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Slate's Explainer: Show Dog Names

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Slate's Explainer: Show Dog Names

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Slate's Explainer: Show Dog Names

Slate's Explainer: Show Dog Names

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The German shorthaired pointer who won the top prize at Tuesday's Westminster dog show is called Carlee by her owners. But the dog's official name is Ch Kan-Point's VJK Autumn Roses — a typical name for a champion pure bred. Slate's Andy Bowers explains why show dogs have such lengthy names.