Finding the perfect name for your working dog breed can be a challenge. It’s so hard finding a name that fits your puppy’s personality and unique temperament.
But you have probably made your breed choice based on the typical working dog characteristics which are alert, strong, intelligent, and easy to train and you’re hoping that your puppy has all of the above.
Dog breeds from the working group were created to help us with various tasks.
It’s probably the most versatile dog group and the 30 recognized breeds under it excel at jobs like guarding, police work, and sledding.
Whether you are thinking about getting a Rottweiler, Husky, Doberman or Boxer they are all large and powerful breeds that deserve a tough and badass name.
Below you will not only find 700+ working dog names but also inspirations for military, hunting, and sled dog names.
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Dogs have been used in warfare since 600 B.C. Today, they are assigned special tasks such as patrol, explosives detection, or guarding.
Their heightened sense of olfaction and ability to see in low light are extremely useful and provide an advantage in combat.
Due to their comparatively small size, they can reach places and traverse tunnels that would otherwise be inaccessible. There are 5 main breeds that are used for military duties and roles.
German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Doberman Pinschers, Farm Collies (short coat), and Giant Schnauzers are preferred military dog breeds because they are athletic, intelligent, easily trainable, and aggressive.
Especially German Shepherds have a unique set of traits including adaptivity to climates, dependability, predictability, and trainability and are more suited for this work than any other breed.
Hunting dogs, in general, are rejected because of their prey drive and giant breeds like the Great Dane are not easily trainable and just too large for this type of work.
So if you are looking for a tough, badass military name that fits your German Shepherd or Malinois, the following list will definitely provide you with some unique inspirations.
My personal favorites are the ones that will always remind you of the beautiful landscape and nature like Meadow, Aurora, or Algon.
Sled Dog Names for Your Husky, Alaskan Malamute or Samoyed
Sled dogs are probably the most robust and enduring dogs of all the different working group types. Dog sledding originated in Siberia and has been around since 2,000 B.C. where it was used as a way of travelling.
The Husky and Alaskan Malamute were typically used for this task but there are many more breeds like the Alaskan Husky, Samoyed, and Canadian Eskimo Dog that have played an important role in the sledding history.
Even dog breeds that are not part of the sledding group have been used as such including the Poodle, Labrador Retriever and St. Bernard.
When choosing a fitting name for your Malamute or Husky puppy, think about the snowy mountains and icy landscapes of Alaska and how your pup’s ancestors were racing over frozen lakes and untravellable land.
Whether you are actually living in Noma or way more south in warmer climates, your dog will always have a part of Alaska in himself.
Now that you have hopefully found the perfect name for your future puppy, it’s time to make a few preparations. Head over to my puppy training section and gather as much knowledge as you can.
In love with dogs, their behavior and psychology. I am writing on this blog since February 2019 to provide you with valuable information on everything dogs. When I am not working on my blog, I study research articles and enjoy the time with my beloved Rottweiler Amalia.