Every dog owner knows why they gave their dog its name, but how well do you know the story behind their breed names? For example, poodle comes from ‘pudeln,’ a German word that meant ‘to splash,’ so these brave retrievers were known as pudelhund, or ‘water dogs.’ The word eventually evolved into the English poodle.
Let’s see how a handful of common breeds found their monikers….
Ruppy the transgenic puppy at 10 days old under ultraviolet light
A cloned beagle named Ruppy – short for Ruby Puppy – is the world’s first transgenic dog. She and four other beagles all produce a fluorescent protein that glows red under ultraviolet light. (Pics)