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Black and White Dog Names – 201+ Ideas For Your Pup

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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 its appearance.

black and white dog names

Ideas can be found everywhere, from objects to animals to cartoons and so much more.

But don’t worry, we did the work for you. So sit back and enjoy this ultimate naming guide.

Top Black and White Dog Names

Let’s start 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 just like your dog.

  • Domino
  • Checkers
  • Oreo
  • Keys
  • Tuxedo – or Tux for short
  • Butler
  • Jeeves – fictional butler
  • Spade 
  • Ace
  • Chess
  • Dice
  • Cruella – Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians
  • Charlie Chaplin – black and white film star
  • Elvis
  • Cookie
  • Monk
  • Soccer
  • Groucho – classic film/TV star Groucho Marx
  • Jasper – black and white gemstone
  • Sundae
  • Inky
  • Almond Joy
  • Klondike
  • Coco – fashion designer Coco Chanel
  • Chanel – fashion designer Coco Chanel
  • Rorschach – inkblot test
  • Whoopie – for Whoopie Pie
  • Newsie – for newspapers
  • Mint
  • 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
  • Cupcake
Dalmatian running

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 undoubtedly 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
  • Lucky101 Dalmatians puppy
  • Rolly101 Dalmatians puppy
  • Penny101 Dalmatians puppy
  • Pepper101 Dalmatians puppy
  • Goofy – anthropomorphic Disney dog
  • Max – Goofy’s son
  • Pete – Disney villain
  • Figaro – cat in Pinocchio
  • UrsulaThe Little Mermaid villain
  • Clarabelle – Disney cow
  • Horace – Disney horse
  • MaleficentSleeping Beauty villain
  • Jack – Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Meeko – raccoon in Pocahontas
  • Flower – skunk in Bambi
  • Blitzle – Pokemon character
  • Pancham – Pokemon character

And for even more ideas check out this list of cartoon dog names.

Black and White Animals

Dogs aren’t the only members of the animal kingdom that can be black and white. 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.

  • Panda 
  • Skunk – or Skunky
  • Penguin – or Pen for short
  • Puffin 
  • Zebra – or Zeb for short
  • Orca
  • Whale – or Whaley
  • Shamu – killer whale
  • Bear
  • Bunny
  • Holstein – cow
  • Badger
  • Osprey
  • Tapir
  • Lemur
  • Magpie
  • Raccoon
  • Cricket
  • Leopard
Smiling dog

Black and White 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.

  • Blot
  • Blotch
  • Camo
  • Chevron
  • Dot
  • Dottie
  • Freckles
  • Gingham
  • Harlequin
  • Harley
  • Jackson – artist Jackson Pollock
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Marble
  • Merle
  • Mosaic
  • Patches
  • Pebbles
  • Piebald – or Pie for short
  • Pixel
  • Pollock – artist Jackson Pollock
  • Puzzle
  • Ripple
  • Smudge
  • Speck
  • Speckles
  • Spot
  • Sprinkles
  • Stripes
  • Zig Zag

Famous Black and White Dogs

Many 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
  • PeteyLittle Rascals pup
  • Nana – Pup in Snow Dogs
  • Old Jack – Husky in Eight Below
  • Loki – social media star
siberian husky

Spooky Names

When you think about it, black and white can be quite the spooky combination.

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! And also check out our Halloween dog names list for even more ideas.

  • 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
  • LurchThe Addams Family character
  • Fester – Uncle Fester from The Addams Family
  • Beetlejuice – devious poltergeist
Little puppy standing on hind legs

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 want to play up the darker coloring on their coat, and one of these names is the right fit.

  • Ash
  • Black Jack
  • Cinder
  • Coal
  • Crow
  • Ebony
  • Ember
  • Enigma
  • Espresso
  • Jet
  • Midnight
  • Mystery
  • Nero – black in Italian
  • Noir – black in French
  • Olive
  • Onyx
  • Pepper
  • Preta/Preto – black in Portuguese
  • Raven
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Smokey
  • Stormy
  • Tarmac
  • Thunder
  • Zorro

Discover more black dog names.

White Dog Names

On the flip side, some dogs may have much more white fur in their coat. So these white dog names could be a good option in this situation.

  • Alabaster
  • Al Bino
  • Bianco/Bianca – white in Italian
  • Blizzard
  • Bones
  • Boo
  • Casper
  • Cotton
  • Crystal
  • Dove
  • Frosty
  • Gardenia
  • Ghost
  • Ice
  • Ivory
  • January
  • Marshmallow
  • Pearl
  • Polar
  • Powder
  • Snowball
  • Snowy
  • Sugar
  • Winter

Discover more white dog names.

husky puppy

Other Great Black and White Dog Names

To close out our guide, here are more options that might be right for your precious pooch.

