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Are you looking for that perfect dog name that just fits your pooch? Naming a dog can be difficult. One way many pet owners do it is to look for a name that goes with your dog's personality or physical characteristic? For example, is your dog a good watch dog or has a slightly aggressive personality? ADT
Here are some names ideas for dogs that are known to be "aggressive, independent or good watch dogs". I hope this helps you find the perfect name for your dog!
Do you have any suggestions for additional traits or dog names? Email us your dog name ideas and we will try to add them to our dog name list!
Antag (for antagonistic)
Brinks, like Brinks home security
Ruth - short for Ruthless
Doesn't matter how or what you would like to name your dog, we have the perfect name for you. Are you looking for a dog name to go with personality traits such as independent dogs, playful dogs, funny dogs, cute or beautiful dogs, loving dogs, sweet dogs, big dogs or dogs with big personalities, small dogs, smart dogs, not so smart dogs, strong dogs, fast dogs, ornery dogs, or talkative dogs?
Or are you looking for a name your dog based on his hair coat color or type such as he is white, yellow, red or brown, silver or grey, black, black and white, spotted, wrinkled or a fluffy dog. Check out the links associated with any of those words and get our list! We have the perfect name for your dog!
Or have you found a stray dog or rescued a stray and want a name that fits?
Here is even a list of over 1200 common dog names. Or maybe you just want to look for an unusual dog name. How about cool dog names? We have tons of those!
Do you want to know what the most common dog names mean? Learn about the "meaning" behind common Male dog names and Female dog names.
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Dr. Debra Primovic
Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.