Battlefield Dog Names

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Introduction

Dogs have been used since the beginning of time to aid man in either surviving or winning a war against his enemies. War dogs were used by many ancient cultures such as the Greeks, Persians or Romans. These dogs were trained specifically for battle. Napoleon used dogs during his campaigns. During the American Civil War dogs were used to protect, send messages, or to guard prisoners. They were used extensively as mascots, to build moral in the troops.  General Grant spoke about how packs of Southern Bloodhounds were reluctantly destroyed by Union troops wherever they were found as they had been trained to hunt men. Our faithful friend has fought alongside us, comforted us, protected us and love us unwaveringly through the good, the bad and the ugly times throughout history. There have been many brave dogs throughout the ages and by choosing to name our own dog after these heroes allows their legend to live on and inspire others so that their sacrifice was not in vain.

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Battlefield Dog Names

Battlefield Dog Name Considerations

The name you bestow upon your best friend should be special and meaningful to you both. One way you can make it extra special is to choose a name from past and present battlefields legends. In this way you can honor the past efforts of so many dogs who willingly fought for their beloved master and many who paid the ultimate price and gave their lives. Sergeant Stubby was a Boston Terrier who was the most decorated war dog of World War l and the only dog to be promoted to Sergeant through combat. Among many achievements he is said to have captured a German spy. Chips was the most decorated dog from World War ll. During the Pacific battles 549 dogs that were returned from the war, only four could not be returned to civilian life. There are so many memorable names that may suit your dog, such as Chips, Scout, Sniper, Sinbad, Judy, and Rex - all taken from brave war dogs. The bravery of both men and dogs during war remains a source of inspiration that you can take advantage of to choose a very special name for your dog.

Male Battlefield Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Rags
Another notable World War l dog hero
7
Lex
A German Shepherd war dog awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded on active duty in Iraq
6
Chips
The most decorated dog in World War ll who saw action in Germany, France, North America and Sicily
6
Major
A high military rank
5
Jet
The name of a type of plane, fast and furious
5
Bullet
Ideal for a dog who is fast and accurate
4
Argos
Short for Lethargos who was a Magnesin horseman's dog
4
Marine
A specialist force during the war.
4
Sniper
An exceptional marksman who shoots from cover
4
Ajax
A hero of the Trojan War
4
Bob
He was the first dog to receive the Dickin Medal during WW ll
3
Cairo
A dog from the U.S Navy's Seal team who assisted in the team when they stormed Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan in 2011
3
Ace
A dog that gets things done and is a great achiever
3
Havoc
An apt description of war and a name we can use for a mischievous dog
2
Sinbad
Named after a naval dog who was enlisted for service
2
Gunner
Suitable for a dog that is full of action
1
Silver
Taken from the Silver Star award for bravery
1
Bomber
In honor of all the Bomber Squadron members
1
Achilles
Legendary heroic fighter, a figure taken from mythology
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Seal
Ideal for a black dog and taken from the Navy Seals
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Combat
This name would be great for a dog with energy and courage
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Skipper
A person who leads a team
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Hunter
Seeking out the enemy
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Bandit
The name given to an enemy aircraft but it sounds kind of cool for a dog
0
Buster
A Royal Army Veterinary Corps arms and explosive search dog, he served in Iraq and was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery
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Boots
Vital to a solder, and a fun name for a dog
-1
Max
A dog employed by the United State Marines in the movie 'One Man and his Dog '
-1
Nemo
A War Dog that served in Vietnam; he was the first sentry dog to return to the United States with honors after active duty
-2
Smokey
A famous Yorkshire Terrier who was used to run a telegraph wire through a 4 to 8 inch in diameter, 70 foot long pipe to ensure communications
-2
Endal
An incredible service dog assisted disabled Gulf War Veteran Allen Parton; Endal is described as the most decorated dog in the world
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Tank
Would suit a solid, large dog

Female Battlefield Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Savannah or Savan
A grassy plain in tropical or subtropical regions that has few trees, very exotic sounding
6
Irma
Irma was a War Dog who received the Dickin Medal for rescuing trapped people from bombed buildings in London in WW ll
6
Desba
Means to go to war, but could be a perfect name for a feisty pup
6
Elvara
A name for a war warrior, such a soft gentle name
6
Lava
A dog adopted by the 1st Battalion Unit named the Lava Dogs
6
India
First World War location but cute name for a puppy dog
5
Lexi
Adapted from Lex, who was a US Military Dog who was adopted by the family of his handler who was killed in action
5
Mouse
Adapted from 'Moustache' a Poodle who participated in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars
5
Allie
A shortened name from the word alliance, meaning a formal agreement between two or more nations
5
Snafu
A cute name for a puppy that means mistake, mix up or disaster
5
Myth
Legend that stems from the wartime involving heroic, almost supernatural achievements by individuals
4
Beauty
A wire haired Terrier war dog who received the Dickin award for bravery in WW ll
4
Armina
Translated, it means a warrior maiden
4
Myrina
From Greek Mythology, she is the Queen of the Amazons and honors all women participants in past and present wartime
4
Duchess
The famous Duchess of Sutherland took doctors and nurses to France and Belgium to set up hospitals and casualty clearing stations
3
Bellatrix
Female fighter or warrior - ideal for a tough, but cute little dog
3
Missile
Good for a female dogs name that is a bit more unique and could be shortened to Missy
3
Sallie
A canine mascot in the Civil War interim for the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
2
Judy
This ship dog saved countless lives by warning of the approach of enemy aircraft
2
Delta
A code word representing the letter D
2
Rockette
As in a little rocket full of energy
2
Omay
Short for Opha May, the first woman to enlist in the Marine Corps
2
Sabi
An Australian special forces explosives detection dog
2
Freyja
From Norse Mythology, for the goddess of war
2
Aerial
Meaning in the air, as in an aerial battle
1
Sasha
This brave dog was a bomb sniffing dog and awarded the Dickin Medal posthumously
1
Macy
From the word 'diplomacy'
0
Czarine
A term to describe someone who fights for their rights as in war
0
Maia
Brave in war
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Ailith
Means a seasoned warrior
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Echo
Sound echoing back to the listener, it makes a nice name for a female dog
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LIberty Belle
War is all about fighting for our liberty, while Belle is a beautiful name
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Libby
Short for Liberty

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