Hunting dog names are perfect if you plan on taking your pup hunting with you.
But how do you know which one to pick?
Out in the fields an owner will have to call the dog’s name many times so it’s important to choose wisely when picking hunting dog names.
When you think of a typical hunting dog, a few adjectives come to mind: loyal, disciplined, tough and smart. Great hunting dog names reflect these characteristics.
Classic Hunting Dog Names
Let’s start with some traditional hunting dog names that encompass the essence of the hunting experience.
Hunting Dog Names Inspired by Guns & Ammunition
A critical part of the hunting experience are the guns & ammunition. This provides fun ideas for hunting dog names!
Bow Hunting Dog Names
If you’re a bow hunter you may not be hunting with your dog, but it can be fun to name your pup after your hobby!
Animal-Inspired Hunting Dog Names
The names of animals – either hunters themselves or those commonly hunted – also make great hunting dog names.
Other Ideas For Hunting Dog Names
Gosh, there’s so much inspiration for hunting dog names, isn’t there? Here are dozens of more ideas that work perfectly for your strong, obedient pup.
Hunting Dog names Based on Nature
You’ll spend a lot of time in nature if you like hunting. Recognize the great outdoors with these nature-inspired names.
Names Inspired by Mythology
Hunting has been around since the beginning of humanity. As such, it’s no surprise that there are many hunters and warriors in ancient mythology.
Famous Hunters & Shooters
Last but not least, let’s take a look at real-life people known for their hunting and shooting prowess. These could make cool hunting dog names!
Fishing Dog Names
If you’re a fan of fishing as well as hunting you may find these fishing dog names make an excellent choice.
If those 95 names weren’t enough for you, don’t worry, we have plenty more to consider. Try out these:
Advice for picking hunting dog names
Although you don’t have to shy away from cutesy dog names, be prepared for some teasing out in the field if you have to call a name like “Princess” for hours on end.
As a kid we got a dog – a female chocolate Labrador Retriever – with the intent that my dad would use her for hunting. My brother and I wanted to call her Lady, but my dad kiboshed that idea very quickly.
Looking back that was probably a wise idea considering his wise-cracking hunting buddies.
Good luck & happy hunting
Having a dog is an amazing experience, and the relationship between an owner and his dog deepens even more when you bond over an activity like hunting. You’re in store for happy times and many memories.
To help you in your search, take these names into consideration and play around with our easy-to-use dog naming tool. We hope you find what you’re looking for.
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