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Small Dog Names

      Small dogs are becoming increasingly popular because they just fit. With smaller yards becoming the norm and an increase in apartment dwellers, sometimes there just isn’t room for a large dog. For many families and living arrangements, only a smaller dog makes sense. There are also many characteristics that new owners look for that just can’t be obtained in a big breed. A Golden Retriever will not fit in most purses and it is hard to watch television with a 200lb Mastiff in your lap. Because the little dogs are getting more attention, we have put together a special list of names tailored for your small puppy.

      The best advice for a new owner of a toy or miniature breed is to think small when naming. It might be a good idea to choose a size related theme as well. Cookie, Nacho, Skittles, and Raisin are a few examples of cute names that come from a small food theme. Naming themes help get the wheels turning in your mind so that you are generating more name options. A person that tries to think of names in general will come up with only typical names that they associate with other dogs. On the other hand, a person using a theme will come up with new and interesting name possibilities. Keep in mind that a name should not only incorporate the size of a dog but also his/her personality.

      A small dog goes best with a small name. In fact, choosing a short name is a good rule of thumb for any dog. It comes highly recommended that you stick with just one or two syllables. A longer name like Benjamin is too much to say repetitively. It would be no surprise to see an owner that chose this name resort to using Ben. There is nothing wrong with choosing a longer name like this, but the shortened version might merit some consideration. If you are having trouble coming up with anything, you can gather ideas from the small dog names below.

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Some of our pages will contain a group. A group is a slightly more specific collection than the main topic of the page. For a group, we will include a separated table of names and corresponding descriptions. An example of a group for Red Dog Names would be 'Dog Names Inspired by Red Wines'. If you have any group ideas for the Small Dog Names page, we would love to hear them. Use the form below to submit your ideas.
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User Images for Small Dog Names

Other visitors to our site submitted the following Small Dog Names photos:
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Seuss Photo of seuss for Small Dog Names
Toy Photo of toy for Small Dog Names We picked this name because he is little and lookes like a toy
Scrappy Photo of Scrappy for Small Dog Names My son choose this name as he liked scooby doo and our dog is a small dog so he named him scrappy doo
Rusty Photo of Rusty for Small Dog Names There are so many names but we chose RUSTY as he was born in the autumn and has such gorgeous warm autumn colours,he has orange rust coloured golden/brown shades through his fur,on his face,legs and paws,as he is getting older and is almost five and a half months his face has become a lovely darker warm rusty colour,mostly around his face,he has such a beautiful face and amazing colours,he is such a loving puppy,he really suits RUSTY and he took to it very quickly,although we should have called him snorer or piggy as he makes some noise when sleeping x

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User Recommendations for Small Dog Names

Other visitors to our Small Dog Names page recommend the following names:
Name Reason
Butterfly Because they are small like little dogs
Chop suey my shih Tzu origins are from china and I couldn't find a Chinese name. then I was looking at a Chinese menu and thought - ah!!! chop suey
Titch very small. runt of the litter
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