Famous Dog Names N-R

The Famous Dog Names N-R list has great names from Nana to Petey and from Rex to Rufus. There are more than 400 exciting possibilities. Here are a few examples:

Napoleon: The cute little dog in the film Napoleon.

Pluto: The famous character in the animated series Mickey Mouse by Walt Disney Studio (bet you already knew that one!).

Rover: Acted in the 1905 movie Rescued by Rover, and was the first movie dog.

Our list includes dogs from TV and movies, politics and comic strips. If you know a famous dog that is not on the list, please contact me so I can add it.

Would you rather name your dog after one owned by a famous person or celebrity? Check our Celebrity Dog Names list for lots of possibilities. There are also hundreds of other possibilities on our puppy names list.

This page lists all famous dog names from N through R. Jump to anywhere in the list by clicking on the letters below.

   All Famous Dog Names     A – B     C – G     H – M     N – R     S     T – Z

Famous Dog Names N-RDog BreedWhy Dog is Famous
NanaBorder CollieOne of the dogs in the film Snow Dogs.
NanaNewfoundlandThe nanny dog for the children in Peter Pan.
NapoleonIrish Wolfhound probablyPart of the comic strip Napoleon and Uncle Elby. The strip was created by Clifford McBride.
NapoleonBloodhoundPart of the film The Aristocats by from the Walt Disney Studios.
NapoleonGolden RetriverThe cute little dog in the film Napoleon.
NeilSt. BernardThe star of the film Topper. The dog was there in the animated series with the same name.
NikkiMalamuteThe malamute pet in the film Nikki, Wild Dog of the North.
NipperTerrier mixThe classic pet in the world famous The Gramophone Company, later RCA.
NunzioWelsh CorgiFeatured in the famous animated series Dharma & Greg.
OdieGenericThe yellow dog in the famous Garfield comic strip created by Jim Davis.
Old JackSiberian HuskyOne of the dogs in Eight Below, the movie based on the Japanese Antartic expedetion of 1958.
Old YellerBlackmouth CurThe dog in the book Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. Later a film was made on the same book.
OtisPugThe dog in the 1989 movie The Adventures of Milo and Otis.
OttoGenericFamous part of the comic strip Beetle Bailey by Mort Walker since 1950s.
OwneyMixed breedThe dog that becomes almost synonymous with U.S. Postal Office.
PatrascheBouvier des FlandresFeatured in A Dog of Flanders, the book, movie and TV series. Author Marie Louise de la Rame created this work under the Japanese pseudonym Ouida.
Paul AnkaPolish Lowland SheepdogPart of the TV series Gilmore Girls.
PerditaDalmatianOne of the Dalmatians in the book The Hundred and One Dalmations. Later the One Hundred and One Dalmatians animated movie was created based on the book.
PeteBull TerrierPresident Theodore Roosevelt’s pet. He was famous for ripping off the French ambassadors pants.
PeteyPit BullThe famous dog in the film Our Gang.
PaddingtonLabrador RetrieverThe dog you see in the advertisement of Bush’s Baked Beans.
PippinTerrier mix, descended from BenjiIn the British TV series Come Outside.
PicklesMongrelThe dog who discovered the stolen FIFA world cup trophey in 1966 which was later won by England that year.
PlutoGenericThe famous character in the animated series Mickey Mouse by Walt Disney Studio.
PonchoGenericPart of the comic strip Pooch Cafe created in 2000 by Paul Gilligan.
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PongoDalmatianOne of the dogs in the the book The Hundred and One Dalmations. It was later made into a film.
PookaGenericThe sweet lady in the animated movie Anastasia.
PorkchopGenericFeatured in the famous animated series Doug created for TV by Jim Jinkins.
PorthosBeagleFamous for TV series Star Trek Enterprise from 2001 to 2005.
PuddlesGenericIn the comic strip Luann by Greg Evans.
PuffPoodleDog in the animated series Proud Family created by Bruce W. Smith.
PuffyBorder TerrierThe pet in the film Something About Mary.
Puppy PawsGolden RetriverThe star in the film Santa Buddies.
RafflesBorder CollieThe dog was feature in the animated Rover Dangerfield movie in 1993.
ReddyGenericFeatured in the Hanna-Barbera animated TV series Ruff and Reddy.
RenChihuahuaThe chihuahua in the animated TV series The Ren and Stimpy Show by John Kricfalusi.
RenoBriardFeatured in the 1995 movie Top Dog.
RexGerman ShepherdThe famous character in the animated series Inspector Rex, played by Beejay. This is an Austrian-made police TV drama.
RiffAustralian ShepherdStar of the British animated TV series Tractor Tom.
Rin Tin TinGerman ShepherdMovie star in The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin series of movies from 1922 to 1931. The dog was also featured in the animated series with same name.
RitaSalukiFeatured the 1988 movie Oliver & Company, based on the novel Oliver Twist.
RocksMixed breedStar of the film Look who is Talking Now.
RolyPoodleFamous character of the British TV series EastEnders.
RoobarbGenericFeatured in the animated TV series Roobarb created by Grange Calveley and animated by Bob Godfrey.
RoscoeGenericFeatured since 1990 in the comic strip Pickles created by Brian Crane.
RoverLabrador RetrieverRover from the comic strip Red and Rover created by Brian Basset.
RoverBasset HoundThe title character in the 1993 film Rover Dangerfield.
RoverCollieActed in the 1905 movie Rescued by Rover, and was the first movie dog.
RowfMixed breedThe dog in the book The Plague Dogs written by Richard Adams. The book was later made into an animated movie with the same name.
Rowlf the dogGenericThe puppet dog in the puppet TV show The Muppet Show, both created and voiced by Jim Henson.
Rude DogGenericThe title character of the animated series Rude Dog and the Dweebs. Originally featured in the Sun Sportswear ads in the 1980s.
RuffGenericDennis’s pet in the comic strip and the movie Dennice the Mennace.
RuffertoGenericThe character from the comic strip Groo the Wanderer created by Sergio Aragons.
RufusPappilon The Bracelet of Bordeaux movie star.
RustyGenericFeatured in Home on the Range, the 2004 animated movie from Walt Disney Studios.
RustyGerman ShepherdStar of the 1947 film For the Love of Rusty, one of eight movies in the Rusty series.

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