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Naming your boy dog can be an intimidating task. You want to capture his personality and spunk, but also give him a creative, unique or cute name—and one that won’t embarrass you (or him) when you call out for him at the dog park.

You want to capture his personality and spunk, but also give him a creative, unique or cute name —and one that won’t embarrass you (or him) when you call out for him at the dog park . The good news: You can take your time and get to know your boy dog before deciding on his moniker—there’s no law, after all, that you have to give your dog a name within the first 24 hours. Does your boy dog remind you of a TV or movie character ? You could name him after your favorite sidekick, villain, or hero. Is he eager to please? There are plenty of good-boy dog names to choose from. His special markings might point to a unique boy dog name that’s as one-of-a-kind as his looks. In the end, there are no rules for naming your male dog (unless you plan to register your pup with the AKC ). Social expectations around naming a pet are much more relaxed than those around naming a child. Search this A-to-Z list of boy dog names for inspiration or as a starting point for a family brainstorming session. You’ll land on the perfect name for your boy dog in no time. black and tan dachshund running with ball in his mouth Dachshunds are playful by nature but also love a good snuggle. Ace Alfie Andy Archie Arlo Artie Asher Atari Atlas August Bailey Banjo Barry Baxter Benji Blue Bozo Bruno Buddy Buster Carl Casanova Cash Champ Charlie Chester Cletis Clyde Como Cooper Dallas Dash Denver Denzel Deputy Dexter Diesel Digger Dude Duke Earl East Edgar Edison Edward Einstein Eliot Ember Enzo Ezra Falcon Fargo Fidget Fletcher Flynn Floyd Forest Frank Fred Frodo Gabe Galant Gandolf Gary George Ghost Gino Gregory Gumby Gus Hades Hank Hansen Harley Harry Hector Henry Hickory Hugo Hulk tand and white french bulldog being held by man Ian Ibis Idris Iggy Igor Ike Ink Inman Isaac Ivan Jack Jagger Jake Jasper Jax Jerry Jet Joey Julius Jupiter Kai Kalypso Kennedy Kevin King Kirby Kobe Kody Kona Kool Land Lane Larry Lester Levi Logan Lincoln Loki Luca Lucky Mack Major Marcus Marlo Marshall Maverick Maximus Mickey Milo Murphy Nash Nate Ned Nelson Nemo Neo Newton Nico Noah North Oakley Obi Oden Ollie Oreo Orion Oscar Oslo Otis Ozzie Pablo Paco Parker Peanut Pepper Peyton Phoenix Picasso Pongo Prince Quaker Quarantine Quartz Quatro Quentin Quest Quigley Quincy Quinn Quirk Radio Ralph Reece Riley Ringo Robin Rocket Rocky Roman Rooster english bulldog lying on rug on his side Sabin Santana Scout Shadow Skippy Smalls South Sparky Starsky Steve Tack Tank Terry Tex Theo Tiger Titan Toby Tony Trevor Uber Udin Ulrich Umbro Uncle Uno Upton Urban Uris Utah Vader Valant Valarian Valor Van Vector Venture Victor Vinnie Vito Wags Wallace Walter Wander Warrior Watts West Willy Wishbone Wyatt X-Ray Xador Xander Xavier Xenon Xerxes Xian Ximenes Xirus Xylo Yak Yale Yancy Yang Yaris Yearly Yeller Yeti Yodel Yukon Zander Zeal Zeke Zero Zeus Ziggy ZigZag Zippo Zoom Zorro

What should I name my male puppy?

Max..Charlie..Buddy..Cooper..Jack..Rocky..Bear..Duke.

What are some unique dog names?

Bear..Zeus..Ocean..Orion..Sabre..Neo..Ajay..Alba.

While naming your male puppy may not have the same lifetime significance as naming a baby boy, it’s a name you and your new puppy will be living with for a long time, so it deserves some thought. A good boy dog name can actually enhance his responsiveness and improve communication between you over a lifetime.

You’ll be saying your boy puppy’s name a lot over time, as a quick attention grabber or just as part of their overall training and socialization. The number of dogs named after “Frozen” characters rose 900 percent the year after the movie came out, for example, so for a while you probably met more than one “Olaf” at doggie daycare.

