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, 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


Kenmore Sorceress, a.k.a. Sorceress

Airdale Terrier, 1912


Haymarket Faultless, a.k.a. Faultless

White Bull Terrier, 1918


Conejo Wycollar Boy

Fox Terrier, 1917, 1920


Midkiff Seductive

American Cocker Spaniel, 1921


Boxwood Barkentine a.k.a. Barkentine

Airedale Terrier, 1922


Barberry Hill Bootlegger

Sealeyham Terrier, 1924


Governor Moscow

English Pointer, 1925


Flornell Spicy Bit of Halleston

Wire Fox Terrier, 1934


Pitter Patter of Piperscroft

Miniature Poodle, 1943


Warlord of Mazelaine

Boxer, 1947


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

Doberman Pinscher, 1952-3


Wilber White Swan

Toy Poodle, 1956


Stingray of Derryabah

Lakeland Terrier, 1968


Glamor Good News

Skye Terrier, 1969


Dhandy's Favorite Woodchuck

Pug, 1981


Wendessa Crown Prince

Pekingese, 1990


Loteki Supernatural Being a.k.a. Kirby

Papillion, 1999


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

Sussex Spaniel, 2009


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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