Are you searching for the best words to describe dogs? There’s no need to chase your own tail. We’ve rounded up a mega list for you.
Like a happy pack of doggos sniffing out a renegade treat under the sofa, Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe (my Goldendoodle bestie), Little Bear (the quintessential Lab I puppy sit), and I searched high and low to create this ultimate list of endearments, adjectives, and words for dogs. Plus, we organized them alphabetically to make it easy-breezy for you to scroll through them.
Even with this mega list of descriptors, the English language seems inadequate to describe just how incredible our canine companions truly are. Seriously, how can you ever capture the look in your dog’s soulful eyes or the way your dog’s tail wags when you walk in the door? Words just can’t express all the love that’s underneath their furry exteriors.
An A to Z list of words to describe dogs
So while humans search for the words, our puppers are just happy to hear our soft, reassuring, or cheerful voices. According to vcahospitals.org, it’s not so much what we say but how we say it that our pooches pick up on.
So snuggle up with your pup and check out this ultimate list of adjectives, endearments, and short phrases. Then try saying your favorites aloud to your dog in a gentle or cheerful tone of voice. Your dog will probably love it.
And if you’re searching for more word-related topics, please check out our complete and cute guide to doggo lingo or watch our video of a Goldendoodle dog retrieving happy words for you.
Words to describe dogs starting with the letter A
ADORABLE, ACCEPTING, AMAZING, ADVENTUROUS, ADVENTURESOME, AFFECTIONATE, ATHLETIC, AMUSING, AGILE, ALERT, ATTENTIVE, AMIABLE, AFFABLE, AGREEABLE, ANIMATED, AWESOME, ATUNED, ATTENTION-SEEKERS…ALMOST HUMAN 🙂
B words to describe dogs
BRAVE, BESTIE, BRIGHT, BOISTEROUS, BEAUTIFUL, BUSY, BOLD, BELOVED, BRIGHT-EYED, BEST, BEST EVER, BLESSING, BOW-WOW-ER, BREEZY, BRILLIANT, BUBBLY…BEST FRIEND
Descriptive words for dogs starting with the letter C
CURIOUS, CUTE, CALM, CURLY, CURLY-COATED, COURAGEOUS, COMFORTING, CHARMING, COMEDIC, CAPABLE, COMPANIONABLE, CHAMPION, CHEERFUL, CONFIDENT, COZY, CUDDLY, COUNTER SURFING, CARNIVOROUS…CHAMP
D words to describe dogs
DAINTY, DAPPLED, DETERMINED, DARLING, DELIGHTFUL, DARING, DREAMY, DOCILE, DEVOTED, DEEP-CHESTED, DEPENDABLE…DEAR DOGGO
Adjectives for dogs starting with the letter E
ENTHUSIASTIC, EXUBERANT, ENDEARING, EXPRESSIVE, ELEGANT, ENTERTAINING, EASY-GOING, EAGER, EMBODIES LOVE, ENJOYABLE, EXCEPTIONAL, EXCITABLE, EAGER-TO-PLEASE, ENERGIZER, EXPRESSIVE, EXUBERANT, EVER-LOVING…ENTERTAINER
Descriptive words for dogs starting with the letter F
FAITHFUL, FUNNY, FURRY, FROLICSOME, FRIENDLY, FEARLESS, FURRY-FOOTED, FULL OF FUN, FULL OF LIFE, FOOD-DRIVEN, FLUFFY, FLOOFY, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, FOUR-LEGGED, FABULOUS, FANTASTIC, FAN FAVORITE, FASCINATING, FIESTY, FLAWLESS, FREE-SPIRITED, FUN, FUN-LOVING…FOREVER FRIEND
Descriptive words for dogs starting with the letter G
GENTLE, GOOD, GOOD BOY, GOOD-NATURED, GREGARIOUS, GENEROUS, GREAT, GOOD-SPIRITED, GOOD-HUMORED, GOOFY, GROOVY, GROUNDED, GUIDING, GO-WITH-THE-FLOW…GOOD DOG
