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50 Names for Dogs With White Feet

Barbara Fitzgerald is an AKC Breeder of Merit and author of the column "Conversations with Champions" for the BCSA magazine, "Borderlines."

These names will be perfect for your white-footed dog!

These names will be perfect for your white-footed dog!

Irish Spotting Coloration and White-Footed Dogs

Irish spotting is a coat pattern we see on many Herding and Sporting dogs. The pattern is predominantly a solid color, brown, red, gold, or black, trimmed with white markings. Traditional Irish spotting includes a white ruff (the collar and bib) extending down to white front legs and half-white hind feet or hocks. The dog may or may not have a white blaze across the muzzle and forehead.

Great Name Ideas for White-Footed Dogs

  • Game Names
  • Panda-Inspired Names
  • Yummy Names
  • Formal Wear Names
  • Penguin Suit Names
  • Traditional Names in Different Languages

In the list of dog breeds with white feet at the end of the article, we have excluded entirely white dogs from the list. Not all of the breeds listed will always have white feet, but white legs or paws are typical of these breeds.

Border Collies Are a Dog Breed That Typically Has White Feet.

Border Collies Are a Dog Breed That Typically Has White Feet.

Game Names for Black and White Dogs

These game-inspired names are derived from classic games of strategy and chance using black and white game pieces.

  • Boggle: White cubes with black letters—players compete to see who can create the most words from the letter thrown.
  • Catan: A dice game where players roll six dice for chances to roll for resources to build roadways, settlements and cities in the Settlers of Catan Universe.
  • Chess: Ultimate strategy games played on a black-and-white board with opposing black or white players.
  • Dice: White cubes with black spots used for casting lots in the Bible and the musical Guys and Dolls.
  • Domino: Chinese black-and-white tiles that can be used in a variety of games.
  • Farkle: Dice game where six dice are thrown from a cup.
  • Kismet: Dice game similar to Yahtzee.
  • Puzzle
  • Scrabble: Black-and-white tile game where players compete for points by building esoteric words on the Scrabble board.
  • Yahtzee: Dice game
Panda Bears Make Great Name Inspirations for Black and White Dogs.

Panda Bears Make Great Name Inspirations for Black and White Dogs.

Names for Dogs With White Feet Inspired by Famous Panda Bears

Giant Pandas are adored the world over, and each of these famous Panda Bears has his or her own fan club. Pandas appear to have an unusual naming convention; their names are always given in duplicate, for example, Ling-Ling. Panda itself makes a cute name for a black and white dog.

  • An An: Moscow Zoo resident of the 1960s.
  • Bao Bao: The Smithsonian's National Zoo Giant Panda cub. Bao Bao has been made a superstar by the invention of the webcam. Panda lovers can tune in 24/7 to see this cub grow and discover life.
  • Chi-Chi: London Zoo resident from 1958 to 1972. Her image became the World Wildlife's emblem.
  • Chia Chia: Female Panda Bear and resident of the London Zoo.
  • Ching Ching: Male Panda residing in the London Zoo with Chia Chia. Sadly they failed to conceive any baby pandas.
  • Ling Ling: Gifted to Japan by the Chinese as an act of friendship, Ling Ling means darling girl, although Ling Ling was actually a male panda.

The Panda Triplets: Born in 2014, these giant pandas recently received their names: Meng Meng, meaning adorable; Shuai Shuai, meaning handsome; and Ku Ku, which means cool.

Yummy Names for Dogs With White Paws

These delicious dog names are inspired by black and white and chocolate and white treats and candies.

  • Blackjack: Blackjack is an old-fashioned taffy.
  • Klondike: Vanilla ice cream coated with dark chocolate ganache.
  • Magnum: Vanilla ice cream with a dark chocolate coating.
  • Mounds: Dark chocolate on the outside, refreshing coconut on the inside.
  • Oreo: regularly one of the most popular dog names in the United States.
  • S'mores: The marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker fireside treat.
  • Snickers: Chocolate outside, light nougat inside.
  • York: York Peppermint Patties are dark chocolate outside and cool white peppermint inside.
  • Zero: White chocolate candy bar with dark chocolate inside.
Pet Wedding Where the Dogs Attended in Formal Attire.

Pet Wedding Where the Dogs Attended in Formal Attire.

Dog Names Inspired by Formal Wear

The Irish spotting pattern evokes images of tuxedos on men and long white opera gloves on elegantly attired ladies.

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Formal Wear Names for Male Dogs With White Feet

  • Anorak: Frock coat
  • Crosswyck: Formal collar that crosses in the front and is held in place with a glossy button.
  • Mackinaw: Synonym for tuxedo
  • Mandarin: Type of tuxedo jacket
  • Nehru: Type of tuxedo jacket
  • Tux: Tuxedo
  • Ulster: Victorian coat style with a cape over the shoulders.

Penguin Suit Inspired Names for Male Dogs

These penguin varieties make cute names for male dogs with white markings:

  • Gentoo
  • Macaroni
  • Rockhopper
  • Humbolt
  • Galapagos
  • Snares (Snares Island)

A New Spin on Traditional White Foot Names











List of Dog Breeds With White Feet


Alaskan Malamute

American Staffordshire Terrier

Australian Shepherd



Basset Hound


Bearded Collie

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bichon Frise

Biewer Terrier

Bluetick Coonhound


Border Collie


Boston Terrier



Bull Terrier


Canaan Dog

Cardigan Welsh Corgy

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Chinese Crested

Clumber Spaniel

Rough and Smooth Collie



English and American Foxhound

English Springer Spaniel

Finnish Lapphund

French Bulldog

French Spaniel

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog




Ibizan Hound

Icelandic Sheepdog

Irish Red and White Setter

Italian Greyhound

Japanese Chin

Karelian Bear Dog


Lhasa Apsa


Miniature American Shepherd

Nederlandse Kooikerhunje


Nova Scotia Duck Toller

Old English Sheepdog


Parsons Russell Terrier

Pembroke Welsh Corgy

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeer


Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Portuguese Podengo

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Pyrenean Mastiff

Rafiero Do Alentejo

Rat Terrier

Russell Terrier (Jack Russell)


Shetland Sheepdog

Shiba Inu

Shih Tzu

Siberian Husky

Small Munsterland Pointer

Smooth Fox Terrier

Saint Bernanrd



Toy Fox Terrier

Tree Walker Coonhound

Welsh Springer Spaniel


Wire Fox Terrier

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olivia cullen on November 11, 2017:

aww so cute

Michelle B- Grand on November 10, 2015:

adorbs again

Michelle B- Grand on November 10, 2015:

wow that dog looks kind of like my dog except that she has shorter hair

Barbara Fitzgerald (author) from Georgia on November 09, 2015:

Thanks Michelle - That is Smitty, the start of it all!

Michelle B- Grand on November 06, 2015:

adorable dog

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