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What A Choice: Male Samoyed Dog Names

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Choosing a name is an important and special part of any pet-owning experience (just ask Brody!). For many of us, our pets are a beloved part of our families. It’s no wonder then that we want to capture their unique backgrounds, physicalities, and personalities with a name that’s just right. This is true for any pet regardless of gender or breed, but today we’re specifically focusing on male Samoyed dog names. We’ll be going through some Samoyed characteristics that can help you to name your dog, some quick tips, and some ideas for names as well. So, without any further ado, let’s dive into male Samoyed dog names.

Samoyed Characteristics That Can Help With Naming

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What’s interesting about Samoyeds is that they already have a unique nickname. If you don’t know, they’re called “Smiling Sammy” because of their upturned mouths, which always make it look like they’re smiling. Even so, their memorable smile is only one part of what makes a Samoyed a Samoyed. Here are some Samoyed characteristics, including that smile, that can help you name them.

Their Fur

Samoyeds are well known for their smiles, but they’re also known for their fluffy, white fur. Their fur is so thick that it requires consistent grooming and care. It’s also worth noting that they shed a lot. While these last two Samoyed characteristics probably aren’t anybody’s favorite reasons for owning a Samoyed, they can still give you some ideas for a good male Samoyed dog name.

That Samoyed Smile

Yes, we’re coming back to their smile. It really does make this dog quite unique. Plus, their always smiling mouths mean they don’t drool either. If you love your Samoyed’s smile, consider making their name something to do with what makes them so special.

Their Level of Energy

Samoyeds need lots and lots of exercise. In fact, they need it every day. If they don’t, they become bored and destructive. While this can be a frustrating responsibility, it can also lend itself to funny doggy moments as well. This could be another source of inspiration for your Samoyed’s name.

Their History

Samoyeds have a pretty interesting history. They lived and worked alongside the Samoyedic people of Siberia. They even slept on them at night to keep them warm, including the kids! Their history has many possibilities for names, so it’s definitely worth considering.

Quick Tips For Choosing A Male Samoyed Dog Name

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If you find yourself getting caught up in the many possibilities for your Samoyed’s name, these tips might be able to help you. After all, while the name is important, it’s more important that you get to spend quality time with your doggy companion than thinking about what to call them. With that said, here are the tips.

One: Don’t Think About It Too Much

Even if you’re trying to go a little deeper with your Samoyed’s name, it’s not worth it to spend days agonizing over what to call it. Good names will come in due time, and your dog will be happy with whatever name you give it. So, when the time is right, choose a name and move on. As mentioned before, that’ll give you more time to spend with your dog than thinking about what to call it.

Two: See How The Dog Responds

This isn’t a surefire thing, but sometimes pets will respond to certain names. It’s hard to know if this is just pure coincidence or something more, but sometimes you’ll call a pet by a certain name and the pet’s ears will perk up, they’ll turn their head toward you, or they’ll get a certain look in their eyes. Although you shouldn’t hinge your pet’s name on this possibility, it’s still worth keeping an eye out for.

Three: Experiment With A Few Names

While you shouldn’t agonize over any certain name, trying out a few can be helpful too. Try calling your Samoyed by a name a few times, then try another if it doesn’t feel quite right, and so on. Keep this process up until you find a name that feels good for the both of you.

Ideas For Male Samoyed Dog Names

A Samoyed walking in the snow.

If you’re still struggling to come up with a male Samoyed dog name that feels just right, below you’ll find several lists of ideas. These are broken into classic dog names, names based on their physical attributes, and names based on their history.

Classic Dog Names

Maybe you’re a fan of the classics or you just like old-fashioned things and times. There’s nothing wrong with that and many classics are called classics for a reason. With that in mind, here are some ideas for classic dog names for your Samoyed.

  • Duke
  • Buddy
  • Rex
  • Champ
  • Chance
  • Bronson
  • Tiger
  • Bruiser
  • Benji
  • Rocky

Names Based On Their Fur Or Smile

Some of these names are classic too, but they’re also good fits for the unique physical characteristics of your Samoyed. If you’re looking for something traditional, but that better fits your breed of dog, then these names are for you.

  • Bear
  • Wolf
  • Winter
  • Snow
  • Ghost
  • Fluffy
  • Goose
  • Smiley
  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Happy
  • Marshmallow

Samoyed Names Based On Energy Level

Even a Samoyed’s level of energy can be a good source for names. On this list you’ll find some names from popular culture as well as some more classic names that go along with a Samoyed’s energy.

  • Dart
  • Flash
  • Speedy
  • Gordon
  • Barry
  • Wally
  • Quicksilver

Samoyed Names Based On History

As mentioned before, Samoyeds come from Siberia, which is a part of Russia. As such, many Russian names feel right for a Samoyed. Here are a few.

  • Siberia
  • Russia
  • Alexei
  • Boris
  • Anatoly
  • Igor
  • Ivan
  • Lev

Some Final Words About Male Samoyed Dog Names

No matter what name you choose (hey, what about Brody?), remember that it doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be something that causes stress. In time, you’ll figure out just what sort of name fits your Samoyed boy, and he’ll love it and you regardless of the name you choose. If you end up still struggling though, here are some more ideas to help.

So, what male Samoyed dog name are you thinking of going with now? How did you come up with it? What do you typically base your pets’ names on? Let us know in the comments below!