Naming your Scottish Terrier: a controversy

Over the past few days, the Scottish Terrier and Dog News has stumbled over several Scottie dog names that we find to be — how shall we put it? — in questionable taste.

First there was this Scottish Terrier puppy called Halle. And now, there’s this little guy called Knowshon after the college football player.

Now, maybe it’s just me but I don’t like the idea of naming a black dog after a black person just because they both happen to be black. What do you all think? Is this an over-reaction or is there something not quite right about the whole thing?


Here’s our previous coverage of Scottie names where we implicitly endorse Scottish names for Scottish dogs.

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