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 canine lover. Sometimes, gun enthusiasts may even 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, such as gun-dogs or field dogs, like the Water Spaniels or the American Foxhounds. Beagles, Retrievers, and Terriers are also well suited for a gun name.  

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, such as the Mosin example for a Russian dog breed. 

If you'd like to give your dog a gun inspired moniker, read on for some furbulous choices that may be pawfect for your pup!

Male Gun Inspired Dog Names

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

Female Gun Inspired Dog Names

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

Community Dogs with Gun Inspired Names

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

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