by Jessi Larson
Need a name for your new Aussie? Check out these 605+ amazing Australian Shepherd names!
Our naming guide includes ideas that are cute, classic, sporty, funny and so much more.
Best Australian Shepherd Names
Finding a perfect name for your dog can be hard. How do you find a name you love that also fits your new furry friend?
The first step: Look at lots of ideas and take note of any that spark your interest.
Let’s explore hundreds of ideas that are designed specifically with the Australian Shepherd in mind.
Cute & Classic Male Australian Shepherd Names
First up are cute and classic names beloved by millions of dog owners. These charming monikers are great for a fetching furball like the Australian Shepherd.
If you have a male Aussie, here are great names to check out.
Cute & Classic Female Australian Shepherd Names
Are you welcoming a female Aussie into your home? Then these popular, pretty names are worth exploring.
They’re gorgeous and graceful, just like an Australian Shepherd.
Strong Male Australian Shepherd Names
The Australian Shepherd is an incredibly athletic animal. Considered one of the most energetic dog breeds, the Aussie needs to run and workout at least 1-2 hours a day.
With such physical stamina, why not consider strong and athletic Australian Shepherd names?
These tough male dog names reflect the breed’s strength and endurance.
Strong Female Australian Shepherd Names
Female Australian Shepherd names can be tough and tenacious, too! These strong names are perfect for a pup bred to fearlessly herd livestock on rugged ranches.
- Rousey – as in Ronda Rousey
Elegant Male Australian Shepherd Names
You have to admit, there is something regal about the Australian Shepherd. Maybe it’s the graceful way they move or their calm, dignified demeanor.
This lends itself to elegant dog names, like the ones picked out for male pups.
Elegant Female Australian Shepherd Names
Continuing our look at elegant dog names, here are female Australian Shepherd names that are both regal and refined.
Smart Dog Names
The Australian Shepherd is considered a highly intelligent dog breed. In fact, veterinarians often put the Aussie near the top when it comes to canny canines.
You could recognize the breed’s braininess with one of these smart dog names. They’re cute, creative and instantly reflect high intelligence.
- Da Vinci
Fast Dog Names
As an Aussie owner, you know that watching this dog run is a sight to be seen. Amazingly, they can reach speeds of 35-40 miles per hour, according to BubblyPet.
Why not use this as inspiration for Australian Shepherd names?
Here are dog names that reflect the Aussie’s ability to run at amazingly fast speeds.
Australian Shepherd Names Inspired by Color
The Australian Shepherd sports some amazing coloring.
First there’s the fur. The breed standards recognize the following colors: blue merle, red (liver) merle, solid black, and solid red (liver), all with or without white markings and/or tan points.
What an amazing kaleidoscope of colors!
Their eyes are also incredible. Aussie eyes can be green, amber, hazel, blue or brown, and they can even have two different eye colors. Here’s why.
Why not use your Aussie’s color as inspiration for their name? Here are loads of ideas that draw inspiration from colors specific to the breed.
- Dos – two in Spanish for coats with two colors
- Tre – three in Italian for the number of colors in a tri-color coat
- Tres – three in Spanish
Red Dog Names
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Brown or Tan Dog Names
- Braun – brown in German
- Brun – brown in Swedish
- Charlie Brown
- Chip – like chocolate chip
- Kobicha – one of the Japanese traditional colors used in kimonos
- Marron – brown in French
- Peanut Butter
Discover more brown dog names.
Black Dog Names
- Nero – black in Italian
- Noir – black in French
Discover more black dog names.
White Dog Names
- Al Bino
- Bianco/Bianca – white in Italian
Discover more white dog names.
Black and White Dog Names
Discover more black and white dog names.
Blue and Gray Dog Names
Discover more gray dog names.
Fluffy Dog Names
The Aussie also sports an incredible coat that’s a bit fluffy and furry all at the same time. The breed certainly stands out for its luscious locks!
