These Unique, Tough Dog Names Are Perfect For Your Mighty Watchdog

These Unique, Tough Dog Names Are Perfect For Your Mighty Watchdog

Written By Rebecca Paredes

Jul 1, 2016

Your dog is a protector, a guardian, and your special companion — so you want a name that properly captures their tough personality. You don’t own a Twinkle or a Toostie — you own a fierce, mighty dog whose job is to protect you, your family, and your home.

Or maybe you own a Chihuahua and you want to name him Brutus. Get down with your bad self. We’re not here to judge.

Instead, we’re here to bring you an unconventional list of the best tough dog names for male and female dogs. Note that dogs tend to respond better to one and two-syllable names, which excluded a lot of great names from this list. But if you have a tough dog (or a particularly feisty Chihuahua), you’ll want them to quickly learn to respond to their name!

Did we miss your favorite name? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll add it to the list!

Tough Dog Names: Famous Wrestling Superstars

Dog dressed as Hulk Hogan
  • Andre
  • Anvil
  • Bam Bam
  • Bobo
  • Boss
  • Bruiser
  • Buzz
  • Butcher
  • Cannon
  • Dragon
  • Hulk
  • Killer
  • King
  • Kong
  • Macho
  • Moolah
  • Rowdy
  • Savage
  • Sputnik
  • Vader

Tough Dog Names: Game Of Thrones

Pugs dressed as Game of Thrones characters
  • Arya
  • Beric
  • Bronn
  • Brienne
  • Davos
  • Drogo
  • Drogon
  • Gendry
  • Grey
  • Jon Snow
  • Khal
  • Rhaegal
  • Rhaegar
  • Tyrion
  • Sandor
  • Stark

Tough Dog Names: Superheroes And Villains

Chihuahua dressed as Superman
  • Bane
  • Beast
  • Bruce
  • Carnage
  • Drax
  • Fang
  • Hellboy
  • Kal
  • Klaw
  • Lobo
  • Luthor
  • Magnus
  • Raven
  • Razor
  • Steel
  • Thor
  • Zod

Tough Dog Names: Literature

Dog reading magazine like he thinks he's people
  • Alastor
  • Arwen
  • Balrog
  • Beldam
  • Beowulf
  • Draco
  • Fenris
  • Grendel
  • Iago
  • Inigo
  • Jekyll
  • Morlock
  • Mowgli
  • Nazgul
  • Sauron
  • Scylla
  • Sherlock
  • Sirius
  • Snape
  • Spade

Still haven't found the right fit for your dog? Try our dog name generator! You can specify for tough dog names, military dog names, and many others!