Old English Sheepdog Dog Names

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Introduction

There’s no doubt that the Old English Sheepdog is a beautiful breed of dog.  It’s long, furry coat that falls over its eyes adds to the cuteness - they are too cuddly.  If you have chosen an Old English Sheepdog as your pet pooch, the American Kennel Club states that they are adaptable, gentle and smart, so they will make an excellent companion or family pet.  Just bear in mind, they need plenty of exercise.  This breed has starred in movies, TV shows and an iconic advertisement, so thinking of a suitable, deserving or appropriate name isn’t always simple, especially for a dog as iconic as this one!

Old English Sheepdog Names in Pop Culture

Old English Sheepdog Name Considerations

There are lots of celebrity inspired considerations to think about, when naming your old English Sheepdog.  We have Martha from Paul McCartney, Patsy from The Storm in a Teacup, Elwood from the Shaggy Dog movies – or maybe even the name Shaggy would be a perfect name based on the type, length and density of the Old English Sheepdog’s coat.  Color can also be an inspiration, and often this breed is white and gray, although the gray color is sometimes light, and sometimes dark. 

This is a large breed of dog that the American Kennel Club has identified as being part of the working group of dogs, so even this could help us determine the right name, or we could consider temperament and personality too – for example Chaos might be a suitable name if your pooch is energetic, busy, or clumsy.  For the sweet dog, Flossy or even Candy might be the perfect name. Yeti is also a popular name, and this can certainly be inspired by color, or simply the legend of the Abominable Snowman – a hairy kind of snow creature.

Now we’ve established several considerations, why not read the lists below for further inspiration?  Don’t forget to jot down the ones you like so you can review them later.  Have a play about with the names, for example you could take the name King, and add a further word, like King Monty for instance.  The difficult choice of choosing a forever name is up to you!

Male Old English Sheepdog Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
3
Archie
Deriving from Germanic name Archibald, meaning bold and genuine
2
Rudy
Deriving from the name Rudolph
2
Scout
Means to secretly gather information
2
Max
Short name deriving from the names Maximilian or Maxwell
1
Shaggy
Inspired by the dog transformation movies, Shaggy Dog
1
Gus
Shorter form of Roman name Augustus
1
Beau
Means beautiful in French; deriving from the name Beaumont
1
Chaos
Ideal if your pooch is energetic and busy
0
Edison
The family dog from the 1968 musical movie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
0
King
Because your pooch deserves a royal name
0
Samson
In Hebrew, the word Samson means strong
-1
Digby
From the 1973 movie Digby, The Biggest Dog in the World
-1
Barney
Inspired by the 1988 British TV show Barney
-1
Higgins
An Irish name meaning descendant of Uiginn
-1
Monty
From the name Montgomery meaning mountain
-1
Comet
A small icy solar system; produces a tail of gas when close to the sun
-1
Ezra
Means help in Hebrew
-2
Wilby
Inspired by Wilby Daniels from The Return of Shaggy Dog movie 1987
-2
Dinky
Inspired by TV animated series Dinky Dog
-2
Brinkley
Means field in the forest
-2
Flash
If your Old English Sheepdog is as quick as a flash
-2
Walter
Inspired by this Germanic name meaning ruler of the army
-2
Smoky
The gorgeous Old English Sheepdog with gray smoky patches
-3
Elwood
From The Shaggy DA movie 1976; sequel to The Shaggy Dog movie 1959
-3
Alf
The name Alf derives from the name Alfred
-3
Rufus
Deriving from a Roman word meaning red-haired
-3
Yeti
Inspired by Nepal folklore; the Abominable Snowman
-4
Zaxby
If you are called Zaxby you are serious and never influenced by others
-5
Dulux
Inspired by the Old English Sheepdog from the Dulux advert
-5
Arrow
Deriving from the Old English name Arwen

Female Old English Sheepdog Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
3
Daisy
The name Daisy was first used in the 19th Century
2
Lola
Lola is said to come from the name Delores
2
Ivory
An elephant's tusk is made of ivory
1
Eva
This name derives from the Biblical name Eve
1
Flossy
Because your pooch is sweet and scrummy like candy floss
1
Meg
Meg is taken from the name Margaret
1
Flora
The Roman goddess of Spring and flowers
1
Fern
Fern has been used as a name since the late 19th century
0
Martha
Inspired by Paul McCartney's Old English Sheepdog
0
Sadie
Deriving from the name Sarah
0
Ella
Deriving from the French name Eleanor
0
Pandora
Greek mythology suggests that Pandora was the first mortal woman
0
Rhona
Means rough island in Gaelic
0
Clover
The name of a wild flower
0
Cassie
Taken from the name Cassandra
-1
Patsy
The Old English Sheepdog from the 1937 movie, The Storm in a Teacup
-1
Fudge
A soft golden sweet
-1
Astral
Because your Old English Sheepdog is a star
-1
Holly
Inspired by the Holly tree
-1
Jasmine
A flower used to make perfume
-1
Mara
The term mara means bitter in Hebrew
-1
Brea
From the name Bree meaning power in Irish
-1
Saya
Means shadow in Hindi
-1
Charlotte
Inspired by iconic author Charlotte Bronte who wrote Jane Eyre
-1
Maddy
Inspired by the French name Madeline
-2
Lily
Because your pooch is like a beautiful flower
-2
Zara
The name of Princess Anne's daughter; British Royal family
-2
Daphne
A nymph in Greek mythology that was turned into a laurel tree
-2
Reba
A form of Rebecca
-2
Mystique
For the pooch that is mysterious and powerful

Community Dogs With Old English Sheepdog Names

Deuteronomy
Male
Old English Sheepdog
Nixa, MO

I loved John Wayne movies and he had a dog named Deuteronomy