100+ Serious Dog Names for Big, Strong, and Scary Breeds (Male and Female)

Updated on July 15, 2019
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Layne is an animal lover and grew up in a household full of rescued critters. She is a registered veterinary technician.

Name ideas for your badass canine companion.
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Is Your Dog a Badass? Great Names for Tough Dogs

Whether you're the proud guardian of a fierce teacup Chihuahua or the new caretaker of a rescued Cane Corso, find a powerful name that will match your dog's clout. Studded collars and muscles aside, a fierce name gives your dog an edge up in the canine world. Celebrate their strong nature with a name to match.

Any breed and size of dog can be strong and fierce, so give your beloved guard dog the name they so desire. Let's take a look at some of the best guard dog names for your tough and "intimidating" companion. These names can work for both boys and girls—male and female dogs. Happy searching!

Raise Responsibly

Dogs are a product of their environment. Independent of your dog's breed, always raise them to be good canine citizens. Socialize them early and treat them kindly! A tough, badass dog, can be a sweet dog too. Give them a good life and treat them with love.

Fierce Names for Girl and Guy Dogs

Acadia
Banshee
Brick
Ajax
Bear
Brock
Alaska
Beast
Brooklyn
Ares
Biggy
Bro
Augustus
Blaze
Bruiser
Axel
Blue
Bruno
Bale
Bogie
Bud
Bandit
Bones
Buffalo
Bane
Boss
Bullet
Bang
Brando
Butcher
Is your strong dog a Bane or a Brando?
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Strong Names for Guard Dogs

Captain
Damia
Dozer
Cassidy
Darth
Draco
Ceasar
Dax
Duchess
Chavez
Demon
Duke
Che
Diablo
Dude
Chopper
Diesel
Dutch
Cleopatra
Digger
East
Cobra
Ditka
Ebony
Court
Doc
Felon
Creed
Doom
Fender
Dagger
Doc
Francis
Is your tough boy a Frisco?
Is your tough boy a Frisco? | Source

Tough Names for Your Canine

Freya
Harley
K-9
Frisco
Hatfield
Kahlan
Ghost
Hercules
Kennedy
Gladiator
Hudson
Khan
Goliath
Hulk
Killa
Gonzo
Indiana
King
Graze
Ire
Kiln
Grit
Jade
Knox
Guantanamo
Jaws
Kush
Hades
Jax
Lefty
Hannibal
Jordan
Leia
Is your strong dog a Loki?
Is your strong dog a Loki? | Source

Video: Badass Chihuahua on Motorcycle

Powerful Names for Girl and Guy Dogs

Lex
Marley
Olympia
Lift
Maverick
Onyx
Lincoln
Medusa
Orion
Loki
Mercy
Outkast
Lola
Missy
Ozzie
Lonestar
Mob
Parks
Lucifer
Nails
Pepper
Mace
Nitro
Pistol
Mack
North
Pyro
Major
Notorius
Queen
Malcom
O.G.
Rambo
Is your girl dog a Sheba?
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Strong Name Ideas for Your Dog

Rambo
Ronda
Sissy
Raven
Rowan
Slash
Reaper
Roxie
Sloane
Rebel
Ryder
Snake
Red
Sable
Sniper
Ryder
Sarge
Sonny
Rocky
Scar
South
Rogue
Scrapper
Stallion
Roo
Shasta
Steel
Roman
Sheba
Storm
Ronaldo
Sheer
Tank
Is your tough girl a Ryder?
Is your tough girl a Ryder? | Source

Cool Names for Your Strong Dog

Teegan
Ulysses
Washington
Thor
Venus
West
Titan
Vera
Wrigley
Tito
Viking
Xander
Tombstone
Vinnie
Xena
Trooper
Vitas
Yukon
Tyson
Vlad
Yuna

Video: Strongest Dog Breeds

Note

A note about the video: Pit bulls refer to several types of dog breeds, and they are certainly not the "meanest." Many pit bull breeds are sweet and lovely. Dogs are a product of their raising. Chihuahuas are actually one of the top bite offenders, but because they are so small, it rarely gets reported!

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      • Ellison Hartley profile image

        Ellison Hartley 

        10 months ago from Maryland, USA

        Yea, they are a fun bunch!

      • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

        Layne Holmes 

        10 months ago from Bend, Oregon

        Hi Ellison, those are beautiful names! I especially like Banjo. Sounds like you have a really fun canine family—variety always makes for the best pack (:

      • Ellison Hartley profile image

        Ellison Hartley 

        10 months ago from Maryland, USA

        This is such a fun article! I don't have any dogs with tough names, mine are Ziva, Zegnia, Banjo and Raylan. A tiny mutt dog, a doberman, and two bloodhounds!

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