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500+ German Dog Names: The Best Titles for Deutsch Dogs!

Names By Meg Marrs 14 min read July 22, 2022 1 Comment

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Do you find yourself dreaming of sauerkraut and bratwurst? Do you plan on dressing up with your pooch and celebrating Oktoberfest each and every year? If so, these dog names are for you!

We’re celebrating all things Deutch with this list of German dog names (for males and females)! Did we miss any of your favorites? Add them in the comments!

Male German Dog Names

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Masculine German names tend to have a strong sound, and many bear epic meanings. Check out these awesome German male dog names and their meanings.

  • Alaric (Noble Ruler)
  • Alder (Alder Tree)
  • Alwin (Noble friend)
  • Ancel (Diety)
  • Anselm (God’s helmet)
  • Aren (Eagle ruler)
  • Arlen (Person from Erlen)
  • Arlo (Hill)
  • Armin (Universal)
  • Arno (Eagle)
  • Arnold (Eagle ruler)
  • Arvin (Friend)
  • Baden (Bather)
  • Ballard (Warrior)
  • Barrett (Strife)
  • Bavo (Battle)
  • Berger (Mountain dweller)
  • Bert (Bright)
  • Bertram (Bright raven)
  • Blitz (Sudden attack)
  • Bodie (Messenger)
  • Bowman (Archer)
  • Braun (Brown)
  • Bruno (Brown)
  • Clovis (Famous Warrior)
  • Cuno (Daring)
  • Dale (Valley)
  • Diedrich (People’s ruler)
  • Dierk (People’s ruler)
  • Diesel (Form of Diedrich)
  • Dieter (People’s army)
  • Dillinger (From Dillingen)
  • Dolph (Wolf)
  • Donner (Thunder)
  • Dresden (River town people)
  • Duxi (Warrior of the People)
  • Ebbo (Boar)
  • Edsel (Noble one)
  • Egon (Sword)
  • Ellard (Noble)
  • Emery (Industrious Ruler)
  • Emmerich (Ruler)
  • Emmett (Strong)
  • Emil (To excel)
  • Ermo (Strong)
  • Erwin (Friend)
  • Everich (Ruler)
  • Falk (Falcon)
  • Faro (Journey)
  • Felix (Lucky)
  • Ferdi (Brave)
  • Ferdinand (Adventurous)
  • Fiete (Peaceful ruler)
  • Fischer (Fisherman)
  • Franz (Free)
  • Friedel (Man of peace)
  • Friedrich (Peaceful ruler)
  • Friso (Of the Frisians)
  • Fritz (Peaceful ruler)
  • Garin (Warrior)
  • Gerhard (Spearman)
  • Gero (Spear)
  • Gisbert (Bright promise)
  • Griswold (Gray forest)
  • Gunther (Battle warrior)
  • Gustav (Goth staff)
  • Hahn (Rooster)
  • Hans (Form of Johannes)
  • Hansel (Form of John)
  • Harbin (Little shining fighter)
  • Harvey (Army warrior)
  • Haydn (Heathen)
  • Hefner (Potter)
  • Heinrich (Home ruler)
  • Heinz (Home ruler)
  • Helmar (Famous protector)
  • Henry (Home ruler)
  • Herbst (Autumn)
  • Herman (Army man)
  • Hertz (Brave)
  • Hess (Hooded)
  • Hoffman (Land manager)
  • Huber (Farm land unit)
  • Huey (Bright)
  • Hugo (Bright)
  • Ido (Work)
  • Ingram (English people)
  • Jacques (Supplanter)
  • Jäeger (Hunter)
  • Jessen (From Jessen)
  • Kaiser (Emperor)
  • Karl (Free man)
  • Karsten (Christian)
  • Kasper (Treasurer)
  • Keller (Winemaker)
  • Kiefer (Barrel maker)
  • Klaus (People’s victory)
  • Lambert (Bright land)
  • Lando (Famous country)
  • Lanzo (Lance)
  • Lenker (Agile person)
  • Leopold (Bold leader)
  • Lothar (Famous warrior)
  • Louis (Famous warrior)
  • Ludolf (Famous wolf)
  • Ludwig (Famous warrior)
  • Luther (Famous warrior)
  • Lutz (Famous battle)
  • Mainard (Strong & brave)
  • Mandel (Almond)
  • Medwin (Powerful friend)
  • Miles (Merciful)
  • Milo (Form of Miles)
  • Minze (Mint)
  • Mueller (Miller)
  • Nivo (New)
  • Norbert (Bright north)
  • Norwin (Northern friend)
  • Novak (Newcomer)
  • Ortwin (Point friend)
  • Oskar (Spear)
  • Otis (Son of Otto)
  • Otto (Prosperous)
  • Panzer (German tank)
  • Pfeiffer (Piper)
  • Poldi (Short for Leopold)
  • Ralf (Form of Ralph)
  • Randolph (Wolf shield)
  • Reinhold (Form of Reynard)
  • Ritter (Knight)
  • Rodo (Fame)
  • Roger (Famous spear)
  • Rolf (Famous wolf)
  • Roth (Red-haired)
  • Rowland (Famous land)
  • Rudi (Famous Wolf)
  • Rudolf (Famous Wolf)
  • Rupert (Bright fame)
  • Saxon (Sharp Blade)
  • Schmidt (Ironworker)
  • Schultz (Judge)
  • Schwartz (Dark)
  • Sef (Short form of Joseph)
  • Sepp (Form of Joseph)
  • Sigi (Form of Sigmund)
  • Sigmund (Victorious protector)
  • Stein (Stone)
  • Strom (Stream)
  • Tammen (From Tamm)
  • Terrell (Thunder ruler)
  • Theudo (People)
  • Tilo (Folks)
  • Udo (Rich)
  • Ugo (Mind, Heart, Spirit)
  • Ulf (Wolf)
  • Ull (Wolf power)
  • Ulrich (Prosperity and power)
  • Utz (Form of Ulrich)
  • Vilhelm (Form of William)
  • Volker (People’s army)
  • Volney (People’s spirit)
  • Von (Son of)
  • Voss (Fox)
  • Waldo (Ruler)
  • Walker (Worker)
  • Walter (Army ruler)
  • Weber (Weaver)
  • Wendell (Wanderer)
  • Werner (Army guard)
  • Wetzel (Form of Werner)
  • Wido (Forest guide)
  • Wolfgang (Wolf way)
  • Wolfram (Wolf and raven)
  • Xaver (Form of Xavier)
  • Yohann (Form of Johan)
  • Zelig (The blessed one)
  • Zeppelin (Airship)
  • Ziggy (Form of Sigmund)

