Names for Small Dogs
Bringing home a cute cuddly puppy will certainly be one big event in the family. Now, have you already picked out a name for your adorable furry friend?
Naming a small dog is easy because what you perceive him or her to be when you first set eyes on the newest addition to the pack can only slightly change as the dog grows into its full size.
The decision on what name to give a pet, big or small, should never be taken lightly. Remember, you will be using it and your dog will be listening for it. It will be a link that invisibly binds you for life.
Everybody in the family might have their list of names for your small dog however it is best to take some time to get acquainted with your puppy before finally deciding on the ultimate name.
One of the important considerations in the naming process will certainly include the gender of your dog. This can definitely narrow down your choices of names. Being a small dog breed, names such as “Tiny” or “Button” will certainly be more suitable than “Bruno” or “Mathilda”.
Your dog’s small size can also give you a clue on what name will best suit your pet. All dogs start out as small cuddly puppies, but your small dog breed will hardly outgrow its name. Do you think Goliath will make a good name for your Pug? What will other people think if you name your Chihuahua “Hercules”? Although there will be people who will find this amusing, others might think that you’re poking fun at your dog.
Your dog’s behavior and personality can often be a source of inspiration. Watching how your dog behaves can help you decide on the best name. “Munchkin” and “Pewee” might sound cool at first, it may not be so when your dog grows and develop its personality and behavior.
Dog experts recommend picking out names with distinct consonants such as “d”, “k” or “t”. Studies have shown that dogs whose names contain any of these consonants can easily be trained to recognize its name.
Purebred, registered small dogs are usually registered with a long name, however, you can pick out a name that you can easily say, usually with only one or two syllables.
Dogs are a creature of habit. Once you have chosen a name and you have been using it for a few weeks, dog experts recommend that you stick with it. If you start calling your dog by another name, it will just become confused and may fail to hear your call.