Rat Terrier Dog Names

5 Stories
208 Votes

Introduction

Rat Terriers are fun, feisty, and adorable little dogs. They have all the typical terrier traits; they're stubborn, energetic, and fearless. They are loving and loyal to their family and they are one of the few breeds whose heritage is all-American. Bred to be a farm dog, these dogs are great vermin hunters. They learn quickly and get bored easily which can lead them to do some investigating on their own. Rat Terriers are eager to please and great companions. They'll play fetch for hours or curl up and take a nap with you. There are so many options for appropriate names, you're in for a challenge finding just the right one for your Rat Terrier.

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Rat Terrier Dog Names in Pop Culture

Rat Terrier Dog Name Considerations

So you've decided to add  a Rat Terrier to your family. One of these compact, active little dogs will bring hours of joy into your home. Cute and spunky, curious and affectionate, a Rat Terrier makes a perfect family pet. They are known for their love of the family, children, and their love of adventure. Choosing a name for a Rat Terrier can be challenging because there are so many great options. You can name them for their coloring, their personality traits, or their size. You can even name them the direct opposite of any of those things, like Bruiser for a small male or Curly for a smooth coated dog. A good name for a dog is usually short, just one or two syllables, sharp, so it sounds distinctive, and easy to pronounce. Most of all, it should be a name that you like because you're going to say it over and over again  because Rat Terriers can live up to 18 years. Life with a Rat Terrier is rarely dull and you'll love your pup like family. Make sure you pick a great name for your new pup.

Male Rat Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
4
Sarge
A rank in the US military
2
Boss
Because this guy's the one in charge
2
Ace
The best in the pack
2
Gizmo
Small but powerful
2
Blaze
He's on fire!
2
Sampson
A big man in the Bible
2
Chief
The leader, head of the group
2
Tank
A vehicle for combat
0
Sam
A salute to Uncle Sam and the Rat Terrier's American breeding
0
Chaos
Means unpredictable behavior
0
Hunter
That's what Rat Terriers are great at
0
Hades
King of the underworld in Greek mythology
0
Bumper
Exceptionally fine, great
0
Hendrix
For Jimmi Hendrix lovers
0
Terry
A natural for a terrier
0
Leon
This was the name of the King of Sparta
0
Mojo
A Marvel Comics supervillain
0
Nitro
As in nitroglycerin, an explosive
0
Rambo
After the Sylvester Stallone character
0
Zulu
An ethnic name for a tribe in Africa
-1
Capone
An American gangster
-2
Amp
For a dog full of energy
-2
Attilla
For tough guy Attilla the Hun
-2
Bixby
Bill Bixby played the Incredible Hulk on TV
-2
Jesse
After Jesse James, an American outlaw
-2
Basil
A spicy name for a spicy dog
-2
Patton
A salute to General George Patton
-3
Cordite
A smokeless explosive used in manufacturing ammunition
-3
Corky
Because your dog pops like a cork
-3
Buzz
Because your pup always has one
-3
Clapton
For the Eric Clapton fans
-4
Gucci
An Italian fashion label

Female Rat Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
3
Munchkin
The little people in The Wizard of Oz
2
Jade
Bad-tempered female
2
Kazi
It means work
2
Nugget
A small bit of gold
2
Jet
Super fast
2
Buffy
She's a vampire slayer
2
Joy
She brings happiness
2
Charm
A lucky piece
2
Mariah
Like they call the wind
2
Jewel
A precious ornament
1
Bitsy
Itty-bitty
1
Spirit
Another name for soul
1
Biscuit
A little, salty cracker
1
Candy
Sweet name
1
Kali
This means fierce
1
Mitzi
Means beloved, rebel
1
Ginger
A spice or a reddish-brown color
1
Sprite
A fairy or elf
1
Muffin
A small, sweet bite
0
Violet
A small flower
0
Sheba
Queen of the jungle
0
Pixie
A fairy
0
Sparkles
For the Rat Terrier's sparkly eyes
0
Sassy
A good name for a pup who likes to talk
0
Sprig
A small branch or seedling
0
Jello
For a dog that's wriggly and sweet
0
Zypher
A gentle, soft breeze
0
Carrie
For Carrie Underwwod, dog lover extraordinaire
-1
Gazelle
A slender, graceful, animal
-1
Tinker Bell
The little fairy in Peter Pan
-1
Oprah
A salute to Oprah Winfrey

Community Dogs With Rat Terrier Names

Poco's name story for Rat Terrier Dog Names
Poco
Male
Rat Terrier
Austin, MN
Personality
Lovable
Inquisitive
needy

He's "punchy" and coco colored and I didn't want a "human" name.

Annyong's name story for Rat Terrier Dog Names
Annyong
Female
Rat Terrier
Arlington, TX
Personality
Calm

Arrested development has a character named Annyong which means hello in Korean. (On-yong)

Jake's name story for Rat Terrier Dog Names
Jake
Male
Rat Terrier
Ville Platte, LA
Personality
Wild

Jake shirt and sweet

Maxvandookie's name story for Rat Terrier Dog Names
Maxvandookie
Male
Rat Terrier
Houston, AL

Well,first I named him max.but when I would take him outside he would poo a lot! So that’s when I began to call him ( dookie) aka Maxvandookie

Promis's name story for Rat Terrier Dog Names
Promis
Female
Rat Terrier
Meeker, OK
Personality
fun
Bubbly
Loving

when i got her she all ready had a name