Female German Dog Names

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These names are commonly used for girls in Germany. Beautiful, unique and distinctly German, it’s no wonder people adore them.

  • Ada  (Noble)
  • Addie (Noble)
  • Adele (Noble)
  • Adelheid (Noble)
  • Aitla (Fire)
  • Alary (Elf ruler)
  • Alida (Of nobility)
  • Aloisia (Famous warrior)
  • Amelia (Work)
  • Anka (Purse)
  • Anneliese (Combination of Anna and Elise)
  • Annika (Graceful)
  • Auberon (Noble bear)
  • Avila (Desired)
  • Bertha (Bright)
  • Bianka (Form of Bianca)
  • Brunhilde (Battle armor)
  • Carolin (Free man)
  • Cline (Little one)
  • Dietlinde (Soft people)
  • Dita (Short for D- names)
  • Dorothee (Gift of God)
  • Ebba (Boar)
  • Eike (Edge)
  • Eilika (Bringing health)
  • Elfriede (Elf strength)
  • Elke (Of nobility)
  • Emera (Industrious leader)
  • Emma (Universal)
  • Ermengarde (Universal)
  • Erna (Feminine form of Ernst)
  • Farica (Peace ruler)
  • Felda (From the field)
  • Franka (Free)
  • Franzi (Form of Franziska)
  • Frauke (Little lady)
  • Frieda (Peaceful ruler)
  • Gabi (Feminine form of Gabriel)
  • Gerlinde (Spearwoman)
  • Gerda (Spear)
  • Gertrud (Spearwoman)
  • Gisa (Short form of Gisela)
  • Gisela (Pledge)
  • Gretchen (Pearl)
  • Greta (Pearl)
  • Gretel (Pearl)
  • Griselda (Strongwoman)
  • Hannelore (Combination of Hanne and Eleanore)
  • Hawise (Battle)
  • Hedda (Battle war)
  • Hedwig (Battle war)
  • Heidi (Of nobility)
  • Hilda (Battle armor)
  • Ida (Hardworking)
  • Ilse (Form of Elizabeth)
  • Ingeborg (Ing’s protection)
  • Irma (Entire)
  • Klara (Bright)
  • Liesel (Form of Elizabeth)
  • Lieselotte (Combination of Lise and Charlotte)
  • Lise (Form of Elizabeth)
  • Lotte (Free)
  • Lynde (Gentle)
  • Maike (Of the sea)
  • Marga (Form of Margaret)
  • Margareta (Pearl)
  • Marita (Of the sea)
  • Marla (Form of Magdalene)
  • Matilda (Battle might)
  • Mendie (Little one)
  • Milla (Industrious)
  • Minna (Love)
  • Mitzy (Form of Mary)
  • Nixie (Water sprite)
  • Ottilie (Rich)
  • Rike (Peaceful ruler)
  • Romy (Shortened form of Rosemary)
  • Rosine (Rose)
  • Sanja (Wisdom)
  • Sanne (Lily)
  • Saskia (Saxon woman)
  • Senta (Holy)
  • Steffi (Form of Stefanie)
  • Susi (Form of Susanne)
  • Svenja (Feminine form of Sven)
  • Tabea (Gazelle)
  • Thekla (God’s glory)
  • Tilda (Form of Matilda)
  • Tillie (Form of Matilda)
  • Tjode (From the people)
  • Trudi (Form of Gertrude)
  • Ulla (Form of Ursula)
  • Ulrike (Prosperity/power)
  • Unna (Woman)
  • Ursula (Little she bear)
  • Uschi (Short for Ursula)
  • Uta (Wealth)
  • Vada (Famous ruler)
  • Valda (Power rule)
  • Valeska (Strong)
  • Viveca (War)
  • Vonda (Of Saxony)
  • Vreni (True)
  • Walburga (Fort ruler)
  • Walda (Ruler)
  • Wanda (Wend person)
  • Wenda (Variant of Wanda)
  • Wiebke (War)
  • Wilda (Untamed)
  • Zelda (Battle maiden)
  • Zenzi (To grow)
  • Zilla (Blind)
  • Ziska (Short for Franziscka)

