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Cocker Spaniel Names - Male and Female Ideas

 
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: January 9, 2019
Cocker Spaniel Names - Male and Female Ideas

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Cocker Spaniels are one of the most adorable dogs. With their frilled coats and tender looks, they can melt the hardest of hearts. Fortunately, it is not just their adorable appearance which endears them to dog lovers all over the world. They are a breed with an enormous capacity for love and affection. They bond closely with their owners and, although they can get timid, they are incredibly sweet and take great enjoyment in pleasing those they love.

These characteristics, both physical and in temperament, are the starting point for thinking of the best names for Cocker Spaniels. At AnimalWised, we have Cockcer Spaniel names for male and female dogs. Even with more than 200 ideas, you can use these ideas as inspiration for your own dog's unique personality.

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Cocker Spaniel breeds

When we talk about Cocker Spaniels, there are actually two distinct breeds. These are the:

Although they share many characteristics, there several breed traits which differentiate one form the other. Perhaps the most noticeable when looking at these breeds is their snout. The American Cocker Spaniel has a flatter snout than the English Cocker Spaniel. Another difference can be seen in their size as the English Cocker Spaniel is usually a little taller than the American. In terms of that famous coat, the American Cocker Spaniel is longer and more frilled than their English cousin.

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How to choose the best name for your Cocker Spaniel

Regardless of whether you have an English Cocker Spaniel or an American Cocker Spaniel (or even a mix breed between the two), the important thing to do is recognize your dog an an individual. For this reason, we have some tips you should take into account when choosing the name for your Cocker Spaniel:

  • Do not use a name which sounds like a word you might use around your dog a lot or which might be confused with obedience commands.
  • Dogs prefer shorter names as they will not be able to register words with more than 3 syllables as easily. They tend to internalize the word in 2 or 3 syllables.
  • If you are short on ideas, take a look at the physical appearance of your dog. Is there anything they remind you of? Do they have particular features which might be linked to a certain name?
  • Is there something special about how this Cocker Spaniel came into your life? You might want to use this as a way to think about a name.
  • How does this dog fit into your life? Maybe there is a name which can fit into a theme. E.g. if you already have a pet called Snowy, you can call your new one TinTin.
  • What about their personality? If they have a habit of falling about a lot as a puppy, you could call them Buster (after Buster Keaton) or if there is anything they remind you of, start there. You will also need to think about your own personality and how your dog might match it.

Ensure once you have chosen a name for your Cocker Spaniel that all the members of your household are consistent. You might want to give them an official name and a nickname. Make sure you all call them directly by the same one, otherwise the dog will get confused and it can make training problematic. Also, everyone needs to pronounce the name the same.

When you have chosen from these best names for Cocker Spaniels, remember the best way to help them learn it is through positive reinforcement. When you call them and they respond, ensure you give them some positive attention. At the beginning this can be with a treat, but it will develop so that you can simple acknowledge their attention. Not all dogs will have the same facility for learning, so ensure that you reserve patience. If you adopt your Cocker Spaniel as an adult it might take some time for them to get used to a new name. Cocker Spaniel puppies will only have to learn the one name.

Names for female Cocker Spaniels

Cocker Spaniels are loving and affectionate dogs, but are also very dependent on their guardians. They are not dogs which will tolerate loneliness. If they have to spend certain amounts of time home alone, it is important they are given means to deal with your absence. If not, it could lead to separation anxiety which can turn into depression.

If you have adopted a beautiful English or American Cocker Spaniel, or are simply considering it, you will need to prepare your home. This is something which is even more important than choosing the best name for them. Ensure you have the right food, water bowls, toys, comfortable spaces and areas free from stress. These are just the basics, so you can find out more on AnimalWised about adopting a new dog into your home.

Once you are ready practically, you can have a think about these Cocker Spaniel names:

  • Afi
  • Africa
  • Alma
  • Almond
  • Arabia
  • Arena
  • Ariel
  • Aura
  • Ayla
  • Baby
  • Baxie
  • Bella
  • Blair
  • Blacky
  • Bless
  • Boira
  • Bonnie
  • Bree
  • Brisa
  • Cala
  • Candy
  • Cinnamon
  • Cassie
  • Chica
  • Chips
  • Cleo
  • Ciera
  • Costa
  • Cuckoo
  • Daria
  • Dama
  • Dana
  • Debra
  • Diva
  • Doll
  • Dolly
  • Dori
  • Dulce
  • Estelle
  • Etna
  • Frida
  • Gala
  • Foxy
  • Gata
  • Greta
  • Hada
  • Hera
  • Isis
  • Jara
  • Jasmin
  • Jazz
  • Joya
  • Juliet
  • Kai
  • Kenya
  • Kia
  • Kira
  • Kora
  • Lana
  • Layla
  • Leia
  • Linda
  • Lula
  • Luz
  • Madonna
  • Mandy
  • Mara
  • Marilyn
  • Marquesa
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Mimi
  • Mimosa
  • Moira
  • Nala
  • Nena
  • Nube
  • Odessa
  • Oona
  • Osiris
  • Pam
  • Pearl
  • Phoebe
  • Pinkie
  • Princess
  • Queenie
  • Rey
  • Roxie
  • Rosie
  • Ruby
  • Sally
  • Sandy
  • Selva
  • Sol
  • Sugar
  • Sweet
  • Taca
  • Tara
  • Tierra
  • Tiffany
  • Truffles
  • Val
  • Viv
  • Whitney
  • Winnie
  • Whitey
  • Yuki
  • Yuri
  • Zara
  • Zoe
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Names for black Cocker Spaniels

