Alabais are very masculine dogs that require a special individual approach. And taking such an extraordinary pet into the house, you must, first of all, think how to call alabai. It is said not in vain that the name affects the character, and it applies not only to people, but also to animals. There can’t be a brave fighting dog Sharik, and a sensitive and courageous guardian Lapochka. This question must be taken seriously.
Suitable nicknames for alabai boys
Just looking at the Central Asian sheepdog can tell you all about the serious willfulness and fortitude of this animal: powerful, muscular, with an intelligent wary eye and a willful, tough character. What else can a dog be that for many centuries guarded the herds and fought the most ferocious predators in the Asian expanses?
Central Asian male shepherds need compulsory training, and the classes will be easier if the owner’s tongue does not become slurred while voicing the pet’s name.
Experienced cynologists do not recommend coming up with complex word combinations as a dog’s name, and then gradually reducing them to a more digestible word, as, indeed, replacing the dog’s name with pet names. For example, Aristotle should not eventually turn into Aris, and Gromoboy in Gromushka, Pomushka, etc. It is worth immediately focusing on the full name. And affectionately call the pet only in appropriate situations.
Given its appearance and disposition, it would be quite logical to call the pet a nickname associated with the country from which it originated. But, having heard a word that is pleasant to the ear, you should not use it without first knowing its exact translation, because, for example, Dawa from Turkic means quarrel and Akmak means a fool.
Among such suitable nicknames for the Alabai the following can be suggested:
- Aydyn – lunar;
- Ayik – bear;
- Aikol – noble;
- Darman – strength;
- Aylaker – dexterous;
- Jasur – brave;
- Kagysh – combat;
- Miyat – defender;
- Palvon – bogatyr;
- Zangar – giant;
- Kashan – handsome;
- Sardar – leader;
- Tupan – hurricane;
- Nuker – fighter;
- Yenish – victory;
- Haybat – threat;
- Demir – iron;
- Kamal – fortress;
- Jur – neat;
- Zangar – giant;
- Kubat – strength;
- Derkan – necessary;
- Kamtar – humble.
If you do not want something unusual, you can choose a nickname from more familiar to the ear words. The name of mythological heroes or famous warriors may well suit an alabai:
You can, again, referring to ancient mythology, name your favorite dog after one of the gods:
It is not uncommon for Alabai dogs to be named for some feature of their appearance:
- Black – black;
- Silver – silver;
- Grey – gray;
- White – white;
- Duck – dark.
If already in puppyhood the dog shows a not at all unfriendly character, you can mark it with a nickname:
Or you can not advertise these qualities so much and take something from foreign languages, for example, Feroz, which means ferocious, or Meshan – evil.
It will be quite appropriate to give the alabai a nickname that speaks to his most positive quality:
For such giants with an imposing article, nicknames that speak of a high position on the hierarchical ladder are perfectly suitable:
Many geographic names can also be applied to a pet name:
In fact, there are a great many nicknames, but most importantly, it should be easy to pronounce and suitable for the pet.
Learn more about boy dog nicknames for dogs.
Nicknames for a girl Alabai
Possessing no less formidable appearance, sheepdog girls are distinguished by loyalty to their owner, inquisitive intelligence and caution. Naming, you can emphasize one of the qualities of the pet, or give a sonorous beautiful name, but it is up to the owner to decide. However, it is worth remembering that brought home a cute funny puppy, which other than as a paw or sweetheart is not called, grows into a huge tough guard. Therefore, you should not turn a dog bitch’s nickname into a joke.
Among the sound female dog names are the following:
You can look for a name for your girl among the beautiful Central Asian words. Of course, it will be better if it is short and easy to pronounce. And at the same time, it will be meaningful:
- Ai – moon, month;
- Aina – glass;
- Alada – care;
- Altyn Gul – golden flower;
- Orzu – dream;
- Vepa – faithfulness;
- Gala – fortress;
- Nabira – granddaughter;
- Kadama – armor;
- Payda, benefit;;
- Gaya, rock;
- Kecha – night;
- Tara, peace;
- Tylla, gold;
- Kelin – bride;
- Nezi – tender;
- Shagga – fast;
- Igna – needle;
- Vada – promise.
You can look into ancient mythology and look for a nickname for your beloved there, among the names of goddesses or muses:
- Asia – oceanid;
- Bia – power;
- Geba, goddess of youth;
- Hera – mistress;
- Hestia, goddess of the hearth;
- Gaia, goddess of the earth;
- Nicta, goddess of the night;
- Daphne, Diona, Cyrene, Naida – nymphs;
- Kirka, the sorceress;
- Megera, goddess of vengeance;
- Nica, goddess of victory;
- Cora, queen of the underworld;
- Dike, goddess of justice;
- Eirena – goddess representing peace;
- Enio, the fierce goddess of murder.
If an alabayan has a fierce temperament, you can also give her a proper nickname:
But it should be borne in mind that with such a name the natural character will not improve, but even, on the contrary. But if the dog is destined to play the role of a bodyguard, then such a name will be suitable, as well as possible by the way.
If you want to soften the quality of the animal, you can call your little girl in honor of any movie diva:
Like the male, the female Alabai can be named based on her color – Bleekie (black), Goldie (gold), Blondie (blonde), Light (light), Amber (amber), Ivory (ivory).
Learn more about girl dog nicknames.
Rules for choosing a name
If there is a desire, you can come up with a name for the dog yourself, based on the original letters of the names of the household, or by choosing a list of letters at random. It is a creative process and you can show all your ingenuity and originality. But, there are still a few rules that are recommended to adhere to:
- You can not give a dog a long name. Naturally, the pedigree may spell out a name of incomprehensible long words. But a valid nickname should be as short as a shot (no more than three syllables), so that the dog can instantly respond to it, and to pronounce it is definitely easier.
- The dog should not be called by a human name, foreign names are the exception.
- The name must not be offensive
It’s worth remembering that the pet – it’s not a member of the family, if not a full member, but still. And he should not be offended by an unpleasant name. You can show your imagination, but do not forget that the name affects the character and all aspects of life and people, and dogs. So do not run a yard plague, cholera, horror, sin, and other nasty things. After all, calling the dog by that name, it will have to say every day.
When you have chosen a name you like, you can try it out, to see how it works with the commands. You should suggest a name to an Alabai puppy and see if he responds. There is no need to hurry, the new pet can stay for a few days without a name, but the choice will be more deliberate.