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What’s in a Name?

One of the first joys of pet ownership is picking out a name for your new 4-legged family member.  For some, this may come easy, but for others, deciding on a name is a task that requires much thought.  On average, dogs live 10-13 years so you will be stuck with whatever name you choose for the foreseeable future.

Tips to consider when naming your new furry-friend:

  • Short and sweet. Short, 1 -2-syllable names often work best, as they are easy for the owner to say and for the pet to distinguish. 
  • Rhymes with no = a no-no. Names that sound similar to common obedience commands can be a challenge for both pet and owner.  While Snow may seem fitting for a fluffy, white puppy, it could make teaching ‘No’ difficult.
  • Give it time. Getting to know your new pup’s personality may make a name choice obvious. 
  • Think it through. Inevitably, you will be yelling whatever name you choose out the back door every day.  Snuggles may seem like a wonderful name to your 5-year-old, but may lose its sweetness when calling outside for him at 3 am!

Classic pet names:

  • Duke
  • Lady
  • Rocky
  • Lassie
  • Fluffy
  • Daisy
  • Buddy
  • Sadie

It might not be a surprise that here at Durvet we have a long list of  dog names:

  • Opie
  • Jackson
  • Molly Brown
  • Dixie
  • Cowboy
  • Oslo
  • Killian
  • Chevy
  • Allison
  • Axl
  • Boone
  • Taby
  • Jessie
  • Goose
  • Bo
  • Sugar
  • Lacy
  • Dog
  • Odie
  • Kibou
  • Storm
  • Queso
  • Cole
  • Arlee
  • Ludo
  • Cole
  • Sophie
  • Meesha
  • Avery
  • Hank
  • Buddy
  • Java
  • Mia

Drop us a comment with your favorite pet name!



Kassie Miller

Kassie Miller

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