The chow mix was picked out by my son (our youngest). It was love at first sight and he named him Snyder after Dan Snyder. We had met Dan at a Read to Succeed event. When our oldest dog passed away we needed someone to keep Snyder company. Our youngest daughter and my wife picked out a skinny, long, shepherd-collie mix and named him Hank. I have no idea how the name came about. They are both happy and healthy (that little, long, skinny pup is now over 90 lbs.) We love them dearly.