Their deep wrinkles may be one of the most dominant physical traits your dog might have. From adorable folds in their faces to the sweetest of double (or triple chins) to an all-over wrinkled body, head to tail; no matter where your pup falls in line, they could truly benefit from having a name just as scrunchy as they are!
Below, we have listed the most popular wrinkly dog names for females and males, like Shar Peis, Pugs, and Bulldogs. Despite your pup’s breed, we are sure that you will find something perfect for their name!
Female Wrinkly Dog Names
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Male Wrinkly Dog Names
Wrinkly Shar-Pei Dog Names
When we think of wrinkly dogs, the Shar-Pei is likely the first breed to pop into mind. They’re large in stature but are seemingly so gentle and adorable as a result of their wrinkled coat. Don’t be fooled by their charming appearance, though. This calm and dignified Chinese breed is known for their keen skills in guarding and farming. Here are some great wrinkly dog names for your Shar-Pei.
Wrinkly Pug Dog Names
If America’s sweetheart was a dog, the Pug would definitely be a contender. Adorably snorty and stout, this boxy breed is loyal through and through and makes for a great companion dog. Their squishy face is the most distinct feature. Here are our favorite names perfect for any Pug.
Wrinkly Bulldog Dog Names
There is quite a variety of breeds when it comes to Bulldogs, but the most wrinkly of the bunch is the English Bulldog. Also known as the British Bulldog, these stocky dogs have a wrinkled face, an upturned nose, and even in some cases the most adorable underbite. One of these next names would be perfect for you and your new addition.
Finding the Right Name for Your Dog
Coming across the perfect wrinkly dog name shouldn’t be an added stress when adopting a new pet. In fact, the process should be as exciting as bringing them home for the first time! Although we have these wrinkly gems divided into groups, you should feel free to choose whichever suits your pup the best, regardless of where they fell among our lists.
If you are still finding it hard to narrow it down to one, we have a few loose guidelines for you to consider while searching:
- Love the name you choose. Don’t settle for something you don’t really like, unless you’re making a family decision, of course. You can (and most likely will) always come up with nicknames for your dog as they grow anyways, but when possible, be in love with the name.
- Names that end with vowels are easier for dogs to learn. Names like Lucky, Fido, and Bella got their names on the top of the popular list for more than one reason. Dogs can distinguish frequencies ranges higher (and better) than we can (have you heard of the dog whistle?), so having the vowel ending adds an intonation that makes it very easy to hear and understand for your pup. That’s not to say it’s the only way, but it will give your puppy a bit of a leg-up in their puppy training.
- One- to two-syllable names are easier to say. Really long names are a pain, especially during training, so just keep that in mind if you find one you love. A little “Queen Elizabeth the 3rd” may be the fitting name for your regal pup, but using that as her proper name and calling her Lizzie will probably serve you and her much better.
- Avoid offensive or negatively connotated words for names. Would you be comfortable telling your vet or your neighbor your dog’s name? How about calling your dog’s name at the dog park. Even words that may be funny, like “Fart Nugget” can be a bit on the tricky side for a proper name for your pet. Leave those for the cutesy nicknames and pick something you’ll be proud to share so your pup can wear it with pride too.
- Do your best to avoid names that may be confused with commands. Imagine your little puppy learning to “sit” or “stay,” but their name is “Kit” or “Ray.” While the names are cute and we aren’t saying you can’t pick them; just keep in mind that learning the commands that sound similar will be a little trickier at first, so have a bit more patience if you’re set on the name.
- Test out the name. Say it loud, say it soft, say it grumpy, and say it sweet.
- Think of the personality your puppy has (or is likely to have). Most dog breeds have specific qualities, so even before your puppy comes home, it is somewhat easy to pick a name. Or, you may choose to have your furry friend at home with you for a few days while you get to know him or her and then pick the name to express their character.
- Pick a name and stick with it. Once you have the name, don’t change your mind. And don’t bring out the nicknames until your puppy feels confident with the official name (you don’t want a confused little furball). Say the name a lot in all different tones so your puppy learns it quickly.
- See how your pet reacts when you say it out loud. This may be a clear indication that they love or hate a name. If an option provokes an alarming bark, we know that’s not the name for your pup! If you get a curious head tilt or a few puppy kisses, we can bet you have found a winner!
Keep in mind, these aren’t hard rules, just tips to help guide you and help make this exciting decision as easy and fun as can be for you. We hope this has lead you to the perfect match. We are sure there are great names among our list of 100+ Wrinkly Dog Names perfect for any creased canine. If not, we have linked a few other dog name posts for you to check out:
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