Dog Names Meaning Independent

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Not all dogs are clingy. Many show a streak of independence. That is not to say that they do not love you but they are just not the type to gush over you. Typically, independent breeds tend to be highly intelligent and self-reliant.  They are not afraid to make decisions for themselves. Many breeds have been bred to display such a character trait because it can be an asset. If you have a canine companion with an independent personality, you are sure to find the perfect name here. Peruse our list of 60 names and try one out on your dog!

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Canines who exhibit an independent nature have been bred to show such a streak. It is an asset in their very existence. Guard dog breeds such as the Akita, Doberman, German Shepherd, Mastiff, and Chinese Shar-Pei are well known for their independent streak. Such a characteristic is an asset when guarding a home or owner. The dog is required to evaluate a situation quickly and efficiently without turning to its human owner for confirmation. In those independent moments, the dog determines if he should stand his ground or possibly attack to provide protection. In such instances, an independent nature is truly a sign of intelligence. Some dog breeds such as the Siberian Husky and Malamute were created to assist their human owners by pulling sleds through thousands of miles of hostile arctic tundra. As a sled dog, they must make decisions about the consistency of ice, the trail's safety, and during a blizzard whiteout even what direction to keep going. Their independent nature enables them to keep trudging ahead and gives them the confidence that they need to make critical decisions without any direction from their human caretaker. 

Even small dogs like the Scottish Terrier, Cairn Terrier,  Fox Terrier, Jack Russell, and the Manchester Terrier are scrappy and intelligent. They were often used as hunting dogs. Many terriers would face off a badger or a fox. Such strength of character helped keep them alive and fearlessly hunt for their owners. Training can also bring out independence in dogs. Guide dogs for the blind must act independently to make safety decisions on a daily basis. Police dogs also function not only on command but also by using their own intelligence to decide if they need to come to their partner's rescue. There is no doubt that an independent nature in any canine is an asset that should be appreciated and respected. If you see any of these traits in your new addition, then a name meaning independent will be just the fit.

Male Dog Names Meaning Independent

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Togo
An independent sled dog
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Balto
An independent sled dog
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Rebel
Someone with an independent, rebellious nature
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Harley
Like the motorycycle
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Davidson
Like the motorcycle
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Bandit
An outlaw
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Lawless
A rebel
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Trailblazer
Someone who forges ahead
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Captain
A real leader
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Sarge
A military leader
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Sergeant
A military leader
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Maverick
A rebel
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Scout
A trailblazer
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Leader
Someone who likes to lead
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Bear
Refers to the big independent animal
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Bruno
A boxer
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Rocky
A fictional boxer
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Gunner
An independent nature
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Free-Bird
A great name for an independent pooch
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Rolling Stone
An independent person
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Moses
An independent leader
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Pirate
An outlaw on the sea
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King
An independent leader
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President
An independent leader
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Marco
An independent explorer
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Lewis
Refers to Lewis and Clark
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Clark
Refers to Lewis and Clark
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Christopher
Refers to Christopher Columbus
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Columbus
Christopher Columbus the explorer
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Ponce
Refers to the explorer

Female Dog Names Meaning Independent

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Rosa
Refers to Rosa Parks
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Nora
Refers to journalist Nora Ephron
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Josephine
As in Josephine Baker
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Frida
Refers to artist Frida Kahlo
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Malala
Refers to Malala Yousafzai
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Florence
Refers to Florence Nightingale
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Coco
Refers to Coco Chanel
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Elizabeth
Refers to the Queen of England
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Marie
Refers to Marie Curie
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Lenna
Means lion's strength
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Edrei
Strong and independent
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Keren
Hebrew for independent strength
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Isa
Strong-willed nature
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Trudy
Spear of strength
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Nefertiti
Queen of Egypt
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Cleopatra
Independent leader of Egypt
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Gertrude
The spear of strength
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Briana
Refers to strength and independence
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Hippie
Refers to an ideal of freedom and independence
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Janice
Refers to independent rocker Janis Joplin
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Mavi
A play on maverick
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Liberty
A form of independence
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Indy
A play on independence
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Rainey
Rainey after the mother of the blues
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Andrea
Means strong
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Bree
Means strength
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Valerie
French for strength
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Audrey
Means noble strength
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Joan
Refers to Joan of Arc
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Amelia
After the pilot Amelia Earhart

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