120+ Best Show Dog Names: Inspired by the National Dog Show

Looking for the perfect show dog name? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

The National Dog Show is one of the most well-known dog competitions in the world. The show, organized by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, was established in 1879 and has been held on an annual basis since 1933.

The NDS is a purebred dog competition organized by the American Kennel Club. Only dogs that have been registered with the AKC may compete. The AKC recognizes 197 different dog breeds and variaties, which are divided into seven categories.

We’ve put together a huge list of names inspired by the winners from the dog show. Whether you’re looking for a name that pays homage to one of these pups or one that simply sounds cool, we’ve got you covered. They may be long, but you can shorten them according to your liking.

So, without further ado, here are over 120 show dog names to get you started!

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1900’s Dog Names of Winners at the National Dog Show

1900's Dog Names of Winners at the National Dog Show
Flauntless (Source:
Name Year Breed
Warren Remedy
Fox Terrier (Smooth)
Sabine Rarebit 1910
Tickle Em Jock 1911 Scottish Terrier
Kenmare Sorceress 1912
Airedale Terrier
Strathtay Prince Albert 1913 Bulldog
Slumber 1914
Old English Sheepdog
Matford Vic
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Conejo Wycollar Boy 1917
Haymarket Faultless 1918
Bull Terrier (White)
Briergate Bright Beauty 1919
Airedale Terrier
Conejo Wycollar Boy 1920
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Midkiff Seductive 1921
Spaniel (Cocker) Parti[B]
Boxwood Barkentine 1922
Airedale Terrier
Barberry Hill Bootlegger 1924
Sealyham Terrier
Governor Moscow 1925 Pointer
Signal Circuit of Halleston 1926
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Pinegrade Perfection 1927
Sealyham Terrier
Talavera Margaret 1928
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Laund Loyalty of Bellhaven 1929 Collie (Rough)
Pendley Calling of Blarney
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Nancolleth Markable 1932 Pointer
Warland Protector of Shelterock 1933
Airedale Terrier
Flornell Spicy Bit of Halleston 1934
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Nunsoe Duc de la Terrace of Blakeen 1935
Poodle (Standard)
St. Margaret Mignificent of Clairedale 1936
Sealyham Terrier
Flornell Spicy Piece of Halleston 1937
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Daro of Maridor 1938
Setter (English)
Ferry V. Rauhfelsen of Giralda 1939
Doberman Pinscher
My Own Brucie
Spaniel (Cocker) Black[B]
Wolvey Pattern of Edgerstoune 1942
West Highland White Terrier
Pitter Patter of Piperscroft 1943
Poodle (Miniature)
Flornell-Rare-Bit of Twin Ponds 1944 Welsh Terrier
Shieling’s Signature 1945 Scottish Terrier
Hetherington Model Rhythm 1946
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Warlord of Mazelaine 1947 Boxer
Rock Ridge Night Rocket 1948
Bedlington Terrier
Mazelaine Zazarac Brandy 1949 Boxer
Walsing Winning Trick of Edgerstoune 1950 Scottish Terrier
Bang Away of Sirrah Crest 1951 Boxer
Rancho Dobe’s Storm
Doberman Pinscher
Carmor’s Rise and Shine 1954
Spaniel (Cocker) ASCOB[B]
Kippax Fearnought 1955 Bulldog
Wilber White Swan 1956 Poodle (Toy)
Shirkhan of Grandeur 1957 Afghan Hound
Puttencove Promise 1958
Poodle (Standard)
Fontclair Festoon 1959
Poodle (Miniature)
Chik T’Sun of Caversham 1960 Pekingese
Cappoquin Little Sister 1961 Poodle (Toy)
Elfinbrook Simon 1962
West Highland White Terrier
Wakefield’s Black Knight 1963
Spaniel (English Springer)
Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth 1964 Whippet
Carmichael’s Fanfare 1965 Scottish Terrier
Zeloy Mooremaide’s Magic 1966
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Bardene Bingo 1967 Scottish Terrier
Stingray of Derryabah 1968
Lakeland Terrier
Glamoor Good News 1969 Skye Terrier
Arriba’s Prima Donna 1970 Boxer
Chinoe’s Adamant James
Spaniel (English Springer)
Acadia Command Performance 1973
Poodle (Standard)
Gretchenhof Columbia River 1974
Pointer (German Shorthaired)
Sir Lancelot of Barvan 1975
Old English Sheepdog
Jo Ni’s Red Baron of Crofton 1976
Lakeland Terrier
Dersade Bobby’s Girl 1977
Sealyham Terrier
Cede Higgins 1978
Yorkshire Terrier
Oak Tree’s Irishtocrat 1979
Spaniel (Irish Water)
Innisfree’s Sierra Cinnar 1980
Siberian Husky
Dhandys Favorite Woodchuck 1981 Pug
St. Aubrey Dragonora of Elsdon 1982 Pekingese
Kabiks The Challenger 1983 Afghan Hound
Seaward’s Blackbeard 1984 Newfoundland
Braeburn’s Close Encounter 1985 Scottish Terrier
Marjetta’s National Acclaim 1986 Pointer
Covy Tucker Hill’s Manhattan 1987
German Shepherd Dog
Great Elms Prince Charming II 1988 Pomeranian
Royal Tudor’s Wild As The Wind 1989
Doberman Pinscher
Wendessa Crown Prince 1990 Pekingese
Whisperwind On A Carousel 1991
Poodle (Standard)
Registry’s Lonesome Dove 1992
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Salilyn’s Condor 1993
Spaniel (English Springer)
Chidley Willum The Conqueror 1994
Norwich Terrier
Gaelforce Postscript 1995 Scottish Terrier
Clussexx Country Sunrise 1996
Spaniel (Clumber)
Parsifal Di Casa Netzer 1997
Standard Schnauzer
Fairewood Frolic 1998
Norwich Terrier
Loteki Supernatural Being 1999 Papillon