Bringing home a new male puppy is so exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. A baby boy dog is a total joy, but there is so much responsibility that comes with it. And one of the first tasks is choosing the perfect male dog name for him. Fortunately, we can help with that!

Today we are going to share hundreds of great male dog names in the ultimate list of dog names. Packed with tips and ideas for choosing boy dog names that are totally awesome but still work for a puppy! You’ll find the most popular boy dog names below, but you’ll also find beautiful, unique male pet names, cool ideas, names based on nature, places, people, and much much more. It can be surprisingly hard to find the right name for your gorgeous boy puppy. Especially when several family members are all involved in the final decision! Because choosing a name for your puppy matters. Names are so much more than a way to get your boy dog to come back when you call them. They establish an identity, and help your boy dog fit into their special place in your family. Let’s get started! Have you got your pen and paper ready? Let’s choose the perfect male puppy name for your new friend. These are the boy animal names that are trending right now! Max Bear Charlie Toby Lucky Cooper Teddy Loki Rocky Finn Wagner Bruno Chester Buddy Duke Zeus Dexter Jasper Ziggy Milo Ollie Bailey Jack Oscar Gizmo Thor Ozzy Harley Winston Ace Murphy Blu Blue Arlo Brody Leo Henry Tank Griffin Buster Comet Bruiser Bruce Cash Baxter Cosmo Diesel Banjo Gunner Jax One of the biggest problems in many homes where a new puppy’s arrival is eagerly expected, is getting everyone to agree on what is the best male dog name! TOP TIP: Use a brainstorming technique where everyone takes a turn to put a name on a piece of paper in a random position. With lists, we tend to focus on the beginning and the end and the names in the middle get lost. When you brainstorm on a big sheet of paper, names that you might have overlooked, jump out at you! Maybe you already know exactly what kind of names you like? Or perhaps you chop and change your mind on a daily basis? Whichever camp you fall into, you’re bound to find some boy dog names to inspire you in these lists. Let’s look at some dog names for boys that are eternally popular. Do you like to capture the zeitgeist, or do you prefer male puppy names which have stood the test of time? These dog names for boys have consistently occupied the top male pet names lists for years: Max Charlie Buddy Cooper Jack Rocky Bear Duke Toby Tucker Jake Oliver Teddy Harley Riley Cody Buster Lucky Milo Leo As you can see there’s a real trend towards giving our dogs human names. It’s a logical progression from thinking of pets as part of the family. A way of saying that in our hearts, our dogs have the same status as people. So here are some more names for boy dogs that are human names too: Thomas Caleb Lucas Jackson Wyatt Evan Gabriel Carter Asher Dylan Boy pet names are also a fun chance to use human names that are a bit more unusual. These human names aren’t too common, but they’d all be good boy dog names: Turner Cedric Seamus Gilbert Harris Lyle Reuben Heath Alistair Douglas We had some great human male dog names in our Dog Name Survey, too. Here were some of our favorites: Keanu Benedict Jonah Clive Victor Coming up with a one of a kind name for your dog can be a real challenge. You never know when an obscure name is about to surge in popularity, or if someone else on your street is about to have the same flash of inspiration. But it’s still fun to find something a bit special, like these unusual male dog names: Zyron Hurricane Odin Corvus Inchyra Stirling Lulworth Hobbs Auster Fisher Moss Ash One way to find cute boy puppy names is to pick a theme you like and see where it leads you. I’ve come up with this list by thinking of American places and landmarks: Smoky Rio Elias Sanford Huron Tahoe Kennedy Rockefeller Bryce Cimarron (This could be reckless, since cimarrón is Spanish for “wild” or “untamed”!) Cartwright Zoar (Cartwright and Zoar are both small settlements in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) Will your dog be the baby of the family even when he’s fully grown? Here are some cute boy dog names for puppies that are going to be adorable forever: Angel Beau Prince Babe Jesse Bodhi Blue Zebedee Neo (Neo means both “new” in Greek and “gift” in Tswana – how perfect?) Fuzz Cupid Is your dog going to be a legend in his own time? Obviously what’s cool is a matter of taste and perception, and I’m not saying that I’m an authority on what definitely is cool. But I might be. Ace Maverick Ryker Bix Frank Cash Toro Bogart Dylan Jet Orion Loki There were some seriously ice cold names in our Dog Name Survey, as well. Try these on for size: Astro Yeti Nitro Bohdi Cowboy Knight There seems to be a trend at the moment for naming animals after other animals. For example the A Cat Called Mouse story books, and Rhino the hamster in the Disney film Bolt . Whether you rate it or