Names for Big Dogs

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: October 3, 2016
Names for Big Dogs

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Are you thinking about adopting a big dog? Many of us dog lovers adore big breeds; however, we must always make sure that we can fulfill all their requirements, including enough space for them to be comfortable at home.

Besides, we must also keep in mind that not all dog breeds have the same temperaments and behaviors. Some big dogs like Rottweilers, Dobermans or German Shepherds need lots of physical activity, so owners of these breeds must have the time to face that responsibility and go out with their pets.

If you are aware of all the obligations that welcoming a big dog into your home entails, you can start thinking about how to name them. Here at AnimalWised we'll help you with our selection of names for big dogs.

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  1. How to choose a name for a big dog
  2. Names for big male dogs
  3. Names for big female dogs
  4. Have you chosen a name for your pet?

How to choose a name for a big dog

Many people like to name their dogs after physical or behavioral traits, but it might be a mistake to choose a name based on their characteristics as puppies. Big breed dogs change a lot as they grow older; you might choose a cutesy name for your puppy, but eventually you may come to think that it sounds ridiculous for your gigantic St Bernard. On the other hand, some people like to give very fluffy and childish names to their big dogs to play with that contrast.

There are other factors you should take into account when naming your dog, since they will become important in their training. Experts recommend shorter names, around two syllables long. This way, it's easier to remember.

Another thing you should consider is that your dog's name shouldn't sound too similar to an order or daily word, or it might get confusing. For instance, calling your dog "Pitt" can bring confusion when telling him to "sit".

That said, the most important thing is that you choose a name that you like. To help you with that, here goes our selection of names for big dogs.

Names for Big Dogs - How to choose a name for a big dog

Names for big male dogs

  • Adonis
  • Alaskin
  • Argos
  • Aslan
  • Ashton
  • Astro
  • Balto
  • Bear
  • Beethoven
  • Boston
  • Craster
  • Dakar
  • Django
  • Dover
  • Ernie
  • Fang
  • Flanders
  • Gaston
  • Gilgamesh
  • Goku
  • Hachiko
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Izan
  • Kyoto
  • Lazan
  • Lobo
  • Louis
  • Maximus
  • Nanuk
  • Neron
  • Pongo
  • Rex
  • Rulo
  • Scar
  • Schion
  • Sirius
  • Tarzan
  • Terry
  • Thor
  • Ursus
  • Wolfgang
  • Zeus
Names for Big Dogs - Names for big male dogs

Names for big female dogs

  • Africa
  • Amber
  • Ariel
  • Asia
  • Attila
  • Atlas
  • Ayla
  • Blossom
  • Britta
  • Capella
  • Chloe
  • Cocoa
  • Daga
  • Dakota
  • Ganja
  • Gilda
  • Greta
  • Jeanne
  • Kali
  • Kalinda
  • Kenya
  • Kiara
  • Lola
  • Luna
  • Mara
  • Maya
  • Nala
  • Noa
  • Olivia
  • Olympia
  • Omara
  • Rania
  • Sasha
  • Sansa
  • Sharon
  • Storm
  • Soy
  • Terra
  • Turquoise
  • Ursula
  • Xena
  • Zira
Names for Big Dogs - Names for big female dogs

Have you chosen a name for your pet?

We hope that our list of names for big dogs has been helpful to choose the best name for your pet. Once you have made up your mind, it's time to become familiar with basic training orders and techniques.

Start paying attention to your dog's behavior from the beginning to avoid unwanted habits such as jumping on people, which can get dangerous in the case of big breeds. For that, we recommend you learn how to make a dog ethogram.

And if you still haven't found the right name for your dog, don't worry. We have many other selections - you'll get inspired for sure!

Names for Big Dogs - Have you chosen a name for your pet?

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