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& Covey Run's Strider

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& Covey Run's Handsome Jack

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Covey Run's Elle on Wheels
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Covey Run's Sergeant Hershey
Covey Run's Remington
Covey Run's Whiskey Canyon
& Covey Run's Heineken

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Covey Run's St. Isabel

"A" LITTER VOM COVEY RUN

Ares vom Covey Run
Axel vom Covey Run
Abigail vom Covey Run
Adam vom Covey Run
Adel vom Covey Run

"B" LITTER VOM COVEY RUN

Bruno vom Covey Run
Bella vom Covey Run
Blanca vom Covey Run
Britta vom Covey Run         Baldric vom Covey RunBalthazar vom Covey Run

"C" LITTER VOM COVEY RUN

Chance vom Covey RunClaire vom Covey Run
Clio vom Covey Run

 

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NAMING YOUR DK or GSP

 

     There are several schools of thought regarding naming DK's, GSP's and dogs in general. I will give a brief overview of some of the more popular methods, then give suggestions for each, as well as a list of other sources where more suggestions can be found. Each dog generally has 2 names--a registered name (usually a longer and official name, reserved for the registration papers), and a "call" name (usually a shorter name that the dog is called by on a daily basis). The registered name may or may not contain or be derived from the call name. All DK breeders do, and some GSP breeders pre-register their pups, so they come to you already named. Other breeders may allow you to choose the whole name, and still others may ask you to utilize their kennel name, but will allow you to choose the rest of the dog's name.


ALPHABET METHOD:

     This method of naming GSP's (Deutsch Kurzhaars) is most commonly found in European countries, and in American breedings of European bloodlines. The breeder starts with the first letter of the alphabet for his or her first litter, and progresses from there. (i.e., the first litter, all the pup's names begin with the letter "A", the second litter, all the pup's names begin with the letter "B", etc.) You will normally see this method used in conjunction with the kennel name method. Again, this method is extremely helpful in researching pedigrees, as it makes figuring out what litter a particular dog came from a lot easier. The drawback is that the same names get used over and over again by a lot of different breeders, and that prolific breeders may have to start over at the beginning of the alphabet a number of times.

Examples: "A" Litter--Covey Run's Axel, Andrea, Annie, Adam, Abel, Asta, Anja, Adina, Adolph, etc.
"B" Litter: Covey Run's Bettina, Benjamin, Bette, Bart, Bodo, Blanca, Bert, Bianca, Bonnie, etc.
"C" Litter: Covey Run's Carmen, Carlos, Catja, Callie, Calypso, Candie, Cato, Carmine, Connie, etc.


KENNEL NAMES:

     This method involves utilizing the kennel name of the GSP breeder, the owner, or both, in naming the dog. Many well-known kennels insist that their kennel name be used in naming their progeny. This method is especially helpful in doing pedigree research, as one can usually track down an animal's origins by it's name and/or the names of it's ancestors. The kennel name may involve the breeder's name, a place name near the kennel, or some derivative of the breeder's name(s).

    In America, most kennel names are signified by the possessive pronoun, usually at the beginning of the dog's name. Examples: Covey Run's Strut Miss Lucy, Schneider's Cocoa Joey, Bil-Ru's Dream Dancer, etc.

     In Australia, the GSP's kennel name is signified at the beginning of the dog's registered name, but without the possessive ('s). Examples: Covey Run Go For Broke, Schneider Get Your Gun, etc.

     In Germany, or in German breedings here in the US, the GSP's (Deutsch Kurzhaar's) kennel name is most often found at the end of the dog's name, and preceded by von, vom, von der, aus dem, etc. The kennel name itself is usually indicative of the location of the kennel--i.e. a place name. Examples: Queen von der Rorner Heide, Fuschin von Covey Run, Whisky vom Bieberstein, Elk vom Hege-Haus, etc.


PLACE NAME METHOD:

     This method is also fairly traditional, and involves utilizing a place name to christen your GSP or other pooch with. It might be the place he or she was conceived, born, acquired, a place the owner used to or currently lives, a favorite vacation spot, etc. Most German Kennel Names are associated with the place that the kennel is located, as well. Examples: Grand Canyon's Rover, Palouse Magic, Columbia River's Gretchen, Pacific Shores' Tippy, Sunset Acres' Kim, Rocky Mountain Fever, Appalachian Dream, Covey Run's Denver, etc. In a similar method, some folks choose their GSP's name from a movie, song lyric or title, or famous person or actor, etc., rather than a place. Examples: Covey Run's Gone With the Wind, Covey Run's Scarlett O'Hara, Covey Run's Make My Day, Covey Run's Dirty Harry, Covey Run's Stairway to Heaven, etc.


COUNTRY OF ORIGIN METHOD:

     Similar to the place-name method, this method is comprised of using the GSP or other dog's or breed's country of origin to name it. Examples: German Dog Breeds-- Fritz, Adolf, Greta, Freda, Heidi, etc. Chinese Dog Breeds--Foo, Wong, Li, Mi, etc.


