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

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.

Name ideas for your badass canine companion.

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?

Is your strong dog a Bane or a Brando?

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?

Tough Names for Your Fearless 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?

Badass Chihuahua on Motorcycle

Powerful Names for Girl and Boy 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?

Is your girl dog a Sheba?

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?

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

What Are the 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!

© 2018 Layne Holmes

Comments

Ellison Hartley from Maryland, USA on December 30, 2018:

Yea, they are a fun bunch!

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on December 29, 2018:

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 from Maryland, USA on December 29, 2018:

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!