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'Blitz' and 'Rookie' on list of football-related dog names

'Blitz' and 'Rookie' on list of football-related dog names

by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish


Posted on August 18, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 18 at 2:51 PM

With the 2013-2014 football season weeks away, the folks at Trupanion pet insurance scoured their database to find the most common football-related pet names.

They say it turns out, the game of football provides a lot of options, and while it’s not surprising that the more common names also have connotations outside of football (“Bear,” for example, topped the list), “Blitz” came in at number nine and “Madden” and “Niner” rounded out the top 20.

More obscure names include “John Elway,” a Bullmastiff from California; “Fumble,” a Goldendoodle from New York; “Heisman,” a Great Dane from Missouri; and “Touchdown,” a Beagle from Illinois.

1.    Bear
2.    Brady
3.    Spike
4.    Titan
5.    Raven
6.    Jet
7.    Chief
8.    Cowboy
9.    Blitz
10.    Colt
11.    Montana
12.    Rookie
13.    Raider
14.    Bill
15.    Bronco
16.    Coach
17.    Charger
18.    Madden
19.    Niner
20.    Panther