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Names for Schnauzer Dogs

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: June 19, 2018
Names for Schnauzer Dogs

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The choice of adopting a dog and welcoming them to our home means taking on a great responsibility of which we ought to be fully aware. However, it's also a moment of excitement and happiness. There are plenty of things to get ready before getting our new dog, and one of the most important ones is deciding how we're going to name them.

In order to choose the best name there are many aspects we can consider; one of them can be the dog's breed. In this AnimalWised article, we'll round up our favorite names for Schnauzer dogs.

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Traits of Schnauzer dogs

In order to choose a good name that really fits our dog, we should consider the animal itself. Therefore, let's take a look at the most common traits of Schnauzer dogs:

  • Size is very important, especially when choosing a name. There are three varieties of Schnauzer dogs: Miniature, Standard and Giant.
  • "Schnauzer" means "Mustache" in German. Of course, this is one of their most characteristic traits, and going for an old man-sounding name can be a good option.
  • Schnauzers are brave, clever and proud.
  • They were bred to hunt rats, and they are hard workers.
  • Schnauzers are very loyal to their owners, but they can mistrust strangers.
Names for Schnauzer Dogs - Traits of Schnauzer dogs

Why is the name of a dog important?

Choosing a name is not a trivial process. The dog will come to us when we call it by its name; therefore, it's the first step to begin our relationship with our pet and train them properly. Teaching a dog to recognize their name is the first thing to do, and this education must be reinforced positively, rewarding the dog as they learn.

To help our dog learn their name, it shouldn't be too long (beyond 3 syllables) or too short (just one), and it can't be a name that sounds like an order (Spot / Stop), since our pet would obviously feel confused.

If our dog is still a puppy, it's very important to start their socialization as soon as possible so that they learn to relate to people and other pets. The more effort we make, the best results we'll eventually get.

Names for Schnauzer Dogs - Why is the name of a dog important?

Best names for female Schnauzer dogs

It's a very good idea to choose a name that refers to your Schnauzer's size or personality. Our favorites include:

Names for miniature Schnauzers:

  • Anette
  • Bangle
  • Cherry
  • Cosette
  • Edelweiss
  • Fairy
  • Flash
  • Flöhchen
  • Spark
  • Tawny

Names for giant Schnauzers:

  • Alaska
  • Atlanta
  • Big Barda
  • Brienne
  • Dogzilla
  • Harley
  • Hyppolita
  • Magna
  • Maxine
  • Sargent
  • Sparta
  • Titania
  • Theodora

Names according to personality:

  • Artemis
  • Cher
  • Coquette
  • Diva
  • Gracie
  • Huntress
  • Lady
  • Sif

Other names for female Schnauzers:

  • Bella
  • Danna
  • Fluffy
  • Frida
  • Gipsy
  • Kira
  • Lizzy
  • Lucca
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Mako
  • Mia
  • Nala
  • Nena
  • Neska
  • Nikita
  • Nina
  • Pamela
  • Pandora
  • Pepper
  • Ruby
  • Sabrina
  • Tallulah
  • Tara
Names for Schnauzer Dogs - Best names for female Schnauzer dogs

Best names for male Schnauzer dogs

Of course, just as in female dogs, it might be a cool idea to use a gigantic-sounding name for a very small dog, and vice versa. Think about a tiny "Hannibal" or a very large "Furball"!

Names for miniature Schnauzers:

  • Blitz
  • Bratwurst
  • Nano
  • Prinz
  • Rascal
  • Schnapps
  • Tiny
  • Werther

Names for giant Schnauzers:

  • Attilah
  • Baloo
  • Conan
  • Fluffy
  • King
  • Lobo
  • Maximus
  • Spartacus
  • Samson
  • Thor
  • Zeus

Names according to personality:

  • Baby
  • Diablo
  • Felix
  • Gore
  • Lucky
  • Meister
  • Merry

Other names for male Schnauzers:

  • Angus
  • Axel
  • Bismarck
  • Bruno
  • Chester
  • Cooper
  • Dorado
  • Draco
  • Eddie
  • Jack
  • Ludwig
  • Max
  • Otto
  • Pippo
  • Pongo
  • Rocky
  • Ruffo
  • Scam
  • Shion
  • Simon
  • Snoopy
  • Stuart
  • Usher
  • Wally
  • Wilson
Names for Schnauzer Dogs - Best names for male Schnauzer dogs

Haven't decided yet?

If none of these names have convinced you, take a look at our other lists:

Names for Schnauzer Dogs - Haven't decided yet?

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