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12 Cutest Names for a Toy Dog Breed – 13. November, 2018

Toy-breed dogs are small – that’s why they’re called toys but just because your dog is small doesn’t mean that he can’t have a big personality. If you want to give your dog a name that fits his size, however, choose something cute. Here are our top twelve picks in cute names for toy breed dogs:

  1. Shorty – Both an accurate description of many small-breed dogs and an affectionate term, Shorty is a cute and sweet name for a toy breed dog.
  2. Teacup – This name is perfect for a toy-breed dog for a number of reasons. Not only are teacups cute, but the term teacup is often used to describe very small dogs.
  3. Pippin – This name is a reference to a character from The Lord of the Rings. Pippin was one of the Hobbits who helped take the ring to Mordor.
  4. Pint – In addition to being a unit of liquid measurement, the word pint is also used to describe things that are small – another option is half pint.
  5. Button – This name works particularly well for toy breed dogs for two reasons. For one thing, buttons are very small. Second, toy breed dogs are cute as a button!
  6. Teeny – Though this name may conjure up images of a yellow polka-dot bikini, it is also a cute name for a toy breed dog who is as teeny-tiny as they come.
  7. Cupcake – When you think of food items that you could describe as cute, a cupcake should definitely be on the list. These little pastries are also a great inspiration for a cute toy breed dog name.
  8. Morsel – A morsel is another word for a small piece of food or a mouthful – it’s also a clever name for a small dog. If you want to take things literally, your toy breed dog could easily be a mouthful for a larger dog.
  9. Pixie – A pixie is a supernatural being from folklore that is typically portrayed as a very small humanlike figure with pointed ears. This name is particularly fitting for a little dog with a mischievous nature.
  10. Bonsai – This word is used for miniature ornamental trees and shrubs that are artfully trimmed to stay small. Bonsai would be a particularly fitting name for a dog breed of Asian origin.
  11. Squirt – If you’re looking for a cute and silly name that also fits your toy breed dog’s small size, Squirt is an option to consider.
  12. Munchkin – Though this name is also given to the characters from The Wizard of Oz, it is also used to describe someone who is very short or small, making it the perfect name for your toy breed dog.

Choosing the perfect name for your new dog is not a decision to take lightly. There are many ways you can go with a dog’s name from traditional to out-of-the-box. If you want a dog name that fits your dog to a tee, choose a cute name that works well for a toy breed like the twelve names above.

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10 Best Southern Names for Your Dog – 9. March, 2018

Whether you live in the South or come from Southern heritage, it’s important to respect your roots. Even if you’ve moved away or you don’t follow all of your old family traditions anymore, you can still respect your Southern heritage by giving your new dog a Southern name. Here are our top 10 picks for the best Southern-inspired dog names:

  1. Annabelle – The perfect name for your Southern belle, Annabelle comes from the Gaelic for joy or the Latin for beautiful. Give this name to your sweet and cuddly little girl puppy.
  2. Beau – Every Southern belle needs her beau, making this the perfect Southern-inspired name for your male puppy. Even better, this name comes from the French for handsome.
  3. Pepper – If you have a male puppy who has a bit of a kick to his personality, Pepper would be a great name. It comes from the German occupational name for a spicer but can also be used for a person with dark hair (or a dog with dark hair).
  4. Daisy – Nothing is sweeter than a pure white daisy and this name would be perfect for a little female puppy. It could also be a reference to Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazard.
  5. Biscuit – Nothing says Southern breakfast more than freshly baked buttermilk biscuits. If you’re looking for a unique Southern-inspired dog name, Biscuit is a great choice. It could also be a reference to dog treats!
  6. Harper – This name comes from the English word for a minstrel and it was particularly popular in the south during the 1800s. This name could also be a reference to Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird.
  7. Kentucky – There is nothing more Southern than naming your dog after one of the Southern states. It could also be a reference to fried chicken, your favorite Southern-style comfort food.
  8. Cobbler – A traditional Southern-style dessert, Cobbler would be a great name for either a male or female dog. This name is perfect for a dog with a sweet and sugary personality.
  9. Oscar – This name comes from the Norse meaning divine spear or God’s spear – it is also a popular male name in the South. Oscar could be a great name for a male puppy if you’re looking for something that has a Southern twang to it.
  10. Butter – A staple ingredient in many Southern recipes, this would be a fun and cheeky name for a male or female dog who has become a staple in your family and in your life.

There are a lot of things to love about the South, so take your time when considering the names on this list. If none of these feels quite right but you still want to give your dog a Southern-inspired name, spend some time thinking about your favorite comfort foods or your family traditions. If you take a little time to think, the perfect name might come to you!

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The Top 10 Fruit & Veggie Names for Dogs – 21. September, 2016

Dog With AppleWhen it comes to picking a name for your dog, there are an endless array of options to choose from – so many options, in fact, that it can be hard to make a choice at all! If you are looking for a cute and witty name for your dog, think about some of your favorite fruits and veggies for inspiration!

  1. Kale – Often described as a superfood, kale is absolutely loaded with nutrients – it is sometimes described as one of the healthiest foods on the planet! Giving your dog the name “Kale” is pretty much the same as naming him after a superhero.
  2. Pumpkin – This name is perfect for a cute and cuddly puppy, especially if he has a golden or yellow color. Pumpkin is often used as a term of endearment, so it is the perfect name for a cute puppy.
  3. Peaches – These fruits are known for being sweet and succulent – that makes it the perfect name for a sweet little puppy. If you want to take this name to the next level, throw the word “Princess” in front of it and it becomes a Super Mario reference!
  4. Spinach – Another leafy green that is packed with nutrients, Spinach is the power behind Popeye’s strength. If you feel like your dog is your source of strength, why not name him after this super food?
  5. Berry – Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries – there are so many different types of berries! The one thing all berries have in common, however, is that they are sweet. If your puppy has a sweet and sugary nature, Berry just might be the perfect name.
  6. Clementine – A clementine is a small, sweet orange. Not only is this fruit a cute name for a puppy as it stands, but the word “clementine” actually translates from the Latin to mean “mild” or “gentle”. This makes it the perfect name for a sweet, mild-mannered puppy.
  7. Lemon – The lemon is a fruit known for its bright yellow color and its tart flavor. If you have a puppy with a golden coat and a tendency to get into trouble, Lemon just might be the perfect name. She looks sweet but she is always full of surprises!
  8. Pepper – This name might remind you of black pepper, a spice, but it could also be inspired by bell peppers. Peppers come in a wide range of colors and they can be either spicy or sweet – it is a great name for a puppy with a bit of a tempestuous personality.
  9. Pea – Peas are small and round and they have a delightful crispness to them until they are cooked. There are a variety of different types of peas but sweet peas are one of the most popular. Just think of it – Sweet Pea is the perfect name for a little female puppy!
  10. Rosemary– Though technically an herb and not a fruit or vegetable, Rosemary is an adorable name for a female dog. You can call her Rosie for short!

Names like “Rover” and “Fido” are pretty cliché for a dog so don’t be afraid to get a little creative. If you need some ideas for dog names, consider some of the top ten fruit and veggie-inspired names that are listed above!

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