Soon after we started writing this Australian Shepherd names page we realized this was no ordinary dog breed we were dealing with.
Just one look and we recognized what most owners (and non owners) appreciate as one of the most beautifully colored dogs in the dog realm.
But the qualities of this Australian Shepherd breed go far beyond their appearance.
-They’re highly intelligent, and adore having a sense of purpose which is why they excel when being trained.
-They’re perfect for the owner who is active, as they love to play ball, fetch Frisbees, and are masters at agility competitions. This Australian breed is not a dog for couch potatoes!
-They have strong guarding instincts, and are bred to herd. And herd they do! Strangers, your neighbors kids, your kids, you too if you should need to be herded.
-Australian Shepherds can have a vast array of eye colors, from hazel, green, blue, brown, amber and no doubt every color in between. Colorful eyes for a colorful dog with a colorful personality.
The names for Australian Shepherds you’ll find below will offer not only a few suggestions for this breed, but also gender specific ideas, as well as additional creative ideas below those. So pull your Aussie up on your lap (if it’s not off herding something) and see which names for Australian Shepherds you both respond well to.
Barbie: A cute play on words, as Australianers often refer to a BBQ grill as the “Barbie,” but also works as a fun choice for a female dog.
Billabong: Meaning "wateringhole,” this Australian word from Down Under makes a great name for an active, water loving dog.
Boomer: An Australian term for a large male kangaroo, this would be a great name for a male Shepherd dog, especially one that loves to bounce or run around.
Didgeridoo: An aboriginal wind instrument that is a perfect fit for a dog with a peaceful, serene personality.
Jackeroo: This Australian term is used for a male station hand (stations are large farms) and would be well-suited for a male Australian farm dog.
Kit: A fun-loving boy or girl dog name that actually means a package of items to carry along on walkabouts.
Shelia: Meaning "woman,” choose this pretty Australian Shepherd name for your sweet and dashing lady dog.
Sooky: This Shepherd name from Down Under means "tame". A great choice for a lazy or even well-behaved dog.
Talia: This word word from the big island nation means "water is near.”
Oz: This is an Australian nickname frequently used for the continent Down Under and could also be a good choice when looking for Australian Shepherd names.
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Australian Shepherd Names...
For Males: Titles he'll be proud to answer to
For Females: Here's a title she'll be proud of
Doggone Unique: Creative ideas for pups
Cool Ideas: Help your pooch find it's groove
By Color And Size: After your pals size or color