Updated 07/31/2023 – Deciding on a name for your new puppy can be both exciting and frustrating all at the same time. You probably want a name that fits your pup, but one that is also unique. After all, you don’t want to end up at the dog park calling for Fido and have four dogs come to you. We felt the same way when we were looking for a name for our puppy. This is why we decided to gather all the British dog names we could find into one post.
Thus, making it easier for you to find the perfect English name for your puppy.
Join us to discover 550 English dog names. Plus, we have put together a list of the 50 Best British Dog Names (IOHO).
The Talbot dog was a type of hunting dog in England during the Middle Ages. Although it’s now extinct, it’s believed to be an ancestor of the modern Beagle and Bloodhound. Check out the many pictures of English dog breeds as puppies below.
Whether your dog’s ancestry hails from the UK or not, British dog names can be the perfect choice for your dog.
Choosing a Name
Believe it or not what you name your dog will have an impact on how easy it is to train them. If you give your dog a one syllable name like Bo, it can be mistaken for the word no. This can be really confusing for your dog as you try to train them.
The same thing goes if you give them a long name. I love the name Aloysius, which is from the British novel The Brideshead Revisited. But Aloysius has 4 syllables. By the time you finish calling your dog by name they will be long gone.
Also think about what it will be like when you need to say that name over, and over again. Are you still going to like it after you said it 1,000 times?
To create my list of British dog names, I looked for names that were British or at least sounded British and were easy to say quickly. As I discover new British dog names I will add them to the list so check back whenever you need some ideas for British dog names.