LITTER THEMES:

      In this method, the GSP breeder utilizes a theme for each litter that he or she breeds, with all the names for pups in that litter corresponding to that theme. This method is normally combined with the kennel name method.

Examples: Fourth of July Litter--Covey Run's Independence Day, Covey Run's Fireworks, Covey Run's Sparkler, Covey Run's Big Bang, etc.

Wine Litter--Covey Run's Chardonnay, Covey Run's Merlot, Covey Run's Chenin Blanc, Covey Run's Gewurtztraminer, Covey Run's Fume Blanc, Covey Run's Lemberger, etc.

Halloween Litter--Covey Run's All Hallow's Eve, Covey Run's Witchcraft, Covey Run's Gremlin, Covey Run's Trick or Treat, etc.

Christmas Litter--Covey Run's Snowman, Covey Run's Holly Berry, Covey Run's O' Tannebaum, Covey Run's Midnight Mass, Covey Run's St. Nick, etc.


PEOPLE NAME METHOD:


      Some folks like to use people names for their GSP's names, which works fine, as long as you don't share the house with someone by the same name, or have a hunting buddy with the same name as your dog--trust me, this gets confusing!! Examples: Covey Run's Annie, Covey Run's Bob, Covey Run's Maximillian, Schneider's Joe etc.


TRADITIONALIST METHOD:

This method involves finding a name based on a physical or mental characteristic of the individual dog, and/or using a traditional "doggie" name. Generally speaking, these are reserved as call names. Examples: Fido, Rover, Spot, Blackie, Whitey, Brownie, Blaze, Dancer, Skip, Bingo, Black Beauty, Chocolate, Tippy, Cocoa, Tripod, etc.


FINAL THOUGHTS:

     You will probably want to try to avoid a "call-name" for your GSP or DK that rhymes with a frequently-used command word you use for your dog-- Examples: "Joe"--rhymes with "NO and WHOA", "Rum"--rhymes with "COME", "Beer"--rhymes with "HERE", "Clown"--rhymes with "DOWN", "Blitz"--rhymes with "SIT", etc.


. . . Here are a "few" resources (LOL) that I've collected to help you with naming your GSP, DK, or other breed of dog. . .


LIST OF DOG NAME LINKS:

German Dog Name List
More German Dog Names
Other German Names

» Männliche Hundenamen (Male German Names)
» Weibliche Hundenamen (Female German Names)

German Dog Name Resource

Masculine and Feminine German Names for Dogs by Alphabet

Name Your Dog
A Zillion Names to Name Your Dog
Find the Meaning of Your Dog's Name
More Name Meanings and Origins
2000 Dog Names
15000 Dog Names
Thousands of Dog Names by Category
Hungarian Dog Names
Dog-O-Mania's Dog Name List
Hawaiian Dog Names
Goldenray List of Dog Names
7000 Dog Names
Top Ten Aussie Dog Names
A-Z Complete Dog Names List
Favorite Dog Names
German Dog Names
Top 10 Dog Names in USA and the UK
President's Dog's Names
Funniest Dog Names
Chinese Dog Names
Australian Aboriginal Names and Meanings
French Dog Names
Over 16369 Dog Names
German Dog Name List By Alphabet
20,000 Names
Hebrew and Arabic Dog Names


ANDALUSIAN NAMES

CAJUN/CREOLE NAMES
JAMAICA GLOSSARY
VOUDOUN GODDESSES
PHOENICIAN CANAANITE NAMES OF TOWNS AND CITIES
LATINATE TOWN NAMES
LATIN NAMES
LATIN NAMES II
LATIN BOYS NAMES
LATIN GIRLS NAMES
FIRST NAMES FROM LATIN
LATIN NAMES OF EUROPEAN CITIES
LATIN NAMES OF ISLANDS
LATIN NAMES OF CITIES
MEDIEVAL NAMES OF LATIN ORIGIN
MONGOL WOMEN'S NAMES
MONGOL NAMES IN 13TH CENTURY LATIN
MEROVINGIAN LINE C.400-C.600 AD NAMES
KASHMIRI NAMES
SUMERIAN NAMES
NATIVE PLACE NAMES OF GREENLAND
ESKIMO BABY NAMES
1800 NAMES OF MODERN SLED DOGS
NATIVE ALASKAN NAMES

ALASKAN DOG NAMES
ESKIMO - ENGLISH DICTIONARY
ESKIMO-ENGLISH DICTIONARY
ESKIMO GODS
GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES OF PLACES IN THE ARTIC
PLACE NAMES IN ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGES

PUNJABI BABY NAMES
LAST NAMES MEANINGS
NAMES & THEIR MEANINGS
JACK O' WORDS
NAMES OF FISH AND CHIPS SHOPS
PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY
ENCYCLOPEDIA MYTHICA
NAMES OF FEMALE SUPERHEROES

