The Best Rottweiler Names - Over 200 Female and Male Choices
Animal file: Rottweiler
The Rottweiler dog is characterized by their robust appearance and noble look. Unfortunately, they have also been wrongly tarred with the brush of being overly aggressive and unfriendly. In truth, they are quiet, intelligent and obedient dogs which can be extremely brave, affectionate and loyal. If we learn to educate them in a positive way, keep their minds well stimulated and needs well met, we can have the most loving companion by our side. As with all dog breeds, it is important to use positive reinforcement and ensure we provide adequate training. Only guardians with time, care and devotion should be caretakers of these incredible dogs.
If you have met these requirements and have decided to adopt a Rottweiler, AnimalWised is here to help with our list of the best Rottweiler names with over 200 options to choose from. While some of the names will relate to their size and stature, we have many more which reference the full spectrum of their incredible character.
How to choose a name for your Rottweiler
Before getting to our list of Rottweiler names to choose from, it's important to take into account some background for making your decision. You should consider:
- Dogs prefer shorter names of two to three syllables. They are easier for the dog to register, whereas names of only one syllable can be easily confused with other words and sounds.
- Ensure that all members of the household know how to properly pronounce the name you decide upon, otherwise the dog can become confused and not be able to learn their name.
- Don't use names that resemble other common words or names used in the household.
- You can give them a longer name, but only actually refer to them with a shorter nickname. As long as you have consistency, you should be OK.
- Use the character of the dog to help decide the name. Whether you focus on physical characteristics or use aspects of their personality, you can think of their particular traits to make your choice.
- You can use a little dose of irony for a fun name. For example, if your Rottweiler looks a little rough from age or experience, ‘Fluffy’ could be a fun name to give them.
Can you change the name of an adult dog?
Yes, but it is not recommended. It is possible you will have adopted an adult Rottweiler from another family or shelter. They may have been given a name which you don't like (or maybe even seems inappropriate). Still, unless absolutely necessary, it is best to keep the original name. Otherwise, you will have to re-educate the dog and this can be a difficult process.
If you have adopted a rescue dog, then it is likely they will not have a name. The shelter may have given them one temporarily, possibly as a way to help the adoption process. You should ask them if the dog has been given a specific name. In these cases, you will need to give them a new one. Once you have decided on a suitable name for your Rottweiler, we can help with teaching your dog their name.
The best names for Rottweiler dogs
The best names for Rottweiler dogs are ones which strike a balance. They need to be something which suits the dog and their personality, they need to be something which has a positive meaning for you and they need to be a name you can use daily. If you are looking for a name for your Rottweiler, we have some of our top picks below. If course, this list is very subjective, but don't worry. We have many more possible name choices still to come below.
The best female Rottweiler names
The best male Rottweiler names
Female Rottweiler names
Some of the names for female Rottweilers might belie a heroic sensibility, it is important to remember Rottweilers have many aspects to their personality. Some are goofy, some are cute, others are downright cool. This is why we have some options for girl Rottweiler names you may not have considered before.
Male Rottweiler names
As we said before, many Rottweiler names, especially for male Rottweilers, tend to be brutish or aggressive sounding. This is due to misconceptions about the nature of Rottweilers. Here we have some male Rottweiler names which may sound heroic, but we also have some which are simply wonderful names for wonderful dogs.
German Rottweiler names
While the breed might actually go as far back as the Roman Empire, the Rottweiler is most culturally connected to Germany, its name deriving from the ‘Rottweil’ region of this country. It's full German name is Rottweiler Metzgerhund which translates to ‘butcher's dog from Rottweil’. They were used to pull carts and work for the meat trade, but their training ability and intelligence have meant they are now more commonly used as police and security dogs. Their popularity properly started in Germany and there are associations dedicated to the history and care of the breed. Here are some of the best German Rottweiler names to show esteem for their origins:
Unique and fun Rottweiler names
Now you have considered male and female Rottweiler names as well as those which relate to their German origin, you might simply want to have some which are fun. Or unique. Or different. If so, we have some of these names which might be suitable for the new furry member of your family.
- Ali Dog
- Sr. Perro
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