Those of us who have adopted a dog and welcomed them into our home, whether a puppy or full-grown, know the joy that a canine addition can bring. Tall or short, portly or sleek, each dog brings their own special magic and character. There are a few breeds that are considered to be dwarf breeds and are certainly adorable; they are the French and English Bulldogs, the Basset Hound, the Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Dandie Dinmont, Skye and Scottish Terriers, the Pug, and the dashing Dachshund. Dwarf-sized dogs are known to carry a lot of spunk as they prance about in their small frame, soon becoming rulers of their domain!. Have you adopted a dog short on height but big in personality? Read on for 60 of the top names for these little dynamos!
Dwarf Dog Names in Pop Culture
Dachshunds are one of the most popular dwarf dogs out there. From real canines to pups in art form, there is no shortage of dogs of limited stature in pop culture.
A famous Dachshund from as far back as 1972, Waldi was the first official Olympic mascot. Held in Munich, Germany in 1972, the summer games enjoyed this colorful Dachshund in art form as their mascot throughout the games. The Dachshund was the chosen mascot because it was felt that the tenacious and agile dog would represent the personality of the athletes well.
Waldi isn’t the only dwarf dog that has ever seen the Olympics. Her Majesty, The Queen has owned Corgis for all the years of her reign thus far, with her first Corgi being Susan, gifted to her while still a Princess on her 18th birthday, in 1944. The Queen has taken great joy in her royal kennels, owning 30 Corgis during her reign. Most recently, in April of 2018, the Queen lost her last Corgi to cancer. Willow was almost 15 years old when she died.
Willow was the Corgi seen by millions in the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics in 2012 alongside the Queen and Daniel Craig, who was portraying James Bond 007. Monty and Holly, two more of the royal Corgis, greeted James Bond with Willow when he visited the palace to receive special mission instructions from the Queen. All in great fun, the sketch was enjoyed world over as the London Olympics opened with pomp and grandeur just as it should.
A children’s book called What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday also featured Holly and Willow. The book was about a foiled plot to steal the royal crown.
Basset Hounds are another type of dwarf dog that has seen fame; Flash graced the screen in the popular 80’s show, the Dukes of Hazzard. An ever-present helper to Sherriff Roscoe P. Coltrane, Flash was known to love treats above all else. A police drama made famous by the bumbling Colombo starred a Bassett Hound named Dog, played by a clever hound named Henry. Another Basset Hound with a claim to fame was made so through music. The hound that Elvis Presley sang, “Hound Dog” to on the Steve Allen Show in 1956 was named Sherlock. Sometimes seen wearing a top hat, Sherlock the Basset Hound helped Elvis with his publicity in the 1950s.
Dogs like the Dachshund, Basset Hound and Corgi may be small in stature but they certainly are not short on talent!