Dog Names & Puppy Names
Deciding on names for dogs is often quite a challenging task! Personal preferences usually play a role when choosing a dog name or puppy name. Many people choose a dog name or puppy name in memory of a previous pet they have owned. Others consider the looks or characteristics of their dog.
Whatever your dog naming inspiration, there are a few practical tips you should consider when choosing a dog name or puppy name:
- Pick a dog name with one or two syllables. Short dog names are more easily recognized by dogs.
- If you decide to go with a long dog name, think about what the short version of this dog name will be. You will probably use the short version of the dog name more than you think.
- Pick a dog name or puppy name that you are happy to call out in the dog park.
- Avoid dog names that sound like commands. For example, ‘Joe’ is probably too closed to ‘No’. It can be difficult for dogs to the tell the difference between similar sounding words.
- Choosing a dog name or puppy name that includes high pitched tones will help to get your dog’s attention more easy.
- Keep in mind that your dog will change its life stages. E.g. choosing a dog name or puppy name like “Puppy” may not be that suitable anymore for a senior Bullmastiff.
- You want to make sure you can easily pronounce the dog name or puppy name. It should just roll off your tongue.
For some inspiration check out our Top 50 Dog Names and Puppy Names for Australia and the USA.
Top 50 Dog Names and Puppy Names in Australia
Top 50 Dog Names
Top 50 Dog Names and Puppy Names in the USA
Top 50 Dog Names
Do you need more help and inspiration finding a suitable dog name or puppy name? Try our Pet Name Search to search from thousands of dog names and puppy names in our database. Select your dog’s sex and categories such as famous people or cartoons, or just search by alphabet to find the perfect dog name or puppy name for your pet!