MALE BEARDED DOG NAMES
Bandit - An outlaw
Furball - Slang term for a furry pet, can be shortened to "Furby"
Rampage - A period of uncontrollable behavior
Conan - From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock - From fictional character Sherlock Holmes
Piper - A player of bagpipes
Ezra - Hebrew name meaning "helper"
Silky - Of resembling silk
Whiz - To move quickly through the air
Bairn - Scottish term meaning "baby"
Jock - An enthusiast in a certain activity
Shaggy - One who has a long, thick hair or fur
Felix - Latin name meaning "lucky"
Blizzard - A high intensity storm
Dafty - Scottish slang term referring to someone "silly"
Glasgow - The biggest city in Scotland
Clyde - A river in Glasgow
Angus - Gaelic name meaning "one"
Glen - Gaelic name meaning "valley"
Sparky - Someone that is lively
Ruffles - To dishevel or tousle someone's hair or fur
Dynamo - Slang term referring to someone energetic
Java - Slang term for coffee
Ricochet - A shot that rebounds off a surface, can be shortened to "Rico"
Toaty - Scottish slang term meaning "tiny"
Kenan - Gaelic name meaning "archaic"
Mambo - A kind of dance
Flash - A burst of energy
Whiskey - A kind of drink popular in Scotland
FEMALE BEARDED DOG NAMES
Lassie - Scottish term for a young woman
Skye - After Isle of Skye, a renowned island in Scotland
FloJo - Nickname of famous runner Florence Joyner
Duff - Gaelic name meaning "dark"
Snuggles - A pet form of the word "snuggle"
Erin - Gaelic name meaning "peace"
Teagan - Irish name meaning "attractive"
Puffin - Slang term referring to someone cute and cuddly
Ivory - After Ivory Crockett, world record holder for sprints
Nova - A kind of star that shines brighter than others
Belle - Means "beautiful" in French
Nina - Russian name meaning "dreamer"
Pepper - A kind of spice
Sugar - A sweet crystalline
Annabel - Scottish name meaning "easy to love"
Calla - Scottish name meaning "beautiful"
Dakota - Native American name meaning "ally"
Gale - A high speed wind
Thistle - Scotland's national flower
Fiona - Gaelic name meaning "white"
Caitriona - Gaelic name meaning "pure"
Herbie - German name meaning "illustrious warrior"
Kenna - Gaelic name meaning "born of fire"
Maura - Gaelic name meaning "great"
Malvina - The name of the heroine of the Ossian cycle
Lulu - Latin name meaning "famous warrior"
Fife - A historic county in Scotland
Shona - Gaelic name meaning "happy"
Croft - A small area of land
Iona - Means "island" in Gaelic
Classic Hunting Dog Names
Hunter/Huntress After all, your dog is hunter, too.
Arrow Some forgo guns and use arrows for hunting instead.
Trapper The goal is to trap animals, and this is a unique, rugged name.
Ranger Your dog helps you monitor the landscape and take care of business, just like a ranger.
Bud/Buddy Hunters have a special bond with their dog in the fields. You become buds with your dog!
Scout Your pup will help you scout the land. This is name is classic and cool.
Chase It goes without saying: A hunting dog does a whole lot of chasing.
Ace If you do your training right, you'll have an ace hunting dog. Get a leg up by naming your dog Ace.
Blaze Like blaze orange! Or, how fast your dog will be running after prey.
Shadow Your pup is like your shadow in the field.
Radar Hopefully your dog is like a radar when you're hunting together, monitoring everything that's going on.
Liberty There's something about hunting that makes you feel free.
Hunting Dog Names Inspired by Ammunition
Gunner A term for a person who operates a gun or cannon.
Trigger When firing a shot, you first pull the trigge.
Bullet and then out goes the bullet! Both are strong hunting dog names.
Ammo An abbreviation for ammunition and a unique name for your canine hunter.
Magnum As in the Magnum gun.
Gauge The gauge of a firearm is a unit of measurement used to express the diameter of the barrel. It's also a tough, strong dog name.
Powder The powder in a gun creates an explosion that propels the bullet and makes a softer hunting dog name.
Remington (Remmy) Based in the United States, the Remington Arms Company is a leading manufacturer of firearms and ammunition.
Ruger The Ruger company, also based in the United States, produces high-quality firearms as well.
Benelli An Italian firearm manufacturer, Benelli is best known for shotguns used by military, law enforcement and civilians all over the world.
