Country dog names come in two general categories – those inspired by the country music industry, and those that give a nod to deep South ranch life.
These ideas really lend themselves to puppy names, because the associated words tend to have clearly enunciated letters, and stand distinctively apart from your usual doggy commands.
Dog names mean so much more when they hang on that gorgeous Southern drawl, don’t they. Whether you’re from Virginia, Louisiana, Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky or Mississippi, or just wish you were there right now, these ideas will associate your pup with your favorite place.
I’ve kept them short and sweet, just like your tiny new pet.
Country Songs and Singers
If, like me, you spend far too much time listening to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and Taylor Swift, you’ll love the songs and singers who have lent their names to our lists.
Cowboy and Cowgirl Dog Names
Cattle dogs, herding breeds and hunters are all staples of the cool cowboy community. Powerhouse canines suit names with an edge, but also that show off their intelligence, cooperation and enthusiasm for activity.
Traditional Girls’ Names
These feminine names have an old fashioned edge to them. They are not only great for the country theme, but these vintage names are also charging back into modern tastes right now. A win win!
Classic Boys’ Names
I love a nostalgic name. These retro ideas actually contain my own son’s name, so you can tell I’m committed to the theme!
The Labrador Site Founder
Pippa Mattinson is the best selling author of The Happy Puppy Handbook, the Labrador Handbook, Choosing The Perfect Puppy, and Total Recall.
She is also the founder of the Gundog Trust and the Dogsnet Online Training Program
Pippa’s online training courses were launched in 2019 and you can find the latest course dates on the Dogsnet website