Gun Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Firearms are popular among the outdoorsmen, especially those who enjoy hunting activities.  Often, firearm owners become attached to a particular gun for one reason or another and will give their firearm its own name.  The naming of a gun is a personal thing for this group of people, just like the naming of a dog is to every love lover.  Many times, gun enthusiasts will give their dog a firearm-related name to reminisce about past experiences or as a descriptor for their dog - think big dog, big gun, like Mosin for a Caucasian Shepherd, also known as the Russian Bear Dog.

Gun Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture

Gun Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Gun inspired dog names are not uncommon among gun enthusiasts.  Many men and women who enjoy firearm-related sports, such as hunting or target shooting, will look for the perfect gun-related name that has meaning to them and their dog.  The gun inspired theme is not breed, size, or color specific and any dog can find a firearm-related name that best suits their looks and dispositions.  However, certain breeds may be more likely to sport this theme.  For example, any of the gun-dogs or field dogs, like the Water Spaniels or the American Foxhounds.  Beagles, Retrievers, and Terriers are also well suited for the gun theme.  The color and size of your dog should also be taken into consideration when selecting a name.  For example, Gunther is an excellent name for a Black Labrador Retriever because Gunther refers to Johnson and Gunther black powder.  When it comes to size, consider the caliber or size of a firearm with regard to your dog's potential size.  A  perfect example is Mosin, after the Russian Mosin Nagant, a large and high powered rifle.  Dog owners of large breeds, like the Great Dane, might want to emphasize the size of their dog with such a name.  Owners can even consider the country or region of their dog's breed.  In the Mosin example, A large Russian dog breed, like the Caucasian Shepherd, also known as the Russian Bear Dog, seems a perfect fit for the gun theme.

Male Gun Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Remington
An American rifle manufacture
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Colt
An American firearms company founded by Samuel Colt
1
Trigger
Pulled to fire a gun and perfect for a feisty little dog
1
Winchester
More than 150 year old American firearms manufacturer
1
Rimfire
A type of metallic cartridge that ignites the primer at the rim
1
Savage
Considered an extremely accurate out of the box rifle
1
Ammo
A nickname for ammunition
1
Sig
A reference to Sig Sauer, a Swiss-German firearms manufacturer
0
Wesson
A reference to Smith and Wesson
0
Ruger
A rugged gun manufacturer
0
Barrett
Manufacturer of the .50cal machine gun
0
Mauser
A German bolt-action rifle manufacturer
0
Chester
A shortened variation of Winchester
0
Hawkeye
A shooter with deadly accuracy
0
Spitzer
A type of cartridge and a good name for a Spitz dog
0
Squib
An explosive that makes a wet sounding noise before detonating
0
Mosin
A reference to the Russian Mosin Nagant
0
Buck
Short for buckshot, a type of shotgun cartridge
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Gibbs
A company that refurbishes firearms out of manufacture
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Derringer
The smallest usable handgun of any caliber
0
Glock
An Austrian Safe Action pistol
0
Anderson
A manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle
0
Marlin
Manufacturer of semi-automatic lever-action and bolt-action hunting rifles
0
Mossberg
Manufacturer of pump action shotguns
0
Blaser
German based high end shotgun manufacturer
0
Dillon
DillonAreo manufactures machine guns used by the U.S. Army
0
Walter
The preferred pistol manufacture of spy legend, James Bond
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Musket
A black powder rifle fired from the shoulder
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Bolt
An action on some rifles
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Gunner
A reference to a military gunning position

Female Gun Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Baretta
A pistol manufacturer used by U.S. Officers
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Kimber
An American small arms manufacturer
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Maggie
A reference to Magnum
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Kel
Short for Kel-Tec
0
Annie
Annie Oakley is an American shooting legend
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Bee-Bee
A low velocity round pellet shot
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Bess
A reference to manufacturer Browning Bess
0
Red Ryder
A bee-bee gun
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Rossi
A Brazilian small arms manufacturer
0
Weatherby
An American manufacturer well known for its magnum cartridges
0
Benelli
An Italian shotgun manufacturer
0
Daisy
A bee-bee gun manufacturer
0
Jelly
A reference to Jelly Bryce, a notable gunfighter
0
Dixie
Restorer of antique firearms
0
Franchi
Italian manufacturer of semi-automatic shotguns
0
Aya
A reference to Aguirre y Aranzabal, legendary Spanish rifle manufacturer
0
Legacy
Specializing in all that gun swag
0
Black Dawn
A tactical rifle
0
Bersa
An Argentine pistol manufacturer
0
Caddy
A variation of Cadillac Gage, an armored car
0
Chiappa
An Italian firearms manufacture
0
Cobra
American manufacturer of pearl handled Derringers
0
Dakota
Manufacturer of precision accuracy hunting rifles
0
Artemis
Greek goddess of the hunt
0
Diana
The Roman goddess of the hunt
0
Uzi
An Israeli fully automatic manufacture
0
Bang Bang
The sound a gun makes
0
Rebel
Manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle
0
Molly
America's largest firearms accessory mall
0
Chassie
Short for Chassepot, a French bolt action rifle manufacturer

Community Dogs with Gun Inspired Names

Rifle
Male
German Shorthaired Pointer
Johnson City, TN
Personality
Observant
Laid back

I saw Rifle on a friend's baby gender reveal poster and we loved it!