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50 Fun Names for Sporting Dogs

Sporting dogs, or mixed breeds with sporting bloodlines, should have names to match their origins. Consider these 50!

Sporting dogs such as retrievers, spaniels, pointers, and setters often live an active lifestyle, frequently in a rural environment where their natural instincts to flush, point, and retrieve game are on high alert. Sporting Breeds include:

  • Labrador, flat-coated, Chesapeake Bay, curly-coated, golden, flat-coated, and Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers
  • Brittany, English, field, Clumber, American, Sussex, and Welsh springer spaniels
  • Irish, English, and Gordon setters
  • Pointer, German shorthaired, and German wirehaired pointers
  • Vizsla
  • Weimaraner
  • Portuguese water dog

Note: Any mixed breed dog with sporting dog genes will often have similar instincts.

Discover the best sports for your dog!

Whether your sporting dog lives on a ranch or in a high rise, here's a list of 50 fun names inspired by the natural world these dogs love. We've divided them into two categories, water and field, depending on your breed's background.

25 Names for Water Dogs

  1. Widgeon
  2. Sedge
  3. Surf
  4. Brook
  5. Marsh
  6. Loon
  7. Storm
  8. River
  9. Skeeter
  10. Goose
  11. Gator
  12. Willow
  13. Teal
  14. Drake
  15. Cloud
  16. Dune
  17. Surf
  18. Midge
  19. Rain
  20. Moss
  21. Rush
  22. Midge
  23. Delta
  24. Finn
  25. Captain

Get more dog name ideas! See fun names for British and Irish dog breeds.

See some of the most popular dog names from literature.

25 Names for Field Dogs

  1. Bracken
  2. Sage
  3. Raven
  4. Luna
  5. Cedar
  6. Fern
  7. Skye
  8. Fly
  9. Heather
  10. Rose
  11. Midnight
  12. Tweed
  13. Star
  14. Scout
  15. Yukon
  16. Hunter
  17. Shasta
  18. Hemp
  19. Sweep
  20. Trigger
  21. Smoke
  22. Buckshot
  23. Bunny
  24. Moose
  25. Clover
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