Hammer The hammer is the part of a firearm that converts stored up energy into the initial source of energy to fire a projectile.
Musket Looking for a super unique name? Musket - the muzzle-loaded, smoothbore firearm, fired from the shoulder – makes a cool moniker.
Tank As in a tank gun.
Winchester The Winchester Repeating Arms Company is a prominent American maker of repeating firearms. How regal is this name?
Colt Colt's Manufacturing Company has been making firearms in the United States since 1836.
Beretta This Italian firearms company makes a cool name for a female hunting dog.
Glock As in the Glock pistol.
Animal-Inspired Hunting Dog Names
Hawk The hawk is an agile, strong hunter.
Bear Bears are often hunted and are also hunters themselves.
Buck A buck is the the male of some antlered animals, which are commonly hunted.
Drake (male mallard) Duck hunting is quite popular. By picking drake, the name of a male mallard, you are recognizing the animal without being literal.
Wolf A wolf is also a tough canine hunter!
Lynx The lynx, a medium-sized wild cat, is a natural hunter. Like your dog, hopefully.
Fox We love this name. Foxes are quick and lively, great qualities in a hunting dog.
Finch This animal name is a little different. The finch isn't hunted or a hunter, but we love this cute, lovely name for a hunting dog.
Tiger Last but not least is tiger, a tough, strong animal!
Nature-Based Hunting Dog Names
Thunder This name is strong and tough, perfect for a hunting dog.
Dawn Hunting often starts at the crack of dawn!
Sunny How cute is this dog name? It's positive and bright.
Sky You'll be under the beautiful sky for hours upon hours on your hunting trip!
Aurora As in Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.
Stormy Hopefully your hunting trips are storm-free. But, we do love this strong name for hunting dogs.
River Your hunting trip just might be near a river.
Meadow Hunting usually takes place in fields and meadows. How pretty is this name?
Willow Willow trees and shrubs are common in nature. This is a beautiful, natural name.
FOR HUNTING DOG NAMES
Are you looking for a dog name from China? A good dog name should be one or two syllables. Due to the blending of British and Chinese cultures over the last 100 years, Hong Kong possesses a unique mix of Asian and Western qualities. A growing trend inspired by the West is pet guardianship, which is on the rise in Hong Kong due to a growing middle class with disposable income, and in China thanks to that country's one-child policy. Birds, fish, rodents, cats, and dogs are the pets of choice. The Asia Times Online estimates that the 100 million pets in China will grow to 150 million by 2010. In fact China has now become the third-largest pet market in the world, following the U.S. and Brazil, according to Euromonitor International. And there are now an estimated 27 million dogs that call China home.
Chinese & Hong Kong
Color and Look
Pai the: White
Hai the : Black
Wu mu: Ebony
Chin the: Golden
An the: Dark
Kung ping: Fair
Kan tung: Affectionate
Tang Kuo: Candy, as in cute
Tu fei: Bandit
Chi kai: Beggar
Kuai lo: Delightful
Chih fang: Fat
Lao the: Old
Ying hsuing: Hero
Assorted Words Names
Mao - mao literally means "cat" in chinese. What funnier Chinese dog name can there be than to call him/her a cat?
BaoBei - baobei means "baby" in Chinese. And our furry babies are practically children anyways.
Xia Xue - xia xue means "snow" in Chinese. This is a perfect name for white dogs like Samoyeds or white German Sheperds.
Meyli - Meyli in Chinese means "beautiful". A fitting dog name for a beautiful pup!
Bao - normally used to describe yummy Chinese steamed buns, bao would be an adorable name for your Chinese puppy.
Mushu - whether using mushu to name Mulan's sidekick, a yummy pork dish or your new furry friend, Mushu would be a great name for a Chinese dog (that's also foreigner-friendly, too!)
Tofu - okay, so tofu isn't necessarily just a "Chinese dog name" but it sure is cute, isn't it?
Dumpling - jiaozi, or better known to some as dumplings, are a staple in Chinese cuisine and snacks. Any dog nameddumpling is sure to get "oohs" and "ahhs" from relatives.
Boba - boba, or pearl milk tea, isa popular sweetened tea drink with origins in Taiwan.
Mei Mei - mei mei means "little sister". Have a boy dog instead? Name him "didi" for little brother!
Ping: - Cookie (This works in so many ways!)
Puyi - Pu Yi was the last Emperor of China who inherited the throne when he was only two years old!
