kelsey asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

dog name and breeds please answer?

my family is going to be getting a dog. we don't know what to name it. we haven't decided if we will get a boy or girl so don't worry about it sounding to girl or to boyish. we also haven't decided on a breed if you know a good breed please share! thanks to anyone who answers!

Update:

my family is active would like a small dog and we have one daughter who is 13 we would like to teach it some tricks and it needs to be obiedient

10 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Affenpinscher

    Afghan Hound

    Airedale Terrier

    Akita

    Alaskan Malamute

    American Bulldog

    American Eskimo Dog

    American Foxhound

    American Pit Bull Terrier

    American Staffordshire Terrier

    American Water Spaniel

    Anatolian Shepherd Dog

    Argentine Dogo

    Australian Cattle Dog

    Australian Shepherd

    Australian Terrier

    : : BACK TO TOP

    B

    Basenji

    Basset Hound

    Beagle

    Bearded Collie

    Beauceron

    Bedlington Terrier

    Belgian Malinois

    Belgian Sheepdog

    Belgian Tervuren

    Bernese Mountain Dog

    Bichon Frise

    Black and Tan Coonhound

    Black Russian Terrier

    Bloodhound

    Bluetick Coonhound

    Border Collie

    Border Terrier

    Borzoi

    Boston Terrier

    Bouvier Des Flandres

    Boxer

    Boykin Spaniel

    Briard

    Brittany

    Brussels Griffon

    Bull Terrier

    Bull Terrier (Miniature)

    Bulldog

    Bullmastiff

    : : BACK TO TOP

    C

    Cairn Terrier

    Canaan Dog

    Cane Corso

    Cardigan Welsh Corgi

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    Cesky Terrier

    Chesapeake Bay Retriever

    Chihuahua

    Chinese Crested

    Chinese Shar-Pei

    Chow Chow

    Clumber Spaniel

    Cocker Spaniel

    Collie (Rough and Smooth)

    Curly-Coated Retriever

    : : BACK TO TOP

    D

    Dachshund

    Dalmatian

    Dandie Dinmont Terrier

    Doberman Pinscher

    Dogue de Bordeaux

    : : BACK TO TOP

    E

    English Cocker Spaniel

    English Foxhound

    English Setter

    English Springer Spaniel

    English Toy Spaniel

    : : BACK TO TOP

    F

    Field Spaniel

    Finnish Spitz

    Flat-Coated Retriever

    Fox Terrier (Smooth)

    Fox Terrier (Toy)

    Fox Terrier (Wire)

    French Bulldog

    : : BACK TO TOP

    G

    German Pinscher

    German Shepherd Dog

    German Shorthaired Pointer

    German Wirehaired Pointer

    Giant Schnauzer

    Glen of Imaal Terrier

    Golden Retriever

    Gordon Setter

    Great Dane

    Great Pyrennes

    Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

    Greyhound

    : : BACK TO TOP

    H

    Harrier

    Havanese

    Hovawart

    : : BACK TO TOP

    I

    Ibizan Hound

    Icelandic Sheepdog

    Irish Red & White Setter

    Irish Setter

    Irish Terrier

    Irish Water Spaniel

    Irish Wolfhound

    Italian Greyhound

    : : BACK TO TOP J

    Jack Russell Terrier

    Japanese Chin

    : : BACK TO TOP

    K

    Keeshond

    Kerry Blue Terrier

    Komondor

    Kuvasz

    : : BACK TO TOP

    L

    Labrador Retriever

    Lakeland Terrier

    Leonberger

    Lhasa Apso

    Löwchen

    : : BACK TO TOP

    M

    Maltese

    Manchester Terrier

    Manchester Terrier (Toy)

    Mastiff

    Miniature Bull Terrier

    Miniature Pinscher

    Miniature Poodle

    Miniature Schnauzer

    : : BACK TO TOP

    N

    Neapolitan Mastiff

    Newfoundland

    Norfolk Terrier

    Norwegian Buhund

    Norwegian Elkhound

    Norwegian Lundehund

    Norwich Terrier

    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

    : : BACK TO TOP

    O

    Old English Sheepdog

    Otterhound

    : : BACK TO TOP

    P

    Papillon

    Parson Russell Terrier

    Pekingese

    Pembroke Welsh Corgi

    Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

    Pharaoh Hound

    Plott

    Pointer

    Polish Lowland Sheepdog

    Pomeranian

    Poodle (Miniature)

