Below is a list of dog names you can use and should read very carefully. Remember the old slogan by Quaker Stake I believe “What’s in a name?” Well, everything! Just like a name can after a child’s life, character, behavior, ambitions… the one you chose for your dog can affect your relationship with it. It is important that you know your dog’s character before you assign it.
Example of why it’s important:
A nervous dog needs a name that sounds soft & calm.
A dominating dog is easier to control if given a short, brief, snappy name.
What are the basic fundamental rules of dog naming:
- Dogs can really only hear (understand) two (2) syllable. So, avoid long names.
- After a soft consonant, use a strong vowels.
- The letter ” f ” is a soft consonant. An ” e ” to follow in the dog’s name is not ideal, however an ” a ” would be well heard by the dog.
- To the reverse, a strong consonant like an ” r ” can be followed by a soft vowel.
- Don’t be shy about doubling up on sounds: Kiki, Bobo, Yoyo…
- Be careful with sounds that can’t be heard.
- Choose a name adapted to your dog taking into account its size, sex, character.
|Naming a dog for its size|
|Small Dog Breed||Large Dog Breeds|
Bubu, Fifi, Vudoo
Max, Rex, Kiki, Bob
|Choosing according a the dog’ sex|
|A name with “male” or “masculine” consonants and vocal vowels (q, r, t, a …)||A softer dog name. A sound in ” u “|
|Care for the dog’s character|
|Soft name. Soft, not too dry consonant . Reassuring dog name.||Snappy, sharp name.|
Dog name that sounds authoritarian.