For defensive linemen trying to sack Kansas City Chiefs' quarterbacks in the mid 1990's, it had to be disheartening to have to get past a gigantic guard named Will Shields.

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Let’s face it, not all pups have a warm and fluffy personality.

Some are raised to be guard dogs whose owner wants to make them more intimidating by giving them a mean name that will have others thinking twice before proceeding further.

Here are a few things to check out when looking into names for male dogs.

Names that are foreign in origin can be great male dog names to have.

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Take for instance the Chihuahua, where you have a big dog in a small dogs body.

We think most Chi’s would love a mean dog name like Bugsy after Bugsy Siegal notorious gangster who seemed nice but had a definite nasty streak. So as you scroll down our names for mean dogs below, you’ll find not only mean terms that are used when describing something ornery, but also mean dog name ideas after people throughout history that had a nasty side to them.

If the dog likes to eat meat the name Butcher could be great while a dog that enjoys running can have a name like Bullet.