Names for Black and White Dogs

Picture of a black and white Border Collie

Black is a dominant color in many dog breeds. Considering that Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed in many countries and they are often black, you can see that black purebred and mixed breed dogs are very common. Do you have a black dog or a black and white dog? We have some fun names for you to consider for your best friend. (Many of these names work just as well for black cats.)

Male black dogs

  • Bruno
  • Carbon
  • Cecil
  • Chase
  • Coal
  • Cocoa
  • Duncan
  • Foo
  • Inkblot
  • Jamesy
  • Jetta
  • Julian
  • King of Spades
  • Kuno
  • Leilo
  • Mamba
  • Mephistopheles
  • Poe
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Shawn
  • Smoke
  • Smokey
  • Sooty
  • Spot
  • Storm
  • Topper
  • Winston

Female black dogs

  • Black Pearl
  • Celeste
  • Dakota
  • Darcy
  • Deadshot
  • Diabolique
  • Ebony
  • Ghost Rider
  • Graphite
  • Hecate
  • Huntress
  • Kedavra
  • Leila
  • Minuit
  • Morticia
  • Mystica
  • Nevermore
  • Nimbus
  • Odile
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Panther
  • Pepper
  • Phantom
  • Pitch
  • Queen of Spades
  • Talladega
  • Von Rothbart

Names for black and white spotted or mixed dogs

Is your dog black and white spotted? Or does she have a mix of black and white coat? We’ve got those names, too!

  • Blot
  • Cookie
  • Cookies n’ Cream
  • Cupcake
  • Dapple
  • Dice
  • Domino
  • Freckles
  • Garbo
  • Greta
  • Groucho
  • Harley Quinn (or just Harley)
  • Inkblot
  • Inky
  • Jigsaw
  • Keys
  • Luna
  • Magic
  • Magician
  • Magpie
  • Moon
  • Motley
  • Mottle
  • Noir
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Oreo
  • Panda
  • Patches
  • Pepper
  • Perdita
  • Piano
  • Pixel
  • Pongo
  • Puzzle
  • Raven
  • Rocket
  • Rorschach
  • Salt n’ Pepper
  • Scrabble
  • Selene
  • Silhouette
  • Smudge
  • Snoopy
  • Sox
  • Spot
  • Sprinkles
  • Storm Trooper
  • Swirl
  • Sylvester
  • Tuxedo (Tux)
  • Ying-Yang
  • Zebra
  • Zigzag (Ziggy)
  • Zorro

Names for white dogs

Is your dog mostly white? Looking for a name to do him or her justice? Here are some names to consider.

  • Angel
  • Artemis
  • Aspen
  • Bianca
  • Blizzard
  • Blondie
  • Calla
  • Casper
  • Chalky
  • Cloud
  • Cotton
  • Dazzle
  • Frosty
  • Glacier
  • Ice
  • Ivory
  • Lily
  • Luna
  • Misty
  • Moon
  • Nimbus
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Peony
  • Phlox
  • Polar
  • Shimmer
  • Siberia
  • Sirius
  • Ski
  • Snowball
  • Snowy
  • Sparkle
  • Whiteout

We hope these names provide you with some good ideas for naming your dog. Maybe you will like one of these names or you’ll find inspiration for coming up with your own names. Either way, when you find the right name, you and your dog will know it!

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Carlotta Cooper

Carlotta Cooper

Carlotta Cooper is a long-time contributing editor for the weekly dog show magazine DN Dog News. She's the author of The Dog Adoption Bible, a Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) award winner. In addition, she is an American Kennel Club Gazette breed columnist and is the author of several books about dogs. She has been reviewing pet foods and writing about dog food for more than 10 years.

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