1. Bully – A male dog with a big mouth or bully is someone who bullies others.
2. Bulldog – A male dog with a large body and muscular build, often used as a nickname for men who are physically aggressive.
Also known as “Big Boy”.
3. Brown Nose – A female dog with a light colored nose, usually brown in color.
Often used as a nickname for women who are pretty and feminine.
4. Butt Chugger – A male dog that chugs beer from cans or bottles while walking around town or at home, usually accompanied by loud music (such as rap) playing loudly in the background.
Can be considered rude behavior if not done correctly!
5. Candy Cane – A female dog with a long, curly tail.
Usually used as a nickname for girls who are sweet and innocent.
6. Cat Girl – A female dog with cat like features such as whiskers, small ears and/or a short coat.
Also known as “Catty-Kat” or “Kitty Kat.”
7. Chevy – A male dog with a stocky, muscular build, usually white and/or brown in color.
8. Chihuahua – A small, male dog with a short, smooth coat and large eyes.
9. Chuggington – A male dog that loves to ride trains such as locomotives or cabooses.
Can also be used to describe someone who is enthusiastic about riding trains.
10. Cinder Block – A male dog with a stocky, muscular build, usually white and/or brown in color.
11. Dirty Harry – A male dog with dark brown eyes and rough looking fur.
12. Don Gato – A cunning, smart male cat.
13. Don Kato – A sneaky, cunning male cat.
14. Fire Plug – A short, stocky male dog with a solid build and a short coat. Usually red or brown in color.
15. Four-Eyed Dog – A male dog that is near or beyond middle age, usually with a receding hairline and wrinkles.
16. Fraidy Cat – A male cat that is easily frightened or scared by the slightest of things.
17. Freezer Burn – A male dog with light colored eyes, usually blue or green in color.
18. Frisky Puppy – A playful male dog.
19. Frosty Paws – A male dog with white fur and pink skin.
20. Ghost Rider – A male dog who rides a motorcycle, often used as a nickname for men who own or ride motorcycles.
21. Grumpy Cat – A male cat that is easily annoyed by the antics of others, named after the popular “Grumpy Cat.”
22. Half & Half – A male dog that is an odd color, such as brown and white.
23. Hedgehog – A male hedgehog.
24. Igloo – A male dog with a white coat and light colored eyes, usually blue or green in color.
25. Jack Frost – A male dog with white fur and pink skin.
26. Learn-A-Lot – A male dog with a love for learning and trying new things, often used as a nickname for intelligent males.
27. Little Guy – A male dog that is smaller than average, usually below 30 pounds.
28. Lucky Dog – A male dog with impeccable timing when it comes to important events, usually used as a nickname for men who are lucky in life.
29. Man’s Best Friend – A male dog that is a human’s best friend.
30. Mieze – A male cat that is small in size.
31. Mittens – A female cat with white paws.
32. Mr. Bigglesworth – A male cat with a single eye piercing
33. Mr. Jiggs – A fat, older male cat.
34. Mr. Snuggles – A male cat that likes to snuggle with people or other animals.
35. Mrs. Bigglesworth – A female cat with a single eye piercing
36. One-Eyed Jack – A male dog that is missing one eye, usually replaced with a black marker or a shiny coin.
37. Ponce De Leon – A male dog with a distinctively lighter patch of fur on its chest.
38. Red Dog – A male dog with a deep red, almost brownish red color.
39. Road Rage – A male dog that hates other dogs and will growl and bark at anything that approaches it on a road or sidewalk.
40. Rusty – A male dog with a gray or red coat and light colored eyes, usually blue or green in color.
41. Scaredy Cat – A male cat that is easily frightened or scared by the slightest of things.
42. Sharky – A male dog with a gray, white and black color.
43. Shrapnel – A male dog that has pieces of shrapnel in its body from a bomb explosion.
44. Sigmund – A male dog that loves to play with sticks.
45. Skeletor – A male skeleton.
46. Skinny – A male dog that is much skinnier than average, usually weighing under 20 pounds.
47. Slugger – A male dog that is known to frequently hit other animals, people included.
48. Smiley – A male dog with a joker-like personality.
49. Sunglasses – A female dog with brown eyes and black fur.
50. Tater – A male dog with freckles, often found on Irish Setters.
51. The Body – A male that is very well-muscled or has a good build.
52. The Brain – A male that is very intelligent or has a great mind.
53. The Brave – A male that is known for being brave when faced with danger or threat.
54. The Devil – A male who often gets into trouble or is known for making bad decisions.
55. The Doctor – A male that likes to give medicine or care for others, usually used as a nickname for veterinarian.
56. The Face – A male that is good-looking.
57. The Gambler – A male who loves to play cards or any other kind of gambling games.
58. The Magician – A male that often cheats or lies in order to get what he wants.
59. The Muscle – A male that is very muscular, often used for intimidating others.
60. The Punk – A male that acts younger than their actual age or is a rebel without a cause.
61. The Runt – A male that is smaller than average, usually below 25 pounds.
62. The Scout – A male that is known for exploring new places or scouting ahead of the group.
63. The Smart One – A male that is very intelligent or has an above average IQ.
64. The Spitter – A male that frequently spits, usually due to a medical condition causing excess saliva in the mouth.
65. The Spleen – A male that is prone to falling heavily and requiring stitches or similar injuries.
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