Chocolate Dog Names for Your Sweet Brown Pooch

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Sweet Like Chocolate — The Best Chocolate Dog Names for Brown Pups

Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and, of course, colors! Although we’ve previously looked at white fluffy dog names, what if your new best friend is a rich brown color? Chocolate dog names can both emphasize the luxuriant coloring of your furry friend’s coat and their sweet nature too!

From chocolate Labs to the comical elongated Dachshunds, let’s take a look at some of the most unique chocolate dog names for your new buddy.

Names for a Chocolate Colored Dog — Candy Brands and Bars

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Let’s start with the obvious chocolate brown dog names, famous chocolate manufacturers, and some of their biggest-selling bars. 

The World’s Most Famous Chocolate Brands as Names

  • Hershey — Synonymous with chocolate, especially in the US, one of its most popular products is Hershey’s Kisses. Chocolate and kisses, what more could you want from your sweet little four-legged friend.

  • Cadbury — One of the planet’s oldest chocolate manufacturers, Cadbury is originally from England, but Hershey also makes its candy under license. The branding may use a bunny as a mascot, but we think Cadbury makes a cool dog name with attitude for a chocolate brown pooch.

  • Ferrero — A touch of international elegance for your Lagotto Romagnolo with this Italian-based chocolatier famous for its high-quality luxury chocolate truffles. “All because the ambassador loves Ferrero Roche!”

  • Ghirardelli — A premium chocolate manufacturer wholly owned by the Swiss but originating from California, this name oozes quality and refinement, making it a great choice for your pup. (Ghiradelli is the third oldest chocolate manufacturer in the US after Baker’s Chocolate and Whitmans).

  • Godiva — No, we’re not talking about the naked horseback rider Lady Godiva, but rather the luxurious brand of chocolate from Belgium, the home of the finest chocolate in the world. A high-class name for your beloved pup from one of the world’s most decadent chocolate brands.

  • Guylian — Another Belgian chocolate manufacturer best known for their seashell-shaped praline chocolate treats. The perfect choco dog name for a Belgian Malinois with its deep, rich brown/mahogany shading.

  • Kinder — A chocolate treat loved by children of all ages, each Kinder egg comes complete with a surprise toy inside. Kids will love owning and playing with a pooch called Kinder.

  • Milka — One for the paler chocolate-colored pooches, Milka is a famous German brand of chocolate that uses Alpine milk. A touch of class for any chocolate-colored pooch.

  • Nestle — In homage to another famous chocolate brand, Nestle is a cute and fitting name for a chocolate Labrador or any other chocolate-coated breed.

  • Lindt — Another Swiss chocolatier, Lindt is famous for its smooth, velvety chocolates, much like a dog's coat. A great name for a dog with a silky texture.

  • Rosheen — The leading brand of chocolate in Ukraine and also a pretty girl’s name for any female choc-colored canine.

Toblerone (or Toby) — Who hasn’t left an airport duty-free with one of these iconic chocolate bars? Famous for its unique mountain-shaped pieces, Toblerone is one of the best chocolate colored dog names for more adventurous, outdoorsy types of brown dogs.

Chocolate Bar Dog Names

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  • Aero — A popular chocolate bar in Canada, it was available in the US for a limited period but the bubbles weren't a hit. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t name your chocolate pooch after this bubbly treat.
  • Bar — Simple and classic, if it’s good enough for a bar of chocolate, why not a chocolate-colored pup too?
  • Crunchie — A honeycomb-centered chocolate bar, Crunchie is one of the few names for a chocolate colored dog that ends in that “ee” sound, which most pups respond well to.
  • Kit Kat — A playful and whimsical name inspired by the popular chocolate wafer bar. Ideal for a dog with a lot of energy. This popular name offers two snappy nicknames — but we’re assuming your pooch would prefer Kit rather than Kat!
  • Snickers — A chocolate bar originally named after the Mars family horse, Snickers also makes a great name for playful pooches that just love getting into mischief. For a cookie-inspired choco dog name, try the equally cutesy Snickerdoodle.
  • Oreo — The iconic black and white cookie pairs perfectly with those chocolate-coated pups who may have white markings too. A fun and playful name.