While these breeds come in a range of colors, one of the most common requests for Cocker Spaniel names are for those with black coats. Some of these names are those which come from words related to darkness or some cultural things we might associate with the color black. They include:

  • Agate (precious stone)
  • Amaris ("daughter of the moon" in Hebrew)
  • Ayla ("light of the moon" in Turkish)
  • Blacky
  • Sky
  • Eclipse
  • Jade (precious stone)
  • Laylah ("nighttime" in Arabic)
  • Leily ("nighttime" in Iranian)
  • Luna
  • Mahina ("moon" in Hawaiian)
  • Negrita
  • Night
  • Nisha ("night" in India)
  • Nishi ("night" in Japanese)
  • Noche
  • Nyx ("night" in Greek)
  • Ónyx (precious stone)
  • Selena (goddess of the moon)
  • Shadow
  • Sombra (“shadow” in Spanish)
  • Star
  • Theia (goddess of the moon)
  • Yue ("moon" in Chinese)

Names for male Cocker Spaniels

In addition to teaching your Cocker Spaniel how to be alone at home, whether male or female, it's essential to take care during their period of socialization. This will start when they are born and still with their mother and siblings. Failure to do so can lead to behavioral problems such as destruction, insecurity and, in acute cases, aggression.

All dogs mark their territory, although male dogs will do it more than females. When out and about it is a natural behavior, but it is not something which should be tolerated in the home or other inappropriate places. Educating your dog while out walking is very important. Sterilization, along with its other benefits, is known to reduce territorial marking by around 50%.

Now you know some more about adopting a male Cocker Spaniel, here are some ideas for naming them:

  • Andy
  • Anouk
  • Apollo
  • Axel
  • Axis
  • Bambi
  • Brownie
  • Brad
  • Canny
  • Chester
  • Chippy
  • Choco
  • Clay
  • Diesel
  • Dingo
  • Dustin
  • Ecko
  • Gasper
  • Gordo
  • Gus
  • Geoff
  • Han
  • Harry
  • Hercules
  • Jake
  • Joe
  • Jon
  • Kurt
  • Lassie
  • Loki
  • Luke
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Milan
  • Nanuk
  • Nibble
  • Niles
  • Ringo
  • Robin
  • Roger
  • Saruk
  • Sid
  • Toffee
  • Yiro
  • Yogi
  • Walter
  • Wes
  • Zac
  • Zane
  • Zeus
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Names for English and American Cocker Spaniels

When you are thinking of names for Cocker Spaniels, you might want to play up the English and American aspect by choosing names which can be found in their respective human cultures. Here are some suggestions:

  • Almond
  • Beauty
  • Bonny
  • Boss
  • Brown
  • Buddy
  • Candy
  • Cloud
  • Cookie
  • Crazy
  • Dark
  • Dolly
  • Fluffy
  • Foxy
  • Furry
  • Gold
  • Goldie
  • Gypsy
  • Happy
  • Hope
  • Lady
  • Love
  • Lovely
  • Pearl
  • Pixie
  • Poppy
  • Sand
  • Shaggy
  • Silky
  • Soft
  • Teddy
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We also have some suggestions for Cocker Spaniel names which don't fit into these categories. These are names which might come from pop culture, they might be names of foods or are simply strange names which also make sense when calling your dog. They are unique names for Cocker Spaniels because they are unique names in any category. Of course, they are no replacement for a name which is unique to you and your beloved Cocker Spaniel:

  • Bacon
  • Bandido/a
  • Bisch
  • Banger
  • Chauncy
  • Chewbacca
  • Chet
  • Colbert
  • Dakar
  • Darth Vader
  • Funches
  • Goliath
  • Mani
  • Mochi
  • Moppet
  • Nimble
  • Orloc
  • Pan
  • Pincho
  • Peanut
  • Pellet
  • Stuffy
  • R2-D2
  • Thor
  • Turkey
  • Zappa

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