Border Collies are popular dogs for active families. But they are also some of the most sought-after dogs when it comes to Hollywood and herding work. Border Collie names are perfect for this active working breed.
Our Top 100 Choices
We have hundreds of perfect names for them, starting with these. Our 100 best Border Collie names:
- Baby Girl
Border Collie Names
Before we talk about the best names for a Border Collie, let’s talk about the naming process.
Border Collies are smart dogs who pick up quickly. Still, experts suggest that if you want your Border Collie to learn his name in a snap, stick with names that have no more than two syllables.
And when it comes to training and teaching your Border Collie his name, we recommend positive reinforcement methods like treats and praise.
We also encourage you to take some time and consider yourself during the naming process.
Some Tips for Naming
Naming your new Border Collie is a great first step towards bonding, and it should be fun and exciting. But sometimes choosing a name for your dog that is too silly, tough to pronounce, or borderline inappropriate for public spaces can backfire.
Just make sure you are happy with whichever name you choose for your Border Collie. And that you are okay with repeating it often and in public.
Now, with all that out of the way, let’s get to the fun stuff.
Let’s talk about the best Border Collie names of this year and hear what other Border Collie parents chose to name their dogs!
Female Border Collie Names
If your Border Collie is a young lady, then you might be looking for a pretty, girly sounding name for her.
We chose names that are both feminine and strong to suit the female Border Collie’s totally girl-power persona.
And if you think these names are totally awesome for a male Border Collie, you’re not wrong! Remember, there are no real rules when it comes to naming your new puppy or rescue dog. So have fun.
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If you loved these names but need an even larger list of female Border Collie names to go over, we’ve got you covered here.
Male Border Collie Names
Border Collies are known for their work ethic. Perhaps you want a strong, masculine sounding name to support your hard-working Border Collie.
These male Border Collie names are just what you have been looking for!
Even More Options
Need more than just fifty male Border Collie names? Visit us here for a huge list of even more masculine sounding names for any dog!
Cool Border Collie Names
Border Collies are hardworking, super gorgeous, and pretty brainy. Is there anything they aren’t good at?
They are like the superstar of the football team who is also a straight A student. Or the head cheerleader who made the honor roll.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of fifty rad names for these insanely cool pups.
More Cool Options
If these cool Border Collie names didn’t send a shiver down your spine, that’s okay. We have over 200 more cool dog names to give you a chill here!
Cute Border Collie Names
Aside from being the overachievers of the canine kingdom, Border Collies get the added bonus of being adorable.
Border Collies are cute, especially as puppies. So if you need a super cute name to go with your super cute Border Collie, keep reading!
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Funny Border Collie Names
Because they are so intelligent, Border Collies do some pretty hilarious things. They are almost human in the way they think and problem solve, and while that can sometimes be frustrating, it can also be pretty funny.
Is your Border Collie always making you laugh? Then you will love this list of giggle-worthy funny choices!
- Droolius Caesar
- Mary Puppins
- Groucho Barks
- Swaggy Waggy
- Charles Barkley
- Mr. Doggo
- Bill Furry
- Queen Bork
- Sir Sniffins
- Pup Tart
- Lil’ Bow Wow
- Trixie Pup
- Madam Wags
- Sir Barkington
- Paws Away
- Chase n’ Tails
- Sniffy Longdroppings
- Miss Sniffy
- The Pup
- Poopsy Meow
- Fifty Scent
- Snoop Dog
- The Bork
- Mr. Puppin
- Lolly Pup
- Queen of Barkness
Unique Border Collie Names
Despite being one of the world’s most well-known breeds, Border Collies are unique and not the dog for everyone.
Due to their incredible cleverness and ability to outwit us unwitting humans, these dogs need a unique owner who can handle their unique disposition.
If you and your Border Collie stand together as a one-of-a-kind pair, then perhaps this list of uber unique border Collie names is right for you.
Other Unique Ideas
On the off chance that the above names weren’t unique enough for you and your dog, we’ve compiled an even larger list of unique dog names to go over here.
Tough Border Collie Names
As herding dogs, Border Collies are born tough. They are independent thinkers who aren’t afraid of getting their paws dirty. And they certainly know what they want.
For the tough, no-nonsense Border Collie in your life, we suggest you check out the tough Border Collie names we found below.
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Fun Facts About Border Collies
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), before the Border Collie was known as a Border Collie he was once called the Scotch Sheep Dog.
A Scottish dog by heritage, the Border Collie is a talented herding dog who is still highly valued by farmers and those who herd livestock.
Along with being gorgeous, the Border Collie breed is considered by many to be one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world.
But that doesn’t mean this is an easy dog for every household! Having an intelligent dog can be more difficult than having a dog who is…well… less of a thinker.
They Can Be Mischievous!
They are independent, clever, and often mischievous.
Many Border Collies have been known to outwit their owners a time or two and bore easily of traditional games that keep many other dogs busy.
On the one hand, a Border Collie’s intelligence has made him an excellent dog for show, field work, and of course Hollywood.
However, these are dogs who require a persistent and determined owner who knows how to work and train them with respect, love, and lots of patience!
What Name Did You Choose?
So, which name did you choose for your Border Collie? Tell us below!
References and Resources
- Juliane Kaminski, Joseph Call, Julia Fischer, Word Learning in A Domestic Dog: Evidence for “Fast Mapping”, Science, Issue 5677, Pages 1682-1683
- Mary B. Harris, Some Factors Influencing Selection and Naming of Pets, Psychological Reports
- Ai Kutsumi, Miho Nagasawa, Mitsuaki OHTA, Nobuyo OHTANI, Importance of Puppy Training and Future Behavior of the Dog, Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
- Ian Dunbar, Before & After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy & Well-Behaved Dog, Chapter 1, What’s Important to Know Right Away
- Brian Hare, Michael Tomasello, Human-Like Social Skills in Dogs? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Volume 9, Issue 9, Pages 439-444
- Emanuela Prato-Previde, Deborah Mary Custance, Catrina Spiezio, Francesca Sabatini, Is the Dog-Human Relationship an Attachment Bond? An Observational Study Using Ainsworth’s Strange Situation, Behaviour, Volume 140, Pages 225-254