Small Dog Names

Thursday, November 3, 2011 @ 03:11 PM  posted by Mr.Ekachai

Small dogs have unique personalities and they need names to suit them. There are lots of different ways you can come up with a terrific name for your small dog. For example, maybe your small dog names reminds you of a certain sweet? How about Candy, Cocoa, or Snickers? Maybe you and your little dog love sports? How about Rugby, Dodger, or Ace? Whatever you and your dog love can provide you with a good name.

Suggestions for Naming Your Dog

Here are some suggestions to help you name your dog:

1.Try to choose a name that reflects your dog’s character. If your dog is a clown then name him something fun. If she’s a prima donna, give her a properly regal-sounding name.

2.Most dogs respond best to names that are short, with just one or two syllables. “Lassie” and “Rocky” make it easy for your dog to know you are talking to them.

3.Don’t choose a name that’s too long or hard to say. You will be using the name thousands of times so make it easy for you and your dog.

4.Don’t use a name that sounds like a command. For instance, “Moe” sounds a lot like “No,” and it may confuse your dog.

5.Choose a name that will still fit your dog even when he’s older. If you name your puppy Tiny it may not fit him when he’s an adult dog and he is much bigger.

6.Don’t give your dog the name of a family member unless you clear it with the family member first. it can cause friction.

7.Try out the name with your dog for a couple of days. It’s okay to change it if it doesn’t seem to fit your dog.

8.Once you have chosen the name you should use it often to help your dog learn it.

9.When you use your dog’s name, be positive and encouraging so your dog associates it with good things.

Most Popular Names

Here are the Top 100 Names for Dogs in 2010, according to VPI, the pet insurance company.

Top male dog names

1. Max
2. Buddy
3. Rocky
4. Bailey
5. Jake
6. Charlie
7. Jack
8. Toby
9. Cody
10. Buster
11. Duke
12. Cooper
13. Riley
14. Harley
15. Bear
16. Tucker
17. Murphy
18. Lucky
19. Oliver
20. Sam
21. Oscar
22. Teddy
23. Winston
24. Sammy
25. Rusty
26. Shadow
27. Gizmo
28. Bentley
29. Zeus
30. Jackson
31. Baxter
32. Bandit
33. Gus
34. Samson
35. Milo
36. Rudy
37. Louie
38. Hunter
39. Casey
40. Rocco
41. Sparky
42. Joey
43. Bruno
44. Beau
45. Dakota
46. Maximus
47. Romeo
48. Boomer
49. Luke
50. Henry

Top female dog names

1. Bella
2. Molly
3. Lucy
4. Maggie
5. Daisy
6. Sophie
7. Sadie
8. Chloe
9. Bailey
10. Lola
11. Zoe
12. Abby
13. Ginger
14. Roxy
15. Gracie
16. Coco
17. Sasha
18. Lily
19. Angel
20. Princess
21. Emma
22. Annie
23. Rosie
24. Ruby
25. Lady
26. Missy
27. Lilly
28. Mia
29. Katie
30. Zoey
31. Madison
32. Stella
33. Penny
34. Belle
35. Casey
36. Samantha
37. Holly
38. Lexi
39. Lulu
40. Brandy
41. Jasmine
42. Shelby
43. Sandy
44. Roxie
45. Pepper
46. Heidi
47. Luna
48. Dixie
49. Honey
50. Dakota


Choosing a name for your small dog is a matter of preference. You can choose a name that reflects something that you and your dog love. Try to choose something that reflects your dog’s personality. Use the suggestions here to choose a name. Some of the most popular names for dogs are human names.

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