Things to consider when choosing dog names include:

  • How it sounds when shouted out loud
  • The meaning behind the name
  • Your dog’s parentage and pedigree
  • Participation in dog shows and performances

An excellent book on dog names is: The Big Book of Pet Names – an indepth guide to pet names and their meanings.

There are some truly excellent sites specialising in dog names:

  • is excellent for scanning through a large list of names (without meanings) to find a name you like.
  • is good for finding out the meaning of your chosen name.