hate it, here are some more suggestions that might work as names for male dogs: Wolf Tiger Raven Bear Lynx Puma Fox Sparrow Buffalo (or just Buff!) Gopher Do you have a hunch that your dog will be a loyal, reliable and upstanding member of the canine community? Honor his noble side with one of these good male dog names: Noah Lincoln Theodore Sam Joe Captain Norman Benjamin Seth George Pops An unusual name will help your pup stand out in the park, and be a great ice-breaker when you’re doing that all-important socializing: Beckett Bayer Darwin Huxley Logan Falstaff Womble Sunny Tanner And here are some great male dog names that only came up once in our massive dog names survey. Farmer Mojo Bullseye Cheeto Bungee Biggie Rocket Dogs have amazing amounts of energy, stamina and muscle. These names either mean strong, or imply strength and make for great masculine dog names: Mason Hunter Chase Atlas (Atlas is the Greek god depicted carrying the world on his shoulders) Aaron (Hebrew name meaning “mountain of strength”) Magnar (Norwegian name meaning “strength”) Angus (Irish name meaning “unique strength”) Ryker (Danish name meaning “strength”) Obelix (Greek name meaning “pillar of strength”) Zeke (Hebrew name meaning “God strengthens”) Virtus (the Roman god of bravery and military strength) Was your pup the biggest in the litter? Or are you renaming a rescue dog who’s already head and shoulders above his friends? These names all call great size to mind: Titus Groot (as well as a Marvel hero, groot is the Dutch word for “large” although the Dutch pronunciation is tricky! ) Hercules Jupiter Montaro (Japanese name meaning “big boy”) Orson (Latin name meaning “bear”) Odin Berg (berg means “mountain” in several Germanic languages) Tan Redwood Everest Elbrus (Mount Elbrus is the tallest mountain in Russia and Europe) Are your puppy’s parents petite? Is your puppy more of a mini than a max ? Maybe your dog is going to fall at the other end of the scale, and there’s nothing wrong with that. They say that the best things come in small parcels. These great boy dog names celebrate being a little more compact: Pebble Bean Peagreen (from The Borrowers) Frodo (from The Lord of the Rings) Atom Kerwin (Gaelic name meaning ‘little black one’) Beetle Nugget Acorn Some dogs are born great, and others have greatness thrust upon them. Recognize their nobility with one of these strong male dog names: William (I can hardly paraphrase his words without including Shakespeare’s name!) Armstrong Endeavor Sirius Nelson Majesty Augustus Maximus Hero Arkin Zeus Storm Willow Tarragon Rocky River Buck Pebble Ranger Bramble Bracken Star Some of our favorite famous dogs: Marley (From Marley and Me, Marley was a yellow Labrador Retriever) Brian (From Family Guy, Brian Griffin is a white Labrador Retriever) Vincent (the Labrador Retriever in the TV series Lost) Pal (Did you know that Lassie was almost invariably played by male dogs, because they were a better scale next to children? Pal was the first) Ghost Grey Wind Shaggydog (Ghost, Grey Wind and Shaggydog are direwolves in Game of Thrones) Zuma (A chocolate Labrador, and grossly underused member of kids’ favorite, PAW Patrol) Bolt (Of the eponymous Disney film) Our Dog Name Survey through up some other famous names, too. Although these weren’t originally used on dogs…. Chewbacca Yoda Wicket Bagheera Baloo Starsky Can’t find what you’re looking for? No problem! Have a scan through the alphabet to find the name of your dreams! We’ve stuck with mostly retro old man names or popular modern human names. And those which are short, easy to say and don’t sound like any of the more common commands. Some of the best dog names that start with A are really popular boys names at the moment. But others are a little more out of the left field. We’ve got a range for you here, so whether you are into popular or rare naming trends, there is something here that’ll make you say Aaaaaaaah. Alfie Archie Albie Arthur Atlas Austin Alyus Allan Axel Anton Anders Adam These cute boy dog names beginning with B are the best of the bunch! Bernie Boris Brad Barney Brandon Baxter Benny Buddy Bryn Bobby Byron Bentley C names for boys are the leader of the pack for dogs and humans alike right now, with C dog names include some of the biggest ever hits like Charlie. Our selection of male names that start with C are gorgeous ideas for every sort of guy! Charlie Chester Casper Clyde Clive Callum Chad Carlo Colt Clayton Caleb Claude There are some fun ideas here, that are from a range of locations, periods of history, fantasy and reality. Derek Dave Danny Donny Dexter Declan Damian Dom Drake Dylan Dustin Dante These male names that start with E are a really nice way of getting something a bit special. They include male names that are well known, but that you might not have thought to use for a dog! Ezra Ellias Elliot Every Emmett Eamon Euan Evan Ethan Eric Elonn Edgar The boy puppy names in this category include some of my particular favorites, because of that hard starting