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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.

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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:

Smith

Wesson

Magnum

Chester (after Winchester)

Rem or Remy (for Remington)

Gunner

Sniper

Striker

Ironman

Ironhide

Metal

Shield

Armor

Reload

Recoil

Recon

Buckshot

Shotgun

Rifle

Pistol

Gauge

Calibre or Caliber

Trigger

Bullet

Ammo

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:

Outlaw

Clyde – from the Dillinger Gang.

Capone – one of the Untouchables of Chicago.

Corleone – from the Godfather.

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As to who your hunting dogs embody, other than the more obvious name of Warrior, you can point out to warrior-like qualities like:

Conan

Rambo

Shogun

Sam (Samurai)

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.

Skip

Trip

Swift

Jet

Smash

Splash

Scamper

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.

Dodgeball

Fastball

Foozball

Warpath

Weapon

Radar

Target

Decoy

Arrow

Tank

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:

Apollo

Zeus

Mercury

Hermes

Orion

Theron

Charon – new planet

Artemis – goddess of the hunt and of the wilderness

Arcadia

Athena

Diana

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:

Ace

Baron

Chase

Clark

Cody

Comrade

Conrad

Dixie – refers to the South or to the Southern states.

Ethan

Ike

Kodiak or Kojak

Lance

Marky or Markie

Max or Maximus

Rocco

Rosco or Roscoe

Rutger

Valiant

Zeke

Zero

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.

Hunting Dog Names

Abbey

Abby

Ace

Addy

Adrian

Aldo

Allan

Amber

Amélie

Ammo

Amus

Amy

Anabel

Anaideia

Analiese

Anastasia

Andie

Aneeka

Ang

Angel

Angela

Angelina

Angie

Ania

Anika

Anise

Anka

Ann

Anna

Annabel

Annabella

Annabeth

Annaleigh

Annaliese

Annalise

Annamaria

Annastasia

Anneka

Annie

Anny

Anouk

Anwin

Aphrodite

Apollo

Apple

Apple-jack

Apricot

Apricott

April

Aqua

Aquamarine

Aquarius

Arabella

Aramina

Arella

Ari

Aria

Ariana

Arianna

Ariboo

Ariboo

Arie

Ariel

Ariella

Aries

Arissa

Armani

Arnold

Arrow

Artemis

Artemis

Arwen

Aspen

Atalanta

Atlas

Aurora

Autumn

Avery

Axe

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