Unisex German Dog Names

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Some names are versatile enough to wear on boy or girl dogs. Here are some cool unisex German dog names.

  • Adler (Eagle)
  • Berte (Bright and famous)
  • Blasi (Form of Blaise)
  • Edel (Noble)
  • Emerson (Son of Emery)
  • Emery (Industrious)
  • Emmo (Form of Emery)
  • Fritzi (Peaceful ruler)
  • Gatsby (From Gaddesby)
  • Gerry (Spear)
  • Ivo (Archer)
  • Jung (Young)
  • Katz (Priest)
  • Kern (Grain)
  • Kiffen (To smoke)
  • Lilo (Generous one)
  • Loeb (Lion)
  • Lou (Famous warrior)
  • Matz (Form of Matthew)
  • Pepin (Awe-inspiring)
  • Resi (Harvest)
  • Rhodes (Spot of roses)
  • Rollo (Wolf)
  • Rune (Secret)
  • Schatzi (Treasure)
  • Ullie (Form of Ulrich)
  • Vix (Fix)

Famous Germans That Make Darn Good Dog Names

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Countless notable people come from Deutschland. Check out these famous faces that make clever German dog names, from your favorite German composer to a historical figure or two.

  • Alix (Princess Alix of Hesse)
  • Bach (Composer Johann Sebastian Bach)
  • Baxxter (Singer H.P. Baxxter)
  • Becker (Tennis player Boris Becker)
  • Beethoven (Composer Ludwig van Beethoven)
  • Bismarck (Otto von Bismarck, founder of German Empire)
  • Boss (Fashion designer Hugo Boss)
  • Brahms (Composer Johannes Brahms)
  • Bruch (Composer Max Bruch)
  • Bunsen (Chemist Robert Bunsen)
  • Bushido (Rapper Bushido)
  • Claudia (Model Claudia Schiffer)
  • Copernicus (Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus)
  • Einstein (Physicist Albert Einstein)
  • Enigma (German New-age music group)
  • Fancy (Singer Fancy)
  • Fontane (Novelist Theodor Fontane)
  • Gauss (Mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss)
  • Gildo (Singer Rex Gildo)
  • Grimm (The Brothers Grimm authors)
  • Goethe (Poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  • Gutenberg (Inventor Johannes Gutenberg)
  • Hanna (Actress Hanna Maron)
  • Joop (Designer Wolfgang Joop)
  • Jürgen (Boxer Jürgen Brähmer)
  • Kepler (Astronomer Johannes Kepler)
  • Kinski (Actress Nastassja Kinski)
  • Klum (Model Heidi Klum)
  • Kruspe (Rammstein guitarist Richard Kruspe)
  • Kruger (Actress Diane Kruger)
  • Lena (Singer Lena)
  • Lilli (Actress Lilli Palmer)
  • Marlene (Actress Marlene Dietrich)
  • Marx (Philosopher Karl Marx)
  • Merkel (Former Chancellor Angela Merkel)
  • Mozart (Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  • Nadja (Actress Nadja Uhl)
  • Namika (Singer Namika)
  • Nena (Singer Nena)
  • Nietzsche (Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche)
  • Rammstein (German rock band)
  • Reger (Pianist Max Reger)
  • Sido (Rapper Sido)
  • Till (Rammstein lead vocalist and lyricist Till Lindemann)
  • Toss (Comedian Daniel Tosh)
  • Vendetta (German thrash metal band)
  • Zazie (Actress Zazie Beetz)
  • Zuse (Computer scientist Konrad Zuse)

