Tough Dog Names

If you're adopting a hard nut, try these tough dog names on for size. They're perfect for larger breeds or just dogs with a dominant personality.

Tough Dog Names

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Idyllic Place
the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral
God of war in greek mythology.
Short for ammunition.
character from Tolkien's Lord of The Rings trilogy
a city in northwestern Switzerland
A thief.
An overwhelming all out attack.
a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
Brawny and tough.
Nickname for a boy in the south of the US; a slow moving individual.
any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo
Stalk Of Sugar
The leader of a group of people
Glory + father
Venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
Cradle of the empire in Roman mythology.
a device that crushes something
Dominant woman.
a machine for excavating
the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
Leader, commander, governor of a province
From The Netherlands
an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
a general officer of the highest rank
A giant from the bible.
Strong in battle (in Swedish).
imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy; remembered as one of the great eras of Chinese civilization
Short for Stephen Hawking.
a joke that seems extremely funny
The son of Hugh
Righteous lord, studious
Son Of Jack
Combination Of Kay And Lyn
Gift of God
a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
Nickname For Left-handed
Defender of men in greek.
The collective dead in the afterlife
any tightly knit group of trusted associates
As in magnum, private investigator
Better; a military rank
Follower Of St. Columba
a young person of either sex
Short for nitroglycerin.
Geographical Direction
Black Gemstone
The pepper pad a handheld game console.
As in pyromaniac.
Female ruler
A sylvester stallone character.
Gamekeeper; a rover or wanderer
Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe
From The Ridge Town
Advice Ruler
Lightsaber, a weapon in star wars.
Man with super strength.
As in sargent.
an indication of damage
a lawman with the rank of sergeant
Praised, Commended
a small fragment
aim and shoot with great precision
a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place
Stingy or pointed.
To deliver a violent attack or assault. barrage.
someone who hits
Bird Claw
God of lightning and thunder in norse mythology.
Greek giants.
put in motion or move to act
From The Land Of The Yew Tree
Power, Strength
Faith, truth
Prince of Wallachia.
Clearing By The River Bend
Defender of the people
a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s

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Tough Dog Names: Stats


As of May 2022, tough dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were six months ago.

Bear is the most popular name, having received more likes than any other in this list of tough dog names.

tags: hard, strong, powerful, alpha, brave

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