100+ Sassy Dog Names: Ideas for Cheeky Diva Dogs

Adopting a new puppy or dog is just about the most exciting thing one can experience. Historically, dogs are obedient and can serve many purposes to us humans – mainly being brought on for their adorable role as CEO of best friending. While we expect our new additions to be affectionate and loyal, there are a few cases when these curious saps are a little saucy. Nothing we don’t love or can’t handle, of course.  They tend to be a bit cheeky when it comes time to potty train or when informing you the mail person has successfully delivered today’s parcels. These are the adorable quirks that give our pets their edge. Surely you can relate in one sense or another or you wouldn’t have landed on a page geared to finding the right sassy name for your new pooch.

We have sassy names for all dog breeds, genders, sizes, and the varying attitudes you might encounter with each. If your pup has a bold side, you can bet you’ll find a sassy dog name suitable to them on this list. 

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Sassy Female Dog Names

If you find that diva side of your new pup the most entertaining, here is where you’ll find some great female name inspiration. Sassy girl dog names like the ones we selected below are ideal choices since they capture the essence of a truly frisky pooch. 

  • Star 
  • Diva 
  • Carmen 
  • Aries 
  • Queen 
  • Elvira 
  • Xena 
  • Vera 
  • Kona 
  • Chloe 
  • Bella 
  • Sasha 
  • Sassy 
  • Fiona 
  • Suga

Sassy Male Dog Names 

Male pups can be just as bold as their female counterparts. After all, being the alpha can be a tough job! If your pup has the occasional barky outburst, manages to smoothly fly in and out of protector mode or  to speak a million words with only a look, you are certainly in the right spot. 

  • Brash 
  • Alpha 
  • Deke
  • Fabian 
  • Niles 
  • Ajax 
  • Beethovan 
  • Hector 
  • Lincoln
  • Orville 
  • Quatro 
  • Socrates 
  • Barky 
  • Knuckles
  • Micah
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Image Credit: Pixabay

Cute Sassy Dog Names 

The occasional attitude-driven moment can also be quite adorable. If your usually well-mannered pup gets in a bit of a tiff from time to time or has a way of politely giving off a little sass, try this next set of names!

  • Archie 
  • Yelp 
  • Yappers 
  • Zola 
  • Chip
  • Barkley 
  • Kane 
  • Tude 
  • Baja
  • Moe 
  • Jazz
  • Stewie 
  • Poe 
  • Chico 
  • Eden 
  • Farley 
  • Java 
  • Knox 
  • Orson 
  • Zane

Unique Sassy Dog Names 

Although your pup might have the attitude in common with other dogs, doesn’t mean their delivery is the same so neither should their name. Pair them with a unique sassy same, so their sassy side can be as distinctive as they are. 

  • Sapporo
  • Tahiti 
  • Ophelia 
  • Calder 
  • Arlo 
  • Beauregard 
  • Fletcher
  • Monet 
  • Sepia 
  • Ziv
  • Umber 
  • Emery 
  • Sorrel 
  • Renoir 
  • Neo 
  • Paco 
  • Theo 
  • Picasso 
  • Isolde
  • Voltaire 
  • Gastby 
  • Dutchess 
  • Pucci 
  • Acacia 
  • Nolia 
  • Zepplin 
  • Ronan 
  • Vero 
  • Xavier 
  • Roma
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Bonus: Sassy Dog Names for Different Sizes

The smaller the dog, the bigger the attitude, or at least the voice! Certain wee breeds are known for their boisterous personalities – often an attempt to show how grand they can be without having the size to match. In the same stretch, large breeds have a way of commanding a room and gaining immediate respect without making a sound. Great things to consider when choosing a name of this bold nature, regardless of your pooches size or breed. 

  • Tiny 
  • Sparkie 
  • Attlia 
  • Moose 
  • Hulk 
  • Chip 
  • Terror
  • Kong 
  • Uno 
  • Ninja 
  • Athena 
  • Brawn 
  • Sarge 
  • Hiccup 
  • Storm 
  • Macho 
  • Hera 
  • Scrappy 
  • Vader 
  • Smalls 
  • Chomp

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Finding the Right Sassy Name for Your Dog

It’s no secret that the definition of sassy will be viewed differently among dog owners. Surely every dog is bound to be a fully functioning emotional powerhouse, just as we humans are. They’ll have both happy and hard days and our job is to be supportive and loving as they have been to us. Sassy dog names give us the opportunity to be playful with our pups right off the get-go! 

If you’re unsure, a quick peek at your pup and their complex personality will determine whether an audacious name is a right choice. It’s inevitable that they will grow in whatever you decide to call them. So above all else, have fun with the process and love what you choose in the end.  

If you think your new addition would be better suited with a different style of name, here are a few other name posts: 


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