Tsim Sha Tsui
Is there a secret to naming dogs? The pantheon of Greek heroes, gods, and monsters offers a variety of cool and unusual names for male dogs. However, the name you choose should reflect the qualities of the companion you are going to share your life with. If you are looking to spend time with a cool hero or god, here is a list of some of the more intriguing male characters of Greek mythology and their stories, as well as tips on how to choose the one that's right for your dog's unique character.
Lawless or Obedient Greek Dog Name
Chaos: Primordial Greek god. Translated from Greek, chaos means emptiness, vast void, chasm, the abyss. A modern definition of chaos is unordered and formless primordial mass. While chaos in itself is neither male nor female, from chaos sprang the building blocks of earth, the Titans and the Olympians, and all other life. Chaos produced Gaea (Mother Earth), Tartarus (the embodiment of the underworld), Erebus (a symbol of dark silence), Eros (love), and Nyx (the embodiment of darkness). Name your wild puppy Chaos, and in time will come love, obedience, and order.
Fleet and Agile Greek Dog Name
Zephyr or Zephyrus: The gentle wind of the west that brings spring rains to awaken Mother Earth and the interceder between the world of the living and the underworld of the dead. Zephyr was the son of Astraeus and Eos, the goddess of the dawn; he was the father of the spring flowers and Achilles' immortal horses. Gentle, warm Zephyrus was the wind that guided Aphrodite to the sea of Paphos when she was born, and the only wind Odysseus allowed to help him find his way home to Ithaca. Name your dog Zephyr if you want a fleet, agile dog with a warm disposition.
Faithful, Enduring Greek Dog Names
Sirius:The Dog Star and Companion of Orion. Orion was known as the "most beautiful of the Earthborn" and the greatest mortal hunter. Sirius was his faithful canine hunting companion and the most famous canine in Greek mythology. After Orion boasted of his plan to kill all wild beasts on Earth, Mother Earth grew concerned and sought assistance from Zeus. Given Orion's hunting prowess, the gods shared Mother Earth's concern and they sent a giant Scorpion to battle Orion. Its thick external skeleton was impenetrable to swords and spears, and in time it stung Orion to death. Artemis, Orion’s hunting companion, mourned his passing and placed Orion in the heavens as a constellation. His dog, Sirius, remained on Earth searching ceaselessly for his master. Artemis took pity on Sirius and eventually placed him at his master's side in the heavens. If you are looking for an eternally faithful hunting companion, name him Sirius after the dog star.
Argos: Odysseus' faithful dog. After nearly a twenty year absence from his home, Odysseus returns to find his home is over run by suitors for his wife, Penelope's, hand in marriage. As Odysseus enters his home, no one recognizes him, except Argos, who is in a state of terrible neglect and old age. Argos raises his head and wags his tail to greet his returned master. Odysseus must remain under cover to deal with presumptuous suitors, and passes by without acknowledging Argos. Odysseus sheds a tear for his old friend as he passes, then Argos lays down his head and dies.
Atlas: One of the Titans, his name means hard and enduring. In the battle between Zeus and Cronus, Atlas led the charge against Zeus. For this, Zeus singled out Atlas for the greatest punishment of all. Atlas must bear the heavens, also known as the celestial sphere, often mistaken for Earth, on his shoulders. Name a powerful working dog Atlas and he will be able to live in long service to his master.
Greek Dog Names for Fraternity, Loyalty, and Love
Castor and Pollux were the twin sons of Leda and the brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra. They are known collectively in Greek as the Dioscuri and were worshiped extensively in Sparta. In the myth, the twins shared the same mother but had different fathers. Zeus was father of Pollux, which meant that Pollux was immortal and Castor had a mortal father. When Castor died, Pollux grieved for his twin greatly and asked Zeus to let him share his own immortality with his brother to keep them together. Zeus transformed them into the Gemini, the brightest star constellation. They spend alternate days together in Hades and in the Heavens. If you are seeking and inseparable bond with your dog, name him Castor or Pollux.
