Dog Names - G

Pet names for dogs from A to Z:
  • Gandalf
  • Gentleman
  • George
  • Georgie
  • Gibson
  • Ginny
  • Gina
  • Gino
  • Goblin
  • Goldie
  • Goliath
  • Gonzo
  • Goofy
  • Gordon
  • Gorgeous
  • Gray Paw
  • Gray Strip
  • Greyman
  • Grizzly

Life savers beginning with G

• Ginny – has a soft spot for cats

Ginny saved over 900 sick and injured cats in her life. Let’s start from the beginning: the story of this Husky Schnauzer cross began on an unhappy note: she was stuck in an abandoned building with three other puppies. For a week. When she was found and taken to the vat, Ginny seemed too weak to be brought back to health.

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But Ginny was a fighter, and recovered well before being moved to a shelter. There, she met Philip Gonzales, whose right arm no longer worked because of an accident. He adopted the dog, and what happened next could have been a Hollywood movie: Ginny had a special talent for finding sick and injured cats. Ginny even put herself in danger to save cats. She died of old age at 17 years old and we’re sure she has a special place in cat heaven.

• George – saved five children

As five children were on their way home in New Zealand in 2009, they were attacked by two Pitbulls. But they had a guardian angel: Jack Russell George. He put himself in front of the children, barked at the dogs fearlessly and leapt forward to meet their attacks. The children were able to get away safely. None of them were injured. But George, sadly, was. He was bitten so badly on the head and back that he had to be put to sleep. The children will never forget George and will always be grateful for what he did. Is your dog a brave little fellow that will always protect you? Then George could be a wonderful name!

• Gabi – even fights jaguars

The German Shepherd Gabi won a fight with an escaped jaguar in the Belgrade Zoo (Serbia) in 1987. As a zookeeper was doing their nightly rounds with Gabi through the zoo, Gabi noticed an escaped big cat. She began to fight with the jaguar, which gave the zookeeper enough time to get to safety and call the police.

Record breakers beginning with G

• Gibson and Giant George – the biggest dogs in the world

Before the current record holder, Zeus, the biggest dogs in the world were Gibson and Giant George. Gibson was a Great Dane with a sweet black and white harlequin pattern in his fur. At 107cm, he was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010. Giant George was also a Great Dane and was even bigger! He was measured to be 110cm from the shoulder in 2012. He weighed 110 kg at the time, which is a lot even for Great Danes. Giant George liked to sleep in a giant bed and enjoyed going on rides in a golf cart with his family. When he died of old age in 2013, Zeus was crowned the new record holder.

• Gustl – gets the washing in from the line

Terrier cross Gustl set a funny record in 2009: he took 13 pieces of clothing from a washing line within one minute. Gustl also mastered more then 50 commands and won over 80 trophies for his tricks. He could do somersaults, load the washing machine and jump rope. Most record breaking dogs have English names. So if you’re wondering about this unusual name: Gustl belonged to an Austrian woman, Heidi Deml from Vienna.