Macho Dog Names
If you have a new one pound Chihuahua, a two pound Maltese, or even a real dog like a frizzy headed Bichon Frisé, you need to pick a great name. A name should be something that will define his personality. It should be something that makes all the other dogs at the park cower in fear!
When you pick a name, it should be one or two syllables so that your dog can identify it easily. You should not pick a name that sounds a lot like one of the common commands, however, as this might be too confusing for your dog. (Okay, just imagine you are telling your dog “Sit, Zit”. Zit is not a good dog name.) If you choose a longer name you need to be sure that everyone uses the same nickname.
What should you name your new male puppy?
Does your dog need to look macho when out cruising at the dog park? Get him a spike collar. He will shine when out for a walk.
Name him after a Greek god, or at least someone from Greek history: Zeus, Apollo, Achilles, Hercules (Herk), Ajax, or Spartan. There are a lot of great Greek names that are too hard to pronounce and you are probably going to end up ignoring your dog if you name him one of them. “Agamêmnon, here boy” just doesn’t work, does it?
Name him after some historical figure: Brutus, Caesar, Vlad (The Impaler. Someone suggested that this would work best if the dog was wearing spikes on his leather collar.), Kaiser, Castro, or even Adolf (Well, maybe not. You want him to look tough but there is no reason to get into arguments at the dog park.).
Or maybe characters that might have been in history: Conan, Darth, Reacher, Mordor, Tarzan, and Cujo.
It might be a tough job: Butcher comes to mind. Killer would work, for those who are employed in a slaughterhouse.
Name him after a tool or tough piece of machinery: Sledge, Hammer, Bulldozer, Tank or Truck. The toughest piece of machinery, of course, is the Cat, but who wants to name their dog after that?
You can always go for the names of great boxers: Tyson, Lennox, Buster, Ali, Foreman, Frazier, Razor, and Rocky (of course!). Rocky might be a little too common; no one bothers to name their dog Rambo anymore.
Several large animals have good names: Moose, Boar, Bear, Tiger, and Mamba (a venomous snake).
There are plenty of names that just sound tough: Spike, Gunner, Sarge, Major, Demon and Hulk.
Here are a few others:
from wetnosedogs: Zulu, from DS Duby: Loki, from eHealer: Conan
from themadimadimadi: Lionheart, from MamaTschet: Plato
from Bob Bamberg: Ripper and Slasher
Of course, you could go for the obvious: Macho.
Be sure not to name your dog something cute and fluffy! Kitty is a great name for a St. Bernard; for a Chihuahua, it is a terrible choice. Tiny is an excellent choice for a Great Dane; no Bichon should be stuck with a name like that. I gave my Maltese a French name and when he had his topknot up and dyed blue he was barely able to hold his head up in front of the other dogs at the grooming salon. “Mon dieu!”
Do you have any good macho dog names I have forgotten? Leave a comment and I will add them to this list!
Other Dog Names....
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If you are searching for an authentic Latino name for your dog, check this list and find the perfect name for your puppy.
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Get your dog a tag as soon as you decide on a name. Lost dogs without tags will probably be lost forever, and if your dog ends up at at animal shelter and is not adopted may end up being killed.
Ask your vet about a microchip next time you take your dog in.