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If you’re thinking of adding a large dog breed, such as a German Shepherd, to your “family”, you’ll probably be interested in German Shepherd names as opposed to general dog names – after all, you don’t want a big, “tough” looking dog to protect you, with a name like “Tootles”, do you?I’ve been thinking about this issue lately, and trying to come up with breed appropriate names – German Shepherd names for German Shepherd dogs, and so on. I started to come up with a few, but I got lazy when I found a fellow who has already done the legwork for me.He has some wonderfully novel ideas for names that might interest you. I’ll be posting a couple of his articles here at HealthierDogs.com in the coming days. Let me know (by commenting below) what you think of the names he suggests for the various breeds.
So here goes for the suggested German Shepherd names:
Finding good German Shepherd dog names is no easy task. When one considers that this breed has consistently ranked as one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, it’s no wonder that you as a lucky owner will want to find a name that fits like glove.
A couple of things you may have struggled with when coming up with a name, is whether to give your Shepherd a general dog name, meaning a good dog name that might be shared by other dogs, or a German dog name, meaning one that reflects this breeds country of origin.
Well have no fear, for this article will share with you puppy name suggestions that will cover both of these categories. Keeping in mind that the German Shepherd is such an intelligent, hard working breed, when coming up with these names we intentionally stayed clear of foo-foo dog names. You certainly won’t find any names like Sparky, or Puddles on this list!
In our first category we’ve picked a few general names that we felt might fit this breed. We hope you’ll agree.
General German Shepherd Names… Apollo: Like the ancient Roman god, this dog has a presence of it’s own.
Duke: A stately name for the dog who rules your palace.
Majestic: A good name for a dog that is just that
Rambo: For the Shepherd who thrives on adventure.
Tiara: A feminine, yet strong sounding female name.
Other general names
Avalanche, Freedom, Genghis, Harley, K-9, Max, Ninja, Rio, Saber, Sarge, Summer, Thunder, Tia
In this next category, we’ve listed German dog names and their meanings. Hopefully, by providing the meanings, it will make choosing the right name easier, and the name more special to you and your dog.
German Dog Names… Boy Names and their meanings
Arnold – Eagle, Powerful
Axel – Father of peace
Barrett – Strong as a bear
Bruno – Brown haired
Conrad – Brave counsel
Hank – Ruler of the estate
Jaegar – Hunter
Kaiser – Leader
Karl -A free man
Lance – Knight’s attendant
Otto – Rich, wealthy
Reinhard – Brave, or a fox
other boy names
Audi, Autobahn, Atlas, Attila, Beethoven, Blitz, Boris, Brando, Caspar, Conan, Einstein, Fabian, Franz, Freud, Fritz, Gunther, Gustav, Hannibal, Hanns, Herman, Igor, Klaus, Luger, Max, Mozart, Navarone, Reinold, Rembrandt, Romel, Rudy, Schnaps, Siegfried, Wolfgang
Girl Names and their meanings
Adele – Noble, kind
Alison – Of noble birth
Anna – Gracious
Berta – Intelligent; Glorious
Brigitte – Strong spirited
Brooke – A stream
Elke – Noble and kind
Elsa – Noble
Emily – Industrious
Emma – All embracing
Gretchen – Little pearl
Heidi – Noble and kind
Katrina – Pure
Steffi – A garland or crown
other girl names
Adelle, Avita, Babette, Bavaria, Blanca, Brandy, Brita, Danika, Elke, Elsa, Enya, Fraeulein, Hannah, Kalif, Kasandra, Kazimir, Misha, Noeska, Rachel, Sabine
I’m sure you’ll agree that your Shepherd deserves the best, not only in it’s care, but also the care you show when choosing the best name possible. Considering that you’ll be using that same name over 30,000 times over your dogs lifetime, you can see how important choosing the right German Shepherd dog name can be.
When Richard Livitski isn’t busy digging up German Shepherd Names, he’s working on his dog names website http://www.dog-names-and-more.com where dog names and puppy names in all shapes and sizes can be found.Article Source: EzineArticles.com
So let me know what you think of these German Shepherd name suggestions, by leaving your comments below. (Myself, I take serious umbrance to calling a dog by my name – NOT on, in my book!)
Or maybe you have some even better German Shepherd names? Something unique that you’ve given your dog, perhaps?
Leave your comments below!