Whether you have a Dalmatian, Border Collie, or Landseer, your black and white dog will have a very distinctive look. So why not give it a unique name inspired by the color of their coat? If you’re having trouble coming up with the perfect name, don’t worry: we’re here to help.
We’ve put together this list of over 100 great names for domino-colored dogs. What would you name a black and white dog? Let’s find out!
Female Black and White Dog Names
If you’ve adopted a little black and white girl puppy, first off, congratulations! Second, you now need the perfect name. Don’t stress over it or rack your brain too much. Just scroll down, we’ve got the best black and white names for female dogs that will suit her as a pup and until she grows into a little woman.
- Almond Joy
Male Black and White Dog Names
If your new black and white puppy is a boy then the list below could contain the perfect name for him! Don’t waste any more time, scroll down, and get picking. We’re sure you’ll find something you love.
Names for White Dogs with Black Spots
Some black and white dogs come with random markings, but others come with beautiful spots! Regardless of the pattern of colors on your puppy’s coat, one of the names below is sure to pay tribute to it, while remaining unique and fun.
- Royal Flush
- Yin Yang
- Full House
Tips for Naming Your Black and White Puppy
There are many things to consider when selecting a name for your new black and white pup, but you don’t need to be overwhelmed. We’ve put together this easy “how to name your dog” guide to keep it simple and help you make a selection that you’re more likely to love forever, just like you’ll love your dog.
- Love the name you choose. It’s that simple. You can (and most likely will) always come up with nicknames for your dog as they grow anyways, but when possible, be in love with the name.
- Names that end with vowels are easier for dogs to learn. Dogs can distinguish frequencies ranges higher (and better) than we can (have you heard of the dog whistle?), so having the vowel ending adds an intonation that makes it very easy to hear and understand for your pup.
- One to two-syllable names are easier to say. Really long names are a pain, especially during training, so just keep that in mind if you find one you love. A little “Queen Elizabeth the 3rd” may be the fitting name for your regal pup, but using that as her proper name and calling her Lizzie will probably serve you and her much better.
- Avoid offensive or negatively connotated words for names. Would you be comfortable telling your vet or your neighbor your dog’s name? If not, it might not be the best choice.
- Do your best to avoid names that may be confused with commands.
- Test out the name. Say it loud, say it soft, say it grumpy, and say it sweet. You’ll know if it works.
- Think of the personality your puppy has (or is likely to have). Most dog breeds have specific qualities, so even before your puppy comes home, it is somewhat easy to pick a name.
- See how your pet reacts when you say it out loud. They may be able to give you a clear indication that they love or hate a name.
- Pick a name and stick with it. Once you have the name, don’t change your mind. And don’t bring out the nicknames until your puppy feels confident with the official name (you don’t want a confused little furball). Say the name a lot, in all different tones so your puppy learns it quickly.
Keep in mind, these aren’t hard rules, just tips to help guide you and help make this exciting decision as easy and fun as can be for you.
Finding the Right Name for Your Black and White Dog
Choosing a name for your dog can be a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be stressful or hard. Have fun with it! The more fun you have, the more fun you’ll continue to have each time you call your furry friend over. Just remember to practice the name aloud a few times in different tones, because you’ll want it to be practical for training and in a cute, lovable voice.
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