Dog Names Meaning Affectionate

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Dogs are well deserving of the phrase, "man's best friend."  Canines are affectionate, loyal, and friendly. They are genuinely happy to share their lives with their human counterparts. These characteristics are why canines are the most popular pet found around the world. In the United States, 3.3 million dogs are kept as companions according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). If your dog is affectionate, you might want to pick a moniker to respect such an endearing characteristic.

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Dog Name Meaning Affectionate Considerations

Is your pooch overly affectionate? Maybe your dog is a real lover who wants to be petted and close to you all day long. If your canine is just excessively exuberant when it comes to love, then you might want to start calling them "Little Cupid"  or  "Valentine." If your new family addition is a male, why not, "Loverboy"?    There are a lot of affectionate names that you can call your dog that genuinely showcase their loving nature. 

Not all breeds are loving. Some are known for their aloof and independent nature such as many terriers, but many dogs were bred to be nothing but lapdogs. The Maltese, Shih Tzu, Toy Poodle, and the Papillon are all breeds known for their loving dispositions. However, even big dogs are affectionate. Just look into the dark chocolate eyes of a Golden Retriever or hug a sweet Collie and there is no doubt that these dogs are every bit as affectionate as their small dog counterparts. They are just too big to crawl into your lap. However, many big dogs do try to snuggle up next to you on the couch or curl up beside you on the bed. Size doesn't seem to matter when it comes to an affectionate nature. 

Male Dog Names Meaning Affectionate

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Beau
An affectionate term for a male boyfriend
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Bae
A boyfriend
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Boo
Typically refers to a boyfriend
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Baby-Bugga-Boo
A sweet name for a loving male
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Prince
An affectionate nickname for a boy
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Sweetheart
A classic term of endearment that can also be used for females
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Valentine
Refers to the day of sweethearts, Valentine's Day
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Cupid
A great name for a loving pooch
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Loverboy
A term of endearment
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Verdell
The small dog from the movie, "As Good as it Gets"
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Poopsie
A classic affectionate nickname
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Button
Refers to the term "cute as a button"
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Ducky
A classic British term of endearment
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Main Squeeze
A great affectionate term to refer to the male dog of your dreams
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Bunbuns
A sweet term for a loving pooch
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Bubby
This term is often used to affectionately refer to a child
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Brown Eyes
A great affectionate name for a pooch with deep brown eyes
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Boo Boo
This term of affectionate is often included with the word Bear
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Boogabear
A loving name
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Bee’s Knees
A classic term of endearment referring to the pollen collected on a bee's knees
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Honey Bug
A classic term of endearment
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Chum
A loving name for your best buddy
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Hot Chocolate
A great name for a sweet brown dog
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Poppet
A pet name for a young child
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Good Looking
An affectionate term for a handsome male
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Big Daddy
A term of endearment for a large male
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Sugar
Refers to being sweet like sugar
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Puddin'
Refers to being sweet like pudding
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Sweet Patootie
A common term of endearment for males
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Big Boy
A term of love for a large male

Female Dog Names Meaning Affectionate

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Darling
A classic term of affection
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Cutie
Refers to a sweet and cute girl
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Sweet Potato
Refers to the sweetness of a potato
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Chickie
A common term of endearment
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Buttercup
Refers to the lovely flower
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Cherie
A term that means sweetheart
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Peachie
Sweet like a peach
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Kitten
A common term of affection for a girl
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Sweets
An affectionate term for a sweet girl
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Precious
A term that refers to how important something is
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Doll Baby
Refers to the sweetness of a female baby
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Bunny
Sweet like a tiny rabbit
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Baby Doll
A common term of love for a female
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Lovie-Dove
An affectionate term
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Pumpkin
A common term of endearment for a female
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Doll
A classic term of affection
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Dearie
An affectionate female
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Sweetie
A shortened version of sweetheart
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Angel
Refers to being sweet like a cherub
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Honey
Refers to being sweet like honey
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Bambi
A classic affectionate name
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Alliebear
A modern term of endearment for a girl
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Baby Girl
A common term of endearment
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Chunky Monkey
An affectionate name for a plump pooch
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Cuddlebug
A name that refers to an affectionate female who wants to cuddle
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Cuddle Muffin
A great name for an affectionate canine who wants to cuddle
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Darla
An affectionate nickname
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Princess
A common affectionate term for a female
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Butterball
A cute name for a plump and affectionate dog
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Sweetums
A great name for an affectionate pooch

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