German Places That Make Great Dog Names

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Germany is full of amazing sites that double as marvelous mutt monikers. Travel through the country with these place name picks.

  • Bastei: A famous stone landmark
  • Bavaria: A German state
  • Berlin: Germany’s capital and largest city
  • Bremen: A German city and state
  • Brocken: A German mountain peak commonly featured in folklore
  • Brühl: A historical castle
  • Cologne: The largest city in North Rhine–Westphalia
  • Constance: A massive lake found at the foot of the Alps
  • Danube: The second longest river in Europe
  • Düsseldorf: A fashion-focused German city
  • Eibsee: A Bavarian lake
  • Elbe: A major German river
  • Eltz: A cherished castle
  • Essen: A western German city
  • Frankfurt: A major city in Hesse
  • Hagen: A city found in the Ruhr area
  • Halle: A city located in the eastern area of the country
  • Hamburg: A major German port city
  • Hanover: A German city founded in medieval times
  • Jasmund: A German national park
  • Kiel: A port city
  • Leipzig: A city located in Saxony
  • Lorelei: A rock formation steeped in legends
  • Lübeck: A northern German city
  • Moselle: A river that flows through France and Germany
  • Munich: A major city located in Bavaria
  • Müritz: A northern lake
  • Quenzsee: A western lake
  • Rhine: A major German river that’s popular with tourists
  • Romer: A Gothic-style building in Frankfurt
  • Rostock: A popular city located on the Baltic coast
  • Ruden: A small Baltic island
  • Rügen: Germany’s largest island, well-known for chalk cliffs
  • Saxony: A landlocked Germany state by the Polish border
  • Schunter: A river located in Lower Saxony
  • Spree: A German river loved for watersports
  • Trier: A southwestern German city
  • Wadden: An area of the North Sea
  • Zugspitze: The highest mountain in Germany

Food-Inspired German Dog Names

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German cuisine makes for clever dog names too if you’re looking for something unique. Browse these German foods to see which might fit your pup.

  • Apfelkuchen: Apple cake
  • Bienenstich: Bee sting cake, made with almonds and custard (and no actual bees!)
  • Bratwurst: Sausage variety
  • Brezel: Pretzel
  • Brötchen: Bread roll
  • Brotzeit: Savory bread snack
  • Harzer: Sour milk cheese
  • Kassler: Salted pork dish
  • Knipp: Sausage variety
  • Knödel: Dumpling
  • Kreppel: Jam doughnut
  • Lebkuchen: Holiday cookie
  • Limburger: Pungent cheese
  • Liverwurst: Liver sausage
  • Marzipan: Dessert dough
  • Pfeffernüsse: Spice cookie
  • Pommes: French fries
  • Pumpernickel: A dark bread
  • Radler: Beer/citrus soda combo
  • Riesling: White grape
  • Rotkohl: Red cabbage
  • Rouladen: Rolled meat
  • Sauerkraut: Fermented cabbage
  • Schnitzel: Fried meat dish
  • Spargel: White asparagus
  • Spätzle: Egg noodle
  • Speck: Pickled pork belly
  • Zimtsterne: Cinnamon star cookie

German Names for Dogs from Folklore

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German fairytales, folklore, and mythology are loaded with names to choose from. After all, this is the country who brought us countless classics loved around the world, including Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella. Some are more macabre than others, but all feature great names from German culture.

