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Creating Your Puppy's Registered Name

Your call name can be almost anything you are comfortable with. Almost. Your puppy’s registered name, however, must start with Exquisite, then a name that includes the litter letter. It cannot be more than 50 characters including spaces. Avoid using apostrophes. You must provide 3 options for the CKC to choose from.


Roxi came from a "P" litter. Her name is:

"North River’s Peroxcide Roxi"

In her case, we added "Roxi", her call name, at the end. I nick-named her "Baby Doll". We had made 2 other choices, I don't recall what they were, but this is the one the CKC selected for her registration.


Harry was an "H" litter. His name is:

"Leggocy's Harry Hugh Heifner"

His call name is Harry and Margaret calls him Harry the Peanut, he looked like a peanut when he was a puppy.


Luci came from an "I" litter. Her name is:

"Leggocy's Illusive Butterfly"

We call her Luci-Lou, or "Super Mom". Her name is a case study in navigating the CKC's naming process. This name was the 8th or 9th attempt at finding something acceptable to the CKC. My favorite choice was "Leggocy's I Am Flutter's Luci", but that was rejected. I should have saved the other names we tried. We were trying to honor her mom 'Flutter' whose name is "Leggocy's Butterfly Kisses". Sue Worsham needed to get on the phone with the CKC to get something they would accept. It was an exercise in frustration and delayed her registration for over 2 years. Luci was carrying her first litter before we received her registration.


Fred came from an "A" litter. His name is:

"Exquisite Alfred Fred"

Fred had the red collar and as a result, we called him "Red" as a little one. By the time we fully decided to keep him, he was coming to "Red" so we modified it so it would be very similar to ease the transition. It doesn't hurt that 'Fred' is a great name for a dog.


We have no idea what Sky’s name will be as the CKC has not notified us of their choice.


The form for the registration has 50 spaces, before that, the limit was 35. The CKC wants puppy names to be one-offs, unique.


Another Example: Opal’s litter is our “J” litter. Those puppies names will follow this format:


“EXQUISITE J___________________________________________________”


“EXQUISITE JULIE JUGGLES KISSES FOR MOM”

“EXQUISITE JEFFREY JAMES JOLLY HEIFNER”

“EXQUISITE JOEY JUNIOR DOUGLAS”

“EXQUISITE JAXSON THE GREAT LOVE”

“EXQUISITE JOJO GENERATES LOVE AND KISSES”

“EXQUISITE JOY TO THE WORLD ANDERSEN”

“EXQUISITE JUNE BUG THE AFFECTIONATE JOHNSON”


Alliteration is not required. Your name can appear in the puppy’s registration and some of our puppies have it last names. I like “human” names for dogs as does Margaret.


As if selecting 1 unique name is bad enough, you need to have 3 choices.

The call name does NOT have to be part of the registration name. It does not have to be related to the call name at all.


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