Dog Names that Start with R

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A new dog in the family is a happy event, often accompanied by stress as you face having to name this new furball. While there does seem a lot of choice, you have to wonder which is the best one for your dog. How do you choose a name, should it be long or short, does it have to relate to your dog's breed or color? These are just some of the questions that arise in the name choosing game. One way to choose is to consider different niches, ones that are important to you and may spark an idea for a name. For example, if you like coffee, there are so many types of coffees, lattes, and hot chocolates that may just be perfect for your dog. A dog that is brown in color could suit Espresso, Mocha, Cappuccino, or even Latte. Then there is the alcohol niche, names like Brandy, Baileys, Kahlua or even Bourbon. Other specialty niches may be travel, with names such as Rio, Jet or Trek. There are so many different interests and associated names, you will soon be naming your new pal with a moniker that suits both you and him.

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Dog Names that Start with R Considerations

The letters of the alphabet are another niche to consider for your dogs name. Go online and research lists such as this one where a selection of names is provided for you. The letter R has some interesting names in store for you to consider. When choosing a name, speak it out loud and see how it sounds with your dog. Take your dog's characteristics into consideration too. A big bulky dog could suit a name like Rhino, it describes a solid large animal. Such a dog wouldn't suit the name Ruffy so much, as that sounds more suited to a small dog for some reason. Keep in mind,a new dog in the family often starts as a puppy. That cute, adorable, small, writhing ball of fat and fur stage doesn't  last for long. Keep in mind how big your dog will grow before you bestow the name, as once he grows they may not suit their puppy moniker. Have fun choosing a name, it doesn't have to be done in the first five minutes that your new pet arrives. Take the time to get to know him and find out about his nature. Just make sure the name is not offensive to anyone, or that it doesn't sound like a command (Chip sounds like 'sit'). Enjoy, and chose a name worthy of your dog.

Male Dog Names that Start With R.

Votes Name Vote
7
Rowser
Someone who stirs things up a little
6
Rawhide
A type of leather, a great name for a country dog
5
Rhino
A tough, strong dog like a rhinoceros
5
Rusty
Ideal for a red or ginger colored dog
5
Russell
Perfect for a lively Jack Russell dog
5
Rooster
As in male chook who crows a lot; good for a dog who has a lot to say
5
Robo
Short for Robot, how neat is that
5
Roman
Cool for a tough security type dog - reminds me of a roman gladiator
5
Rondo
After Rajon Rondo the American professional basketball player for New Orleans
5
Ruggles
A more manly name for snuggles; better for a cute but tough (or so they think) dog
5
Rocket
If your dog takes off like one then this is a great name
4
Ruffy
Short and sweet for a small dog who is a bit ruff and ready and always on the go
3
Rocky
The rocky mountains or after the movie about the fighter Rocky
3
Remmy
After the Remington Rifle - perfect for a hunting dog
2
Reebok
A company brand of sportswear - sounds cool for a male dog
2
Reno
Short for renovation which would suit a dog who 'rearranges' things
2
Racoon
A small to medium sized animal with a grey coat and black mask - very cool
1
Reggae
A type of music and dance from Jamaica
1
Rogue
A bit of a character, often a bit on the wild side
1
Ringo
After a member of the Beatles pop group
1
Ruffian
For a dog who always looks a little rough around the edges
1
Rolex
An expensive brand of watch; an appropriate name for a valued pet
0
Rebel
Someone who fights against oppression - ideal for a strong dog
0
Rascal
Someone who often gets into trouble such as a nosy small dog who thinks he is bigger than he is
0
Ricochet
Ideal for a dog that bounces off things
0
Rufus
Either a software application or a pet product provider aka Rufus and Coco but cool regardless
-1
Raptor
A species of dinosaur
-2
River
After a river which would be perfect for a Labrador Retriever who loves the water
-2
Rookie
A new kid learning a new trade - perfect for a new puppy yet still suitable as it grows

Female Dog Names that Start With R.

Votes Name Vote
7
Raanee
From Muslin origin meaning The Queen
6
Radar
A form of tracking equipment; you may need it for your dog
6
Rio
Short, snappy, intriguing - a name to suit your dog and is Spanish for river
5
Rosie
Taken from the name rose, or rosebud
5
Rivka
It translates from Hebrew as meaning captivating - what more can be said
5
Rekha
Means fine in Hindu and it is fine for your dog's name
5
Renita
It would suit a dignified dog perfectly
5
Reva
To regain strength
4
Reba
A Biblical name meaning the fourth
4
Ricarda
German for a Ruler - someone in power
4
Rowena
Celtic for good looking which describes your dog no doubt
4
Ruffle
Soft and wavy, very feminine
4
Ruby
Meaning a jewel
4
Radella
An Elfin counselor - a pretty translation and name for a petite dog
4
Rana
The name means royal and is Indian and Arabic in origin
3
Racie
It would suit a dog who races everywhere flat out
3
Riley
An Irish word meaning island meadow
2
Raven
It means dark hair which is perfect for your black haired hound
2
Ritzy
Something distinguished and classy looking, like a hotel or maybe your dog
2
Ramira
Spanish for judicious but I just love the way it rolls off the tongue
2
Rana
Short, sweet - it means to behold
2
Rita
After the Saluki dog featured in the 1988 movie Oliver and Company
2
Rehema
Means a compassionate soul in Egyptian
2
Riona
This lovely name means royal
1
Reveka
How captivating, that is the meaning and so appropriate for your new fur baby
0
Rainbow
Very pretty and special just like a rainbow after a summer shower
0
Raziya
It means friendly and pleasant and is Swahili in origin
0
Raquel
Means innocent - describes a lot of dogs
0
Rosabella
A beautiful name from English and German origin meaning The Rose
-1
Rafiki
Arabic for friend - which is what your dog is
-1
Raysel
Yiddish origing meaning a rose
-1
Rica
True to your dog, it means rules the home
-3
Rasheeda
Indicates a wise and mature attitude

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