“On the possitive side, I believe one syllable hunting dog names
are effective and easy to use.”
For some, one syllable dog names are taboo. Why? There are several reasons. First, a one syllable name may be confusing to your dog if it sounds similar to a one syllable voice command. “Sit” and “Kit” have similar sounds, for example. “Neal” and “heal” also have a similar sound.
On the contrary, some dog “experts” claim that one syllable is often better for hunting dog names. A long-time family friend has been using black Labrador Retrievers as hunting dogs for many decades and he swears by one syllable names.
His argument, and that of many hunters, is that one syllable dog names are easier for the dog to understand when using voice commands. Rat and Tuff are two of my favorite hunting dog names.
So, who is right? In my opinion, it’s a little of both. On the possitive side, I believe one syllable hunting dog names are effective and easy to use. Having said that, my Uncle Don has a Hungarian Vizsla names Dixie, and she is a great hunting dog.
On the negative side, it certainly can be easy for dogs to get confused if you give them a name that sounds like a training command. Just be sure to steer clear of names that sound like commands you will be using.
For the purposes of my one syllable dog names list, I will include every one syllable name that I like. You can be the judge on whether it suits your dog and your purpose.
Personal Confession: Over the years, I have had dogs named Bailey, Maggie, Annie, Kody, Ellie, Cooper and more. None of those is a one syllable name. I guess I will just have to blame my wife for that!
Below is a list of more than 400 one syllable dog names. Take your time and have fun.
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Well, I don’t know what happened to my last share, so I will repeat, my first dog was named RUDY, a Chinese-Shar-Pei, that was his name when I adopted him, so I kept that name because it was my father’s nick name, in his memory. My second dog, NIDAY, was a Pitbull/lab mix, she looked like a cow, black/white, so my son named her Niday, because he said she looked like night & day. My third dog, PENNY, a Beagle mix, looks dark tan, like a copper penny, hence the name. These three names can be suggestions, I know it can be a long time for everyone in your family to agree on a name, we’ve been through it twice. I do know, do not name a dog similar to a family member’s name, because it will confuse the dog by calling the name that is similar to the person & dog. Just wanted to share what we have been through, good luck name searching!