2000’s Dog Names of Winners at the National Dog Show

2000's Dog Names of Winners at the National Dog Show
Thor (Source:
Salilyn ‘N Erin’s Shameless 2000
Spaniel (English Springer)
Special Times Just Right 2001 Bichon Frise
Surrey Spice Girl 2002
Poodle (Miniature)
Torums Scarf Michael 2003
Kerry Blue Terrier
Darbydale’s All Rise Pouch Cove 2004 Newfoundland
Kan-Point’s VJK Autumn Roses 2005
Pointer (German Shorthaired)
Rocky Top’s Sundance Kid 2006
Bull Terrier (Colored)
Felicity’s Diamond Jim 2007
Spaniel (English Springer)
K-Run’s Park Me In First 2008
Beagle (15 Inch)
Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee 2009
Sussex Spaniel
Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot 2010 Scottish Terrier
Foxcliffe Hickory Wind 2011
Scottish Deerhound
Palacegarden Malachy 2012 Pekingese
Banana Joe V Tani Kazari 2013 Affenpinscher
Afterall Painting The Sky 2014
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Tashtins Lookin For Trouble 2015
Beagle (15 Inch)
Vjk-Myst Garbonita’s California Journey 2016
Pointer (German Shorthaired)
Rumor Has It 2017
German Shepherd
Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love 2018 Bichon Frise
Kingarthur Van Foliny Home 2019
Fox Terrier (Wire)
Stone Run Afternoon Tea 2020
Poodle (Standard)
Pequest Wasabi 2021 Pekingese

Other Winners at the National Dog Show

Other Winners at the National Dog Show
Claire (Source:
Ale Kai Mikimoto on Fifth 2002
(Standard Poodle)
Blue Chip Purple Reign 2003 (Doberman)
Aimhi Avalon Renissance 2004
(Smooth Fox Terrier)
Rufus 2005
(Colored Bull Terrier)
Vikki 2006 (Toy Poodle)
Swizzle 2007
(Australian Shepherd)
Holly 2008 (Pointer)
Sadie 2009
(Scottish Terrier)
Clooney 2010 (Irish Setter)
Eira 2011
(Wire Fox Terrier)
Sky 2012
(Wire Fox Terrier)
Jewel 2013
(American Foxhound)
Nathan 2014 (Bloodhound)
Charlie 2015 (Skye Terrier)
Gia 2016 (Greyhound)
Newton 2017
(Brussels Griffon)
Whiskey 2018 (Whippet)
Thor 2019 (Bulldog)
Claire 2020-2021 (Scottish Deerhound)

While we can’t help you choose the perfect name for your new pup, hopefully, we’ve given you some inspiration for show dog names.

Whether you go with a traditional name or something more creative, make sure to pick a name that represents your furry friend perfectly. You can also check out our list of dog names inspired by movies and TV shows if you need more ideas.

And don’t forget to tune in to the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving day to see all of the best contenders strut their stuff on the runway!

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