Slate's Explainer: Show Dog Names 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.
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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.