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200 Best Western Dog Names for Dudes and Dudettes

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When you think of four-legged friends in the Wild West, horses probably come to mind. However, dogs have played a pivotal role in the history and heritage of the American West, from the mountains to the prairies, the rodeos to the ranches, and even Tombstone, Ariz., to Hollywood, Calif. As skilled herders, top-notch hunters, and faithful cowboy companions, dogs truly are the original “range rovers.”  

There are plenty of Western dog names out there for any pup partner. Searching for the perfect one? Well, hold on tight – because we’ve rounded up 200 wild ones for buckin’ besties of all shapes and sizes!  

Top 20 Western Dog Names 

Giddy-up! These best-in-class Western names for dogs are rootin’-tootin’ winners.  

Arizona: Meaning “small spring,” the 48th state makes for a refreshing name for your pup. 

Billy the Kid: Use this one straight up, or have your doggo go by one of the all-American outlaw’s many aliases, including: Henry McCarty, William H. Bonney, and Bill Bonney. 

Cash: Legendary singer-songwriter Johnny Cash was instrumental in the evolution of country-western music. 

Cassidy: Notorious train robber Butch Cassidy was the leader of the Wild Bunch, a group of Old West outlaws.

Clint: A nod to Hollywood cowboy Clint Eastwood, star of Western classics including The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Dakota: The stately name has Great Plains energy and unisex appeal.

Dallas: The Texas city lends itself especially well to larger-than-life breeds. 

Dolly: Talk about a “doll” of a name and a person! Country queen Dolly Parton is Western royalty. 

Garth: For formal occasions, you can call your pup Mr. Brooks. 

Howdy: The classic cowboy greeting makes a fitting pick for your forever-partner. 

Jane: American frontierswoman Calamity Jane was known for her sharp shot and wild ways. 

Oakley: Another Western wild woman, Annie Oakley would famously shoot a cigar out of her husband’s mouth at rodeo shows.

Ranger: Ranger will feel right at home on the range, playing alongside the deer and the antelope. 

Ryder: This on-trend boy name gives major cowboy vibes. 

Scout: A sweet name with an adventurous wink, Scout embodies the pioneering spirit. 

Stetson: We had to “tip our hat” to this cowboy-centric name. 

Tanner: Meaning “leather maker,” Tanner has prairie pup potential. 

Teddy: Before he was the 26th president of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt was the leader of the Rough Riders. 

Woody: You’ve got a friend in this Toy Story inspired name. 

Wyatt: Equal parts lawman and gamblin’ man, Wyatt Earp was an infamous fixture of the Wild West. 

Western Female Dog Names

Yee-haw! Whether your good girl prefers petticoats or pistols, these Western girl dog names are rodeo-ready. 

  • Abigail
  • Annie
  • Avery
  • Betsy
  • Betty
  • Billie
  • Blake
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Callie
  • Cheyenne
  • Clementine
  • Daisy
  • Frankie
  • Hadley
  • Harper
  • Hattie
  • Jolene
  • Lottie
  • Maggie
  • Millie
  • Poppy
  • Prairie
  • Reese
  • Sadie
  • Sage
  • Scarlett
  • Shania
  • Sky
  • Sterling
  • Tess
  • Wendy
  • Winona 

Western Male Dog Names

Not to worry, fellas – we’ve got plenty of wild Western male dog names as well. From trendy city-slicker names to rough-hewn mountain monikers, these options are barkin’ good fun.

  • Amos
  • Austin
  • Barrett
  • Billy
  • Bodie
  • Boots
  • Brock
  • Brody
  • Bubba
  • Canyon
  • Carson
  • Carter
  • Clayton
  • Cody
  • Cole
  • Colt
  • Colton
  • Cooper
  • Denver
  • Dodge
  • Dusty
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Henry
  • Houston
  • Hudson
  • Jack
  • Jethro
  • Judd
  • Lawton
  • Levi
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Luke
  • McGraw
  • Montana
  • Nash
  • Oregon
  • Phoenix
  • Rusty
  • Sawyer
  • Tex
  • Tucker
  • Walker
  • Weston
  • Zeb

Cowboy and Cowgirl Western Dog Names

Cowboys and cowgirls ruled the American West with strength and swagger. Considering old Western dog names with a historic pedigree? Check out these iconic riders. 

  • Bass Reeves
  • Baxter Black
  • Buffalo Bill
  • Charmayne James
  • Connie Reeves
  • Dale Brisby
  • Dona Kay Rule
  • Kit Carson
  • Kitty Wilks
  • Lane Frost
  • Lillian Smith
  • Lucille Mulhall
  • Mabel Strickland
  • Pearl Heart
  • Pistol Pete
  • Rose Dunn
  • Roy Rogers
  • Slim Rinehart
  • Texas Jack
  • Wanda Bush
  • Willie Pickett
  • Yakima Canutt

Tough Western Dog Names

We’re sure your four-legged friend is sweet as griddlecakes, with a heart made of golden nuggets. But just for fun, consider these rough-and-tumble, punchy Western dog names. 

  • Alamo
  • Axle
  • Bandit
  • Bear 
  • Blaze
  • Buck
  • Bull
  • Boone
  • Bronco
  • Duke 
  • Durango
  • Gunner
  • Hunter
  • Maverick
  • Mustang
  • Outlaw
  • Remington
  • Spur
  • Tombstone
  • Whisky
  • Winchester
  • Wilder
  • Wrangler
  • Zorro

Western Movie and TV Show Dog Names

Westerns are time-tested staples of both the big and small screens. For a star-studded namesake, consider these characters from movies and television.

  • Alma (Deadwood)
  • Anton (No Country for Old Men)
  • Augustus (Lonesome Dove)
  • Barbarosa (Barbarosa)
  • Bart (Blazing Saddles)
  • Big Zewy (Lonesome Dove)
  • Blondie (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
  • Blue (Lonesome Dove)
  • Butch (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
  • Bullseye (Toy Story)
  • Cat (Cat Ballou)
  • Cy (Deadwood)
  • Django (Django Unchained)
  • Don Braulio (Barbarosa)
  • Dude (Rio Bravo)
  • Ed Tom (No Country for Old Men)
  • Ennis (Brokeback Mountain)
  • Etta (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
  • Festus (Gunsmoke)
  • Francis (Deadwood)
  • Frank (Once Upon a Time in the West)
  • Galen (Gunsmoke)
  • Griff (Forty Guns)
  • Harmonica (Once Upon a Time in the West)
  • Hoban (Firefly)
  • Hoss (Bonanza)
  • Inara (Firefly)
  • Jessie (Toy Story)
  • Josey (The Outlaw Josey Wales)
  • Joshua (Lonesome Dove)
  • Kid (Cat Ballou)
  • Little Joe (Bonanza)
  • Llewelyn (No Country for Old Men)
  • Lorena (Lonesome Dove)
  • Lureen (Brokeback Mountain)
  • Newt (Lonesome Dove)
  • Pecos Bill (Melody Time)
  • Pike (The Wild Bunch)
  • Quint (Gunsmoke)
  • Rango (Rango)
  • Ringo (Stagecoach)
  • Rip (Yellowstone)
  • River (Firefly)
  • Rooster (True Grit)
  • Ruby (Dodge City)
  • Shepherd (Firefly)
  • Silas (Deadwood)
  • Simon (Firefly)
  • Sundance (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
  • Teeter (Yellowstone)
  • Wade (Dodge City)
  • Woodrow (Lonesome Dove)
  • Wynonna (Wynonna Earp)
  • Vienna (Johnny Guitar)
  • Zoë (Firefly)