Deaf Dog Names

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Introduction

There are 85 breeds, such as the Dalmatian, that are known to commonly suffer from genetic deafness. Breeders are working hard at eradicating the genetic trait. However, it does still happen on occasion. Deaf dogs are a challenge but they can make a phenomenal pet. If you own a deaf dog, then you might want to name your pooch after the disability because in many canines it is actually a strength. If you are an owner who is deaf then you may want to focus on bestowing a moniker on your pooch that denotes a famous service dog or inspiring person who helped the deaf.

Deaf Dog Names in Pop Culture

Deaf Dog Name Considerations

Many owners have opted to adopt a handicap pooch that suffers from deafness. Undoubtedly, those brave owners have their hands full with their beloved canines who are hearing impaired. However, with proper love and training, any dog can excel at being a companion and best friend in a family situation. Any owner who opts to open their home and their heart to a handicapped dog should be applauded. It is no easy task but the rewards are undeniable.

Estimates vary, but up to 30 percent of all Dalmatians are born with either partial or complete deafness. Genetic deafness appears to be deeply tied to a recessive mutation. That mutation is not only responsible for deafness but also merle and piebald coloring in certain dog breeds. Dogs can also lose their hearing from old age, chronic ear infections, or injury to the ear, although such occurrences are rare. 

Deaf dogs are just as capable as dogs who can hear. They just require different training tricks. Communication with a deaf dog is challenging. Typically, such a dog readily starts to grasp sign language in an attempt to coexist and share with their human companion. Some owners also opt to use a flashlight or some other form of light to get the dog's attention. Vibrating collar attachments have also been designed that can be easily used with a deaf dog. 

Ultimately, the cause of your dog's deafness is unfortunate but if you have opted to spend your life with your four-legged buddy then you will learn to deal with the situation. You might even want to give the beloved dog a moniker that denotes his handicap because it is a characteristic that truly sets him apart from other dogs, so why not rejoice in it and not hide the condition away.

Male Deaf Dog Names

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Alexander
Refers to Alexander Graham Bell who created the telephone and also worked with the deaf
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Bell
Refers to Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone and also dedicated his life to helping the deaf
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Graham
Refers to Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, spent his life helping the deaf
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Erastus
Refers to the deaf man Erastus Smith who had a country named after him
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Stevie
Refers to the deaf novelist Stevie Platt
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Raymond
Refers to a contemporary deaf writer
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Vinton
Refers to Vinton Cerf, a father of the internet, who is hard of hearing
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Terrence
Terrence Parkin a famous deaf swimmer
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Burke
Refers famous boxer James "Deaf" Burke
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James
Refers to James "Deaf" Burke, an English boxing champion
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Rocky
Refers to Rocky Stone who is the founder of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) which is now Hearing Loss Association of America
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Julius
Refers to Julius Wiggins the founder of Silent News
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Kelby
Kelby Brick was a deaf activist
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Hulk
A character played by deaf actor Lou Ferrigno
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Lou
Refers to Lou Ferrigno a deaf bodybuilder and actor
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King
The first deaf president of the Gallaudet University
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Thomas
Thomas H. Gallaudet was the namesake of the Gallaudet University
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Andrew
Refers to Andrew Foster who started schools for deaf people in America
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Richard
Refers to Dr. Richard Orin Cornett who invented cued speech
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Edison
A great hearing impaired inventor
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Thomas
Refers to Thomas Edison an American inventor who was almost completely deaf
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William
Refers to William Castle the RIT/Director of the National Institute for the Deaf in the 1980s
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Beethoven
Refers to Ludwig van Beethoven who was deaf by his mid-40s
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Ludwig
Ludwig van Beethoven a deaf composer and musician
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Curtis
Refers to Curtis Pride a deaf baseball player
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Laurent
Founder of the first deaf school
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Sean
Sean Berdy is a deaf actor
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Jim
Jim Kyte, a deaf hockey player
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Dummy
Refers to deaf baseball great Dummy Hoy
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Russell
Refers to deaf actor Russell Harvard

Female Deaf Dog Names

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Izzy
A famous deaf pooch
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Samantha
She who listens
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Helen
After Helen Keller a famous deaf and blind person
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Linda
Refers to Linda Bove, a deaf actress
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Amy
Refers to the actress Amy Ecklund
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Phyllis
Refers to the actress Phyllis Frelich
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Heather
Refers to Heather Whitestone McCallum who was a deaf Miss America
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Laura
Laura C. Redden Searing was a famous deaf journalist
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Juliette
Juliette Low was the founder of the American Girl Scouts
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Shelley
Refers to Shelley Beattie who is a deaf bodybuilder
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Connie
Refers to the author Connie Briscoe
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Marlee
A famous deaf actress named Marlee Matlin
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Shoshannah
Shoshannah Stern, a deaf American actress
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Gertrude
Gertrude Ederle was a famous deaf swimmer
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Katie
After Katie Leclerc, actress
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Simona
Means listener in Hebrew
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Hien
Means gentle and silent
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Concord
Refers to silence and being calm
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Galene
One who is silent and peaceful
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Grania
A deep inner silence
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Hudun
Refers to quiet silence
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Placida
Refers to silence and calmness
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Susu
Refers to extreme silence
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Tacita
Female and quiet
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Tihana
A quiet saint
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Imajuik
A meek and silent girl
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Longo
Means quiet and silence
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Laqueta
A female with deep inner quiet
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Jolina
Refers to silence and quiet
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Joan
Refers to a person who experiences a deep inner quiet

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