  • Magic
  • Boots
  • Luna
  • Bessie
  • Mittens
  • Grayscale
  • Barcode
  • Rebel
  • Galaxy
  • Echo
  • Midnight
  • Alpha
  • Vadar
  • Junior Mint
  • Jinx
  • Mystique
  • Greta Garbo
  • Nyx
  • Vega
  • Voodo
  • Motley
  • Moo
  • Retro
  • Tiger
  • Yin Yang

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right name for your dog is a big decision. You’ll want something easy to say, fits your pup, 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. Then, when you find just the right name, you’ll know!

Fluffy dog in the snow

More Dog Name Ideas

After looking through this guide, you may find that you’d prefer a “regular” name that works for any dog.

Don’t worry; we have plenty of other ideas!

To start, try our dog name generator and discover even more options. Then, you can sort by your favorite styles and themes to find the perfect name for your pup.

Or perhaps you like names that are cute, funny, or tough. We’ve got those, too!

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 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 pup? 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.

Want to learn more about how to teach a dog their name? We have a helpful guide that makes it easy.

Dog with tongue sticking out

Black & White Breeds

Not all dog breeds come in black and white. The coloring is specific to only certain types of dogs.

These coats are common in the following breeds. And for some, their fur is exclusively comprised of these two colors.

  1. Siberian Husky
  2. Great Dane
  3. Dalmatian
  4. Border Collie
  5. Boston Terrier
  6. Newfoundland
  7. Portuguese Water Dog
  8. Japanese Chin
  9. American Staffordshire Terrier
  10. Akita
  11. Old English Sheepdog
  12. Tibetan Terrier
  13. Italian Greyhound
  14. Alaskan Malamute
  15. Smooth Fox Terrier
  16. French Bulldog

Also, don’t forget about mixed dog breeds. Many dogs that are a mix of several different species boast gorgeous black and white coats.

Learn more about black and white dog breeds.

Other Ideas?

Are we missing any ideas? 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 puppy and how you picked that name. Tell us about their breed (if you know), their personality, and how they came into your life.

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  1. Aniyah Findlay

    Thank u so much for this website we named our new boy puppy Oreo (this is coming from a 10 year old

  2. David gomes

    I named my white and black dog Jackson… For Michael jackson

  3. Margie

    Thanks for this i really needed dog name ideas.. I cant decide between luckas, snoopy and panda…..

  4. Sharon

    Named my adorable puppy Prince Rupert after the Muppet King. He has white hair,black brows, and a mustach.

  5. Ashley

    We named our black and white pup Tux!

  6. Darrell Oatman

    I named my black, White toed lab salt

  7. Dee

    I have a dog named Puffin, she’s black with a chest.

  8. Dee

    *with a white chest

  9. Victoria harriss

    We have named our whippet Olwen which means white footprint as she is black with white feet

  10. Aurora

    i want a black bulldog named brownie

  11. Gerry Dominguez

    I have a black Shitzu but we named her Kisses

  12. Dee

    I have a black Pom and his name is Onyx

  13. Rinhluichenkual

    I have a black and white great Dane her name is peppermint patty

  14. Mary Gilbert

    What do you think of Hydrox…it came before Oreo

  15. Leroy Mazorcas Klassen

    Getting a white female bull-terrrier with a black spot/circle on/around her left eye any good suggestions?

  16. Vee Lue

    Leroy Mazorcas Klassen

    How about “Pip”? That is what the dots on dice are called. Especially if she just has the one black mark.

  17. Pepper Delores Lewis

    We named our black and white lab Australian Shepherd mix, BARACK OBAMA!!! Duh. Everyone loved him!

  18. Scott

    Okay Ashlee, that was funny. Got a chuckle out of me. LOL.

  19. Erica Murphy

    I’m a big Michael Jackson fan so i would name mine MJ.

  20. Love my dogs❤

    I have 4 dogs 1 is Penny 2 is jaxson 3 is abby and 4 is socks because his 2 front paws look like socks

  21. Wesley

    Hello all, We just bought a Teddy Bear pup thats all white except around the eyes and snout. He is very energetic, and I mean very lol.
    Anyone have thoughts on a name? For the first time we just can’t find a name that we feel suits him.

  22. C

    name him osito means teddy

  23. Myesha Martin

    My malshi name is Domino

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