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Boy Puppy Names Beginning With I

By Janice A. Jones  | Updated January 29, 2020

Boy Puppy Names Beginning with I

The names on this page come from many sources including real people names, made up names, names of foods and trees.  

Boy puppy names beginning with IBoy Puppy Names Beginning with I

Some of the names below have been taken straight from television, movies, and books.  Some are place names and others are just plain fun names for a boy dog. You might even recognize some as the names of other types of animals.

Want to test your knowledge of some famous dogs from children's books?  Scroll down to jog your memory.

Boy Puppy Names Beginning with I

  • Ian
  • Ibex
  • Ice
  • Ice Tea
  • Icicle 
  • Icon
  • Ifan
  • Iggy
  • Igloo
  • Igor
  • Iguana
  • Ikat
  • Ike
  • Ileum
  • Impala
  • India
  • Indiana
  • Indigo
  • Indy
  • Inky
  • Ipo
  • Irish
  • Irving
  • Irwin
  • Isaiah
  • Ismael
  • Isaac
  • Israel 
  • Itty (Bitty)
  • Ivan
  • Iveco
  • Ivory
  • Iwan
  • Izar
  • Izzy

Test Your Trivia Knowledge:  Can you Name these Dogs from Children's Literature

Here are 15 children's books all of which have a dog as the main character.  Some you may remember from your own childhood others are newer on the market.

  1. Who was that Bad Dog in the book with a similar title written by Ruth Paul
  2. The dog that worries he doesn't measure up to his amazing family?
  3. A super stinky dog who meets Aunt Bleach
  4. A very slow dog
  5. A colossal size dog with an unusual color
  6. A lovable baby-sitting rottweiler. 
  7. The star of a series of adventure books by Eric Hill
  8. A tagalong dog assistant to an officer that teaches safety tips to children
  9. A dog that wants to be good but is faced with temptation
  10. An incorrigible West Highland White Terrier who is the main character in a series of adventure books.
  11. A stray dog named after the store he is found in.
  12. A lovable mutt first introduced in the Henry Higgins Series by Beverly Cleary.
  13. A dog whose owner wants to whistle to call him
  14. An abused beagle living in West Virginia
  15. A Fictional Picture Book about the longest Dachshund living in the world.

And, the answers are...

1. Bad Dog Flash

2. Excellent Ed

3. Smelly Bill

    4. The Pokey Puppy
    5. Clifford the Big Red Dog

6. Good Dog Carl

7. Spot

8. Officer Buckle and Gloria

9. Oh No George

10. McDuff Moves In

11. Because of Winn Dixie

12. Ribsy

13. Whistle for Willie

14. Shiloh

15. Pretzel

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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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