Words to describe dogs starting with the letter H
HAPPY, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, HAPPY HELLOS, HANDSOME, HAIRY, HAIRLESS, HEALERS, HEART-TOUCHING, HARD-WORKING, HELPFUL, HUMBLE, HIGH-SHEDDING, HILARIOUS, HYPOALLERGENIC, HONEST, HEROIC…HEART-MENDER
Words to describe dogs starting with the letter I
INQUISITIVE, INTELLIGENT, INNOCENT, INSPECTORS, INSPIRING, INDEPENDENT, INTUITIVE, INTERCONNECTED, INTERESTING…INSECT INSPECTOR
Adjectives to describe dogs starting with the letter J
JOLLY, JOVIAL, JOYFUL, JOKING, JUMPY, JUBILANT
Words associated with dogs starting with the letter K
KIND, KINDHEARTED, KINDLY, KEEN SENSE OF SMELL…KINDHEARTED K-9
Descriptive words for dogs starting with the letter L
LOYAL, LOVING, LOVABLE, LOVERS, LIVELY, LOW-SHEDDING, LEARNERS, LOVERS OF LIFE, LIVE IN THE MOMENT, LOVING KINDNESS…LIFELONG FRIEND
Words associated with dogs starting with the letter M
MAGICAL, MERRY, MUSCULAR, MELLOW, MAJESTIC, MISCHIEVOUS, MIRACLE WORKERS, MOTIVATING, MOVERS…MUNCHY MUNCHER
Words for dogs starting with the letter N
NIMBLE-FOOTED, NOSE-DRIVEN, NICE, NOBLE, NURTURING…NICE NAPPER
Words for dogs starting with the letter O
ONE-OF-A-KIND, OBEDIENT, OPTIMISTIC, OUTGOING, OPEN-HEARTED
Words associated with dogs starting with the letter P
PLAYFUL, PROUD, PROTECTIVE, PLUCKY, POKY, POSITIVE, PLAY-DRIVEN, PLEASING, PATIENT, PEACEKEEPING, PRECIOUS, PURE, PRETTY…PERFECT PET
Words for dogs starting with the letter Q
QUICK, QUIET, QUICK THINKER, QUIRKY, QUINTESSENTIAL
R words to describe dogs
RUGGED, REMARKABLE, ROCKSTARS, ROWDY, RUFFY
Adjectives for dogs starting with the letter S
STOIC, SMART, SWEET, SWEETHEART, SHAGGY, SHEDLESS, STEADFAST, SLEEK, STRONG, SPEEDY, SPIRITED, SWIFT, SUNNY, SWEET-TEMPERED, SCENT-DRIVEN, SCRUFFY, SCRAPPY, SPORTY, SOULFUL, SMOOTH-COATED, SERENE, SPUNKY, SUPER, SUPER-FUN, SOOTHING, SOULFUL
Words to describe dogs starting with the letter T
TENDER, TRAINABLE, TOUGH, TAIL WAGGY, THERAPEUTIC, TEACHING, TRUSTING, TRACKER, TERRIFIC
Words for dogs that start with the letter U
UPBEAT, UNDERSTANDING, UTTERLY AMAZING, UPLIFTING, UNBEARABLY CUTE, UNABASHADLY ADORABLE
Words associated with dogs starting with the letter V
VERSATILE, VERY GOOD, VIGOROUS, VIGOR…VERY GOOD DOG!
Describe a dog using the letter W
WORKING, WOOFY, WATCHFUL, WELL-BRED, WELL-MUSCLED, WARM, WAGGY, WIGGLY, WAGGY- TAILED, WARRIOR, WISE, WORTHY, WHOLE-HEARTED, WACKY, WHO’S A GOOD BOY, WONDERFUL
Describe a dog using the letter X
Words to describe dogs starting with the letter Y
YIPPY, YAPPY, YAPPY-HAPPY, YUMMY, YES
Descriptive words for dogs starting with the letter Z
ZANY, ZESTY, ZOOMIE, ZOOMIER, ZOOMIEST
From adorable to zoomie-loving, our dogs are amazing. Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by, we hope you found the perfect words to describe your furry friend.
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What words would you include on this list?
We’d love to hear! Please comment below.
Sunday 26th of July 2020
Great list! I would also add...Unconditional Love.
Monday 27th of July 2020
So true! Thanks for the suggestion! I'll definitely add it to the list.