Chocolate Dog Names for a Labrador Retriever
The best part about a chocolate Lab? They seem to fit in wherever you want to take them. The dogs are naturally intelligent, strong, and handsome. Their rich brown coats make them a favorite with almost everyone they meet, and their personalities have made them one of the most popular dogs around the world.
The best part about chocolate? Kind of like the Chocolate Lab, almost everyone loves it. Most people list chocolate as one of their favorite addictions. It may be sweet, but there are a lot of other benefits to eating chocolate.
And what is the best part about chocolate. It is a “green” food. No, I am not talking about the overpriced organic chocolate harvested by Juan Valdez (or whoever) in the forests of Ecuador. I am talking about all chocolate.
Cocoa trees require shade. When planting coffee or clearing land for pasture, the land can't be clear cut. With cocoa, the large trees are left to provide shade and control excessive winds. If not for cocoa plantations, the last areas of the Atlantic rainforest would have been destroyed to make way for lucrative crops like coffee.
The Golden Lion Tamarin is only one of the animals who benefits from the chocolate plantations. All animals, as well as all humans, benefit every time you enjoy chocolate.
So name your chocolate dog with pride, and when anyone asks, let them know that your dog is also green! Here are some good choices:
- Chunky (maybe not the best choice for an overweight Lab!)
- Cocoa (this is very common for a chocolate Lab-maybe too common.)
- Hershey (this may be overused with Chocolate Labs but it is still a great name)
- Kit Kat
- Puff (Cocoa Puffs)
Some areas have special candy bars and I may have left off your favorite. If you want to use that name, be sure that it has two syllables. (For example, if you want to use “Godiva” you should always call your dog “Diva”. The best names for training your dog are those like “Chunky” and “Hershey” because they have a vowel sound at the end.)
You can also name your dog after the original source of the chocolate tree:
The original chocolate trees were found in the Amazon and pre-Columbian traders carried them all over the Americas. The Spaniards first came into contact with chocolate in Mexico.
The chocolate industry in Brazil began several hundred years ago. Along the “Cocoa coast” in the northeast of Brazil large plantations were established in the rich soil. Today Brazil is only the fourth largest producer of cocoa beans for several reasons. The main reason, and one that every cocoa producer will point out, is the “witches broom” fungus.
If the fungus spreads to all of the cocoa producing areas, the price of chocolate will skyrocket. Either that or an affordable solution will be found.
I´m hoping for a solution, but would still have chocolate occasionally, no matter what the price.
When naming your chocolate dog, keep a few things in mind:
- Do not give your dog a long name.
- Don´t give him a stupid name that will be embarrassing down the road. No dog should be named “Piddles” because of an accident on the rug.
- Even if your dog is the most popular breed in the world, he does not deserve an overused dog name. Max, Charlie, and Harley are fine for someone else’s dog. Hershey probably deserves to be on there for Chocolate Labs! Find something special for your dog—he deserves it!
© 2013 Dr Mark