Grumbles and other things

Dogs in a group are considered a pack. Deer in a group, a herd.

There are some interesting words out that to signify a group of one type of animal when all together. 
Some are more well known, like the two examples given above.

Then of course there are those not so well known ones.

Like a grumble of pugs. (((Stella, Margaret and Gussie...does this make you guys grumbly?! BOL)

My momma came across this info yesterday and it thoroughly sparked her interest! If there pugs in a group had a special term…what about other dogs?!

Sadly…there weren’t so many other dogs with their own special word, or at least none that Momma found. The ones she did find were:A leash of greyhounds.
A pomp of Pekingese  

That’s not to say that even though there weren’t to many specific names for single breed groups of dogs that there weren’t lots of other interesting animal group names! 

Here were some of our favorites!

Oh my!! How flamboyant!

A stand or flamboyance of flamingos.
A kindle of kittens.
A clowder of cats. 
A paddling of ducks. 
A rafter of turkeys.
A troubling of goldfish.
A charm of hummingbirds. 
A horde of hamsters
A smack of jellyfish
A cry of hounds. 


There were many many more of course, for one of the lists Momma ran across you can click here to see some of them!

Do you know any other fun words for a specific group of animals?

((Flamingo photo credited to Root64-Stock on deviantart. Hamster photo credited to VolpeNucleare-STOCK on deviantart.


  1. Yes it is real fun with these kinds of various groups :-)

  2. Those are fun to know! Thanks fur lookin up stuff!

  3. This is pretty fun! I didn't know a lot of those.

  4. Now, I did not know any of those...not even for the flamingo which we have here in South Florida (though many of them are plastic and stand alone in people's yards). BOL

  5. How fun! Thanks for sharing! Never heard of a grumble of pugs before! BOL!!! Maybe that's why the puggies look so grumpy sometimes? hehehe!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  6. I think a group of Bassets would have to be a "waddle" since that is how they walk. There are many Waddles held throughout the country. You had several listed that I'd never heard of before. Very cool!

  7. That is pawsome Wesley! I thinks Airedales should have a special term too.... A Daffy of Airedales!!
    Yups! I thinks that works!! BOL
    Ruby ♥

  8. gaggle? Or did I make that up? haha

    Thanks for sharing on Thoughtless Thursday!


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