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Dog Names With I, J

Dog Names From A to Z:

There are many beautiful names for dogs starting with the letters I and J!

Josie, Josy or even Josephine also sound very nice - almost like a melody! Joy and Ivy is also a very popular first name in English-speaking countries.

Of course, there are also nice names for male dogs in this list. For example Jack and Indy (because of Indiana Jones). Ice, Icy, or Ice Cream might go well with a white dog.

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Dog Names With I:

  • Ice Cream
  • Icy
  • Indra
  • Isa
  • Isabell
  • Ivan

Dog Names With J:

  • Jack
  • Jackie
  • Jacko
  • Jacky
  • Jacob
  • Jake
  • James
  • Janka
  • Janosch
  • Jazzie
  • Jazzy
  • Jeany
  • Jeremy
  • Jesse
  • Jessy
  • Jimmy
  • Joe
  • Johnny
  • Jojo
  • Joonya
  • Joony
  • Joschi
  • Joy
  • Judy
  • Julie
  • Jumper

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About Famous Dogs and Their Names

Life Savers Beginning With J

• Swansea Jack – saved the lives of 27 people

Dogs are life savers in all situations. They comfort us in sadness and help their masters out of all kinds of dangers. A dog saving 27 people really is unusual.

The black Retriever Swansea Jack lived with his master in Swansea (Wales, UK) near the River Tawe. If it hadn’t been for Jack, 27 people would have drowned between 1931 and 1937. He sadly died in 1937 because he ate rat poison. A memorial was put up in Swansea to honor him.

Mythological Dogs Beginning With I


In Japanese mythology, there is a spirit called Inugami (“dog god”). They sometimes look like werewolves and have dark, magical powers. They are not to be messed with. Humans that invoke an Inugami to do their evil bidding could be attacked by the Inugami themselves.

Popular Dog Names Beginning With I

There aren’t really any! Dog names beginning with I are very rare and there are hardly any famous dogs with names beginning with I. Apart from Indo, the Rottweiler owned by Hollywood actor Will Smith. But we were able to find a couple of nice names beginning with J. Maybe there are a few suggestions in these dog tales?

Record Breakers Beginning With J

• Jimpa – ran 1999 miles (3,218 km) to get home

There are lots of accounts of lost pets that travel long distances to get back home. The Labrador Boxer cross Jimpa set an impressive record. In 1979, he traveled halfway across Australia to get back to Pimpinio (in the state of Victoria). His owner had taken his dog with him to a farm in West Australia to work there for a while. During his 14-month long journey, Jimpa even traveled through a desert with hardly any water. Isn’t it impressive how strong a dog’s inner “compass” can be?

Movie Dogs Beginning With J

• Jock - the nice neighbor

Lady’s neighbors in the Disney movie “Lady and the Tramp” are Trusty and Jock (a Scottish Terrier).

• Jenna – Balto’s girlfriend

Balto was a Siberian Husky that became famous as the leader of a dog sled team in 1925. A case of diphtheria had broken out in Alaska. But the native population had no way of combating this infectious disease. There was a medicine that could help, but it was 674 miles (1,085 km) away. And there was a lot of snow, it was -50 to -85 degrees Fahrenheit (-46 to -65 degrees Celsius), and there were strong winds blowing across the country. The roads were unusable and planes were unable to start. There began a battle against time. Or more precisely, a sled against time. Leader Balto led the sled that saved the natives. The Disney film “Balto” told this true story. Husky Jenna is Balto’s girlfriend in the movie. She stays by his side, gentle yet determined. She even helps to chase away a bear that tries to hunt Balto.

Famous Dogs Beginning With J

• Jessie - forced to serve

In the novel “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, the animals rise up against their farmer because he treated them badly. They rule themselves under the leadership of Napoleon the pig. But after a while, he starts to become just as bad as the farmer and exploits the other animals. And he makes the loving dogs his ruthless, evil bodyguards. These include Jessie the dog, Bluebell, Pincher and their puppies. The book is an allegory for the dictatorship of Josef Stalin in Russia (1927-1953).


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