Cool Greek Guard Dog Names
Achilles: Achilles was the son of Thetis the beautiful nymph and Peleus the king of the Myrmidons. Initially, Zeus and Poseidon had been rivals for the hand of Thetis until Prometheus, a seer of future events, forewarned Zeus that Thetis would bear a son greater than his father. Not wishing to repeat the history of the Titans, the two gods withdrew their pursuit and encouraged her to wed Peleus. Seeking to make her son invulnerable, Thetis held him by his heel and dipped him in the river Styx. In his youth, Achilles was trained by the centaur Chiron in the art of war alongside Ajax the Great. Seemingly invincible, Achilles was the greatest warrior in Agamemnon's army, and perhaps of his generation. He is notable in the Trojan War first for his refusal to fight - dooming the Greek army to defeat, and then for rejoining the Greeks to avenge Hector's killing of his friend Patroclus. Achilles' killing of Hector ensured the fall of Troy. Then Paris, the abductor of Helen, slay Achilles with an arrow directed by Apollo to the tendon of his heel, where his mother held him when she submerged him in the river Styx. Remarkably, Achilles died from the small wound. Achilles' name means grief of the people, and grief is a frequent theme in Achilles' legend as well as throughout the epic of the Trojan War. In modern times, his name is associated with glory in war. Name your dog Achilles if you mourned the loss of a treasured companion before allowing a new canine companion in your life.
Zeus: The youngest of his siblings, Zeus is the king of the Olympian gods, god of sky and thunder, and rules over the Heavens and Earth. All gods, including the Titans, bow down to him. Zeus is best known in Greek mythology for his amorous exploits which resulted in a pantheon of gods and half-god, half-mortal creatures. His children are Aphrodite, Athena, Ares, Hermes, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Persephone, Apollo, Helen of Troy, the Dioscuri, Perseus, and Heracles, among many others. Zeus is consistently a favorite dog name, regularly in the top 50 most popular male dog names year after year.
Smart, Strong Greek Names for Dogs
Ajax: Known as Ajax the Great and stronger than dirt, he figures prominently in the Trojan War. Renowned for his great strength and good looks , he was considered the second best-looking man in Greece, he is described as being fearless, courageous, and as having great combat intelligence. He was a man of colossal size and broad frame, trained in the arts of war by the centaur Chiron, alongside Achilles. As the second most valuable warrior in Agamemnon's army - second only to Achilles, he is the only principal character in the Trojan War not to receive substantial help from the gods or be wounded in the battle. Name your dog Ajax if you are seeking a smart, courageous guard dog of colossal size and strength.
Spartan: Spartans were the citizens of Sparta, a Greek city which stood out in its day for its singular dedication to the art of war. Spartans were known to live a no-frills lifestyle, focusing from age seven and up on rigorous battle training. So austere were they that "spartan" is a synonym for rigorously disciplined, frugal, brave, and undaunted. The Spartans were considered the greatest warriors of the ancient world, and their women enjoyed considerable freedom compared to the women of contemporary cultures. The film 300 recounts the tale of the three hundred Spartans who fought to the death against the overwhelming forces of the Persians. While they ended in defeat, they did inflict heavy casualties on the Persians before their demise. Spartan is an excellent name for any of the lean, short coated bully breeds including pit bulls, Dobermans, boxers, and chihuahuas. Call your dog Spartan if you want a cool, forthright, and well-disciplined companion.
Greek Names for Herding Dogs
Pan: God of shepherds and flocks, Pan was part man and part goat. He had the pointed ears of an animal, a pug nose, small goat horns, and walked erect on goat legs and cloven hooves. His body was fully covered with hair ending with a goat's tail. Pan was born fully developed, so that his mother ran away with terror when she first saw him. Hermes took pity on the abandoned child and brought him up to Mount Olympus where he and the other gods delighted in him. They named him Pan, meaning all, because he brought pleasure to all the gods. He was a particular favorite of Dionysus, god of wine. However, the nymphs were not as charmed by Pan, and a series of tales ensues where love-struck Pan pursues nymphs only to find they would rather be turned into reeds or echoes than live as his consort. Name your herding dog Pan if you would like him to be a delight to all.
Hermes: The god of animal husbandry, including cattle-herding, shepherding, and goat-herding, and of breeding of horses and mules. Known as a trickster, he is also the god of cattle thieves. As the messenger of the gods, he is depicted with winged sandals and cap; he moves easily between mortals and the divine and conducts souls to the afterlife. His Roman counterpart is Mercury. Name your herding dog Hermes or Mercury if he has a mischievous streak.
Apollo: God of light and the sun, poetry, the healing arts, truth, and prophecy, and defender of herds and flocks, Apollo is one of the most important of the Olympian gods. He is an oracular god and the patron god of Delphi. As the leader of the Muses, he directs their choir. Interestingly, while he is associated with healing and is the physician to the gods, he can also bring about plagues and death with his arrows. Apollo is the twin brother of Artemis and is depicted as an idealized beardless and athletic youth. He is often depicted with his bow and arrows and his lyre, created for him by Hermes.
