11 Unique Dog Names Inspired by Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London published in 1903 and set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. There are several dogs in the novel, and the protagonist is a dog named Buck. By the end, Buck sheds the veneer of civilization, and relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild. If you like this novel, you could consider choosing your favorite dog name for your boy or girl puppy.



Billie: Joe's dog brother. He is sweet, good-natured, friendly and eager to please but still weary of his place in the pack.
Buck: The protagonist of our story, a St. Bernard and Scotch Shepherd mix dog. Buck is a domesticated but atypical dog, after being kidnapped and taken to Alaska to become a sled-dog, Buck's wild nature is reawakened, and he slowly returns to the ways of his ancestors.
Curly: Buck's first companions after he was kidnapped, a sweet Newfoundland dog.
Dave: Another one of Buck's first companions, one of the most knowledgeable dogs on the team.
Dolly: A dog in Francois and Perrault sleddog's team. It once was attacked by wild huskie and catch rabies. Who made her crazy.
Dub: An awkward blunderer who gets blamed for Buck's thievery.
Joe: One of sleddogs and stern brother of Billee. Unlike Billie, Joe is always snarling and defensive.
Nig: A huge black dog who belongs to John Thornton. He has laughing eyes and a good nature. He was very friendly and nice toward Buck.
Pike: A sneaky sled dog, secretly stealing food from the sled drivers among other things.
Skeet: A motherly Irish setter who belongs to John Thornton. She was very friendly and nice toward Buck and nurses him through his recovery and engages him in play.
Spitz: The original lead dog of Buck's dogsled team, an experienced and clever Husky. He is eventually killed by Buck in a fight for leadership.

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