No, Lump isn’t on our list of great wiener dog names, proving even brilliant artists can make serious mistakes of taste. (Click here or on the image to find out more about this gorgeous book.)
Updated September 2011: Readers have added almost 100 more wiener dog names. Just scroll down to the comments to see them all. Whether you’re looking for something Germanic and traditional or more offbeat — like Brat, short for Bratwurst — we’ve got all sorts of suggestions.
Petfinder.com, the largest online database of adoptable pets, announced earlier this month the 2007 Top 10 Pet Names for dogs
. They were gathered from Petfinder.com’s more than 11,000 animal shelters and rescue group members. But because not just any name is suitable for your Dachshund puppy
, we’ve also added out own favourite wiener dog names below.
Petfinder.com popular dog names
1. Buddy 2. Max 3. Sadie 4. Jack 5. Daisy 6. Lucy 7. Lady 8. Charlie 9. Rocky 10. Duke
Favourite wiener dog names
For Female Dachshunds
Anka, (Mini-) Cooper, Sissy, Elfie, Elke, Elsa, Elsie, Freda, Greta, Gretchen, Heidi, Lexi, Lulu, Maddie, Millie, Mitzi, Riley, Sammy, Schnapps, Sophie, Susie
For Male Dachshunds
Arnold, Axel, Barry, Baxter, Benson, Bentley, (Mini-)Cooper, Dieter, Duncan, Felix, Frank, Fritz, Gavin, Günter, Jasper, Kaspar, Klaus, Luther, Marty, Max, Murphy, Oscar, Otis, Riley, Rusty, Sammy, Schnapps, Siegfried, Spencer, Tucker, Viktor, Willie
Almost 10 years ago, the Canadian Dachshund site, WienerDogs.org, did a survey of Doxie owners and found Oscar to be the most popular Dachshund name. If you want something Germanic influenced and didn’t find anything to your taste in the selection above, here’s a complete list of German names. The Daily Dachshund and Dog News especially likes Frieda for girls and Sigmund for boys. We’re also partial to Fritz, which is as classic as Oscar although less cerebral.
If you’re looking for a name because you’re about to get a puppy, be sure to visit our section on Dachshund puppies, which tells you how to find a happy, healthy wiener puppy (standard or mini) and bring it up right.