The shelby cobra; initially manufactured in 1962 using the a/c ace shell.





Traits associated with the name Shelby:

Dogs named Shelby tend to be good-natured, loving, and hard-working. This name is also associated with intelligence, friendship, and companionship.

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

That you have a fondness for the name Shelby and that you likely have a strong connection to the name. It could also suggest that you are a fan of classic cars, as Shelby is a popular name for classic cars.

Is Shelby a good dog name?

Shelby 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. Shelby isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Shelby is found in these categories:


  • Shelby ranks #339 with users of
  • Shelby ranks #272 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Shelby ranks #111 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Naming your dog Shelby is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Most popular breeds named Shelby:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Shetland Sheepdog
  5. Australian Shepherd

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Famous dogs named Shelby:

  • television icon A labrador retriever named Shelby featured in the television show Smallville and Krypto the Superdog.

Dog names like Shelby:

A famous cartoon canine sleuth
Small light mode of transportation.
full of fighting spirit
offensively curious or inquisitive
An electrician
old Scottish breed of small long-haired usually black terrier with erect tail and ears
Shelby dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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(West Virginia, United States)
my dog is named shelby mustang like the car
November 19, 2022

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Lisa (Massachusetts, United States)
I named my schnoxie Shelby- she’s the sweetest kindest little girl- I don’t meet any Shelby’s at the dog park.
March 30, 2022

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