THE BIG LIST OF NAMES
THE NAME NERD
BEHIND THE NAME
ELEMENTAL NAMES

WWW.2000NAMES.COM
IT'S ALL IN THE NAME
BRENDAN'S ON-LINE ANAGRAM GENERATOR

TRANSLATION OF FIRST NAMES
DIRTY SOUNDING NAMES LIST
NICKNAMES
NICKNAMES AND NAMING TRADITIONS

REGIMENTAL NICKNAMES
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
THE FUNNY NAMES SITE
MORE FUNNY NAMES

FUNNY & MEAN NAMES GENERATOR
FUNNY NAMES
FUNNY NAMES II
FUNNY TOWN NAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
THE ULTIMATE LIST OF STUPID NAMES
UNUSUAL NAMES

RARE BABY NAMES
BABY NAMES & BEYOND
BEAUTIFUL WORDS
LIST OF PEOPLE KNOWN AS "THE GREAT"
NAMES OF WOMEN FROM ANTIQUITY 

NAMES FOR BOYS
DIRECTORY OF MASCULINE NAMES

ALFABETTE ZOOPE
ANAGRAM NAMES
DIRECTORY OF FEMININE NAMES

MOVIE TITLES, AUTHORS, AND CHARACTERS
MOST POPULAR NAMES
LEONESE AND CASTILIAN GIVEN NAMES
MOLOKAN SURNAMES ORIGINS & MEANINGS
OLD NAMES OF OCCUPATIONS
LIST OF OCCUPATIONS
AMERICAN NAMES FOR SPECIFIC AGES
NAMES OF U.S. PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES
18TH & 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN NICKNAMES

UNUSUAL AMERICAN NAMES
NAMES OF AMERICA'S 100 GREATEST THRILLERS
NAMES OF CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES
U.S. NAME GENERATOR
Generates a US name from
a foreign name--COOL!

CONGRESSIONAL CRITTERS
CHAMORU NAMES FROM EARLY 18TH CENTURY GUAM
MITCHELL/Gone With the Wind NAMES
LITERARY INVENTIONS NAMES
MYTHOLOGICAL NAMES
WORDLAB
Have a lot of fun selecting names here!

ALTERNATIVE BABY NAMES
THE ANOMALOUS LIST OF UNUSUAL NAMES
RARE & UNCOMMON NAMES

UNIQUE NAMES
EXOTIC NAMES
ROMANTIC NAMES
MISCELLANEOUS NAMES
MADE UP NAMES
WEIRD WORDS

SOME NAMES THAT BECAME WORDS
NAMES FOR MIXED FOLK
REA'S FORENAME ARCHIVE
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
POPULAR FOREIGN NAMES
THE BIG LIST OF NAMES
BABY NAMES DIRECTORY

BABY NAMES AROUND THE WORLD
BABY NAME ADDICTS
BABY NAMER
BABY NAME WIZARD


LIST OF PEOPLE KNOWN BY ONE NAME
DIRECTORY OF FEMININE NAMES
DIRECTORY OF MASCULINE NAMES
WINE NAMES
UNUSUAL WINES - WINERY NAMES
COCKTAIL NAMES
BEER NAMES

BELGIAN BEERS NAMES
RANDOM BEER NAME GENERATOR
WAR HEROES' NAMES
NAMES OF HEROES
LITERARY NAMES
VIRTUES/QUALITIES NAMES
SAINTS and ANGELS NAMES

FABRIC AND CLOTH NAMES
NUMBERS FROM 1 TO 10 IN OVER 4500 LANGUAGES
COMBINED NAMES 
NIGHTCLUB NAMES
INTERNATIONAL NAMES
FAST NAME DICTIONARY 

THE NAME GAME
NAMES WITH NUMBERS IN THEM
SOAP OPERA BABY NAMES

CELEBRITY BABY NAMES
REAL PEOPLES NAMES
CHRISTIAN NAMES TRANSLATOR

SURNAMES LIST
GIRLS' NAMES - ACCORDING TO ZODIAC SIGNS

 

 

 

COVEY RUN'S STRIDER
AND
COVEY RUN'S GAL
Covey Run's Gal and Covey Run's Strider

Owner:
Tom Sexton of WY

Thought you would like to know how your "offspring" are doing. Just Great ! I hunted Strider twice on planted birds with Gal for our Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt. The first time out, Strider pointed one bird by him self. I did not see this because Strider was on the other side of the draw. My hunting partner saw it and was impressed. After that Strider and Gal worked great. Strider honored all of Gals points. Both did a good job of retreiving the birds. Gal really impressed a guy who has shorthairs. He loved the way she work close in and covered a lot of ground.

I went to South Dakota last weekend to hunt real pheasants. Gal worked super even with all the scent around. I do not think we lost any birds that were hit and dropped. Strider stayed close to Gal the first day. He honored points and retrieved a couple of the birds. The second day out , Strider went on his own a little more. At one time Strider was on point to my left and Gal was on point to my right. A couple of more times in the field, I think Strider will be hunting mostly by himself. What I really liked was as we were walking through the fields, The other dogs that were there had birds coming up behind them. There were no birds coming up behind Gal and Strider.
--Tom

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