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-R Dog Breed Why Dog is Famous
Nana Border Collie One of the dogs in the film Snow Dogs.
Nana Newfoundland The nanny dog for the children in Peter Pan.
Napoleon Irish Wolfhound probably Part of the comic strip Napoleon and Uncle Elby. The strip was created by Clifford McBride.
Napoleon Bloodhound Part of the film The Aristocats by from the Walt Disney Studios.
Napoleon Golden Retriver The cute little dog in the film Napoleon.
Neil St. Bernard The star of the film Topper. The dog was there in the animated series with the same name.
Nikki Malamute The malamute pet in the film Nikki, Wild Dog of the North.
Nipper Terrier mix The classic pet in the world famous The Gramophone Company, later RCA.
Nunzio Welsh Corgi Featured in the famous animated series Dharma & Greg.
Odie Generic The yellow dog in the famous Garfield comic strip created by Jim Davis.
Old Jack Siberian Husky One of the dogs in Eight Below, the movie based on the Japanese Antartic expedetion of 1958.
Old Yeller Blackmouth Cur The dog in the book Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. Later a film was made on the same book.
Otis Pug The dog in the 1989 movie The Adventures of Milo and Otis.
Otto Generic Famous part of the comic strip Beetle Bailey by Mort Walker since 1950s.
Owney Mixed breed The dog that becomes almost synonymous with U.S. Postal Office.
Patrasche Bouvier des Flandres Featured 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 Anka Polish Lowland Sheepdog Part of the TV series Gilmore Girls.
Perdita Dalmatian One 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.
Pete Bull Terrier President Theodore Roosevelt’s pet. He was famous for ripping off the French ambassadors pants.
Petey Pit Bull The famous dog in the film Our Gang.
Paddington Labrador Retriever The dog you see in the advertisement of Bush’s Baked Beans.
Pippin Terrier mix, descended from Benji In the British TV series Come Outside.
Pickles Mongrel The dog who discovered the stolen FIFA world cup trophey in 1966 which was later won by England that year.
Pluto Generic The famous character in the animated series Mickey Mouse by Walt Disney Studio.
Poncho Generic Part of the comic strip Pooch Cafe created in 2000 by Paul Gilligan.
Pongo Dalmatian One of the dogs in the the book The Hundred and One Dalmations. It was later made into a film.
Pooka Generic The sweet lady in the animated movie Anastasia.
Porkchop Generic Featured in the famous animated series Doug created for TV by Jim Jinkins.
Porthos Beagle Famous for TV series Star Trek Enterprise from 2001 to 2005.
Puddles Generic In the comic strip Luann by Greg Evans.
Puff Poodle Dog in the animated series Proud Family created by Bruce W. Smith.
Puffy Border Terrier The pet in the film Something About Mary.
Puppy Paws Golden Retriver The star in the film Santa Buddies.
Raffles Border Collie The dog was feature in the animated Rover Dangerfield movie in 1993.
Reddy Generic Featured in the Hanna-Barbera animated TV series Ruff and Reddy.
Ren Chihuahua The chihuahua in the animated TV series The Ren and Stimpy Show by John Kricfalusi.
Reno Briard Featured in the 1995 movie Top Dog.
Rex German Shepherd The famous character in the animated series Inspector Rex, played by Beejay. This is an Austrian-made police TV drama.
Riff Australian Shepherd Star of the British animated TV series Tractor Tom.
Rin Tin Tin German Shepherd Movie 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.
Rita Saluki Featured the 1988 movie Oliver & Company, based on the novel Oliver Twist.
Rocks Mixed breed Star of the film Look who is Talking Now.
Roly Poodle Famous character of the British TV series EastEnders.
Roobarb Generic Featured in the animated TV series Roobarb created by Grange Calveley and animated by Bob Godfrey.
Roscoe Generic Featured since 1990 in the comic strip Pickles created by Brian Crane.
Rover Labrador Retriever Rover from the comic strip Red and Rover created by Brian Basset.
Rover Basset Hound The title character in the 1993 film Rover Dangerfield.
Rover Collie Acted in the 1905 movie Rescued by Rover, and was the first movie dog.
Rowf Mixed breed The 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 dog Generic The puppet dog in the puppet TV show The Muppet Show, both created and voiced by Jim Henson.
Rude Dog Generic The title character of the animated series Rude Dog and the Dweebs. Originally featured in the Sun Sportswear ads in the 1980s.
Ruff Generic Dennis’s pet in the comic strip and the movie Dennice the Mennace.
Rufferto Generic The character from the comic strip Groo the Wanderer created by Sergio Aragons.
Rufus Pappilon The Bracelet of Bordeaux movie star.
Rusty Generic Featured in Home on the Range, the 2004 animated movie from Walt Disney Studios.
Rusty German Shepherd Star of the 1947 film For the Love of Rusty, one of eight movies in the Rusty series.

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

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