If your new doggy addition to the family comes in the form of black and white spots, stripes or any variation of black and white fur and you can’t decide what name to give to your pooch, look no further! We’ve got a set of creative names to accentuate each and every nuance of your puppy’s fur coat. Be it an aristocratic, colossal Great Dane, or a black and white little doggy that you want to adopt from the streets and nurture it and give it all the love and affection it deserves, you can find your inspiration here.
Black and White Dogs in Pop Culture
When you think of a famous black and white dog, the first dog that comes to mind is Snoopy. But the interesting thing about Snoopy that a few may actually be aware of is that his breed is not black and white. Yes, who would have thought that Snoopy is actually a Beagle! Of course, there’s no reason whatsoever to believe that black and white dogs don’t deserve the honor of having one of the most famous comic strips in the world.
Snoopy and his best friend and owner Charlie Brown are lovable heroes because they are so genuine and caring. It’s an interesting fact that Snoopy doesn’t actually talk in the comic strips, but his vivid world of thoughts, observations, and recollections are represented in thought balloons. He can be lazy, gluttonous, and anxious at times, but Snoopy’s relationship with his owner and the surroundings are always charming and endearing.
Usually, he spends his days imagining alternate realities to avoid and escape the mundane reality of being an ordinary dog. These leaps of imagination take him away to a variety of hypothetical realities – Snoopy reimagines himself as an author of novels, as a World War I pilot, or as a college student Joe Cool. This imagery sticks with you long after you read the Snoopy comics – who could ever forget the famous aviator’s helmet or his little red dog house?
Of course, all of Snoopy’s dreams, thoughts, and visualizations are just mechanisms to make his life more interesting and bearable. He is a true dreamer, prone to melancholy and sarcasm, but that’s what makes him so relatable and his thought adventures so adorable. Sure his imagination and his plans for the future take him away to places that are improbable and they always fall through, but it is this character trait to always dream and reimagine himself that makes him the dog that he is. And anyone who owns a dog can sympathize with that – imagine if our pets had the chance to become astronauts, students, or even pilots!
For this reason, Snoopy became the pop culture icon that he is. He is a recurring mascot in the field of aviation and space, and NASA even has an award that honors participants in the field of space programs that make notable advances in safety and quality – a sterling silver pin in the shape of Snoopy wearing a spacesuit helmet - the Silver Snoopy!
Black and White Dog Name Considerations
If you are about to become a proud owner of a Great Dane, bear in mind that although this grand breed may seem like an intimidating (and huge) version of a Dalmatian, they possess an unprecedented amount of poise and patience, so much so that they are known as the ‘Gentle Giants’ and ‘Apollos’ of the dog world. Therefore, a great name for your Great Dane could be Apollo or Zeus, to honor both their grandiose size and their mien.
Another famous black and white breed is the Border Collie, who is an immediate association to Scottish Highlands and herds of sheep. This breed, apart from his characteristic black and white pattern, is also rumored to be one of the most intelligent breeds. However, this doesn’t take away from their canine charm and restless spirit, but they are famed for their intelligence, obedience, capability, and energy.
A black and white dog list cannot be complete without mentioning the Dalmatian. The famous spotted fur coat is what first comes to mind when one thinks of this color pattern. You could stick with the classics such as Spot or Pongo, to honor the Disney animated movie, but if not, we offer you the list below.