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Dog Names With M

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There are many great dog names starting with the letter M in our list!

Maggie is a beautiful name for female dogs and Marley for male dogs. They are easy to pronounce and beautifully soft, melodious. Names that go well with females are MelodyMolly, Mimi, and Maya. They are easy to teach.

To bite into (in the truest sense of the word) is of course Muffin. We imagine a cuddly dog ​​with a long coat.

Labrador Labrador - Photo: Osadchaya Olga/Shutterstock


Dog Names With M:

  • Macho
  • Mable
  • Maggie
  • Maggy
  • Mandy
  • Marco
  • Marissa
  • Marley
  • Marshmallow
  • Maya
  • Melody
  • Merlin
  • Mermaid
  • Mickey
  • Milady
  • Milly
  • Mirko
  • Molly
  • Moonie
  • Mowgli
  • Munchies

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About Famous Dogs and Their Names

Movie Dogs Beginning With M

• Marley – lovable chaos

In the movie “Marley & Me”, a Labrador Retriever turns Jenny and John’s lives upside down. He’s unbelievably sweet and good one moment, but the next moment he’s destroyed something yet again. But Marley is still a loyal friend. Maybe that sounds like your dog? Marley is a lovely, nice-sounding name that would be great for a Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Dalmatian or Boxer.

• Missy – Beethoven’s girlfriend

In the film “Beethoven’s 2nd”, St Bernard Beethoven falls in love with Missy. Together, they make a little doggy family with four cute puppies. Missy is definitely a friendly name for a loving female dog.


Famous Dogs Beginning With M

• Milly – the smallest dog in the world

In 2013, Chihuahua Milly was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest dog in the world. She’s just 3.79 inch (9.65 cm) tall. That’s about as high as a coffee cup. She weighs around 17.6 oz (500 g) and likes to stick her tongue out for photos. A cheeky little thing! The name Milly would also suit other small dogs, like a Bichon Frise or a Maltese.

Life Savers Beginning With M

• Moti – the “bulletproof” dog

In 2007, 5 year old Moti saved his family from a burglar. He jumped straight at him, barking to draw all the burglar’s attention to him. He ran away, but shot Moti first. Thankfully, the dog survived and has, of course, been the star of the family ever since. Moti could be a good fit for any breed with a strong protective instinct.

• Miley – has a great nose

One night, Stacie Pitts was woken up by her dog Miley in her house in Arkansas (USA). She had a headache, so shooed her four-legged friend away so she could go back to sleep. But Miley was stubborn and woke Stacie again. Her headache had got worse and she felt so sick that she got up to go to the bathroom. Something wasn’t right! There was a leak in the family’s heating system, and a poisonous gas was pouring out (carbon monoxide). The family called an ambulance straight away and was treated at hospital. A few minutes later and it could have been too late. There are some dogs that especially love to sniff around. Like Beagles, sheepdogs and Labrador Retrievers. But there are also other breeds that love to sniff - and if your dog loves sniffing, you can train its sense of smell. Maybe you can make a real scent hound out of your dog? Miley could be a lovely name for a dog that loves to snuffle.

• Major – called the paramedics

US soldier Terry McGlade was injured in the war and has been suffering from post-traumatic stress since his return (a mental illness). Thankfully, he had Major the Pitbull at his side when he had an attack and collapsed. As a trained service dog, Major knew just what to do: he took his master’s cell phone from his pocket and pressed the button. He couldn’t dial a number with his paws, but the phone had been programmed to automatically call the emergency services if the button was held down.


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