Always slow-moving.





Traits associated with the name Rusty:

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

What does it say about you to have a dog named Rusty?

Naming your dog Rusty suggests that you have an appreciation for classic, timeless things. It could also suggest that you have a fondness for the outdoors and nature.

Is Rusty a good dog name?

Rusty has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Rusty is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Rusty is found in these categories:


  • Rusty ranks #64 with users of
  • Rusty ranks #63 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Rusty ranks #31 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

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

Most popular breeds named Rusty:

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

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Famous dogs named Rusty:

  • film icon A german shepherd named Rusty played a role in the movie For the Love of Rusty.
  • film icon A beagle named Rusty played a role in the movie Rusty: The Great Rescue.
  • film icon A dog named Rusty played a role in the movie Home on the Range.

Dog names like Rusty:

Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
Free man
A famous cartoon canine sleuth
Rusty dog name meaning

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