When you hear the word “designer,” what do you think of? Perhaps you picture a posh clothing boutique or a fancy hair salon. The word designer is often used to describe something of quality but it can be confusing when it is applied to dogs. The term designer dog is often used to describe mixed breeds like the Labradoodle and the Goldendoodle. If you have a designer dog, consider giving him one of these clever names:
- Pap Smear – This name would be the perfect fit for a mixed breed that combines a Papillion with a Samoyed and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
- Shocker – For a combination involving a Cocker Spaniel and a Shepherd, the name Shocker is a great fit for a dog who always seems to be getting into trouble.
- Bagel – Not just a name for a tasty pastry, the name Bagel would be fitting for a combination of a Basset Hound and a Beagle.
- Rocker – If you’re a fan of music and you have a mixed breed dog that has Cocker Spaniel and Retriever blood, Rocker could be a fun name!
- Boggle – Both a fun word game and a clever dog name, this name would be fitting for a dog with Boston Terrier and Beagle heritage.
- Dorky – This silly name would be a great fit for a dog that is a cross between a Dachshund and a Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier).
- Noodle – The ideal name for a Poodle crossed with a Newfoundland, this dog name is both clever and funny. It’s perfect for a dog with a silly personality as well.
- Blabador – Perfect for the dog who never stops barking, this name is a clever combination of the Bloodhound and Labrador Retriever breeds.
- Chiapet – Inspired by the popular figurine from the 80s that sprouted hair, the name Chiapet would be apt for a combination of a Chihuahua and a Whippet.
- Smooch – A clever name for a cross between a Smooth Fox Terrier and a Chow Chow, the name Smooch would be perfect for a dog who loves to give kisses.
- Derriere – For a dog who has a lot of junk in the trunk, the name Derrier is particularly fitting for a cross between a Deerhound and a Terrier.
- Poinsetter – The perfect name for a Pointer crossed with a Setter, the name Poinsetter is clever and fitting for someone who loves the Christmas holiday.
- Keester – If you have a Keeshond and Setter mix who is lazy to a fault, the name Keester might be both funny and fitting.
- Peekasso – For a cross between a Pekingese and a Lhasa Apso, this name is inspired by the great artist Picasso who, like your dog, was an individual.
When it comes to naming your dog, there are a number of different avenues you can take. Many people go the more traditional route, choosing a name that matches their dog’s physical characteristics or personality. If you want to think outside the box, however, consider one of the clever designer dog names from the list above.