Did you or someone you know recently get a Akita? Or are you planning to have a Akita join your family? This can be the most important time of your life as you and your dog get to know each other. But you have an important task at hand. What to name your Akita?
Choosing a name for a dog can be a difficult process just like naming ones baby. You want to ensure that name is easy to pronounce also represents your puppy’s looks and behavioral characteristics.
To help you start with the process of finding the perfect dog name we’ve handpicked a list of the best Akita dog names. Use this list for name ideas whether you dog is male or female, big or small.
List of Akita Names
How to Choose an Amazing Akita Dog Name
When choosing a name for your Akita, you’ll want to decide what you need in a name and your dog’s temperament.
Use the below tips to pick the perfect name for your pup before he or she comes home!
Decide on an energetic vs. laid-back dog.
You will want to take into consideration that your future Akita’s energy levels when naming him/her. If you are adopting a puppy, it is important to use high-energy names since they are still developing both physically and psychologically. They require exercise, playtime, training, etc., so give them names that will be easy to call out while playing fetch or running around the backyard.
Decide on a gender.
While male and female Akitas look quite similar, it is important to take into consideration which gender you will be bringing home. Females may be very small (less than 25 pounds) and males can grow up to 60 lbs., so make sure your dog’s name fits their demeanor! Males are often more dominant and territorial, whereas females tend to be smaller with less energy.
Pick a unique name like “Snowball” or “Socks” or a clever name like “Panda” or “Rover.”
A good way of picking an original name for your pet is looking at their coloration and choosing something that goes along with it. For example, if your Akita is white with dark spots, try choosing a name that compliments this pattern. For extra personality, you can use words like “snow” or “ball” in the name. Choosing a unique dog name is important to help distinguish it from other dogs within the household and neighborhood. If your dog will be spending most of his/her time indoors such as with children, consider names such as “panda” or “cute”, which are easy for kids to remember too.
I am so happy for you and your pup. The fact that you are doing research to name your pup, tells me that you will be an amazing parent to it. Hope these tips have inspired you to pick a name that you will love. Let me know in the comments section what name you picked for your pup!
Hi, I am Andrew. I am the editor at FamilyWithPets. I am enjoy learning and sharing information about pets that helps enrich the lives of pets and pet parents.