AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Presidential Dog Names

  • Manchu
  • Meggie
  • Mike
  • Millie
  • Miss Beazley
  • Mopsey
  • Nellie
  • Old Boy
  • Palo Alto
  • Pasha
  • Pat
  • Patrick
  • Paul Pry
  • Pete
  • Peter Pan
  • President
  • Pusinka
  • Ranger
  • Rex
  • Rob Roy
  • Ruby Rough
  • Sailor Boy
  • Satan
  • Searcher
  • Shannon
  • Skip
  • Sonnie
  • Spot
  • Streaker
  • Sunny
  • Sweetlips
  • Taster
  • Tiny
  • Tiny Tim
  • Tipler
  • Tipsi
  • Ulysses
  • Veto
  • Vicky
  • Vulcan
  • Weejie
  • White Tips
  • Winks
  • Wolf
  • Yuki
Suggestions to consider when naming your pooch:
  • Names often reflect the character of your pet. Observe your dog for a few days and see if his personality suggests a name. Is he regal? Does she always want to be the center of attention? If so, how about “King” or “Star”?
  • Short, sweet and easily recognizable names work best in getting your dog to be responsive. Use a name that is one or two syllables, ending with a vowel, such as “Sadie” or “Rocky.”
  • Don’t choose a name that is too long or difficult to say. A name such as “Sir Barks A Lot” will only confuse your dog.
  • Avoid names that sound like commands. Names like “Joe” sound like “no” when called.
  • Pick a name that will fit your dog regardless of his age. For example, a puppy named "Fuzzy" may not be a good fit after he grows into adulthood.
  • Don’t name your dog after a friend or family member without getting their prior permission. You never know who could be offended.
  • Test out the name you would like to give your dog for a day or two. Remember any name you give your dog will be a 10-to-15-year commitment for the life of the dog.
  • After you chose a name for your dog make sure you use it often so he can learn it more quickly.
  • Don’t raise your voice every time you call him, and try to use his name in positive, playful settings, such as when you feed him, play with him or pet him.