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What’s Your Dog’s Nickname?

Do you have a nickname for your dog? (Maybe we should ask “how many nicknames do you have for your dog?”)

A while back, we asked’s readers about the nicknames they’d given their dogs…and the results were amazing. Over 1,000 dog lovers responded; we saw nicknames of every type but it seems that most nicknames fell into a few broad categories.

Rhyming Dog Nicknames

  • Ravey Baby
  • Abber-Dabbers
  • Spotty Dotty
  • Toesywoesy
  • Buddy Wuddy
  • Teddy Weddy

Nicknames that Referenced the Dog’s Size and Shape

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  • Rolly Polly (guess that one could also fall in the rhyming category)
  • Lil Bits
  • Squeaky
  • Shorty
  • Chunky
  • Chubby
  • Short-boy (a dachshund)
  • Tinkerbelle
  • Gordo
  • Teeny (we don’t know but we’re picturing a Great Dane)
  • King Kong
  • Miss Piggy
  • Piglet

Nicknames that Reference the Dog’s No-So-Great Traits

  • Shoethief
  • Chewy
  • Demondog
  • Stinky
  • Mischief
  • Poopy
  • Barky
  • Woofy

What about your dog’s nicknames? Leave us a comment below!

And in the interest of full disclosure, we must tell you that our dogs’ nicknames are Tiki-Biki for our dog Tiki and Bar-Bar for Barli…our Irie was Irie-Wirey for our dog Irie. And we also have Poochichi and Poochy-Woochy which can be used for everyone.

Melissa F.

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

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