by Jessi Larson
If you’re looking for black and white dog names, you’ve come to the right place. Our guide has 201+ awesome ideas for a dual-colored dog.
You’ll find all the inspiration you need to give your dog a name that perfectly fits their appearance.
Black and White Dog Names
Black and white is a gorgeous and bold color combination that’s found on a wide range of canines.
Ideas for black and white dog names can be found everywhere, from objects to animals to cartoons and so much more.
But don’t worry, we did the work for you. Just sit back and enjoy this ultimate naming guide.
Top Black and White Dog Names
Let’s start off by exploring cool black and white dog names that are perfect for a new furry friend.
They’re inspired by people, objects, food, symbols and words that are black and white in color – just like your dog.
- Tuxedo – or Tux for short
- Jeeves – fictional butler
- Cruella – Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians
- Charlie Chaplin – black and white film star
- Groucho – black and white film/TV star Groucho Marx
- Jasper – black and white gemstone
- Almond Joy
- Coco – fashion designer Coco Chanel
- Chanel – fashion designer Coco Chanel
- Rorschach – inkblot test
- Whoopie – for Whoopie Pie
- Newsie – for newspapers
- Ying Yang
- Banksy – street artist
- Peppermint Patty
- Pepper Saltzman
- Dos – two in Spanish for dual-colored coat
- Deux – two in French
- Zwei – two in German
Black and White Dog Names – Animated Characters
Many black and white characters appear in cartoons, and this serves as inspiration when naming your dog.
You’ll certainly recognize many of the names on this list, and may even be a big fan of a few of them.
- Snoopy – beagle in Peanuts
- Droopy – classic cartoon basset hound
- Mickey – Disney’s Mickey Mouse
- Minnie – Disney’s Minnie Mouse
- Sylvester – Sylvester the Cat from Looney Toons
- Pepe Le Pew – Looney Toons skunk
- Felix – Felix the Cat
- Betty Boop – classic cartoon character
- Pongo – dog dad on 101 Dalmatians
- Perdita – dog mom on 101 Dalmatians
- Lucky – 101 Dalmatians puppy
- Rolly – 101 Dalmatians puppy
- Penny – 101 Dalmatians puppy
- Pepper – 101 Dalmatians puppy
- Goofy – anthropomorphic Disney dog
- Max – Goofy’s son
- Pete – Disney villain
- Figaro – cat in Pinocchio
- Ursula – The Little Mermaid villain
- Clarabelle – Disney cow
- Horace – Disney horse
- Maleficent – Sleeping Beauty villain
- Jack – Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Meeko – raccoon in Pocahontas
- Flower – skunk in Bambi
- Blitzle – Pokemon character
- Pancham – Pokemon character
Black and White Dog Names – Other Animals
Dogs aren’t the only members of the animal kingdom that can be black and white in color. There are many other creatures with this coloring, and you could use this for naming your pup.
Check out these names and see if any would work for your new dog.
- Skunk – or Skunky
- Penguin – or Pen for short
- Zebra – or Zeb for short
- Whale – or Whaley
- Holstein – black and white cow
Black and White Dog Names – Patterns
No two coats are alike when it comes to black and white dogs. Their fur can be striped, spotted, speckled and so much more.
Why not use your dog’s coat pattern when picking out a name?
Take a good look at their fur and see if any of the words below could serve as a moniker for your dog.
- Jackson – artist Jackson Pollock
- Piebald – or Pie for short
- Pollock – artist Jackson Pollock
- Zig Zag
Famous Black and White Dogs
A number of black and white dogs have appeared in movies, TV shows, social media and even once lived in the White House.
These famous dogs represent the dual-colored coat of your canine and provide excellent inspiration for black and white dog names.
- Bo – President Obama’s Portuguese Water Dog
- Fly – Border Collie in Babe
- Petey – Little Rascals pup
- Nana – Pup in Snow Dogs
- Old Jack – Husky in Eight Below
- Loki – social media star
Spooky Black and White Dog Names
When you think about it, black and white can be quite the spooky combination.
In fact, many TV shows, movies and books feature black and white characters that are scary and spooky.
Try these names on for size – if you dare!
- Dracula – famous vampire
- Elvira – mistress of the dark
- Frankenstein – novel by English author Mary Shelley
- Herman – Herman Munster from The Munsters
- Hitchcock – suspenseful filmmaker Albert Hitchcock
- Igor – character in Young Frankenstein
- Jekyll – the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- Edgar – author Edgar Allen Poe
- Poe – author Edgar Allen Poe
- Craven – horror filmaker Wes Craven
- Snape – Severus Snape in Harry Potter
- Voldemort – Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter
- Addams – The Addams Family
- Gomez – Gomez Addams from The Addams Family
- Morticia – matriarch of The Addams Family
- Wednesday – The Addams Family daughter
- Pugsley – The Addams Family son
- Lurch – The Addams Family character
- Fester – Uncle Fester from The Addams Family
- Beetlejuice – devious poltergeist
Black Dog Names
Some black and white dogs have a little more black coloring. If this is the case, you could go with one of these black dog names for your pup.
