The Name ARCO for a German Shepherd??

by Robert
(Georgia, USA)

What is the signifance of the name "Arco" for German Shepherd Dogs.

I have done work with several police K9 units and cant remember one that didn't have a dog named Arco on the roster.

I have researched the meaning of the name (and cant find it anywhere online) and the name is not listed on any of the sites I have found with GSD names.

The only thing I can find that makes any sense to me is that there was a german U-Boat commander named "Ferdinand von Arco".

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Mar 31, 2011
Arco Origin
by: Anonymous

Arco means "arhcway" or simply "arch" in spanish and german. It was a prominent last name in Germany back in the history. The surname eventually migrated to other countries.

Jul 09, 2010
by: Jason

My dogs name is Arco. He was born over in Germany. I asked the breeder what it meant. They told me all it was, was a very popular German dog name. It has no meaning.

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