Are you looking for the perfect name for your new puppy or dog? Here you will find a good sized and ever growing ssortment of names, some with the meaning, broken down by category.
Some advice when picking a name – keep it simple. One to two syllables are much easier for your pet to recognize – and to avoid confusion, do not choose a name that rhymes with a common command like "sit". President Obama’s new family addition, the Portuguese Water Dog breed, is a great example of what NOT to name your new pet. BO. What vital word does this rhyme with? – NO. You can see where this similarity can cause confusion for a dog.
Don't pick out one until you have a chance to observe your dog. Maybe a particular habit or trait will make it easier to narrow down a list that you have.
Don't just come up with a name that fits your dog in the moment. If it is a young pup, you want to think about him in a full grown state.
If you are adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group and they had a name with their previous life or the foster family has been calling the dog by a name, try to keep that name. Avoid further confusion to the poor dog who's life has been probably turned upside down in recent months.