • Zesty
  • Zip
  • Zoomer
  • Zeke
  • Zanto



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