Coming up with good black dog names is a fun challenge for new owners. If you’re a part of a bigger family and not just a single owner, you have to balance the likes and dislikes of others. But it’s a fun task!
Black dogs are represented among many breeds, including Black Labs, Dobermann, Rottweiler, Newfoundland, Border Collie, Scottish Terrier, Portuguese Water Dog, and Giant Schnauzer. The color of black on a dog can be striking.
For new dog owners, the challenge is how to name your dog with a moniker that is memorable and fitting. Here’s where we can help! We’ve identified 117 of the best names for black dogs. Sure, these names could be used for other colored dogs, but they work particularly well for a dog with a black coat.
Best Names for Black Dogs
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Oreo (maybe for a dog that’s mostly black with some white).
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How To Name Your Dog
While there are a gazillion other things to think about regarding becoming a dog owner – selecting a vet, dog-proofing the house, diet, etc. – naming your dog is usually at the very top of the list.
With so many possible names, what criteria do you use to narrow it down and make a final selection? Well, here are a few ideas:
Does the name chosen reflect the dog’s personality?
Calling a dog “Sleepy” doesn’t make sense if your pet has the behavior of the Energizer Bunny. Although you won’t know your puppy for long, perhaps some characteristics of their personality shine through?
What’s your dog name story?
What is the owners’ connection to the name? If you’re of Irish descent, do you give your dog an Irish dog name? Having a great story associated with how and why you named your dog provides for good conversation when the topic comes up – and, it comes up a lot.
Is the name memorable?
Will you and others be able to recall the name easily? Is the name catchy? Is it easy to say? Imagine calling the name several times as if your pooch is lost. Do you like how it sounds?
How unique is the name?
Some common names you may encounter frequently. Selecting a seldom-used name gives your dog some distinction.
— Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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