There are so many amazing dog coat colors and combinations. Two of the most popular pup colors are black and white. So of course, black and white dogs are family favorites. They can be mainly one color with tiny patches of the other, striped, spotted… there really are so many to choose from!
When you’ve chosen the right breed for you, you’ll need to start thinking about a possible name. But with so many amazing black and white dog names around, how do you know which is best for your pup?
We’ve put together a list of more than 100 names for you to go through. We’ve described each one so you know exactly what it means and whether that unique name will suit your pooch.
How To Choose the Best Name for a Black and White Dog?
Before you choose a name for your dog, you need to make sure you’ve got the best black and white dog breed for your family, experience, and situation.
Once you’ve done that, you can start thinking about a name. For most dog owners, the most important thing is that you like it. You’re going to be saying their name a lot every day (and thinking about it too), so it’s important you really like it.
You also need to consider whether it suits your dog. Think about their breed and whether they like water, hunting, chasing, playing, etc. Your dog’s personality (or their breed standard if you’re getting them as a puppy) can have a positive influence on their name.
You need to make sure you can pronounce their name as well. This is more important with Italian dog names or another foreign language name, but it still applies to black and white dog names. You’ll be shouting it a lot in the park – so make sure you can pronounce it!
Male Black and White Dog Names
Some owners like to choose strong male or female names for their black and white dogs. Here are some of our favorites for boy pups!
|Charlie||A very cute name for almost any adorable doggo!|
|Chester||For a regal dog that’s also a little cheeky|
|Domino||Perfect for a black and white puppy!|
|Droopy||Just like the cartoon – amazing for a Basset Hound|
|Felix||A great name for loyal pups that love playing too|
|Max||According to the American Kennel Club, Max is the most popular dog name|
|Merle||Whilst it may be a little obvious, this could be such a great name for a merle dog breed!|
|Milo||Another wonderful canine name for your furry best friend|
|Snoopy||The loveable cartoon written by Charles M. Schulz – perfect for a breed with a white body and black ears|
|Tuxedo||Ideal for the classic gentlemen of the canine world, the Boston Terrier!|
Female Black and White Dog Names
Here are some of the best female black and white dog names for breeds of all sizes and personalities.
|Bellatrix||One of our favorite Harry Potter dog names, Bellatrix may not be a goody – but she’s certainly iconic!|
|Boots||Perfect if your white dog has little black booties or socks|
|Luna||Another really popular female dog name (and another favorite character from Harry Potter)|
|Maggie||An adorable name for little pups|
|Millie||How great would this be for a Border Collie?|
|Mittens||We love this adorable name for any puppy|
|Peppa||The most famous Peppa may be pink rather than black and white, but we still love it for your new dog|
|Star||Because that’s what your dog is, right?|
|Stella||Star again, but with a bit of an Italian twist|
Food-Inspired Black and White Dog Names
Black and white food may be an odd choice when it comes to dog name ideas, but there are actually so many great ones to choose from. Some may be quite a surprise!
|Beans||For excitable dogs that are full of them!|
|Cake||Combine your favorite food with your favorite fluffy friend|
|Chip||Ok, you’d probably send back a chip that was black and white, but it’s still a cute name for your four-legged friend|
|Cookie||How sweet is that?|
|Cupcake||Another popular food name for dogs. We love this for Cockapoochi!|
|Donut||Perfect for a seriously intelligent black and white breed|
|Frosting||Ideal for all dogs but particularly good for snow dogs like Huskies and Malamutes|
|Macaron||How can you not love this for a sweet-natured, small pup?|
|Milkshake||Ideal for a primarily white dog with little black spots (which could be chocolate chips)!|
|Muffin||An adorable and yummy name|
|Oreo||Perfect for dogs with black dots or a primarily black coat with a line of white fur|
|Pepper||Maybe for a salt and pepper dog (or those with a bit of ticking)?|
|Sprinkles||We love this for a Spaniel|
|Truffles||Possibly the cutest name on the list. Did you know that Miniature Poodles are able to search for Truffles?|
Cute Black and White Dog Names
If you’d rather stay away from food names for your black and white dog, why not choose a generally cute one? Here are some of our favorites.
|Dice||We would say you should call your pup the singular version of “die”, but that’s not a great name to shout in the park|
|Domino||One of the most popular black and white dog names|
|Doodles||What a wonderful name for any Poodle mix|
|Galaxy||A strong and cute name for either large or small pups|
|Keys||Perhaps not the most popular name ever, but your dog would certainly be unique!|
|Moon||A great one for black dogs with large white, circular patches|
|Patches||Very cute. We also love Patch – and it’s a great Disney dog name|
|Penguin||Penguin the dog. We love it!|
|Piano||Possible for a more vocal dog breed?|
|Puffin||Puffins are adorable black and white water birds, so could be a good name for a water retrieving breed|
|Slate||A simple yet strong name for black and white dogs (and gray ones)|
|Space||A cute possibility for large breeds|
|Stormy||This is another we love for ticked dogs or merle pups. Black and white dogs look particularly impressive when the colors combine|
|Yin-Yang||A cute name for pups with opposite colors|
Funny Black and White Dog Names
Many puppy parents love to go for more unique and funny names for their dogs. There are plenty of great black and white ones for you to choose from!
