Selecting a name for your little ball of fur may be mind blowing. You may be thinking all day long at the end of your wits and come up with nothing but Sparky or Max. No more brainstorms. Numerous popular names can be found here; and not only names, but also criteria based on which you can name your dog.
Good and Bad Names
You will undoubtedly find the one which will fit your loving and charming pet, but be advised that if you name your Shih Tzu something like “Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol”, an attempt to call him may end up with a tongue fracture. A good dog name must be brief, terse and at the same time resonant and easy to remember because you will have to say this word hundreds of times.
Besides, you should understand that this name should be very different from the names of your housemates and other pets to prevent confusion. It’s also worth mentioning that giving your dog an embarrassing name will so to say put some limitations on using it in public, so you’d better avoid strong language and stuff like that when naming a dog.
- The coat color
- A tasty food
- A human name (you like)
- A name describing his personality or temperament
- A name based on size
- An Asian name
- A royal name
- A famous animal name from popular culture
The top names fitting a brown puppy are here:
For a red or gold puppy you can pick one of these:
Black Shih Tzus may proudly bear names like:
- Eight ball
To name a white boy puppy, you can choose something like these:
- Milky Way
A black and white dog can be named as
Since there are no special names people invented for brindled dogs specifically, you can think of naming your dog basing on something else than a coat color if your dog is brindled.
All dogs like treats. Besides, some of them even look like some tasty treats. Owners often give them names like
You’d like to humiliate some of the world-known dictators? Call your dog Adolf Hitler or Augusto Pinochet! No, it’s a joke. Please, don’t call your dog Hitler. Seriously, don’t. However you can name him after a famous scientist, pop star or an actor, or just give him some short human name that is easy to say and remember; and vice versa, you can dig into an old book to find the most peculiar name possible, like Araminta, Millicent or Grover.
Some owners tend to name their dogs basing on their temperament or just mock it, i.e. name a coach potato Blitz. Naming a Maltese dog Tiger or Bear can also be a nice joke. Cute names that fall into this category are
- Baby Doll
- Cutie Pie
Shih Tzu is a toy breed, so the names like
fit them best, but you can give your Shih Tzu a huge dog’s name like Diesel or Giant just for fun.
The grandeur of monarchy has passed away long ago, but you can bring its particle back by giving your dog a name like
Or just call him after a real royalty like
You might want to consider some names, related to Asia; it’s a Chinese dog after all:
- Chow Mein
- Mei Lee
- Mei Ling
- Ming Sue
- Tai Pan
Another Famous Animal
Popular culture is full of animals everyone likes, so why don’t you call your dog
- Lion King
- Rin Tin Tin
We hope this guide will be helpful for you when you name your beloved Shih Tzu male puppy.