Naming a dog is often a top priority for most pet parents. Names are important to dogs for a variety of reasons, but mostly for identification. When you are picking a name for a big dog, you would be well-advised to choose one that perfectly describes his or her physique. There are quite a number of fancy and sweet names to pick from. Here is all you need to know about big dog names.
What is a Big Dog?
There are big dogs, and then there are gigantic dogs. Big dog names will be suitable for a dog that belongs to either category. A dog that weighs about 60- 90 pounds qualifies as a big dog, while one that weighs over this can be positively identified as gigantic. Some of the breeds that are best known for producing large dogs include St. Bernard, Labrador Retriever, Great Dane, Newfoundland, Mastiff and Great Pyrenees.
How to Choose a Name for Your Dog
When it comes to choosing a name for your dog, there are three main rules you need to follow. First, the name ought to be easy on the tongue. Not only will you have an easy time pronouncing it, but research also shows that dogs respond better to short names that are easy to pronounce.
Secondly, you should be able to picture yourself calling your dog that name every single day. This means that the name must not be embarrassing in any way, and it should have a positive feel to it. Finally, pick a name that suits your dog’s personality. Sure, your dog might be large, but not necessarily intimidating. He might just be the sweetest creature on earth and calling him There is no doubt that the Mountain would be a grave injustice to him.
Most Popular Big Dog Names
Some of the most popular big dog names include the following:
As you can see, all of these names have a bearing to the dog’s size. Most are also gender- neutral, which means that they can be used for both male and female dogs. They are also short and simple to pronounce.
Tough Female Big Dog Names
If your female dog exudes strength and fierceness, here is a list of names that would be perfect for her:
- Katniss (As in Katniss Everdeen)
- Midnight (Perfect if she is black)
All of these names depict strength and toughness. Since some are derived from heroes and goddesses, they also depict grace and class. You couldn’t give your female big dog a better present than a regal name.
Tough Male Big Dog Names
There are also myriad big dog names that are perfectly suited for a large, tough male dog. Some of them include the following:
These names are ideal for a male dog that inspires fear more than anything else. If you feel completely safe in the company of your big male dog, then you should seriously consider picking a name from those listed above.
Funny Female Big Dog Names
If your dog often sends you into fits of hysterical laughter thanks to her funny behaviour, here is a list of funny female big dog names to pick hers from.
- Teeny (See the irony?)
- Baby/ Babe
- Large Marge
Funny Male Big Dog Names
If you want to have some fun naming your big male dog, here are some clever yet hilarious names to choose from.
- The Hound (From Game of Thrones)
- The Mountain (Also from Game of Thrones)
- Chuck Norris
The fun in these names is hard to miss and you will most likely be inclined to laugh or smile every time you call out your dog’s name.
Choosing a big dog name need not be difficult. There are countless combinations of names to choose from. Some of them depict your dog as fun and sweet, while others show the steel and toughness in him. Just make sure that you choose an appropriate name that suits your dog’s personality and you will be good to go.