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Canberrans have once again proved they are a creative bunch when it comes to naming their puppy pals.

26 August 2022

Dogs hold many great traits such as loyalty, companionship and playfulness. There’s many Canberrans out there that would consider their dog their best friend.

This International Dog Day, celebrated annually on August 26, we’ve put together some of our favourite names that have been recently submitted to the ACT Government’s dog registration system.

Canberrans have once again proved they are a creative bunch when it comes to naming their puppy pals. Check out the below of some of our favourites.

Dog ownership also comes with its own responsibilities, so make sure you are doing the right things for your four-legged friend and your community. You can also check out your closest dog park here.

All dogs are required to be registered in the ACT. Dog owners must renew their registration annually. Registration renewal is free and helps the Domestic Animal Services team return lost dogs. Dog registrations can be completed online through the Access Canberra website.

Canberra’s diverse dog names:


  • Captain Jack Staffo
  • Charmander
  • Chewbacca
  • Cindy Lou
  • Deadpool
  • Django
  • Frodo
  • Gatsby
  • Hagrid
  • Hercules
  • James Bond
  • Ketute
  • Mr Miyagi
  • Nemo
  • Obi Wan Kenobi
  • Pikachu
  • Sherlock
  • Simba
  • WALL-E
  • Yoda
  • Zorro

Famous figure-inspired:

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Biggie Smalls
  • Doggy Cherry Evans
  • Lana Dog Rey


  • Bean
  • Bella Biscuit Bacon Wilkes
  • Biscuit Universe
  • Butternut Pumpkin Irvine
  • Cadbury
  • Frankfurt
  • Dumpling
  • Gnocchi
  • Katsu
  • Marshmellow
  • Mash Potato
  • Noodle
  • Ravioli
  • Sesame
  • Strawberry
  • Toffee
  • Trixy Chickpea
  • Weetbix


  • Bruno von Wüffington
  • Carrina-Tricy Choudhary Weglarz-Siclari
  • Geronimo
  • Dyson
  • Fidget
  • Gidget
  • Giuseppe
  • Gucci
  • Gustavo Oedington
  • Kaitler Disco Inferno
  • Lucky Fang
  • Marci the Magnificent
  • Tuckerbox Tess
  • Sir Benedict Wigglebutt
  • Sir Tux Smartypants
  • Sparkee
  • Stormageddon
  • Wiry Professor Brazen Beau
  • Woofington Von Barkalot
  • Zumba
All Canberra

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