This is also an area of inspiration for Australian Shepherd names.
- Mariah Hairy
- Winston Furchill
Funny Australian Shepherd Names
Last but not least are hilarious Australian Shepherd names guaranteed to tickle your funny bone.
You need a sense of humor at times when it comes to owning a dog. After all, this gets you through the accidents and chewed up shoes.
These sweet and silly names will make everyone laugh out loud!
- Pee Wee
Final Thoughts: Australian Shepherd Names
Finding the perfect name for your new dog is a big responsibility. You want to find something that fits their personality and appearance, rolls off your tongue and will stand the test of time.
Our guide to Australian Shepherd names includes 605+ ideas and is the most comprehensive resource available online for naming this breed.
Ultimately, we’re confident that you’ll leave with lots of inspiration!
Maybe you like the cute and classic names. Or perhaps you want a name that reflects the breed’s incredible athleticism or their fantastic fur. The funny, silly names could also be a fit.
If you like a name and it seems like a match for your canine companion, we say go for it!
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How Do You Pick the Right Name?
How do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your dog? That’s a question all new dog parents ask.
After years of helping new pup parents, here are some tips we’ve picked up when it comes to selecting a name for your dog:
- Is it easy to say? Some names are great in theory but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you lock in on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue.
- Say it out loud. Can you imagine loudly calling for your dog with this name? If not, then it’s not the right name and you should move on.
- Does it fit your dog? Check to see if the name matches your dog’s personality and appearance. This is important for both you and your pup.
- And finally, trust your gut. When you find the right name, you’ll know it!
5 Easy Steps to Teach a Dog Their Name
Once you have a name, how do you teach it to your dog?
All pup parents go through this scenario. They’ve picked out a perfect name and can’t wait to start using it for their dog.
The only problem is their pup doesn’t recognize it yet.
If you’re in this situation, don’t fret. Teaching your dog their name is a lot easier than you think.
Here are five easy steps to take to teach your dog their name.
- Get some small treats and put your dog on a leash in a location without any distractions.
- Say your puppy’s name in a clear, happy, excited voice.
- As soon as they look at you, say “yes” and give them a treat.
- Wait until they look away and then repeat the process 3-5 times.
- Play this name game several times a day and soon they’ll know and love responding to their name!
Want to learn more about how to teach a dog their name? We have an awesome guide that makes it easy.
Other Ideas for Australian Shepherd Names?
If you have an idea for an Australian Shepherd name, let us know! Leave a message in the comment below.
We love hearing from readers and use your ideas to keep our site full of the absolute best dog names.
Also, please share what you decide to name your new Aussie. Tell us about your dog, what you selected for a name and how you picked it.
Fun Facts About the Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd is an incredible canine. Smart and hardworking, the breed excels with owners who can keep up with their exuberant energy and strong personality.
You’re clearly a fan of this furry friend, but did you know these fascinating facts about the breed?
1. Despite the name, the Australian Shepherd isn’t from Australia.
These canines most likely came from the Basque region of Spain. Shepherds from the area first took their dogs with them to Australia and then to the United States. Americans, however, gave the dogs the name Australian Shepherds.
2. The modern breed was developed in the United States.
In reality, the breed as we know it today was actually developed in the United States. During the 19th century, shepherds in California bred the dog to help herd sheep.
3. The Aussie excelled on ranches.
The Australian Shepherd soon spread throughout the Western United States as a popular breed with ranchers. They were valued for their hardworking personality and ability to handle cattle and other livestock.
4. Rodeos increased their popularity.
For over a century, the Australian Shepherd was virtually unknown outside of livestock communities. That changed in the mid 20th century when a rodeo performer started an act featuring the Aussie. Audiences were wowed by the breed’s ability to perform elaborate tricks.
5. It’s one of the most popular dog breeds.
Today the Australian Shepherd is a beloved pet and considered one of the most popular dog breeds. It consistently ranks in the top 20 dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).