Blue Heelers, or Australian Cattle Dogs, are intelligent canines that are known for being very loyal and extremely hard working. These medium-sized pups may have been bred to work on farms in the past, but today’s Blue Heelers are living the high life in the lap of their owners.
For dog owners who have recently adopted or purchased a dog of this breed, you may be wondering what kind of Australian Cattle Dog names there are out there, and which of them will suit your dog better. Whether you’re looking for Blue Heeler boy names or have a little princess pup waiting for her crown, you’re in the right place.
Great Names for Male and Female Blue Heeler Dogs
15 Most Popular Names for Blue Heelers
Like all dog breeds, the list of potential names is huge. We’ve cut this guide into sections to help you find the best dog names for your pup. Everything from Australian-themed dog names to more unique names that sound like they’ve been plucked right out of a garden. Let’s start with some popular names that you may have heard before:
15 Names with a Blue Theme
Top 20 Female Blue Heeler Names
If you’re bringing home a little lady, she certainly deserves a name that brings out the beautiful shades in her fur, highlights the best parts of her personality, or will grow with her as she gets older. Naming a female dog often means moving away from things that are too “cutesy” because they can be a little embarrassing for other family members to say. To avoid that situation, we’ve rounded up some classy and stunning female Blue Heeler dog names.
Top 20 Male Blue Heeler Names
With the female names listed, it’s only right that we help you find a popular male name or three that your Blue Heeler might appreciate. From softer names to ones that sound like they’ve come out of a bad cop show, here are some excellent choices for the little boy you’re bringing home.
Top 20 Gender-neutral Cattle Dog Names
Pop culture can give you plenty of great ideas for Australian dog names, so it might be worth looking at the latest stories on social media or checking out your Spotify playlist for ideas. If you’re finding your choices rather lackluster, we’ve got 20 great names that work for any gender of dog. Perfect for the pup that hasn’t been sexed yet, but you want to give a name to so it feels like they’re coming home soon.
You may notice that a lot of these names are objects or food. Funny how that works for dog names…
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15 Food and Kitchen-related Dog Names
Food names are a very popular choice when dog owners start to search for more dog names than they already have written down. They can be funny, cute, and even cool! But remember, before you make your final choice, be sure that you won’t get embarrassed shouting “Waffles!” across the dog park every day.
- Barbie (like “barbeque” not the doll)
10 Amazing Flower Names for your Dog
Dogs love the great outdoors. Unless you’re an avid gardener who spends time reading gardening boos aloud, you’re unlikely to accidentally say your dog’s name if you name them after a flower. Flowers are beautiful, strong, and grow unapologetically even when they aren’t in the right place.
10 Australian-themed Dog Names
Want a puppy name that showcases your Australian pride? How about a name that sounds like it’s come straight out of the Australian Outback! Some of these are words or names that are heavily associated with Australia, while others pay tribute to an aboriginal word or two.
10 Aboriginal Australian Dog Names
Expanding on our last section, here are 10 additional aboriginal words that you might consider. We’ve put the meanings beside them so you can understand the true depth of the name you might tag onto your pet.
- Aari (mountain of strength)
- Carinya (happy home)
- Daku (sand hill)
- Kirra (to live)
- Koen (thunder)
- Medika (blossom/flower)
- Moona (one who provides light)
- Pankina (be happy)
- Tahnee (sound of the surf)
- Tidda (sister/best female friend)
15 Unique Names for Dogs with Style
We admit that several of these names are of the “edgy” variety, but a little dog like a Blue Heeler might appreciate a tough and rough name to carry around for the rest of their life. Or, they may like a popular name that everyone thinks is super cute.
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10 Perfect Human Names for a Pup
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting your dog to have a “normal” name. In fact, some dog owners prefer choosing human-like names for their pet because it’s funnier to yell the name out in public when calling your dog back. Try some of these for some inspiration!
15 Geek and Nerd Names
We can’t cover every fandom, but we’re hoping that the variety of geek culture names we’ve included here will kick-start your memory. It’s often when we’re asked what our favorite series is that we forget all about the one that means the most to us. Here, you’ll find references to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, DC, Pokemon, and more.
10 Great Names for Herding Dogs
10 Best Blue Heeler Puppy Names
It is our humble opinion that any dog owner who finds themselves in search of a Blue Heeler puppy should consider one of these ten names.
15 Best Red Heeler Names
Picked up a Red Heeler Cattle Dog instead of a Blue Heeler? The great thing about this is you have a whole new color chart to explore for names! Any of the names we’ve suggested for Blue Heelers in this guide would work, except the ones that are specifically blue-themed. Instead of those, try these 10 below.
Q: What’s the difference between a Red and Blue Heeler?
A: Practically nothing. The only obvious difference between a Red Heeler dog and a Blue Heeler dog is the color of the variant breed. While neither dog is actually blue or red in color, the color in their name refers to their coat color and nothing more. There are other Heeler dog breeds, too, such as Queensland Heelers and Australian Heelers.
Q: Why are dog names important?
A: Your dog’s name is important because it’s the name they will learn belongs to them. This is a crucial part of a dog’s identity and their training. Working dogs like Heelers respond best to commands when it’s obvious that they are being spoken to. By choosing a dog name they won’t randomly hear in their everyday life, you’ll make their training go that much more smoothly. There are plenty of dog names in our lists above – you’re sure to find something!
Q: Why adopt a Blue Heeler?
A: A forever friend takes the shape of a dog and is the most loyal, trusting, and wonderful creature to have at home. A Blue Heeler has been bred to serve at a human’s side. They aren’t large dogs, so they won’t feel intimidating to new dog owners, and they don’t take up a lot of space. Despite being working dogs, they don’t need huge amounts of exercise, either. This kind of dog is happy with a nice home, a walk or two a day, food, and a place to play and rest. As long as you can put up with their nippy antics until you train that out of them, you’ll adore having a Blue Heeler.