Choosing Doberman names is just one of the fun things about welcoming a new dog into your family.
But it can also be kind of stressful! After all, you are still just getting to know your new Dobe pup and already you have to come up with a great name for them.
The more you give yourself space and time to try out different names on your new dog, the better the naming process is likely to go.
In this article, you will find awesome inspiration for finding your Doberman’s perfect name!
Dobermans as a dog breed have a reputation for being big, strong, and fiercely protective. But Dobermans have lots of other qualities too that could be great material for thinking up names.
The key to choosing a great Doberman name is to remember you will be saying it often, likely in public and in a very mixed company. So pick something you can say in a hurry five times fast – and something that won’t land you in hot water!
A Sneak Peek At Doberman Names
There are lots of different ways to approach naming your new Dobe puppy or rescue dog.
This YouTube video gives you a quick overview of one way of choosing a name – by temperament.
When you watch the video, start thinking about different traits or qualities that best describe your Doberman. See where that leads as you brainstorm name ideas!
Doberman Names Tips and Tricks
As we mentioned earlier here, it is important to remember you will have to say your new Doberman’s name a lot. So you want to be comfortable with the name whether you are alone or around others.
As this thread on Doberman Talk Forums highlights, the Doberman naming process can get pretty complicated, especially if you plan on showing your new Dobe!
The American Kennel Club (AKC) explains that those long show dog names serve some very practical purposes.
Your Doberman breeder might choose the name for you
If you have your heart set on showing a champion Doberman, you may be in for a surprise in the naming department. Your breeder may insist on choosing the name for you!
Some breeders will be flexible within limits while others may insist on naming your new puppy before you even meet them.
And then the AKC also has its own show dog name checker to be sure you have chosen a name that is registration-worthy.
Each part of a show Doberman name means something
The basic rules you must abide by if you want to register your dog with the American Kennel Club:
- You only get up to 50 characters for your Doberman’s full name including hyphens and spaces.
- If your desired name is 37 characters or more, you have to pay an extra fee.
- You can’t use any special characters or Roman numerals in your AKC name.
- You can’t use your Doberman’s kennel name.
- If 37 other AKC-registered dogs have the same name you want, you can’t use it.
- Some words are off-limits for AKC registered dog names.
- If your dog comes to you from another country with a name already chosen, you can’t change it for AKC purposes.
Each AKC dog has two names
Each dog registered with the American Kennel Club has two names: a long name and a “call” name, which is like a nickname.
This, of course, is to make sure the owner or trainer doesn’t have to use the full registration name in daily life!
The formal AKC registration name typically includes the kennel name and references the breed in some way.
Often breeders will pick a theme word or phrase for each litter and incorporate that into the names of each puppy from that litter.
And many breeders cycle through the alphabet to avoid choosing names that sound too similar from one litter of puppies to the next.
Now that you understand more about how to choose Doberman names for the show ring and for registration purposes, let’s dive into some neat names for your Doberman based on different categories.
Female Doberman Names
Female Doberman dogs tend to be a bit smaller and shorter than male Dobes.
Pine Tree State Doberman Pinscher Club states that there can be other gender differences in temperament as well.
These female Doberman names capture the intelligence and protective qualities of your Dobe girl.
- Fleur de lis
Male Doberman Names
As the Doberman Pinscher Club of America (DPCA) explains, the Doberman as a dog breed was originally developed by a tax collector named Louis Dobermann (with two n’s).
Dobermann needed protection while doing the dangerous work of collecting and transporting tax money. The Doberman more than fit the bill to meet his needs!
These strong male Doberman names capture the bravery and powerful presence of the Doberman.
- The Rock
Historical Doberman Names
As Doberman Rescue League points out, the Doberman dog originally comes from Germany. These historical Doberman names offer a flavor of the Dobe’s home country.
Funny Doberman Names
Doberman dogs might be as fierce as can be, but they can also be comically funny! This is especially true when they are little puppies.
And as Service Dog Training School highlights, Dobermans can be especially gentle and protective with kids.
These funny Doberman names capture the playful personality of Dobes with their people.
- Pass the Bacon
- Fairy Godmother
- Bark the Magic Dragon
- Princess PP
- Turkey Trot
Cute Doberman Names
To others, your Doberman might look intimidating, but to you, your Dobe simply looks cute as can be – just like these cute Doberman names.
- Balls Away
Fierce Doberman Names
These fierce Doberman names capture one of the most beloved traits of Dobe dogs.
- Fire n Ice
- Night Fury
- Magic Bullet
- Blade Runner
Which of These Doberman Names Did You Pick
Can’t decide between two Doberman names? Try each out on your Doberman and see which fits your dog the best!