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Introduction

If you are a military history buff or a member of the Armed Forces then you might want to bestow a moniker on your four-legged buddy that honors your interests. It doesn't matter if you adopted an adult dog or you purchased a puppy, you can still find the perfect name to fit your furry sidekick that recognizes your affiliation to the military. A dog who has leadership skills or who shows courage, loyalty and intuition will also carry a military moniker well.

Military Dogs in Pop Culture

Military Dog Name Considerations

Dogs have fought beside mankind for centuries. One of the earliest recorded histories of the use of military dogs in battle was when the Lydian king turned to canines to battle the invading army of the Cimmerians. The fierce furred soldiers would run straight into the ranks of the enemy to attack as many as possible before the human soldiers entered the battle. As history unfolded, the dogs were even equipped in armor to make it more difficult for enemy soldiers to wound the canines. Even Genghis Khan utilized dogs to fight alongside his men. 

During both World Wars, modern military pooches served as valuable morale boosters for the soldiers. Many became mascots of their regiments. Some were used to carry much needed medical supplies to wounded officers in the field and to offer comfort to the suffering soldiers. Dogs also made excellent sentries and would alert if enemies were near or whenever artillery had been launched. The dog's keen sense of hearing allowed the pooch to hear the whine of the bullets and missiles before the soldiers. 

On D Day, many paratrooper dogs jumped into battle alongside their handlers. They soon became known as airborne dogs and continue to serve alongside servicemen in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq where they will willingly jump out of a plane into harsh enemy territory alongside their handlers. Nowadays, dogs are also used as explosive detection canines. They can easily sniff out bombs and alert. Dogs are also used to engage the enemy directly, search out tunnels, and track insurgents. Naming your pouch after the military or one of the brave dogs who proudly serve is a great way to show respect for the military. 

Male Military Dog Names

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Chip
A famous World War II military dog
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Rin Tin Tin
A famous military dog from World War I and a film star
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Stubby
A Bull Terrier war dog from World War I
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Chesty
A U.S. Marine canine mascot
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Gander
A Canadian military dog
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Gunner
A U.S. military dog from World War II
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Lava
A military dog from Iraq
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Lex
A military dog that served in Iraq
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Rags
A small military messenger
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Rip
A military dog that went on to become the first Search and Rescue dog
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Sarbi
A military canine who served in Afghanistan
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Sinbad
A canine who not only served in World War II but also with the U.S. Coast Guard
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Smoky
A small Yorkie who served in World War II
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Sheridan
After the military tank
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Tank
Refers to a military tank
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Sherman
Refers to a military tank model
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Panzer
A German World War II tank
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Blackhawk
A military helicopter
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Humvee
A military grade vehicle
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Apache
Refers to the military helicopter
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Tomahawk
Refers to military missiles
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Admiral
A Naval officer
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Captain
A military officer
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Sergeant
A military rank
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Private
A military rank
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Captain
A military officer
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Jughead
A term used to refer to a Marine
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Scout
A military function of many dogs
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Ace
A term used to refer to a pilot
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Ranger
A branch of the military

Female Military Dog Names

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Charlie
A military code word
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Echo
Refers to a military code word
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Primer
Refers to the action of priming a weapon to fire
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Taser
Refers to an electric gun
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Uzi
Refers to a weapon
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Kevlar
A bullet proof material
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Semi
Refers to a semi automatic weapon
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Kimber
A military term
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Rocket
Refers to a military rocket
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Hammer
A military term
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Benning
An Army base located in Georgia
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Knox
An Army base located in Kentucky
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Lieutenant
A military officer's rank
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Hunter
Refers to a military hunter
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Reload
Refers to reloading a gun
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Archer
Refers to a soldier that uses a bow and arrow
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Bayonet
A sword that hooks to the end of the rifle
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Bazooka
A military weapon
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Ripper
A common military name
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Orange
Refers to Agent Orange
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Flame
Refers to a military flame thrower
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Nitro
Refers to an explosive
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Judy
A famous English Pointer military dog
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Quebec
Often used a military code
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Delta
Refers to a military code name
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Whisky
A common military code name
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Foxtrot
A military code name
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Juliet
A military code name
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Bravo
A military code name
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Sierra
A military code name

Community Dogs With Military Names