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100+ Red Dog Names: Ideas for Feisty & Firey Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Does your pup have a coat that gleams like fire or glows like embers? How gorgeous! Red dogs are some of the most distinctive, with fur ranging from wirey orange tufts to flowing scarlet locks. They shimmer in the sun and light up under the moon. As with any fur, red fur may also be accompanied by a feisty and strong personality.

Just as our title suggests, we have a list of firey names, each uniquely bold, eclectic, and simply spectacular perfect for any copper-coated hound! Stop waiting and start your search now.

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Red Female Dog Names

  • Rosebud
  • Magenta
  • Cherry
  • Shiraz
  • Ariel
  • Rouge
  • Apple
  • Merida
  • Raggedy Ann
  • Sunrise
  • Autumn
  • Fiona
  • Blush
  • Maraschino
  • Wilma
  • Molly
  • Rosie
  • Sangria
  • Ruby
  • Brandy
  • Fuchsia
  • Amber
  • Terra
  • Salsa
  • Poinsettia
  • Bloom
  • Poppy
  • Valentina
  • Frizzle
  • Redina

Red Male Dog Names 

  • Russet
  • Rudy
  • Red
  • Laser
  • Tomato
  • Heinz
  • Pinot
  • Crimson
  • Lava
  • Beets
  • Twizzler
  • Brick
  • Rooibos
  • Maroon
  • Redford
  • Lobster
  • Vermillion
  • Weasley
  • Burgundy
  • Mars
  • Ketchup
  • Elmo
  • Mahogany
  • Radish
  • Chuck Norris
  • Rowan
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Orange and Ginger Dog Names 

Of course, there are different variations of red, and according to us, that certainly includes an array of orange hues. Your pup could benefit from a simple name chosen to tribute their coppery furs.

  • Pumpkin
  • Hibiscus
  • Carrot
  • Ginger
  • Yam
  • Alani
  • Goldie
  • Clementine
  • Chester
  • Tang
  • Henna
  • Garfield
  • Cider
  • Cheeto
  • Honey
  • OJ
  • Turmeric
  • Mustard
  • Mandarin
  • Nacho
  • Quartz
  • Hazel
  • Chestnut
  • Auburn
  • Marigold
  • Custard
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Multi-Tonal Red Dog Names

If your pup happens to be spotted with a few shades of red, you could think about giving them a literal name to describe just that!

  • Freckles
  • Harvest
  • Cinnamon
  • Apollo
  • Brighton
  • Malbec
  • Keegan
  • Rory
  • Vermillion
  • Fennec
  • Copper
  • Rover
  • Pepper
  • Finch

Feisty Red Dog Names

For dogs who have a personality just as firey as their coat, we have compiled our list of favorite fierce and feisty names.

  • Sass
  • Flamer
  • Lucifer
  • Ember
  • Fuego
  • Vulcan
  • Bandit
  • Eclipse
  • Foxy
  • Loki
  • Firecracker
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Clifford the Big Red Dog 

Clifford, the Big Red Dog, was a notable character from our childhood books. Standing 30ft tall, he was a fun, adventurous, and kind Red Labrador Retriever. The reason for his incredible stature? His sweet owner Emily, an 8-year-old girl, loved him so much that he couldn’t stop growing. If you loved this book series as a child, or find his traits remind you of your red dog, maybe Clifford is just the name you’ve been searching for!

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Finding the Right Red Name for Your Dog

Selecting a name for your pup is almost as exciting as bringing them home for the very first time. However, trying to find the perfect one can leave you red in frustration! We hope our list of red-inspired names has landed you with one your pup truly matches. With suggestions such as Merlot, Scarlet, or Cider – we believe there’s something great for every red dog.

We linked a few other dog name posts below if you’re looking for additional inspiration:

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