The 20 Wackiest Names of Westminster Dog Show Winners

These are the registered names of the winners of past Westminster Kennel Club Dog Shows. For those of you not familiar with the naming process of show-dogs, it's a pretty big deal. According to DogChannel.com, the name of a show dog can tell the story of its origins.

The first name is usually the name of the kennel the dog was bred in. This is often a made-up word that has some sort of sentimental value to the breeder, like a combination of family names, or even hobbies.

The second part of the name is unique to the dog itself. Often, the dog is named after something that happened the day it was born. For example, a dog born on MLK day might be named "Free At Last." Weird, right? That barely scratches the tip of the iceberg. Here's a list of the strangest names I found in the list of past show-winners. You can't help but wonder what the breeder was like and what the heck was happening when these dogs were named.

Tickle Em Jock, a.k.a. Jock

Scottish Terrier, 1911

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Kenmore Sorceress, a.k.a. Sorceress

Airdale Terrier, 1912

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Haymarket Faultless, a.k.a. Faultless

White Bull Terrier, 1918

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Conejo Wycollar Boy

Fox Terrier, 1917, 1920

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Midkiff Seductive

American Cocker Spaniel, 1921

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Boxwood Barkentine a.k.a. Barkentine

Airedale Terrier, 1922

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Barberry Hill Bootlegger

Sealeyham Terrier, 1924

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Governor Moscow

English Pointer, 1925

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Flornell Spicy Bit of Halleston

Wire Fox Terrier, 1934

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Pitter Patter of Piperscroft

Miniature Poodle, 1943

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Warlord of Mazelaine

Boxer, 1947

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Rancho Dobe's Storm a.k.a. Storm/Stormie

Doberman Pinscher, 1952-3

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Wilber White Swan

Toy Poodle, 1956

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Stingray of Derryabah

Lakeland Terrier, 1968

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Glamor Good News

Skye Terrier, 1969

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Dhandy's Favorite Woodchuck

Pug, 1981

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Wendessa Crown Prince

Pekingese, 1990

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Loteki Supernatural Being a.k.a. Kirby

Papillion, 1999

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Clussix Three D Grinchy Glee, a.k.a. Stump

Sussex Spaniel, 2009

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And of course, this year's winner, Banana Joe V Tani Kazari a.k.a Banana Joe, a.k.a. Joe

Affinpinscher, 2013

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