WWI Inspired Dog Names

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Are you a history buff or do you enjoy anything military? If so, then you might want to bestow a moniker on your beloved dog or puppy that shows your interests. During WWI, there were numerous canines that served on all fronts. You should consider naming your pooch after one of the war heroes or some other name that is closely related to the era. We've compiled an informative list that just may give you the title you seek.

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WWI Inspired Dog Name Considerations

The important role of canines on the battlefield during World War I is undeniable. Millions of animals such as dogs and horses were used to assist soldiers on the front lines in a variety of capacities. Canines commonly lived alongside soldiers in the trenches. They fought beside their comrades and served as couriers. Dogs became known as fearless fighters who were extremely loyal to their owners.

During World War I, the most common breeds used on the battlefield were German Shepherds and Dobermans. However, other medium sized breeds were also frequently utilized. Consider your dog's breed and you may find that a WWI name is just the fit.

One of the most common uses for canines during the war were as casualty dogs. Casualty dogs sought out the wounded on the battlefield. The dogs were equipped with pouches that they carried on their backs. They would venture out to the wounded, often under extreme fire, to deliver medications and supplies so a wounded warrior could treat his pain or staunch the flow of blood from his wound until his human comrades could assist him. The canine would often stay beside the wounded soldier all the way until he breathed his last breath. The dog provided comfort and companionship during the person’s last minutes of life.

Sentry dogs were indispensable during the war. They would automatically alert soldiers to any approaching enemies or strange noises. Their sense of smell and ability to hear far surpasses that of humans so the role of sentry dog was critical. Small dogs were even carried as mascots by pilots in their planes. It is believed that the fearless little dogs served a valuable purposes by lifting morale for the soldiers who were often sent into very dangerous and often fatal situations. If your dog is the affectionate type, or brings you comfort daily, consider a WWI name to honor their personality.

Male WWI Inspired Dog Names

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Stubby
After the famous WWI Bull Terrier
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Sergeant
A rank in the military
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Captain
An officer in the military
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Ace
A common nickname for a pilot
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Bomber
A reference to the bombs used during war
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Boots
A reference to the military boots worn by infantrymen
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Tank
A great name for a big dog who is built like military artillery
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Marine
A branch of the military
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Ranger
A branch of the military
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Soldier
Reference to a military personnel
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Sarge
Short for sergeant
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Sailor
Refers to a Navy person
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Admiral
A Naval officer
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General
A military officer
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Commander
A military leader
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Captain
A military officer
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Lieutenant
A military officer
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Skipper
Reference to a Navy sailor
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Private
An entry level infantryman
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Infantryman
A foot soldier
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Striker
Refers to the military striking first
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Sniper
Someone who shoots from a long distance
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Pilot
Refers to someone who flies a plane
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Tracker
Refers to someone who tracks
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Chief
A military officer
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Tango
Military code word
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Whisky
Military code word
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Charlie
Military code word
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Oscar
Military code word
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Grenade
Refers to an explosive device

Female WWI Inspired Dog Names

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Pistol
After a firearm
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Bullet
Refers to military ammunition
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Colt
Refers to a gun
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Germany
Refers to the country during World War I
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Frenchie
The French were American allies
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America
In honor of the United States
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Liberty
Refers to the fight for freedom
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Carbine
Refers to a rifle
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Cannon
Refers to big artillery
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Hammer
To strike
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Flame
Flame throwers were commonly used during WWI
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Mauser
Refers to a German gun
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Ricochet
Refers to a bullet ricocheting
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Primer
An action taken with firearms
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Recoil
The recoil of a firearm after firing
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Fire
Refers to firing a firearm
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Caliber
The size of a firearm
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Havoc
Raining havoc down on the enemy
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Torpedo
Torpedoes were often used by the Navy
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Trooper
To be the member of a troop
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Packer
Refers to the packs that military men carried
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Messenger
Dogs were often used as messengers during the war
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Sentinel
Refers to being a guard and keeping watch
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Watcher
Dogs were often used to watch for incoming artillery or enemies.
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Ratter
Dogs were often used to remove rats from the trenches
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Cigarette
Dogs were used to deliver smokes to the soldiers in the trenches
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Smokes
Refers to the cigarettes commonly used by soldiers in the trenches
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Prusco
A famous dog credited with saving many during World War I
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Mercy
Mercy dogs often rendered aid to soldiers on the French front lines

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