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      Commonly referred to as ‘Man’s best friend’, every puppy bursts on to the scene with the unique ability to quickly move to the top in their owner’s heart. If a puppy’s excessive cuteness doesn’t get you, the playful attitude will. With a lack of coordination and oversized paws, a new pup can quickly turn feet into smiles. As Fido is pawing and pouncing a way to your heart, it is time to start coming up with ‘Man’s best name’.

      The best dog names come from the family; the puppy’s biological family that is. While Aunt June probably won’t be too keen on the idea of naming a household pet after her, looking to the dog’s parents is a huge plus. This is a great opportunity for your new pal to carry the family name on to the next generation. While honoring one’s creators is an excellent idea, it is not the only reason names kept in the family rate highly. Part of being a best name is standing the test of time, and a family name already has at least one vote in its favor.

      As an alternative to combing the family tree, many of the best names can be found from other great dogs. Seldom a day goes by that there isn’t news somewhere of a heroic or wonderful dog accomplishing amazing feats. Take the chance to honor one of these brave canines by passing their name on to your new pal.

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Lila Photo of lila for Best Dog Names Pronounced Lee-lah (we speak Spanish at home). In Spanish it means lilac or purple which is my favorite color, it's also a beautiful name, and if you look up name meanings for English it means 'play' which suits her personality perfectly! The only pictures I get are when she's sleeping because when she's awake, she's too fast! Always playing!
Rocco Photo of rocco for Best Dog Names Weeeell , he was always chewing on rocks so there ya go ..
Ruff Photo of ruff for Best Dog Names My name is Ruff. I have many nicknames like Ruffie, BigBoo, Bigbaby, Bigbabybudda. (R.I.P. 12/20/2014 RUFFIE. LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND MISS YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY, GOOGGES, DANNY AND BIG GIRL XOXOXO FOREVER
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The Three Tails of Friendship

In the bustling town of Pawsville, three dogs lived seemingly separate lives, unaware that fate would soon intertwine their paths and forge an unbreakable bond of friendship. These three canine companions were Charlie, a scruffy but lovable mutt; Luna, a regal and elegant Afghan Hound; and Max, a playful and mischievous Beagle.

Charlie spent his days roaming the streets, surviving on the kindness of strangers and the scraps they provided. Despite his hard life, he never lost his friendly nature or his desire to find a family to call his own.

Luna lived with a wealthy family on the edge of town, her days filled with pampering and luxury. But behind the gates of her palatial home, Luna was lonely. She longed for the companionship of other dogs and the simple joy of running free.

Max, on the other hand, was a ball of energy, always finding new ways to entertain himself and his loving human family. But Max's adventurous spirit often got him into trouble, leaving him yearning for friends who shared his zest for life.

One fateful day, Max's curiosity led him to dig a hole under the fence and escape his yard, eager to explore the world beyond his home. Meanwhile, Luna, tired of her gilded cage, seized an opportunity to slip out the front door when the door was carelessly left open.

As Max and Luna wandered the streets of Pawsville, their paths crossed with Charlie, who was scavenging for food near the town's park. Intrigued by one another, the three dogs decided to join forces and explore the park together.

At the park, the trio quickly discovered that they complemented each other perfectly. Charlie, with his street-smarts, taught Max and Luna the best places to find food and how to avoid danger. Luna's regal bearing and natural grace inspired Charlie and Max to carry themselves with more confidence, while Max's boundless energy and sense of adventure helped Charlie and Luna forget their troubles and live in the moment.

As the sun began to set, the three dogs knew that their time together was drawing to a close. But as they prepared to go their separate ways, they realized that they couldn't bear to part. They had found in each other the friendship and camaraderie they had been seeking all their lives.

Together, they devised a plan: they would take turns visiting each other's homes, sharing the best parts of their lives with one another. And so, Luna's family embraced the scruffy Charlie and mischievous Max, welcoming them into their home and showering them with love and affection. In return, Luna taught Charlie and Max the art of being pampered, showing them that there was more to life than just survival.

Max's family, delighted by the arrival of their energetic Beagle's new friends, opened their home and hearts to Charlie and Luna. The three dogs would spend hours running and playing together in the spacious backyard, their laughter and barks filling the air.

And on the streets of Pawsville, the three friends introduced Charlie's fellow strays to the kindness and generosity of the town's residents, transforming the lives of countless dogs and forging new bonds between humans and their canine companions.

The lives of Charlie, Luna, and Max had become forever intertwined, and their friendship became the stuff of legend in the town of Pawsville. They had shown one another that, no matter how different their backgrounds or circumstances, the love and loyalty of true friends could bridge any divide and create a bond that would stand the test of time.

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