Shetland Sheepdog Dog Names

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Introduction

The Shetland Sheepdog, also referred to as the Sheltie, was originally bred in the very rocky Shetland Islands, in Scotland, UK.  If you have a new Sheltie then you know they are extremely intelligent and very obedient, and become a sensible and well-behaved member of the family.  All that’s left for you to do now, is name your lovable new family member; maybe you want a name that is inspired by their appearance, or perhaps only a traditional Scottish name will do. We've compiled the ultimate Sheltie name inspiration guide. Make a list and choose your favorite!

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Shetland Sheepdog Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a name for your pooch can be stressful, but there are many considerations you might want to think about to help you narrow down your choice.  You may feel inspired by famous Shelties, so names like Pikku (related to Nintendo), Sam, Mickey, Forrest, Lady, or Peter Pumpkin (champion show dog) could be an option for you. 

The origin of a your newest family member is also something to think about.  The Shetland Islands are known to be rocky, and Rocky could be the ideal name for your new addition. Loch (a Scottish lake) or Nevis, (the highest mountain in Scotland) are also great choices. Traditional Scottish names like Fergus or Annis are also fitting names for your Sheltie. Heather is a good alternative due to the fact that heather is a flower native to Scotland.

Temperament is a consideration to think about when naming your dog. For example, you could choose Scout for the resourceful canine, or Honey for the sweet pooch.  Honey can be a color inspired name too for the tawny, golden or fawn colored dog. Wooly and Wolf are fitting names for the pet with a thick and luxurious coat.

Male Shetland Sheepdog Dog Names

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Finley
Of Scottish origin meaning fair warrior
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Pikku
Inspired by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto
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Peter Pumpkin
Inspirational showdog Ch Halstor’s Peter Pumpkin ROM
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Wolf
Because your Sheltie is wolf-like in appearance
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Scout
For the pooch that is as resourceful as a Scout
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Sam
Inspired by the Sheltie in the TV series Lethal Weapon
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Wooly
For your double coated long haired pup
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Blair
Scottish meaning field or plain
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Duncan
Anglicized from Scottish Gaelic
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Lachlan
Of Scottish origin meaning from the land of the lakes
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Greer
Meaning watchful guardian; Scottish origin
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Thunder
For the dog that likes to make their presence known
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Bobby
Inspired by famous Scottish dog, Greyfriars Bobby
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Tam
A woolen Scottish hat
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Sporran
A Scottish type of belt and pouch often worn with a kilt
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Roy
A Scottish name meaning red
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Rufus
Color inspiration; means red-haired
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Rocky
Inspired by the rocky landscape of the Shetland Islands
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Nevis
Inspired by Scotland's highest mountain Ben Nevis
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Loch
A loch is the Scottish name for a lake
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Gaius
Means person of earth; Latin origin
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Teddy
Because your Sheltie is your cuddly teddy bear
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Mickey
Inspired by the Canadian Children's TV series Mickey's Farm
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Sabre
A sword with a curved blade
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Fergus
Meaning man strength
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Marty
Deriving from the name Martin
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Shep
Short for Shepherd to suit your herding dog
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Dougal
Of Scottish origin meaning dark stranger
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Rory
Meaning Red King; originally anglicized from Scottish Gaelic
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Clan
12th century families in Scotland indicating kinship and descent

Female Shetland Sheepdog Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Forrest
Inspired by the landscape of Scotland
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Honey
For the dog that is sweet; and also a color inspiration
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Sadie
A Scottish diminutive of Sarah
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Misty
Because Scotland has several misty days
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Thistle
A native flower of Scotland
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Cairstine
A Scottish Gaelic form of Christine
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Catriona
A Scottish Gaelic form of the name Catherine; means pure
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Sandy
A good name for the Sandy colored dog
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Sable
For the Sheltie with black markings
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Maggie
A shortened form of Margaret
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Ruby
Ideal for the Sheltie that has red markings
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Ceilidh
A Scottish gathering, pronounced Kaylee
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Aggie
Means virtuous
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Flora
The goddess of spring
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Penny
A shortened form of the name Penelope
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Lady
Inspired by the pooch in the movie Kill the Irishman
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Nessie
Inspired by the Scottish legend of the Lochness Monster
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Annis
Scottish Gaelic origin; means holy
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Heather
Heather is native to Scotland
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Satin
For the pooch with the smooth and shiny coat
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Edan
Means little fire
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Gale
Means pleasant and merry
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Rhona
Scottish origin; means from the rough island
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Maisie
A Scottish diminutive of Margaret
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Shona
Of Scottish origin and an Anglicized form of Seonag
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Elspeth
A Scottish form of Elizabeth
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Lerwick
Like the famous Shetland town
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Morag
A Scottish version of Sarah meaning Princess
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Fenella
Meaning white shoulders; of Gaelic origin
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Mairie
A Scottish form of the name Mary

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