Badass Dog Names: 100+ Tough Male and Female Dog Names for your Puppy

Some dogs are just badass – hence the need for badass dog names. And it doesn’t always depend on their size. There are tiny but feisty dog breeds such as the shedding Chihuahua. Then there are the giant dog breeds that can also be very gentle if well trained, such as the large white dog breed known as Dogo Argentino.

It is not unusual to give a gentle dog a badass dog name. It all depends on the dog name that a pet owner desires. Below is a list of badass dog names. Some of them are inspired by movies dogs, celebrities as well as the days gone by when being badass was in vogue. They include badass hunting dog names as well as tough male and female dog names.

It is good to remember that choosing a badass dog name for your puppy is not an easy thing. In any case a dog name isn’t easy to change once a dog gets used to it. Just like humans don’t change the names we are given at birth.

Badass Dog Names: Tough Male and Female Dog Names for your Puppy

Badass dog names

  • Ace – a tough dog name for a canine friend who is very good at some particular skill.
  • Rambo – the big bad in the Rambo movies. John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) was a popular movie actor in the ’80s and ’90s.
  • Joker – we all know a dog that loves to lazy around.
  • Tiger – this is a good badass name for tough and muscular dogs
  • Aiden – Means “little fire” in Irish. It is a badass dog name for male dogs.
  • Reaper – The grim reaper. Really badass!
  • Simba – Swahili for “Lion”. This dog is courageous and muscular.
  • Rocky – this can be a great name for a bold dog who has a rough coat
  • Sharp – a tough dog name for an intelligent dog such as the hypoallergenic goldendoodle.
  • Chui – This is the Swahili name for “Leopard”. It is a great name for a dog who is light on his feet and loves to approach stealthily and quietly like leopards do. It could also be a good dog name for spotted dog breeds such as American Hairless Terrier, Dalmatians and the Catahoula Hound (Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog).
  • Fox – This is a great name for foxlike dog breeds such as Shiba Inu and Akita Inu
  • Moto – Swahili for “fire”
  • Flash – Does your dog run really fast? Then give him/ her this badass dog name.
  • Chewy – a tough name for dogs who love to chew things!
  • Gus/ Gustavo – Remember the badass villain in the television series Breaking Bad?
  • AK – It just sounds cool!

Other tough dog names include:

Tough Dog Names 2019
Diesel Hank Canon Spike
Thor Force Fury Wheels
Gizmo Dexter Lulu Blackie
Roger Boss Foxy Fox
Angel Skipper Chipper Sunny
Jack Daniels Zippy Teacup Chica

10+ Badass Hunting Dog Names – Tough Male Hunting Dog Names

Badass hunting dog names are great for dogs who are skilled at hunting and getting rid of pests such as rats and mice. They include:

Badass Hunting Dog Names
Buster Jaws Killer Venom
Prometheus Beast Boa Speed
Butch Claws Hunter Hercules
Savage Ranger

10+ Badass Female Dog Names – Tough Female Hunting Dog Names

Badass Female Dog Names
Huntress Ivy Mercy Bitch
Shadow Hero Kali Vixen
Pandora Tiger Sheba Thea

How to choose a Badass Dog Name for your Puppy

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a badass dog name.

  1. Personality – different dog breeds have unique personalities. It is a great idea to give your puppy a name that is related to their personality. Kali is a good Swahili dog name for a ferocious dog. Bruiser, Tiger and Fighter are good badass dog names for aggressive dogs. Kimya (meaning silent) is a great African dog name for a quiet dog such as the barkless Basenji, a non-shedding dog breed.
  2. Size – It’s not the size of a dog that counts, but the fight in the dog. However, it is important to consider the size before giving your puppy a name
  3. Boy or girl – there are tough names for male and female puppies. Rambo might be an inappropriate tough dog name for a female dog.
  4. Coat color – dogs come in many colors. Midnight is one of the badass dog names for a black dog

Remember to stick with just one name once you have selected a tough name for your dog. This is because dogs learn their names through repetition. It is also recommended to avoid choosing badass dog names that sound familiar to any commands you might use to train your dog.