Or perhaps you simply want to play up the darker coloring on their coat, and one of these names is the right fit.
- Black Jack
- Nero – black in Italian
- Noir – black in French
- Preta/Preto – black in Portuguese
Discover more black dog names.
White Dog Names
On the flip side, some dogs may have much more white in their coat. These white dog names could be a good option in this situation.
- Al Bino
- Bianco/Bianca – white in Italian
Discover more white dog names.
Other Great Black and White Dog Names
To close out our guide to black and white dog names, here are more options that might be right for your precious pooch.
- Bessie – a popular cow name
Final Thoughts: Black and White Dog Names
Choosing the right name for your dog is a big decision. You’ll want something that’s easy to say, fits your dog and will stand the test of time.
Dog names based on their coloring are always a good choice. After all, it will perfectly fit their appearance and serve as a moniker made especially for them.
With over 200 ideas on this list, we’re confident you’ll find at least a few that could work for your four-legged friend.
Jot down any ideas you like and then narrow it down from there. When you find just the right name, you’ll know!
More Dog Name Ideas
After looking through this guide to black and white dog names, you may find that you’d prefer a “regular” name that works for any type of dog.
Don’t worry, we have plenty of other ideas!
To start, try our dog name generator and discover even more options. You can sort by your favorite styles and themes to discover the perfect name for your pup.
Another great place for inspiration is our top dog names. It has the 50 most popular male and female names as determined by our readers.
Our site helps millions of new dog owners each year and offers thousands of unique ideas. We know you’ll find the name for your dog on our site.
How Do You Pick the Right Name?
You’ve gathered up loads of inspiration for black and white dog names – but now what?
How do you pick just the right one?
That’s a question all new dog parents ask, and these quick tips will help.
- Is it easy to say? The best dog names should be short and easy to say. Some names are great in theory but tough to pronounce in everyday life.
- Say it out loud. Does it roll off your tongue? Is it easy to say when you call for your dog?
- Does it fit your dog? First, does it fit their appearance? And second, does it fit their personality? You want a name that’s just right for your individual animal.
- And finally, trust your gut. You’ll know deep down when you find the right own.
5 Easy Steps to Teach a Dog Their Name
And when you do find the perfect name, how do you teach it to your dog?
The task may seem daunting, but it’s actually a lot easier than you’d think.
Here are five easy steps to teach your dog their name.
- Set the scene. Grab some small, yummy treats and secure your dog on a leash in a location without any distractions.
- Introduce the name. In a clear, happy voice, say your puppy’s name. Always use a positive tone.
- Provide a reward. When they look at you, say “yes” and give them a treat. They’ll know this is the behavior you’re looking for.
- Repeat the process. When they look away, repeat the action again for memory. Do this 3-5 times.
- Keep it up. Play this name game several times a day and soon they’ll know their name!
Want to learn more about how to teach a dog their name? We have an awesome guide that makes it easy.
Black and White Breeds
Not all dog breeds come in black and white. In fact, the coloring is specific to only certain types of dogs.
Black and white coats can be found in the following dog breeds. And for some, their fur is exclusively comprised of these two colors.
- Siberian Husky
- Great Dane
- Border Collie
- Boston Terrier
- Portuguese Water Dog
- Japanese Chin
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Old English Sheepdog
- Tibetan Terrier
- Italian Greyhound
- Alaskan Malamute
- Smooth Fox Terrier
Also, don’t forget about mixed dog breeds. Many dogs that are a mix of several different breeds boast gorgeous black and white coats.
Learn more about black and white dog breeds.
Other Ideas for Black and White Dog Names?
Are we missing any ideas for black and white dog names? Let us know in the comments below if there are any cool names we should add to the list.
And if you do select a black and white name for your pup, share that too. We want to hear about your dog and how you picked that name. Tell us about their breed (if you know), their personality and how they came into your life.
Tips for a New Dog
Bringing home a new dog is an exciting – and nerve wracking – time. You’re suddenly responsible for the wellbeing of a new animal you don’t quite know yet.
Here are a few resources to help the transition.
1. New Puppy Checklist
What do you need when you get a new dog? You certainly don’t want to buy the whole store but there are basic items you should have in your home.
This new puppy checklist will walk you through everything you need.
2. Bringing Your Puppy Home
When you pick up your new pup, they’re probably scared and nervous. And you may be too!
Discover tips to help get your dog over to their new forever home.
3. What to Feed a Dog
A dog’s gotta eat. But what do you feed them? And how much?
This dog food guide will provide everything you need to know.
4. Puppy Care Tips
Ensuring your dog is healthy and happy is another important part of being a pup parent. This includes grooming, going to the vet, caring for health ailments and more.
Our puppy care tips provide advice on how to keep your dog in optimal health.
5. Training and Socialization
How you train your dog in the first several months can make all the difference in your dog’s demeanor and behavior for the rest of their life. The same goes for puppy socialization.
These training and socialization tips will be invaluable for both you and your pup.