Traits associated with the name Rufus:

Dogs named Rufus tend to be strong-willed, good-natured, affectionate, and loving. This name is also associated with friendship, and companionship.

Is Rufus a good dog name?

Rufus has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Rufus is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Rufus is found in these categories:


  • Rufus ranks #80 with users of
  • Rufus ranks #136 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Rufus ranks #258 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Rufus is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Rufus outranks the great majority of names.

Most popular breeds named Rufus:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. Chow Chow

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Famous dogs named Rufus:

  • film icon A st. bernard named Rufus played a role in the movie Fluke.
  • film icon A wire fox terrier named Rufus played a role in the movie Open Season 2.

Dog names like Rufus:

Inspired by rocky balboa.
Gamekeeper; a rover or wanderer
Always slow-moving.
Of a well known father
Rufus dog name meaning

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