Black and White Dog Names: 
Choosing the Perfect Puppy Name

By Janice Jones   |Last Updated March 19, 2019

Looking for black and white dog names for that new puppy?  There are so many names to choose from which to choose. 

Just the sheer volume of dog names available today, makes choosing the perfect name a daunting task. 

Black and white dogs remind me of classic aristocracy.  The formal wear attire that they carry on their back portrays an aura of sophistication that you often do not see in dogs with other hair colors. 

The colors also shout modern, sleek and eye-catching, a very popular look in interior design. 

Owners of black and white dogs often want to find the perfect name that accents their puppy’s true colors—whether it is formal or whimsical, modern or classic, these dogs need a black and white dog name.

Dalmatian dogs are perhaps the pooches that come to mind when thinking about black and white, but there are other small breed dogs deserving of a black and white puppy name.  The Boston terrier is one such breed, sporting only a black and white coat. 

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Great Black and White Small Dogs

Beside the Boston, many different small breed dogs come in many colors including black and white. 

Some breeds come in many different colors, but here are a few where you might find a purebred black and white puppy. 

There are even more options when you consider all the designer or hybrid dogs available today.

I’ve created this list of black and white dog names that would be appropriate for a dog that is equally black and white, more white or more black. 

Since true black is hard to find in nature, I’ve engaged the help of zoology, in finding animals that are black and white. 

I also looked at media sources for cartoon characters featured in movies, TV shows and newspaper comics. 

My favorite, though is the candy isle at my neighborhood market.

Got a great name that I have forgotten?  Why not complete the form below and tell the world about your name.  We will add it to our list.

Black and White Small Breed Puppy

Black and White Dog Names

  • Almond Joy
  • Baby Grand Piano (use any part of it)
  • Badger (animal)
  • Bulls-eye (Bull for short--Great for a tiny dog!)
  • Chess (The Game)
  • Coke Float (Like a Root beer float)
  • Cookie (Black and White Cookies)
  • Cow (Moo-moo)
  • Cupcake (white cupcake with black frosting)
  • Dice or Die - As in Black and White Dice
  • Domino- Don't think this game comes in any other colors
  • Dotty (an actual female name but perfect for a white dog with black patches and vica versa)
  • Eight ball - Always black and white
  • Ermine (animal)
  • Felix (As in Felix the Cat:  Who said Felix had to be a cat name?)
  • Figaro (cat in the Walt Disney film, Pinocchio)
  • Half Moon
  • Harlequin (dog color found in the Great Dane)
  • Harp (Seal)
  • Holstein (cow)
  • Junior Mint (Yum!)
  • Marble -Well it could be any color, let's face it.
  • Merle (coloration in some dog breeds)
  • Mickey (Well, he was mostly black and white, especially before the days of color television)
  • Mine (An actor that doesn’t talk:  would be good for a quiet dog)
  • Mittens (Does your dog have white paws?)
  • Monk  (With robes of black and white)
  • Moo or
  • Moo-moo - like a cow
  • Mr. Peabody (The dog on an Old TV cartoon series)
  • Orca (Killer Whale)
  • Oreo (Everyone knows what an Oreo is)
  • Panda (The animal)
  • Patches (Old school name, but still popular)
  • Penguin - A bird that loves the cold
  • Peppermint Patty (The candy)
  • Pinwheel (Black and White that is)
  • Polar Bear - Does your dog love cold weather?
  • Pongo (Father of the 101 Dalmatians which incidentally is the quintessential black and white breed.
  • Puffin
  • Snoopy (Remember the lovable black and white beagle?)
  • Sundae (Think vanilla ice cream covered with a thick fudge topping.)
  • Sushi (With rice and wrapper, Sushi often appear black and white)
  • Storm Trooper (Star Wars Movies)
  • Swan (Black and White Swans)
  • Tuxedo (Tux for short)
  • UPC (Short for Universal Product Co
  • Yin Yang
  • Zebra

Mary from Virginia, U.S.A. suggested the name, "Worthy."  Definitely a praiseworthy addition to this list!

Great Black and White Dog Names

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About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, beagles, English bulldogs, carin terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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