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Top Five Rappers With Dog Names

Top Five Rappers With Dog Names, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Greg Valentine

Rappers have gone "canine" naming themselves (Photo by istolethetv/Flickr)

Here’s one I wrote recently for SniffSeattle.com:

Rappers have tough task when they’re starting out. Find the best “rapper name!” Many have gone “canine.”

Before counting down the “Top Five Rappers With Dog Names,” let me tell you who didn’t make the list.

Tim Dog, Phunk Dawg, Milkbone and McGruff. I appreciate the effort. But this list is reserved for performers that the masses have, um, heard of. The only McGruff I know is the Crimedog.

MC Breed fell short, mainly because I wasn’t sure if “breed” was being used as a noun or a verb.

Finally, there’s Randy Jackson. And while he’s not a rapper, and his name is “Randy” not “Rover,” his frequent use of the word “dawg” on American Idol is worthy of an honorable mention.

#5 – Bow Wow
He started at age 13 as “Lil’ Bow Wow.” He probably dropped the “Lil'” when he remembered he’d resented being called “little” since he was eight like the rest of us!

#4 – Nate Dogg
Recently passed away, Nate Dogg was an early protégé of Snoop Dogg’s. Nate was a rapper who could actually sing, as evidenced by his assist on this Warren G track.

#3 – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
The word “bone” gets ’em on this list?! Yep. The options were getting a little thin. But now that they’re on, gotta rank ’em pretty high!

#2 – Pitbull
When any of today’s recording stars leave the studio, by the time they get to the car, Pitbull’s pretty much rapped on the remix on the track they just finished!

#1 – Snoop Dogg
“Snoop Doggy Dogg” is simply the king of all canine rappers. From his days as a pup, nobody’s brought more dog puns to music: Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Doggumentary.

Greg Valentine
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‘Sniff Seattle’ Dog Walkers Offers Pet Services

Stewie, Santa Paws, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Stewie aka "Santa Paws" (Photo by Jeanna, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers)

Sniff Seattle is here! We’ve launched a new dog walking, pet sitting and grooming service, specializing in Seattle neighborhoods from downtown to the north.

To our friends in Seattle, thanks for helping us spread the word! If you know someone who’s looking for pet services such as dog walking, pet sitting, boarding, or grooming, let them know about Sniff Seattle.

I’m also inviting all of our friends on Facebook to also friend the Sniff Seattle Facebook page. If you’re on Twitter, come follow us. And check out the Sniff Seattle website I put together.

And if you live in Seattle, and need some loving pet care, give Jeanna a call! The contact info is below.

The back-story on all this? We both love animals. Jeanna has been around and worked with animals all her life, and spent months laying the ground work for Sniff Seattle. I’ve spent the last couple weeks building and maintaining the website. Somehow, that qualifies me for “partner” status in this new business. Hey, I’ll take it!

From SniffSeattle.com:

Sniff Seattle is a dog walking and pet sitting service, serving the Ballard, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Fremont, Greenlake, Wallingford, Greenwood, Blue Ridge, Eastlake, Westlake and downtown neighborhoods of Seattle, Washington. We offer complete peace-of-mind when it comes to the care of your pet. Reliable. Trusted. Fully bonded and insured. And above all, lovingly dedicated to the care of your furry family members!

Call Sniff Seattle: (206) 478-5183
Email Sniff Seattle: SniffSeattle@gmail.com

Greg Valentine
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Jeanna, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Cornbread, Bulldog

Jeanna with Cornbread (Photo by Greg Valentine)

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