Gun Inspired Dog Names

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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.

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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!

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Rifle's name story for Gun Inspired Dog Names
German Shorthaired Pointer
Johnson City, TN
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I saw Rifle on a friend's baby gender reveal poster and we loved it!

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