If you’re an outdoorsy person who loves to explore nature and spend time outside, you might want to name your pup something that reflects your adventurous spirit!
When our 15 year old Schnauzer passed away, my husband and I vowed we wouldn't get another dog. We had her 6 years before we had children, she was our firstborn. We felt our life with our two daughters was too busy to have another dog. Yet, it was only two months later, when picking up our daughters from a horse camp, when they reminded us 'we were a dog family'. And, it just happened the ranch dog had pups that summer and the pups were ready to find new homes. After some serious discussion, we decided to adopt Makita (named after the biggest horse at the ranch, or power tools, or a famous hockey player depending who you talk to).
Makita was an outdoor dog, he had an outdoor/indoor kennel and could stay overnight on his own if we were away overnight for a sports tournament. He was an 'outdoors' dog ... and he protected us and our home for 15 years until his passing.
Whether you’re looking for a name for your outdoors dog, or your cozy indoor lap pet, a name can be inspired by nature, the seasons, or anything in between. There are plenty of creative naming options if you love the outdoors. Enjoy our list!
Here are 21 outdoorsy dog names that will fit right in with your outdoor lifestyle.
21 Outdoorsy Names for Your Dog
- Aspen – After the beautiful mountain town located in Colorado
- Autumn – For all the fall lovers out there
- Blaze – This is great for a pup who loves to explore the trails
- Cliff – Channeling the ruggedness of a rock climbing enthusiast
- Daisy – A flower commonly found in nature and fields
- Ember – A reminder of campfires and s'mores by the lake
- Fern – An iconic plant found throughout many forests and mountains
- Glacier – Inspired by snow-capped peaks and rivers of ice
- Hunter – Perfect for an active pup who loves to wander off on his own adventures
- Ivy – The perfect greenery-inspired name
- Koda – Inspired by Native American culture
- Maple– Named after one of North America’s most iconic trees
- Ranger – Ideal for an intrepid explorer
- River – Great if your pup loves to play in water
- Rocky– For dogs who love to climb
- Sage– A plant often found growing wild
- Storm– Appropriate if your pup loves bad weather
- Timber– Perfect if they love woodsy hikes
- Umber– Named after earth tones
- Violet– Perfect for wildflower admirers
- Willow– Beautiful as it is graceful, this tree is perfect for any outdoorsy pup!
Show off Your Passion for Nature with an Outdoorsy Dog Name
Choosing an outdoorsy dog name can be a fun way to show off your passion for exploring nature! Whether you choose one inspired by plants, animals, or hiking trails, these names will be sure to reflect your pet’s adventurous personality!
With so many choices, there's sure to be something that fits perfectly with both you and your pet's sense of style!
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