eff you get a name that packs a punch but is still as cute as your pup is! Freddy Faron Flint Finn Flynn Forde Fanon Forrest Finnick Fab Farley Frankie Funnily enough this selection include some older generational names that despite being a little outdated on people are really lovely names for boy puppies. Garrick Greg Gil Griff Garret Gabe Greyson George Gordon Gildroy Gerald Guy The male puppy names are great choices for healthy young pups! Harry Henry Hank Hovis Hamish Higgins Howie Horace Hugh Heath Hudson Herb The best boy dog names might just be those that are a little less common. Which is one of the great things about this selection! Izak Idris Idriz Ian Io Ivan Irwin Isco Male J names include some top names right now, like Jake, and some seriously cool ones, like Jed. Making J dog names a great choice for anyone! Jack Jules Jerry Jordon Jed Junior Jake Jeb Jimmy Jeff Jarod Justin Are K dog names your preferred picks? Let’s find out! Kaleb Kerry Kamil Klay Kaden Kevin Keith Kane Kit Kyle Karl Kory These cute male dog names start with a lovely soft ell sound, which makes them some of the best for your little softie. Leroy Lemmie Lenon Lawrence Larry Lee Les Levi Lincoln Leon Lenny Lex Male names that start with M swing wildly in and out of fashion, but they have some long term popular choices, like magnificent Matt! Manny Mickey Morris Milton Matt Max Mateo Marshal Marcus Miles Mica Maddox N names for boys really vary in their sound and style, and have a lot to offer the owner looking for something a bit less common. Norris Norm Ned Nicky Niels Nate Norbet Noah Newt Niles November Nathan O names for boys are very popular at the moment. From Oscar to Ollie, they are as cute for our pups as they are for our babies! We’ve chosen two syllable boy names that start with O as the best fit for your new dog. Ollie Oscar Otto Oakley Owen Obie Orion Ozwell Oberon Ozzy Orson Ovi Good male dog names fit puppies perfectly when they start with a pretty P! Petey Prince Patrick Predrag Pauley Patton Paddy Parker Paxton Perry Pat Boy names that start with Q are a rare breed, but all of these Q names for boys are good options, despite there being fewer of them! Quentin Quirrell Quince Quin Quill Quantis These R dog names are inspired by history and fiction, but they make equally awesome ideas! Robby Rich Reggie Ralph Ricky Randell Renn Ryker Rowan Riggs Roger Romeo Guy names that start with S have a long and lovely tradition, with some cool pet names for guys always hitting the top spot. Sammy Sandy Seth Simba Sage Scotty Stewie Stevie Silus Sirius Sherlock Shaun There are so many top options to choose from when it comes to the terrific T! Teddy Terry Tanner Tracker Timmy Toby Tommy Talon Trevor Tate Tristin Theo Good boy dog names are often unusual, and what’s less common than cute boy puppy names that begin with U! Ulrick Uno Ulysses Urwin Uzziah Urick You’ll find some very unusual male dog names here, but they are all nice ones too! Vin Vinny Vincent Vernon Vern Vic Vaughn Vito From the old to the new, W has a lot to offer our little boy dogs! Will Whisky Winston Winchester Wade Wes Wesley Wilbur Wilf Warde Wendell We’ve had to delve into mythology here a little, but I’m sure you’ll be delighted if you find a Z name that fits your puppy! Zeus Zeke Zach Zeno Zeo Zachary Zaden The best name for your dog is one you fall in love with, and don’t mind shouting out in public. Wherever you get your inspiration from, finding the perfect name for your newest family member is a satisfying moment. And remember, if you can’t decide between two then why not use them both? Dog middle names are totally a thing! TOP TIP: If you and your family still can’t agree on the best dog name for your boy puppy, then it’s time to play ‘Name In A Jar’! Everyone writes a name on a piece of paper and folds it twice, then drops it in a jar. Each person can put up to three names in the jar. The pieces of paper should be identical! Get someone who isn’t invested in the outcome to pick the name out of the jar. You need to agree before you begin that you will all accept the result! What is your boy dog called? If you had to name a new dog tomorrow, what would you call him? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below! If you want more ideas, take a look at this dog name database! You can buy The Happy Puppy Handbook from Amazon by following this link. If you do, The Labrador Site will receive a small commission which is greatly appreciated and won’t affect the cost to you! And don’t forget, if you’d like to receive Pippa’s free training tips, just drop your name into the box below! 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Naming your boy dog can be difficult and you’ll need to find lots of inspiration and go through a lot of names until you find the one. Finding the right name is very im-paw-tant as you’ll be barking it across fields, using it on a daily basis and training your dog with it. A good name can improve your communication with your dog quite significantly.

