Nineteenth Century Dog Names

Nothing to do with knitting, and very little to do with genealogy. Whilst I’m busy working on a piece for ‘Ply’ magazine, I thought I’d share with you this rather cool list of 19thC dog names I compiled a while back.

These were all found in The York Courant and The Birmingham Daily Post, so are the names of coursing hounds and bull terriers. I got the bull terrier names from dog show reports.

I missed a trick when we named our new pup back in November. Should have called her ‘Titsy’.

Beauty

Ben

Blucher

Bolingbroke

Brighton

Brutus

Clari

Crib

Daisy

Gambler

Madman

Mercury

Meteor

Miller

Modesty

Nelson

Old Puss

Phantom

Puss

Quick

Rattle

Rebel

Regent

Regulus

Spider

Spy

Swift

Tippet

Titsy

Trictrac

Tumbler

Villa

Viscount

Wallace

White Prince

Young Prince

Bee, our Staffy/Jack Russell cross.
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7 thoughts on “Nineteenth Century Dog Names

  1. Bee is just beautiful!
    I am an online friend of Caro’s and wonder if you could please email me directly. I have been thinking of her, and have not heard from her for a few weeks. Thanks so much!

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  2. My DD nickname when she was little was Bee…as in “B is for baby”. And we had a mackerel striped tabby called Bee when I was little, he was pale tan and black.

    I like the idea of a small dog called Madman though.

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  3. Love this list … I often wonder whose names are missing from census documents, I am sure that cats and dogs were family members in the past as now!

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  4. I wonder if Puss and Old Puss were used for hare coursing, as the hare was called ‘puss’ or ‘pussy’ like a cat. Interesting list. I’ve come across Meteor and Mercury both as horse names too.

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