  • Baduhenna: Meaning “battle woman,” she’s an ancient Pagan goddess.
  • Briar Rose: Hailing from Grimm fairytales, Briar Rose is Sleeping Beauty’s real name.
  • Cinderella: Everyone’s favorite rags to riches princess comes from one of many Grimm fairytales.
  • Doppelgänger: This folklore phrase refers to an unrelated person who looks just like a living human.
  • Frigg: This ancient Germanic goddess is mainly remember in Norse writings today.
  • Fulla: Meaning “bountiful,” Fulla is a Germanic goddess.
  • Idis: According to ancient folklore, the idis was a divine female figure, often associated with fate.
  • Jorinda: This fairytale figure is captured by a witch and transformed into a bird in Jorinda and Joringel.
  • Joringel: Joringel comes to his bride-to-be’s rescue in Jorinda and Joringel.
  • Krampus: Krampus is a ghoulish Christmas figure who punishes naughty children, effectively functioning as the opposite of Santa Claus.
  • Lutzelfrau: This folklore witch brings fruits and goodies to children for Saint Lucy’s Day.
  • Odin: This powerful god appears in Germanic and Norse mythology.
  • Osterhase: This is the original name for the Easter Bunny.
  • Perchta: Also known as Berchta, this Alpine goddess rewards good behavior in children and punishes those who are naughty, similar to Krampus.
  • Rapunzel: This long-haired lady comes from one of the Grimm fairytales.
  • Rübezahl: According to legends, this mountain spirit aids good travelers and tricks bad ones.
  • Rumpelstiltskin: This Brothers Grimm fairytale tells the story of an imp and a king.
  • Týr: This one-handed figure appears as a war god in German mythology.
  • Yule: This Pagan festival takes place every December and is thought to be the inspiration behind many modern-day Christmas celebrations.
  • Zisa: This goddess was worshipped in Augsburg.

Language-Inspired German Dog Names

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German words also make great names. Check this list of names with German word roots.

  • Affe (Pronounced ah-fuh, “Monkey”)
  • Bart (“Beard”)
  • Bauer (Pronounced bower, “Farmer”)
  • Blatt (“Leaf”)
  • Blume (Pronounced bloo-muh, “Flower”)
  • Bruder (Pronounced broo-der, “Brother”)
  • Danke (Pronounced dahn-kah, “Thank you”)
  • Dieb (Pronounced deeb, “Thief”)
  • Doof (“Silly”)
  • Dreckig (“Dirty”)
  • Dunkel (“Dark”)
  • Erdnuss (“Peanut”)
  • Fäustling (Pronounced foist-ling, “Mitten”)
  • Frau (“Woman”)
  • Freitag (Pronounced fry-tahg, “Friday”)
  • Fuß (Pronounced foos, “Foot”)
  • Gehen (Pronounced Gaye-hen, “Go”)
  • Geschenk (Pronounced gerr-shenk, “Present/gift”)
  • Gewürz (Pronounced gerr-voo-tz, “Spice”)
  • Gut (Pronounced goot, “Good”)
  • Hai (Pronounced like high, “Shark”
  • Hässlich (Pronounced hase-leesh, “Ugly”)
  • Hühnchen (Pronounced hoon-shen, “Chicken”)
  • Hund (Pronounced hoond, “Dog”)
  • Kartoffel (“Potato”)
  • Klee (“Clover”)
  • Jacke (Pronounced ya-kuh, “Jacket”)
  • Juli (Pronounce you-lee, “July”)
  • Juni (Pronounced you-nee, “June”)
  • Kaffee (Pronounced ka-fay, “Coffee”)
  • Klasse (“Great”)
  • Klein (Pronounced like kline, “Small”)
  • Knopf (Pronounce Kih-nopf, “Button”)
  • Kragen (“Collar”)
  • Kumpel (“Buddy”)
  • Kurz (“Short”)
  • Lieb (“Dear”)
  • Liebe (Pronounced lee-buh, “Love”)
  • Lustig (Pronounced loo-stig, “Funny”)
  • Maus (“Mouse”)
  • Mollig (“Plump”)
  • Montag (Pronounced mon-tahg, “Monday”)
  • Muschel (“Seashell”)
  • Nein (Pronounced like nine, “No”)
  • Nett (“Nice”)
  • Niedrig (Pronounced need-rig, “Low”)
  • Nuss (“Nut”)
  • Pfeffer (Pronounced feh-fer, “Pepper”)
  • Prima (“Fantastic”)
  • Ratte (“Rat”)
  • Rübe (Pronounced roo-ba, “Turnip”)
  • Rücken (Pronounced roo-ken, “Back”)
  • Schläger (Pronounced schla-gerr, “Baseball bat”)
  • Schlank (“Slender”)
  • Schlecht (Pronounced Schleh-kt, “Bad”)
  • Schnee (“Snow”)
  • Schön (Pronounced shoon, “Beautiful”)
  • Schuster (Pronounced shoo-ster, “Shoemaker”)
  • Schwanz (“Tail”)
  • Schwein (Pronounced shwine, “Pig”)
  • Schwester (“Sister”)
  • Schwierig (Pronounced schweer-eeg, “Difficult”)
  • Schwimmen (“Swimming”)
  • Sieben (Pronounced zee-bihn, “Seven”)
  • Spitze (Pronounced spitz-uh, “Spike”)
  • Springen (“Jump”)
  • Stark (“Strong”)
  • Stiefel (“Boot”)
  • Streifen (“Stripe”)
  • Tag (“Day”)
  • Tasche (Pronounced tah-sha, “Pocket”)
  • Wasser (Pronounced vah-ser, “Water”)
  • Wunderbar (“Wonderful”)
  • Zahn (“Tooth”)
  • Ziege (Pronounced zee-gah, “Goat”)
  • Zimt (“Cinnamon”)
  • Zucker (“Sugar”)
  • Zwiebel (Pronounced zwee-buhl, “Onion”)