We’ve found the best process for finding the paw-fect boy dog name is to go through as many as possible and shortlist a few, then consult your partner and family and see what they like. Like baby names, boy dog names tend to trend in popularity, and you’ll see names pop up after big events such as sports events, film releases and TV shows. These are all great places of inspiration to find the perfect name for your male dog. One growing trend is giving your dog a human name such as Lucas, Thomas or Oliver and this comes out of the humanisation of dogs and now thinking of them as part of the family. Try and stick to short names with hard consonants, names like Alfie are quite popular and are easily understood by dogs. A shorter name can make it easier for you to shout quickly and grab your dog’s attention. At the end of the day, you need to feel comfortable shouting it across a field too. Avoid names that are very close to commands (no, sit, stay, wait, come etc. ), names such as Joe or Kit sound very close to ‘no’ and ‘sit’ and would cause confusion in your dog. Also, ones to avoid are ones that are close to family members names, for example, if someone in your family is called Frank don’t call your dog Hank as it’s very close and will, again, cause confusion. In our list of 1,000+ boy dog names, we’ve got everything from TV and film inspired names such as Scooby, Shrek and Yogi to traditional names such as Lucky, Theodore and Peanut to even unique names such as Overton, Lulworth and Enzo all nicely sorted from A to Z. If you’re looking for girl dog names head over here . 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260 Clever Name Ideas for Boy Dogs