|Astronaut||Imagine calling your incredibly cute dog Astronaut?|
|Chanel||For the fashionista pooch that loves an LBD|
|Chess||Perfect for one of the oldest dog breeds in the world|
|Coal||For all those naughty boys and girls|
|Crossword||It’s certainly unique!|
|Elvis||For some reason, we love this for a Chinese Crested Dog|
|Maki||Seriously cute name for a tiny breed|
|Monk||A strong name for a quiet and calm pup|
|Pepé Le Pew||The classic cartoon character from the Looney Tunes. He might be a French skunk but we love the name for dogs too!|
|Pirate||The ultimate name for a pup with an eye patch|
|Playboy||A risky name – but no judgment here!|
|Smoke||Ideal for a Greyhound or another fast dog breed|
|Soccer||For dogs that love to chase after balls|
|Sushi||How adorable is that for your black and white dog? Even better if they’ve got a bit of orange on them too!|
|Zorro||Particularly good if your dog looks like they have a mask|
Animal-Inspired Names for Black and White Dogs
As well as dogs, there are a lot of other animals that are black and white and which make great names. These are some of the most famous ones.
|Badger||One of the best names for a strong and stocky black and white dog|
|Bunny||For excitable and very cute, tiny dogs|
|Cow||It’s unusual. But could work for the ideal breed (such as a black Great Dane with white patches)|
|Fly||Another great name for a fast dog breed|
|Lemur||Lemur the Labrador – it’s a cute option!|
|Orca||Definitely sounds nicer than Killer Whale|
|Panda||Ideal for a black and white Border Collie|
|Raccoon||For cheeky little dogs that love to get under your feet!|
|Raven||A strong name for anyone looking for a Game of Thrones-inspired dog name|
|Skunk||If Pepé Le Pew is too much of a mouthful|
|Tapir||For any pups with a pronounced nose|
|Tiger||Especially good for snowy dogs|
|Zebra||It would certainly stand out if you call your Dalmatian “Zebra”|
Black and White Dog Names Inspired by Disney Characters
As well as Patch, there are a lot of other Disney characters that are black and white and have great names.
|Goofy||The iconic dog and one of Mickey’s best friends|
|Max||Goofy’s very cute son (great for a puppy)|
|Mickey||No explanation needed|
|Minnie||Nor for her|
|Perdita||The mum in 101 Dalmatians and a popular name for the breed|
|Pongo||The dad in 101 Dalmatians|
Black and White Names Inspired by Other Languages
Other languages are another great source of inspiration for black and white dog names.
|Lua||Moon in Portuguese|
|Saikoro||Die in Japanese (again, maybe the plural is better)|
|Scacchi||Chess in Italian (pronounced SKÁKI)|
|Tsuki (月)||Moon in Japanese|
|Yuèliàng (月亮)||Moon in Chinese|
Black and White Dog Names Inspired by Patterns
As is the case with dog coats, there are lots of beautiful patterns that are usually black and white.
|Checkers||An iconic black and white pattern (and a great game)|
|Chevron||Zig zags which give a 3D effect|
|Dot||We love this for a pup with just a single splodge of either black or white on a fully colored coat|
|Freckles||Adorable for a ticked or very spotty pup, especially if the spots are on their face|
|Gingham||The famous tablecloth pattern|
|Grayscale||A totally unusual name, but great for dogs that have a mixed black and white coat that almost looks gray|
|Harlequin||A diamond pattern, and also the name for one of the Great Dane coat colors|
|Houndstooth||How great is that for a dog name? It’s characterized by a sort of broken checked pattern|
|Marble||Isn’t that such a cute name for a dog!|
|Monochrome||In terms of coat color. Not personality, of course|
|Patch||For a pup with random patches of color|
|Pinstripe||A good but unusual choice for a primarily black dog with faint white markings|
|Stripes||A good name for a brindle-coated dog|
|Zig Zag||Could even be a good name for two black and white dogs!|
Black and White Pokemon Names
There are so many amazing Pokemon dog names. Many of our favorites are especially good for black and white dogs. For any Pokemon fans, these could all be a really good choice!
|Blitzle||A very cute, zebra kind of dog with black and white markings|
|Duskull||A ghost-style Pokemon, as the name would suggest!|
|Gengar||Another ghost and poison-style Pokemon|
|Houndoom||Perhaps the ultimate Pokemon dog name. This dog-like Pokemon also has horns like a ram. Perfect for a strong pup like the Doberman|
|Onyx||The iconic rock dragon|
|Pancham||The cutest little panda Pokemon|
|Reshiram||The mascot for Pokemon black, Reshiram is a beautiful dragon Pokemon|
|Shelgon||Another super cute Pokemon with a large shell and beautiful yellow eyes|
|Unown||One of the oddest looking Pokemon|
|Zekrom||A black dragon-style Pokemon|
Black and White Dog Breeds
If you’re looking for black and white dog names, it’s probably because you have or are looking for a black and white dog breed. You can find 25 black and white breeds here, but these are some of the most famous ones.
- Border Collie
- Great Dane
- Portuguese Water Dog
- Italian Greyhound
- Alaskan Malamute
- Fox Terrier
- Boston Terrier
- Old English Sheepdog
Conclusion: Black and White Dog Names
There are so many black and white dog breeds (and we haven’t even covered the mixed breeds)! So it’s a good job that there are so many fantastic black and white dog names to choose from too. Everything from funny ones to classic names.
We’d love to hear if you choose one of these names for your cute pooch. Let us know which one!
I’m Charlotte, a content and copywriter from the North of England and currently living in Berlin. Animals have always been a huge part of my life, so writing about dogs is a total pleasure! I love all kinds of dogs and their cheeky personalities, but I’d have to say Weimaraners are my favourite!