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Names for Red Dogs

Updated on March 13, 2019

Find the perfect name for your red dog

Did you just get a beautiful new puppy with a red coat? Choosing the dog's name just might be the most exciting part of getting a new puppy.

Using a physical characteristic, such as coat color, is a great way to come up with the perfect name. It doesn't have to be as obvious as Ginger, Ginger Dog, or Red, but those names do work. I know people who actually went with Ginger Dog and White Dog as their puppies' names.

I've gathered a list of great dog names for male or female dogs with red, or predominately red coats.

Whether your dog is red, brownish red, ginger, orange, or more of a strawberry blonde, I have a name that you will love!

Photo Credit: Red Dachshund Puppy ~ soggydan ~ CC by 2.0

Names for Red Dogs - Male - Find a great name for your new ginger puppy!

Here are some great names for your male red dog. Some of the names, such as Chili and Rory, would be great names for girl dogs also. Find something that clicks for your new little boy.

  1. Rusty
  2. Flynn
  3. Ember
  4. Rory
  5. Big Red
  6. Finn or Fynn
  7. Rooster
  8. Brick
  9. Phoenix
  10. Clifford
  11. Chili
  12. Copper
  13. Rojo

Names for Red Dogs - Female - Name your red dog!

Some very sweet names for red dogs. Feel free to use some as boy dog names also, especially Sandy, Pepper, or Flame.

  1. Ginger
  2. Flame
  3. Ruby
  4. Siren
  5. Pepper
  6. Peppermint
  7. Penny
  8. Rose, Rosie, or Rosa
  9. Amber
  10. Poppy
  11. Cherry
  12. Lucy
  13. Sandy

Red Standard Poodle
Red Standard Poodle

Popular Dog Breeds with Red or Ginger Coats

Names for Red Dogs

Some of the most popular dog breeds are available in red coated varieties.

A partial list includes Dachshunds, Irish Setters, Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, Norfolk Terriers, Miniature Pinschers, Redbone Coonhouns, Chow Chows, and Basset Hounds.

Many of these dog breeds also come in other colors, but I think I love the red-haired ones best!

I would love a red standard poodle like the one shown above. It is a gorgeous dog and that red is a great color! It looks so majestic and full of life.

Photo Credit: Standard Poodle ~ Greg Westfall ~ CC BY 2.0

Golden Retriever Puppy
Golden Retriever Puppy

Photo Credit: Golden Retriever Puppy ~ dbrekke ~ CC by 2.0

Which name do you like best, or add one of your own!


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