    Poodle (Standard)

    Poodle (Toy)

    Portuguese Water Dog

    Pug

    Puli

    Pyrenean Shepherd

    : : BACK TO TOP

    R

    Redbone Coonhound

    Rhodesian Ridgeback

    Rottweiler

    : : BACK TO TOP

    S

    Saint Bernard

    Saluki

    Samoyed

    Schipperke

    Schnauzer(Giant)

    Schnauzer (Miniature)

    Schnauzer (Standard)

    Scottish Deerhound

    Scottish Terrier

    Sealyham Terrier

    Shetland Sheepdog

    Shiba Inu

    Shih Tzu

    Siberian Husky

    Silky Terrier

    Skye Terrier

    Smooth Fox Terrier

    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

    Spinone Italiano

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    Standard Poodle

    Standard Schnauzer

    Sussex Spaniel

    Swedish Vallhund

    : : BACK TO TOP

    T

    Tibetan Mastiff

    Tibetan Spaniel

    Tibetan Terrier

    Tosa

    Toy Fox Terrier

    Toy Manchester Terrier

    Toy Poodle

    : : BACK TO TOP

    V

    Vizsla

    : : BACK TO TOP

    W

    Weimaraner

    Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)

    Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

    Welsh Springer Spaniel

    Welsh Terrier

    West Highland White Terrier

    Whippet

    Wire Fox Terrier

    Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

    Y

    Yorkshire Terrier

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Heide
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    1. Mastiff 2. Australian Shepherd 3. Airedale Terrier 4. Mareema 5. Borzoi 6. Rhodesian Ridgeback 7. Belgian Malinios 8. Old English Sheepdog

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    My family was set on getting a yellow lab pup last year. We didn't know which breeder, but we wanted a lab.

    Then we went to a local animal shelter and brought home a older poodle. He fit our standards perfectly, even defying some of the characteristics of his breed. He's well behaved, loving, and sweet. Animals at shelters aren't bad animals. Most of them are just poor guys who had a hard life, and would be perfect members to your family.

    The animals in shelters need people like us, prospective adopters. Most shelters I've been to/visited employ a caring staff who helps potential adopters, informing them when a dog would/wouldn't work out in their family.

    So here's my advice. Check out your local shelter before you get your heart set on a breed, age, and gender. The perfect dog in need of a home might be waiting for you. ( :

    Good luck and God Bless!

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Well that isn't enough information. All dogs are good for different people. I can recommend a Pekingese or a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, or a Xoloitzcuintle and a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, no dog is right for everyone, and all dogs make great pets for someone. I don't know enough to recommend a good breed for you.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What is your family like? Young kids? Elder people? Active? Do you guys want a hyperactive dog or a calmer one? Do you want it to learn tricks or just basic obedience?

    Tell us what you want in a dog and I can suggest a breed for you. And then I can suggest a name to fit the look of the dog.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    We have a chocolate lab named Bama. He is very sweet and playful but Labs Chew EVERYTHING> german Shepards are very pretty. Umm.. what about a name like Molly or Montana or Buddy or Nala or Tex, Dutchess, Buster, Bruiser, Sally, Duke, Bolt, Bugsy, CoCo, Zack, Salty, Snoopy, Brownie. These names are names of dogs that my family members and friends have. Beagles dont do many tricks, but Labs and Golden retrivers are VERY good dogs for small children. just remember they CHEW! Hope this helps! Good Luck! =)

    Source(s): Friends, Family, Myself
    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Whatever kind of dog you get. Wait a few days to get the feel/ personality of the dog. Most dogs can name them selves with their actions.

    Go to the humane society for your dog. Save a life.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    We need more information.

    Whats your living style? How active are you? How young is the youngest in your family? The oldest? How much time can you dedicate to the dog?

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    I just got my dog and she is wonderful! She is a German Shepperd/collie mix all breeds are "good" but some are better then others check out this web for popular names:

    http://www.nextdaypets.com/directory/dogs/names/

    and this web for smartest breeds:

    http://www.petmedsonline.org/top-10-smartest-dogs-...

    Hope this helped and thanks for adopting if you are go to a shelter!

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Get a St. Bernard and name him Goober!

    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.