Cool Obedient Greek Dog Names
Cadmus: Legendary founder of Thebes. By virtue of his ability to follow the instructions of various kings, oracles, gods, and goddesses, Cadmus built the city of Thebes and fathered a line that figures prominently in many of the Greek tragedies. When Cadmus' half-sister Europa was carried off by Zeus disguised as a bull, Cadmus' father instructed him and his brothers to find Europa, and not to return to the city without her. Given that the bull was no ordinary bull, the quest was long and fruitless. Exhausted from their search and unable to return home against their father's wishes, the brothers found new homes. Name you male dog Cadmus if you want a dog that can follow complicated instruction and live in many years of faithful service.
Kind and Gentle Greek Dog Names
Chiron: The civilized centaur. Centaurs were a race notorious for being wild and lusty, indulgent drinkers, and considered to be unfit for any useful purpose. Centaurs are half-man and half-horse, possessed of great size and strength, and capable of inflicting great violence when intoxicated. However, Chiron was unique among the centaurs. He was intelligent, civilized, and kind. A son of Cronos, he was immortal and did not share bloodlines with the other centaurs. Early Greek myths attribute his gentle nature and sophistication to his youthful tutelage under Apollo and Artemis. Skilled in the medical arts, an astrologer, and a respected oracle, Chiron was said to be first among Centaurs and was himself a highly revered teacher and tutor. Many Greek heroes are counted among his students, including Ajax, Aeneas, Actaeon, Caeneus, Theseus, Achilles, Jason, Peleus, Telamon, and Perseus. Call your dog Chiron if you are looking for a kind, intelligent and obedient companion.
Titan: The elder Gods, the Titans, predated the Olympians. Their king, Cronus, was the father of the majority of the Olympians. After being dethroned by Zeus, the Titans were banished to Tartarus. Notable Titans include Prometheus, who gave fire to mankind, Atlas (who bears the heavens on his shoulders), and Gaea (Mother Earth). Name your dog Titan if you need to subjugate a giant among dogs.
Mythical Greek Canine Monsters
Orthrus (or Orthus): Two-headed dog and brother of Cerberus, the Sphinx, the Hydra of Lerna, and the Chimera, all whelped by the chthonic monsters Echidna and Typhon. He belonged to the three-bodied giant, Geryon, and he and Eurytion were charged with the guarding of Geryon's herd of red cattle. Heracles' (Hercules') tenth labor involved the capture of the red cattle, and Heracles slew Orthrus, Eurytion, and Geryon to get them. Name your dog Orthus if you are looking for an exceptional guard dog.
Cerberus: The three-headed dog that guards the entrance to the underworld. One head sees the past, one the present, and one the future. Cerberus only has a taste for live flesh, therefore no living man can enter the underworld. Cerberus also prevents the escape of souls from the underworld.
Lands of the Ancient Greeks
Troy: The high walled city that lay under siege for nine years during the Trojan War following the abduction of Helen. The Greeks launched a thousand ships to conquer Troy and return Helen to her home and husband King Menelaus.
Attica or Atticus (one from Attica): An ancient historical geographical region in Greece which includes Athens, Attica is also a correctional facility in Attica, New York, home of an infamous 1971 riot. In modern literature, Atticus Finch is the gentle and well-respected father and attorney in To Kill A Mockingbird. Atticus Finch represents justice and moral fortitude. Name your dog Atticus if you want a kind, intelligent companion.
Ithaca: Greek island and Odysseus' home. Following the fall of Troy, Poseidon cursed Odysseus to wander the Earth for ten years and lose all of his crew before he could return to his homeland of Ithaca. Odysseus and his crew struggled through a series of trials that include a Cyclops, the Sirens, the clashing rocks Scylla, and the whirlpool Charybdis in order to return to his beloved Ithaca and wife, Penelope. Ithaca represents home, constancy, and faithfulness.
Ever heard of a Horgi? What about a Cheagle? Or how about a Schnoodle? All three of these are names of mixed breed dogs! It's a great chance to highlight some of the fabulously unique "hybrid" dogs and mystery mixes that are part of the DogWatch Hidden Fences family!
Buddy Friend; brother.
Bailey - Steward, In charge.
BDaisy - Eye of the day, synonym for Sun.
Angel - Angelic, messenger of God.
Bella - Beautiful.
Buster - Hitter, puncher.
Bear - Strong, brave.
Charly - Manly, strong; free.
Pep - Pep, liveliness.
Chloe - Blooming.
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