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60 Names for Black Dogs: Male, Female, Badass, and Funny

Updated on February 5, 2017
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Black Dog Breeds

There’s just something about a black dog that is so beautiful. Perhaps it’s that deep, black, lustrous, gorgeous coat of fur that makes you just want to cuddle every single one you see!

It’s almost as if they are living teddy bears. Many breeds of black dogs are gentle enough to be confused with teddy bears and make terrific pets.

Many breeds of black dogs have a reputation for being gentle, loving, sweet, family dogs.

These breeds are known to make great family pets:

  • German Shepherd
  • Gordon Setter
  • Labrador
  • Newfoundland
  • Poodle
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Pug
  • Russian Terrier
  • Schnauzer
  • Scottish Terrier

This is not a complete list of good family dogs. Any breed can make an excellent family pet if it is provided a loving, nurturing atmosphere to thrive in.

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Names For Your Black Dog

Now, you can really name a dog anything you want, but if you are considering getting a black dog, why not look into black dog names?

There’s nothing “dog-racist” about it. Many things and names are associated with the color black!

The list of black dog names can get lengthy, but here, we are going to focus on specific categories to get you thinking on the track of black:

Names for Male Black Dogs

 
 
 
 
Knight
Astro
Shadow
Graphite
Comet
Harley
Cadet
Usher
Bear
Smokey
Obsidian
Gibraltar
Flint
Onyx
King
Truffle
Jefferson
Prince
Havoc
Slate

Names for Female Black Dogs

 
 
 
 
Ebony
Eve
Sable
Diamond
Dahlia
Twilight
Velvet
Midnight
Ash
Dior
Raven
Black Swan
Black Beauty
Cleopatra
Pearl
Afrodite
Chanel
Tyra
Licorice
Queenie

Badass Names For Black Dogs

 
 
 
 
Ninja
Beast
Razor
Panther
Demon
Predator
Jet
Diesel
Black Mamba
Widow
Scorpion
Mayhem
Titanium
Gunpowder
Rocket
Bond
Bullet
Jax
Ace
Sniper

Funny Names for Black Dogs

 
 
 
 
Batman
Espresso
Cleveland
Django
Dr. Huxtable
Kenyan
Darth Vader
Space Cadet
Fat Albert
Black Jack
Chef
Urkel

"Black" in Other Languages

 
 
English
Black
Spanish
Negro
Greek
Mavro
German
Schwarz
French
Noir
Dutch
Zwart
Italian
Nero
Japanese
Kuro
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Deciding on a Name

The list of black names goes on and on. If you don’t see one on this list that suits your fancy, or your dog, then try thinking of anything you possibly can that’s related to the color black. You’ll find yourself coming up with many different options, and eventually one that is perfect for your furry friend!

If you are just having a hard time deciding between a few names, try the following tips for letting your dog pick its own name.

  • Call out names: This method works pretty well if you have three or more different names in mind. Sit across a room and begin calling out names, pausing for 20-30 seconds between each name. When your dog comes running, that’s its name!

  • Family circle: Great for settling disputes among family members as to what to name the pup. Have everyone form a large circle around the dog (but not so close that it gets scared). When the game starts, everyone should begin at the same time to call the dog by the name they desire. Whoever the dog goes to gets to name the dog.

  • Index cards: Take a few index cards and write different names on them, placing them all around the room with a piece of food on each one. Whatever one your dog eats off of first shows the name the dog will get.

  • Pees on trees: This one requires a male dog who knows how to lift his leg already, and a backyard with a few trees. Write names on index cards and tack one card on each tree in the backyard. Whatever tree the dog pees on first shows the name that he chose!

However you choose to name your black dog, make it a fun process, since you will only have to do it once!

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      Kristine Claire 17 months ago

      i love truffle name to my puppy male pure black... :)

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      Kept private 2 years ago from Northeast United States

      Voted up and awesome ! :) Great name choices for the darker muts ! Gotta love them

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      Marie 3 years ago

      I have two dogs one lady and the other duke so had a loom at your names and decided to call my puppy prince as they all fit together

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Hi Tutta. Our girl was from the Humane Society so she probably was not a true pure breed. She looked like a flat-coated retriever with beautiful feathers on her tail and legs. I love your dog's name, Savannah. My BFF named her black dog Dakota.

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      Tatiana 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi Peg!

      Thanks for reading and responding! I love Gordon Setters, such pretty dogs. I've got an all black flat-coated retriever named Savannah; not very original now after coming up with all these black dog names. I'll just have to keep them in mind for our next puppy!

      All the best,

      Tutta

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I had to laugh at your decision making process for choosing the dog's name. That was really funny. My dog's name was Buckwheat and she was a female Gordon Setter who lived to be sixteen.