150 Dog Names That Start With S

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Written by: Celestine Gomez
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Dog names that start with an “S” can be sweet and simple–names like Sugar or Sam, for instance. Picking the right name depends on your dog and how well it can learn to recognize it. After all, you want your dog to respond to it.

As it turns out, there are many awesome dog names beginning with the letter S! The following list includes those beginning with Sir, St, and Sh, as well. Here’s a comprehensive list of easy to learn dog names to help you find the perfect one for your pooch and a few guidelines to consider.

What Is A Name For A Dog That Starts With S?

What Is A Name For A Dog That Starts With S?

So glad you asked! Does it surprise you to learn that dogs are better at hearing vowels than consonants? Unfortunately, the letter S is a consonant. Luckily, there are tons of dog names that start with an S that also contain vowels.

So much for naming your chihuahua, Scooby-Snack. Mostly kidding. It’s just a good idea to keep your dog in mind when deciding what to name it. I think a name like Star is one example of a good dog name. Why?

Because while the name starts with an S and ends with an R, the “ah” sound is the clearest and most audible part of it. The name Star is easy for dogs to hear, and therefore, learn. Another thing to keep in mind is that these are merely guidelines.

You know your dog best, so while it’s important to choose a great name, the rules for naming your dog aren’t set in stone.

Large Breed Names That Start With S

You can choose your dog’s name by considering your dog’s breed and history. Man’s best friend originated from all over the world and has been bred for a variety of reasons including hunting, herding, guarding, and water retrieval.

Your large breed may be a Dalmatian, mastiff, St. Bernard, or golden retriever. Some great names that begin with the letter S for large breeds include:

  • Simba
  • Saber
  • Sedona
  • Sierra
  • Steve-O
  • Sam
  • Sal
  • Sally
  • Sequoia
  • Sky
  • Slim
  • Stud
  • Striker
  • Scarlett
  • Sniper
  • Spike
  • Soldier
  • Sputnik
  • Simone
  • Simon
  • Sandra
  • Samuel
  • Sawyer
  • Stanley
  • Socrates
  • Silver
  • Sylvester
  • Siren
  • Sparrow
  • Sai
  • Sven

Small Breed Names That Start With S

Dog breeds vary by size and personality traits. Small dogs were mostly bred for hunting small game like rodents and keeping your lap warm. Your small dog may be a shih tzu, pug, Boston terrier, or chihuahua. Small dog names typically sound short and cute.

  • Skip
  • Sprout
  • Shrimps
  • Sadie
  • Sugar
  • Sweetie
  • Sloopy
  • Sandy
  • Scooter
  • Skipper
  • Smudgie
  • Scotty
  • Snappy
  • Sammy
  • Sonic
  • Soy
  • Sushi
  • Socks
  • Spud
  • Salmon
  • Snowy
  • Sassy
  • Stromboli
  • Scrappy
  • Shorty
  • Small-fry
  • Springroll
  • Spunky

German Dog Names That Start With S

German Dog Names That Start With S

Dog breeds that originated in Germany include the German shepherd, doberman-pinscher, rottweiler, dachshund, and pomeranian. Some breeds were bred as early as the 1800’s.

Many German breeds were used to herd sheep and protect flocks. Surprisingly, pomeranians were originally bred to do work like sled-pulling or guarding homes. Can you imagine?

Cool German names to name your German dog include:

  • Schatzie
  • Sonje
  • Sascha
  • Sigrid
  • Seraphina
  • Selma
  • Sibylle
  • Schroder
  • Swartz
  • Sophie
  • Sepp
  • Sigi
  • Seinfeld
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Schnitzel
  • Schnecken
  • Sausage roll
  • Sigmund
  • Siegfried
  • Spanferkel
  • Spätzle
  • Schupfnudeln

Dog Names That Start With Sir

Dog Names That Start With Sir

Knighthood is an honorary title given to those who’ve been knighted for doing a noble or extraordinary deed. For the prestigious dog in your life, a name with Sir in front of it will help them exude nothing short of royalty. At least in between bouts of playing in the dirt and chewing on the sofa.

For the dog-in-shining-armor in your life, pick a name that denotes remarkable service and exceptional skill.

  • Sir Lancelot
  • Sir Snuffles
  • Sir Paul
  • Sir Loin
  • Sir Up
  • Sir Atcha
  • Sir Majesty
  • Sir Isaac
  • Sir knightly
  • Sir Tobias

Dog Names That Start With St

Dog Names That Start With St
  • St. Vincent
  • Steve
  • Stella
  • Stacy
  • Stoney
  • Stunner
  • Stanislav
  • Stefan
  • Stephanie
  • Stardust
  • Starburst
  • Stu
  • Stuey
  • Story
  • Starmoon
  • Stuart
  • Stimpy
  • Sterling

Dog Names That Start With Sh

Dog Names That Start With Sh

Why are dog names that begin with Sh so popular? Because dogs tend to hear names with two syllables and certain initial letters very well.

Names that start with Ch, Sch, and Sh are great because the initial sound is what dogs tend to hear best with respect to the rest of the name.

  • Shep
  • Shandy
  • Shaunti
  • Shylock
  • Shiba
  • Shaq
  • Shelby
  • Sheldon
  • Shay
  • Shawn
  • Shiner
  • Sherlock
  • Shamrock
  • Shadow
  • Shane
  • Shiloh
  • Shasta
  • Sherman
  • Shelton
  • Sherwood
  • Sherry
  • Shweetie
  • Shnacks
  • Shania
  • Shnelly
  • Shnake
  • Shuggs
  • Sheila
  • Shakira

Dog names that start with an S are some of the coolest names with a ton of variability. What you choose to name your dog will become a part of your dog forever. Your dog will grow into the name you choose to honor it with. Or, at best, wear it ironically.

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Celestine Gomez

I'm Celestine Gomez, worked for 5 years in an animal shelter in Los Angeles, California. Having noticed the inherent passion and zeal in me to care for pets, I took a step further to create a team of I and like-minded individuals to provide an informative resource in order to broaden the knowledge base of a regular pet owners.