Does your dog have a nickname?

Do you have a nickname (or more than one) for your dog? Our two Min-Pin/Norwich Terriers have earned the nicknames “Fatty” (left) and “Bug ” (right). Cooper, our oldest has had a constant struggle with being 3-4 pounds overweight. As you can see, he isn’t really fat, but compared to his sister he especially earns the nickname. Shelby, his little sister (different litter of course), earned her nickname from her constant shadowing and little stature.

After reading a few articles and polling my dog loving friends, What I found is that most nicknames fit into the following three categories: nicknames that reference the dog’s size and shape, nicknames that reference the dog’s bad habits, and my favorite, nicknames that rhyme.

For example:

Nicknames that Reference the Dog’s Size and Shape

Short-boy (a dachshund), Teeny (could be true, or could be sarcastic), and Hulk (a bulldog) all made reference to the dog’s physical appearance.

Nicknames that Reference the Dog’s Bad Habits

Nicknames like Stinky, Shoe-killer, Devil-dog, and Trouble-maker all had a little bit to do with the dog’s less than desirable traits.

Rhyming Nicknames

Names like Sammy-Whammy, Poochy-Woochy, Tiki-Biki, and Buddy-Uddy were just a few I heard that rhymed.

What are your dog’s nicknames? Leave me a comment below!

Jodi G. Thomson was born and raised in Seattle WA, she and her husband relocated to Houston TX in 2010. She enjoys writing and spending time with her husband and their pets.

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