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101 Boy Puppy Names

Updated on February 13, 2016

To get a puppy, or not to get a puppy? That is the question. Well, it’s actually a very good question and one that should be asked many times over before actually committing to the decision of “yes.” Dogs are a lot of work, and like raising a child, they’re pretty expensive!

The first dog who played Lassie wasn't actually named "Lassie"! His real name was "Pal".
The first dog who played Lassie wasn't actually named "Lassie"! His real name was "Pal". | Source

Things to Consider When Adopting a Puppy

Expenses:

When you decide to get a puppy, you are taking on many new expenses, not just the cost of the dog. There are the expenses of getting them neutered/spayed, veterinary checkups, vaccinations, medicine if they get sick, food, and accessories such as tags, collar, leash, kennel, food bowls and so on. It’s not cheap, by any means! But it doesn’t mean it’s not “worth it” because dogs have this sweet little way of stealing your heart.

Time & Patience:

The cost of owning a dog is not the only thing that should be considered, though; dogs require a lot of time, patience and love to boot! These three things go hand-in-hand; time requires patience, and patience requires love. Without having these three things, you cannot possibly raise a dog; after all, they cannot train themselves and dogs need love as much as they want to give it!

Lots of Love:

If you are able to provide a loving home for a puppy and have the time to teach them the ins and outs of living with humans, then adopting a dog seems like a great option for you! Now it’s just a matter of figuring out the breed, gender, and where you wish to adopt from, whether it be a breeder, pet store, or animal shelter!

Bulldogs make great companions, just ask Adam Sandler! He has a bulldog named "Meatball".
Bulldogs make great companions, just ask Adam Sandler! He has a bulldog named "Meatball". | Source

Choosing a Dog Breed

If you are trying to decide what breed of dog would be a good fit for you and your family, try using the process of elimination by asking yourself the following questions:

  • Does your neighborhood or residence have deed or breed restrictions?

  • Do you have enough land and interior space to house a large breed?

  • Can you handle a lot of drool?

  • Do you have time to vacuum every day after a breed that sheds a lot?

  • Do you have enough funds to afford grooming, or can you groom a dog that needs it?

  • Do you want a high-energy dog, or one that calms down a bit with age?

  • Do you want a dog for protection?

  • Does it have to be a purebred?

Once you decide what type of dog you want to get, try calling around to local animal shelters or dog rescues first to see if they have any that you can visit with.

There are many dogs and puppies in animal shelters that need love, adopting from an animal shelter is not expensive, the animals are typically already spayed or neutered, and already have the shots required for the age of the pet. Best of all, you will be saving a dog from being euthanized!

The shar-pei dog has a bluish-black tongue!
The shar-pei dog has a bluish-black tongue! | Source

Naming Your New Puppy

So you’ve decided to adopt a male puppy, great! What will his name be? Well, that one can be tough. Like people, each dog has its own personality which can help you in the naming process. If you need help thinking of puppy names for boys, read through the following categorized list of 101 puppy names for boys.

Popular Dog Names

These names are timeless classics. They're common, but that's because they all make great puppy names for boys!

 
 
 
 
Paws
Rocky
Otis
Shaggy
Lucky
Bruno
Milo
Sparky
Spike
Maximus
Buck
Skipper
Beethoven
Sampson
Scout
Boots
Beau
Scooter
Bud
Hunter

Badass Dog Names

A badass dog deserves a name as badass as he is.

 
 
 
 
Calibur
General
Blazer
Gunner
Trigger
Jet
Torq
Thor
Bullet
Mace
Drill
Killer
Rocket
Mason
Thunder
Sergeant
Magnum
Fighter
Blade
Ammo

Funny Dog Names

Got a sense of humor? Why not give your dog one too with a hilarious name!

 
 
 
 
George Michael
Fuzzy Wuzzy
John Travolta
Big Mac
Jolly Roger
Noodle
Hobo
Fatboy
Milkshake
Flamer
Bozo
Wonka
Pancake
Monster
Poe-Poe
Canada
T-Bone
Gizmo
Satan
BJ

Cartoon/Comic Book Names

Well, you really can’t go wrong here. And what better way to pay homage to the Simpsons than to name your pup "Homer"!

 
 
 
 
Superman
Skeeter
Porky
Mr. Garrison
The Hulk
Snoopy
Scooby Doo
Wiley
Wolverine
Odie
Popeye
Joker
Homer
Stimpy
Flanders
Foghorn
Taz
Bart
Batman
Grover

Manly Dog Names

And last, but not least, 20 super-masculine names for your super-masculine dog!

 
 
 
 
Zeus
Xerxes
Gauge
Brock
Thurman
Emit
Jaws
Captain
Bruce
Tank
Harley
Talon
Axel
Ryder
Dakota
Hank
Colt
Jagger
Rocky
Sawyer

Loving Your New Puppy!

And because I promised you 101 names, here is 101, my personal favorite: "Mike Wazowski!"

Naming your puppy might be a hard task but there is no doubt it will get done.

Your puppy will love you no matter what; they don’t call ‘em “man’s best friend” for no reason!

Cute Puppy!

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      richard herndon 12 days ago

      a good name for a male pit is buckshot

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