Searching for the perfect name for your male dog? Scroll through this A-to-Z list of boy dog names to find one that fits your dog to a T.Naming your boy dog can be an intimidating task. You want to capture his personality and spunk, but also give him a creative, unique or cute name—and one that won’t embarrass you (or him) when you call out for him at the dog park.The good news: You can take your time and get to know your boy dog before deciding on his moniker—there’s no law, after all, that you have to give your dog a name within the first 24 hours. Does your boy dog remind you of a TV or movie character? You could name him after your favorite sidekick, villain, or hero. Is he eager to please? There are plenty of good-boy dog names to choose from. His special markings might point to a unique boy dog name that’s as one-of-a-kind as his looks.When choosing a name for your dog, you’ll want to steer clear of names that sound similar to cues such as sit, stay, down, fetch, and others words you might use and expect your pup to respond.In the end, there are no rules for naming your male dog (unless you plan to register your pup with the AKC). Social expectations around naming a pet are much more relaxed than those around naming a child. Search this A-to-Z list of boy dog names for inspiration or as a starting point for a family brainstorming session. You’ll land on the perfect name for your boy dog in no time.

Boy Dog Names that Start with B

Boy Dog Names that Start with D

Boy Dog Names that Start with F

Boy Dog Names that Start with H

Boy Dog Names that Start with J

Boy Dog Names that Start with L

Boy Dog Names that Start with N

Boy Dog Names that Start with P

Boy Dog Names that Start with R

Boy Dog Names that Start with T

Boy Dog Names that Start with V

Boy Dog Names that Start with X

How to Choose the Right Male Dog Name

Dogs have an easier time hearing hard consonants and long vowels, so a name like “Lucky” or “Benny” will be easier for him to distinguish from other sounds. Most dog training experts recommend a one or two-syllable name that you can say quickly. It’s also commonly recommended that you avoid male dog names that sound like commands, for example, “Kit,” which sounds like “sit,” or “Bo,” which sounds like “no.”Pick a name you like to say (and that you won’t be embarrassed to yell across the park or put on a dog tag). You’ll be saying your boy puppy’s name a lot over time, as a quick attention grabber or just as part of their overall training and socialization.

What’s My Dog’s Name?

Let’s get started! Have you got your pen and paper ready? Let’s choose the perfect male puppy name for your new friend. These are the boy animal names that are trending right now!

Boy Names for Dogs

Do you like to capture the zeitgeist, or do you prefer male puppy names which have stood the test of time? These dog names for boys have consistently occupied the top male pet names lists for years:

Place Names for Male Dogs

Boy pet names are also a fun chance to use human names that are a bit more unusual. These human names aren’t too common, but they’d all be good boy dog names:We had some great human male dog names in our Dog Name Survey, too. Here were some of our favorites:

Cool Dog Names Male Dogs Will Love

Will your dog be the baby of the family even when he’s fully grown? Here are some cute boy dog names for puppies that are going to be adorable forever:

Good Boy Dog Names

There seems to be a trend at the moment for naming animals after other animals. For example the

Big Dog Names for Male Dogs

An unusual name will help your pup stand out in the park, and be a great ice-breaker when you’re doing that all-important socializing:And here are some great male dog names that only came up once in our massive dog names survey.

Great Dog Names Male

Are your puppy’s parents petite? Is your puppy more of a mini than a max? Maybe your dog is going to fall at the other end of the scale, and there’s nothing wrong with that. They say that the best things come in small parcels. These great boy dog names celebrate being a little more compact:

Famous Dog Names Male Pups Might Suit

Alphabetical Boy Dog Names

Can’t find what you’re looking for? No problem! Have a scan through the alphabet to find the name of your dreams! We’ve stuck with mostly retro old man names or popular modern human names. And those which are short, easy to say and don’t sound like any of the more common commands.

Male dog names that start with B

Some of the best dog names that start with A are really popular boys names at the moment. But others are a little more out of the left field. We’ve got a range for you here, so whether you are into popular or rare naming trends, there is something here that’ll make you say Aaaaaaaah.

Male dog names that start with D

C names for boys are the leader of the pack for dogs and humans alike right now, with C dog names include some of the biggest ever hits like Charlie. Our selection of male names that start with C are gorgeous ideas for every sort of guy!

Male dog names that start with F

These male names that start with E are a really nice way of getting something a bit special. They include male names that are well known, but that you might not have thought to use for a dog!

Male dog names that start with H

Funnily enough this selection include some older generational names that despite being a little outdated on people are really lovely names for boy puppies.

Male dog names that start with J

The best boy dog names might just be those that are a little less common. Which is one of the great things about this selection!

Male dog names that start with L

Are K dog names your preferred picks? Let’s find out!

Male dog names that start with N

Male names that start with M swing wildly in and out of fashion, but they have some long term popular choices, like magnificent Matt!

Male dog names that start with P

O names for boys are very popular at the moment. From Oscar to Ollie, they are as cute for our pups as they are for our babies! We’ve chosen two syllable boy names that start with O as the best fit for your new dog.

Male dog names that start with R

Boy names that start with Q are a rare breed, but all of these Q names for boys are good options, despite there being fewer of them!

Male dog names that start with T

Guy names that start with S have a long and lovely tradition, with some cool pet names for guys always hitting the top spot.

Male dog names that start with V

Good boy dog names are often unusual, and what’s less common than cute boy puppy names that begin with U!

Male dog names that start with Z

From the old to the new, W has a lot to offer our little boy dogs!

Choosing The Best Male Dog Names

The best name for your dog is one you fall in love with, and don’t mind shouting out in public. Wherever you get your inspiration from, finding the perfect name for your newest family member is a satisfying moment. And remember, if you can’t decide between two then why not use them both? Dog middle names are totally a thing!

What are your top male dog names?

What is your boy dog called? If you had to name a new dog tomorrow, what would you call him? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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