|Me, sporting a fashionable pair of wooden shoes|
|Me with Carm and one of the many sculptures around downtown Pella|
|Interior representative of an early settler's home|
|The Vermeer Windmill|
|A section of the miniature Dutch village that takes up a huge room. |
The village was begun by the WPA and then added to over the years.
One interesting thing we learned was that some of the Dutch people in the Netherlands pole vaulted across the canals to avoid having to go the long way around to get to the other side.
That is sometimes hard enough! But then you need that AKC registered name. That is generally a longer name that includes a kennel prefix (the name the breeder from whom you bought your dog uses to distinguish his/her kennel from others.) This AKC name usually results in something "catchy."
Once you have made a decision, it is time to go to the AKC website and register your puppy's name. Here is what you need to know:
AKC has 200 breeds. Chances are that a name you choose has already been used for another dog of a different breed. Same names for different breeds are okay. What is not okay is two dogs of the same breed having the same name.
So, it is okay for there to be a poodle with the name "XYZ Pretty As A Picture" and a Lhasa to be named "XYZ Pretty As a Picture." And it is okay to have a Lhasa named "ABC Pretty As A Picture" but it is not okay to have another Lhasa named "ABC Pretty As A Picture."
About 6 years ago, I bred a dog that I named Chance. I tried to register him as Joyslyn's Moon Shadow. Couldn't happen. Evidently a person I sold a Lhasa to back in the late 1980's had chosen to name her Lhasa that name. I had forgotten about him until AKC said the name had been used already! Even though that dog had passed away, I could not use the name. So, Plan B: Chance was named Joyslyn's Moon Shadows. Ta-Da! That name was approved! All I had to do was change one letter. (It is not always that easy.)
One name I always wanted to use if I ever have a red dog again was one I saw in a magazine. The dog was named "Robert Red Furred." Clever!
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