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100+ Brindle Dog Names: Ideas for Striped & Multi-Tonal Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Brindle refers to the line-markings and patterns on the canine’s distinctive coat. Although a pup with a brindle coat isn’t necessarily rare, it is a genetic trait, which means that one of the parent dogs must also carry the beautiful and offset coat gene. Also referred to as “tiger-striped,” brindle occurs when a darker color appears to streak over a lighter color throughout a pup’s fur, resembling that of a tiger’s coat, and a reverse brindle would suggest just the opposite! 

So when it comes time to name your pup, there are many things to consider, such as brindle patterns, colors, and textures. We have generated a list based on our favorite names for males and females, as well as names for specific breeds. 

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Female Brindle Dog Names

  • Bailey 
  • Stella 
  • Luna
  • Dot
  • Sadie 
  • Arcadia
  • Cocoa
  • Lucy 
  • Ginger
  • Summer
  • Pebbles
  • Chloe 
  • Sienna
  • Daffodil
  • Cinnamon
  • Mila 
  • Bambi
  • Penny
  • Zoe
  • Savannah
  • Eva
  • Mia
  • Brandy
  • Fawn
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Male Brindle Dog Names 

  • Charlie
  • Almond
  • Patches
  • Oscar
  • Chex
  • Chewbacca
  • Sparrow
  • Umber
  • Porter
  • Cooper
  • Beans
  • Splotch
  • Hazel
  • Sprinkles
  • Mudd
  • Marmalade
  • Milo 
  • Sepia
  • Chestnut
  • Biscuit
  • Speckles
  • Tabby
  • Bosco
  • Merlot
  • Inky
  • Finn
  • Tucker
  • Quinoa
Brindle Pitbull Dog Breed
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Brindle Pitbull Names 

The most popular brindle pup has to be the pitbull! Rocking dark stripes and the occasional reverse pattern, this unique coat adds a bit of diversity to an extremely recognizable breed. Our top picks for brindle Pitbulls are below.

  • Zeus
  • Bear
  • Tiger
  • Sahara
  • Hugh
  • Mosaic
  • Camo
  • Noir
  • Monarch
  • Chip
  • Meatloaf
  • Onyx
  • Moose
  • Pipit
  • Cello
  • Kona
  • Slate
  • Guinness
  • Kuro
  • Monk
  • Bee
  • Beast
  • Nero
  • Tuscan
  • Hena 
  • Schwarz
  • Heath

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Brindle Boxer Names

Full of life and energy, Boxers are known for their strong but relatively petite stature yet playful and inviting personalities. There are many coat color combinations found among this breed, and brindle is one of them! Here are our favorite brindle picks for the Boxer in your life!

  • Marbles
  • Pixel
  • Skunk
  • Spot
  • Shadow
  • Rolo
  • Quiche
  • Bongo
  • Ottoman
  • Freckles
  • Brindy
  • Latte
  • Honey
  • Swirl
  • Opal
  • Fleck
  • Thunder
  • Hickory
  • Java
  • Panda
  • Sesame
  • Olive
  • Russet
  • Bengal
  • Reese
  • Preto
  • Swatch
  • Kahlua

Bonus: Additional Breeds

Although Pitbulls and Boxers may appear to be the most popular breeds, there are quite a few others who can also carry the brindle gene and have the exquisite striped coat. Maybe you are unsure if your pup is brindle of not. If they’re on this list, you can bet that they likely are if their fur resembles this unique pattern. 

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Finding the Right Brindle Name for Your Dog

Selecting a great name for your brindle pooch should be an enjoyable experience. With suggestions referencing patterns like Checkers and Tigger or color options like Marmalade and Camo to options geared toward their breed such Ninja and – we are paw-sitive we have a superb match for your new bud!

If not, we have linked a few of our other popular dog name posts and hope with one of them you’ll have better luck. 

Feature Image Credit: Rytis Mikelskas, Wikipedia Commons

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