Dog Breeds With German Origins

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Did you know many of the dog breeds we know and love today come from Germany? Take a peek at this list and see which German dog breed might catch you by surprise.

  • Affenpinscher: Translating to “monkey terrier,” this unique-looking doggo was first used as a ratter in Germany before becoming the cuddly companion we known and love today.
  • Boxer: Known for “boxing” with his front legs during play, this German breed has been used for hunting, herding, and military work over the years.
  • Dachshund: Meaning “badger dog,” the dachshund aptly began as a badger hunter in Germany more than 600 years ago.
  • Doberman Pinscher: Named after the breed’s creator, Louis Dobermann, the Doberman was bred to protect the German tax collector while making his rounds and remains a favorite guardian breed today.
  • German Shepherd: Also known as the Alsatian after the Alsace-Lorraine region of Germany, the German shepherd started out as a herding dog but has gone on to become a prized military, guide, and police dog worldwide.
  • German Shorthaired Pointer: Often abbreviated to GSP, the German shorthaired pointer has endless energy that serves him well as a birddog.
  • Great Dane: Despite the name, this colossal canine comes from Germany, where he’s known as the “Deutsche Dog.”
  • Leonberger: Beloved for his long, luscious coat, this giant lovebug comes from the town of Leonberg.
  • Miniature Pinscher: As a big dog in a small package, the min pin is a lapdog extraordinaire with heaps of attitude far beyond his size.
  • Pomeranian: Pint-sized and vivacious, this fluffy companion comes from the Pomerania region of modern-day Germany and Poland.
  • Poodle: While most think this fancy Fido is from France, he’s actually from Germany, where he was first bred as a hunting dog. His name comes from “pudelin,” meaning “to splash.”
  • Rottweiler: This loyal guardian breed started out as a cattle dog in the town of Rottweil.
  • Schnauzer: Coming in miniature, standard, and giant sizes, the schnauzer is a tenacious breed who started out as a ratter and farm dog.
  • Weimaraner: Originally from the town of Weimer, this gray gentleman was bred as a hunting dog and still is tasked with flushing and retrieving fowl in the field to this day.

There are also a number of rarer German dog breeds you may not know about. Check out these cool canines from Germany.

  • Eurasier: Relatively new to the dog world, this fluffy fur kid comes from chows and spitzes.
  • German Pinscher: Predating the miniature and Doberman pinscher, this breed isn’t as well-known as other pinschers, but he’s a solid working breed that serves as a loyal watchdog to his family.
  • German Spitz: This foxy-faced pooch is one of the oldest breeds out there, though he’s rarer than most today.
  • Hovawart: Meaning “farm watchman,” this handsome breed is pretty rare outside of his homeland.
  • Jagdterrier: This furry friend is tireless in his job as a ratter, seeking vermin with a work ethic unlike any other.

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Can you think of any other great German dog names? We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments below!

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Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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Sam

We got a new family member, Belgian (long hair) shepherd. He looks like a fox but black. Can’t seem to think of a good euro/German name yet. It I do like Barret! Any other good boy dog names?

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