Tricolor Dog Names

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Introduction

There are many dog breeds that have tricolor markings. The Basset Hound, Beagle, Cocker Spaniel, Basenji, and Bull Terrier are just a few that can be found with the three shades of black, brown, and white. Some tricolor dogs have the colors of blue, liver, and a light fawn. Tricolor dogs are strikingly beautiful, and they have unique patterns. 

Tricolor is not to be confused with brindle, though. A brindle coat may have three colors but the colors are almost “striped” or very blended together. A tricolor coat has three distinct colors and they are usually in defined areas. Typically, white is the base color for a tricolor coat, but this can vary.

Tricolor Dogs in Pop Culture

Tricolor Dog Name Considerations

If you acquire a dog that is tricolor, there are many names to consider. You can choose a name after the three colors together, such as Kaleidoscope, Patches, or Spot. Or you may choose to name your dog after one of the main colors, such as Fawn, Tawny, or Coco. 

With a tricolor dog, you don't have to name them after the appearance. You can name your fun new addition to the family after the breed or personality. For example, if you have a Beagle, you can name them Hunter, Sniffy, or Meadow after hunting instincts. If you were to name a Beagle after their unique personality, you could choose Spunky, Dashing, or Joy. 

Some owners choose to give their dogs human names just because they feel the name fits. You may choose to name a female tricolor Susie, Miranda, Jackie, or Bette. For a male tricolor human name, consider Max, Jake, Charlie, or Fred. 

No matter the name you choose, it will be just perfect for the new member of your family. Picking out a name is fun and exciting, and there is no need to rush when making the decision. You can even involve your other family members and friends in helping you! Good luck with your companion's new name!

Male Tricolor Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
4
Tuxedo
A great tricolor dog name
1
Splatter
Different colors all over
1
Spot
Different spots of colors
0
Brownie
Different shades of brown
0
Marble
A marble of colors
0
Storm
A name for a dog with dark colors
0
Fawn
A great name for a brown shaded dog
0
Copper
A name for dogs of the colors gold and brown
0
Flash
For bright and flashy colors
0
Mahogany
Another shade of brown
0
Dusty
Perfect for various shades of brown or black
-1
Sienna
A shade of brown
-1
Goldie
Named after shades of gold
-1
Tiger
A great name for a tricolored stripe dog
-2
Saburou
Japanese word meaning three
-2
Mosaic
A mixture of colors
-2
Tint
Different hues on a dog's coat
-2
Mesh
A mesh of colors
-2
Mezcla
Spanish for mix
-2
Bernard
St. Bernards are tricolor dogs
-3
Trey
In English, Trey is a nickname for three
-3
Patches
Parts of color here and there
-3
Huey
A name for hues of color
-3
Chroma
Another word for color
-3
Choco
Different shades of chocolate, different shades of brown
-4
Blotch
Blotch means pieces of color
-5
Tri
In Indonesian, tri means three
-5
Baroque
Describing extravagant style and color
-6
Triple
Triple means three, or three times
-6
Blackie
A name for a dog with different shades of black and grey

Female Tricolor Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
3
Harley
Short for harlequin, meaning multi colored
2
Latte
A coffee drink of a brown color
2
Sundae
A sundae can have three colors, such as a vanilla ice bream, hot fudge and caramel!
1
Coco
A brown color, chocolate
1
Clover
Clovers have three leaves (unless you get lucky!)
0
Caramel
A light brown color
0
Rainbow
A name for a tricolor dog, different colors
0
Prism
Different shades of color
0
Mixie
A mix of colors
0
Abbie
A variation of the word abstract
0
Ginger
Describing different hues of browns
0
Truffle
A truffle is a delicious candy with shades of brown and black
0
Spice
Spices are in shades of browns
-1
Kalaidescope
A myriad of different colors
-1
Calypso
Of multiple colors
-1
Brandy
For different colors of red and amber
-1
Motlie
A variation of motley, meaning multi colored
-1
Confetti
A mixture of colors
-1
Cami
Short for camouflage
-2
Trio
Meaning three
-2
Golden
Perfect for the golden-hued dog
-2
Blondie
A female name for a dog of different hues of gold
-2
Duffie
Duff is Scottish for black
-2
Calico
A tricolored cat, could work for a dog, too
-2
Amaretto
Shades of brown and fawn
-3
Almond
A brown nut
-3
Patchouli
A fragrance of earthy tones
-3
Tess
Short for tessellated, meaning multi colored
-3
Tortie
Short for tortoiseshell coloring
-3
Dottie
Large dots of color

Community Dogs With Tricolor Names

Bailey's name story for Tricolor Dog Names
Bailey
Male
Goldendoodle
Nashville, TN

From a movie

Cinder's name story for Tricolor Dog Names
Cinder
Male
Basset Hound
Ottawa, WV
Personality
Alert
Crazy
lovely
joyful
boisterous
Happy
Loyal

I rescued him from a hoarding situation, so he already didn’t have a name. I was trying to find something as unique as his quirky personality and thought Cinder fit really well. He also has like twenty nicknames that he responds to.