Need a few great black dog names for that new love in your life?
You’re here because you’ve recently adopted or are thinking about getting a black dog and need the perfect name to reflect that lovely shiny coat.
There are many ways to choose a name for a small dog, but finding a name that reflects the color of his/her hair is a popular choice.
We have compiled a list of possible names for your black dog.
We’ve included names of black objects found in nature, either in the form of animals, plants or minerals, and others that are man-made.
Any animals that have black fur, fins or feathers, were fair game and added to the list.
You’ll also find names borrowed for languages other than English. You’ll find names from books, folklore, and the movies. Some names only suggest the color of black.
My favorites come from edible (or drinkable) sources, but those are few and far between because people just don’t eat many black things.
Some of the names may be appropriate for a girl and others for a boy, and some would be fine for either.
We’ll let you be the judge of that. Does your dog have black and white hair? Check out our black and white dog names for some more suggestions.
Need a formal name to place on your purebred dog’s registration paperwork?
Practically anything goes in this regard but must not exceed 50 characters including spaces if you are registering with the American Kennel Club. Otherwise, you will pay more for your name. Any name you choose will be subject to approval with AKC.
You do not need to choose two entirely separate names, one informal and one formal. You can start with one of the names below and add to it to come up with a unique dog name to register. For example, say you want to name your dog Thunder, a formable name for a tiny dog.
Your registered name could be Josie’s Passing Thunder Clouds.
Have a suggestion for a black dog name. Take a moment and add it to our ever growing list. Use the form below our list of black dog names to submit your ideas. We will evaluate any name for appropriateness on this site and add accordingly. You are also welcome to add photos and a short story about your favorite black dog.
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Have a great name or story to tell about your Black Dog? We’d love to hear it. Use the form below to tell the world about your favorite black dog.
There are many small breed dogs that are black. Do you have or have had a small black dog. We'd like to hear about your dog? What is your dog's name? What breed? What are some special characteristics about him or her that makes them unique? Does he do tricks? Do you have a great story about a black dog Please share it. Don't forget to upload some photos.
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Didn’t find the perfect name? Check out our other dog name pages for additional ideas to help you name your dog.