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Hunting Dog Names That Bring Out the Hunter in Your Hound
Are you on the hunt for the right name for your dog? There are hundreds of hunting dog names for you to find, and it’s just a matter of sniffing them out. It’s also a matter of testing out which one works best for your own particular hunting dog, be they Labradors, German Shepherds, Dachshunds, Terriers, and even Beagles. Why? That’s because you’d like to find a name that your hound will best respond to for the rest of their life.
With the right batch of hunting dog names to choose from, it will brings a sense of honor to both a dog and its master. This is your way of appreciating and acknowledging the hunter that your hound is meant to be.
So, without further ado, let’s retrieve some of our resources and point out to you our top choices in hunting dog names! Before we go into a number of names, here’s the key: Usually, it’s a nickname gained from the dog’s much longer name written in the registry. It’s one that short, distinct, and with good recall. Remember, too, that it’s a name you’ll keep calling out as you and your pet both venture out into the great outdoors, and so it’s one that should roll off your tongue smoothly and nicely…
First of all, there are those standard names which you could get accustomed to calling your dog. For instance, Drake suits a dog who loves to hunt ducks and even geese. Dash sounds good for a typical dachshund, and Bess or Bessie for a Basset Hound. There’s also Wolf for a Wolfhound, Duck for a hunter of ducks, and Foxy or Foxy Lady for a female hunter dog.
Other than Hunter, Sniffer, Chaser, and Finder, you could also go for Walker, Runner, and Skipper. What’s important is that you find what you’re looking for among all the hunting dog names out there and in this list.Advertisement
Always, it goes back to what they do, the commands they obey, and the dog skills they’re good at. Is your dog a Pointer, a Raider, a Trapper, or a Flusher? Because of the tasks they carry out, the name can even be Gothic like Raven or Reaper.
Does your hunting dog remind you of monster trucks, x-trail cars, and the like? Then, based on their built, you’re ready to name them something like Charger, Challenger, Pathfinder,Exped, Monster, Beast, Bear, or Moose.
No baby to hunts and expeditions, your dog might already be used to the sound of shots fired. In this case, you can make use of hunting dog names which pertains to guns and ammunition. Transformed into names, these terms include:
Chester (after Winchester)
Rem or Remy (for Remington)
Calibre or Caliber
Reminiscent of old Westerns and Wild West action movies, other top-notch hunting dog names also include:
Wyatt–Sheriff Wyatt Earp as the fastest gun in the West.
Duke – character played by John Wayne.
Kid – from Billy the Kid and Sundance Kid.
Cassidy – from Butch Cassidy.
Doc – for Doc Holiday.
Add to the list other gun-slinging personalities such as:
Clyde – from the Dillinger Gang.
Capone – one of the Untouchables of Chicago.
Corleone – from the Godfather.Advertisement
As to who your hunting dogs embody, other than the more obvious name of Warrior, you can point out to warrior-like qualities like:
When you think of how your dog basically behaves, you’ll also figure out one of these hunting dog names as suitable for him or her. Just think in terms of the action and motion that’s so typical of them.
Shazam – appears out of nowhere.
Kit (male) or Kit Kat (female) – behaves like a curious kitten.
Hawk, Hawkeye – has great vision and eyesight.
Jager, Jagger, or Jaeger – in German, means “hunter”.
Scope – loves to scope out the surroundings.
Sneak – tends to sneak up.
Since your hunting dog has been trained to position themselves during a hunt, it would also good to name them according to their position in the team. Thus, there’s:
King, Duke, General, Sarge, Major, Colonel, Alpha – leader of the pack.
Queen, Lady, Duchess
An assassinlike Brutus
Or just plainNinja
A reference to the following Greek or Roman gods and goddesses also make great hunting dog names:
Charon – new planet
Artemis – goddess of the hunt and of the wilderness
Helen or Helena
For dogs who work in tandem, you can devise a pair of hunting dog names like:
Samson and Delilah
Zeus and Hera
Paris and Helen
Sully and Neytiri
Bonnie and Clyde
Wolverine and (Jean) Grey
He-Wolf and She-Wolf
Also, be careful about choosing hunting dog names rhyme too closely with specific dog commands. For example, especially from a distance, Bow or Joe rhymes too much with “Go”, Fitch or Finch with “Fetch”, and Bill with “Heel” or “Kill”.
Instead, there are other hunting dog names which ring a bell, and they are:
Dixie – refers to the South or to the Southern states.
Kodiak or Kojak
Marky or Markie
Max or Maximus
Rosco or Roscoe
While you’re zeroing in on the ideal name for your hound, there remainsBailey, Buck,Buddy, and Dutch meant for a loyal companion in all your adventures, misadventures, and of course, hunting trips.
So, Hey Old Sport… Have you already found a hunter’s name for your hound among our list of top hunting dog names?
Here are Hunting dog names ordered alphabetically.
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