Choosing the right name for your dog is an important decision. It sets the stage for their identity and becomes an integral part of their life. It's a reflection of their personality, a symbol of their uniqueness, and a word that you'll be saying countless times throughout their life that will hold so much meaning for you for a lifetime.
One of the best dog names I have ever heard at a puppy training class in London was a little 6 month old whippet the parents had called ‘Taxi’. Even though he was only a few months old at the time, his name matched him perfectly as his recall was utterly terrible! During every class all you heard was the two Dads calling Taxi as he had bolted out of sight. A pretty epic name for a dude with such tiny paws.
How to choose a name for my puppy
Puppies' personalities are yet to fully form before they are named, so we choose names based on their appearance, characteristics and breed type. Choosing the right name for your puppy is also a reflection of your own personality and style as dogs are family members.
Should I rename my rescue dog?
Rescue dogs often come with a history, and their previous name may be associated with negative experiences or evoke trauma. Renaming them can provide a fresh start and a positive association with their new home. However, it's crucial to be mindful of their past and choose a name that aligns with their personality and fosters a sense of security and comfort. For more information see our post: Top 7 Considerations For Renaming a Rescue Dog or Puppy
What are the most Popular dog names in the UK?
We see lots of dogs at Dog Fest, All About Dog Show and Crufts. But did you know that the name Bella has consistently topped the charts for female dogs in the UK? And Max is a popular choice for both male dogs (and cats!) The below 10 pawsome dog names have won the hearts of dog parents across the country, reflecting their timeless appeal.
Looking for inspiration? Here our our 6 Tips for Finding the Perfect Name for Your New Dog