Cycling Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

For dog owners with well-behaved leash dogs, cycling can be one of the best types of exercise the two of you can do together. The breeze of movement helps to keep you cool, it works significant portions of your body (let alone theirs), allows you both to see more scenery than jogging would, and also has the added benefit of being able to cover larger distances. And in a sense, dogs aren’t all that much unlike bikes to begin with. They can both be measured in stride (or gear ratio), general build, aerodynamics, effort, and look, and they’re both about as reliable as you can get. So if you’re a fan of cycling, why not give your dog a cycling-inspired name that pays tribute to their personality as well as one of your favorite activities?

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Cycling Inspired Dog Name Considerations

When trying to pick out an appropriate cycling-themed name, there are a few important things you should consider. First, think about your dog’s strongest and most apparent traits, then use that as a basis for connecting them to a lifelong title. Second, consider if you’re more apt to name them after a great, or merely more generic term that captures their persona.

For instance, if you choose to go with a cycling legend, you can make easy associations with breed type alone. For Belgian breeds, like Brussels Griffons or Schipperkes, the names Eddy and Merckx would be appropriate. For French breeds, such as Poodles or the Dogue de Bordeaux, the names Hinault, Jacques, and Anquetil would all be good choices. For Italian breeds, like (and especially) Greyhounds and Mastiffs, the names Gino, Bartali, Fausto and Coppi would all be great selections. 

But if you want to get a bit more creative, you’ll have to think outside the peloton. There are plenty of cycling terms that could potentially apply to your pooch as well. For instance, if your dog is particularly streamlined in look, Aero would be a good name. For a dog that constantly runs into things, Bonk would be an apt pick. For a dog that likes to rear up on its hind legs, Wheelie would be the perfect fit. 

There are a ton of ways to go, so don’t be shy about digging into our list or perusing a glossary of cycling jargon, list of famous cyclists or even just a list of popular racing bikes.

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