Other classic chocolate bar dog names for chocolate dogs include:

  • Wispa — A popular UK bubbly chocolate bar.
  • Twix.
  • Bounty.
  • Malteser — Perfect for smaller dogs.
  • Yorkie — A chunky UK bar that also makes a good name for chunky little choco-colored pups.
  • Milky Way.
  • Reese — Famous for its peanut butter cups.
  • Daim — A classy chocolate bar for a classy pup.
  • Bono — A chocolate-covered biscuit.
  • Bounty — Perfect for dogs who love coconut…or are just a bit of a nut!
  • Truffle.
  • Rolo — Originally a British chocolate-wrapped caramel candy, now produced in the US by Hershey.
  • Tootsie — A bit like a chocolate-covered taffy, this favorite candy bar also makes an ideal name for a small female chocolate dog.
  • Pattie — Inspired by the well-known Hershey Peppermint Patties.
  • Spud — In honor of the Idaho Spud, a marshmallow-filled chocolate bar produced by the Idaho Candy Company.
  • Clark — The first name of Superman’s alter-ego and the Clark Bar by Boyer — a super name for a super pup!
  • Baby — The Baby Ruth bar made by Ferrara includes nougat in the middle with peanuts and caramel, all wrapped in rich chocolate. A fitting name for a small dog or an ironic name for larger pups.
  • Caramello — A seriously sweet combo of chocolate and caramel that makes a seriously sweet pup name too.
  • Arriba — A legendary Ecuadorian chocolate.

Food and Drink-Inspired Cute Names for Chocolate Dogs

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Chocolate dog names don’t just have to be about candy bars, many other foods and drinks match the brown chocolate color of your pup’s coat.

  • Biscuit — A name that will make everybody smile, including your pup!

  • Brownie — Perhaps the most obvious name ever for a brown dog, brownies are another popular treat for chocolate lovers. Best of all, the name would suit both a female, or male pooch.

  • Bailey — A creamy brown Irish liquor and an apt name for any pup.

  • Cocoa (or Coco) — Where all chocolate begins, the higher the cocoa content, the better quality the chocolate. What could be a better name for showing how special your choco pup is?

  • Chesnut — A warm-hued wood color that could be perfect for those chocolate dog breeds with gingery-brown locks, including Cocker Spaniels and Irish Setters.

  • Cappuccino — A frothy cream/brown coffee often topped with chocolate sprinkles.

  • Chip — Proof that some of the best things in life come in small packages – like chocolate chips and your adorable pup.

  • Éclair — A French pastry with a rich chocolate topping — an apt name for delicate toy breeds.

  • Guinness — Perfect for those Irish breeds who often have a hint of chocolate or brown in their coats. Everybody instantly thinks of a distinctive rich brown hue when they hear the word Guinness (NO — it’s not black!)

  • Mocha — Not just a type of coffee but also a word used to describe the light chocolate coffee shade of brown. Is your pup a Mocha?

  • Rocky — After the revolutionary Rocky Road chocolate and ice-cream-based dessert.

  • Starbucks — Another coffee-related name for your chocolate or coffee-colored furry friend. Before Starbucks became synonymous with the cup of joe, Starbuck was better known as the first mate in the book Moby Dick. Is your pup your “first mate?”

More food and drink-themed names for chocolate brown pups include:

  • Tira — Short for Tiramisu.

  • Java.

  • S’More.

  • Hazel.

  • Maple.

  • Fudge.

  • Nutella.

  • Carob — A doggy-safe alternative to chocolate.

  • Fig.

  • Rye.

  • Cake.

  • Latte.

  • Milo — The world’s leading brand of chocolate malt beverages.

  • Butterscotch.

  • Cashew.

  • Waffles.

  • Toffee.

  • Nutmeg.

  • Acorn.

  • Muffin.

  • Moose (or Mousse as in chocolate mousse).

  • Pudding.

  • Raisin.

  • Peanut.

  • Brandy.

  • Kahlua.

  • Mole — The Mexican-based chocolate savory sauce.

  • Bran.

  • Jack — The famous Tennessee Whiskey.

  • Jim — As in, the bourbon.

  • Whiskey.

Chocolate Dog Names Based on Fictional Characters

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Often people are inspired to name their pooch after their favorite cartoon or movie-based characters. But if your dog is a chocolate-colored pooch, what famous brown furry animals are there to choose from?

  • Bambi — One of the most beloved of Disney’s cute animals, Bambi is a whimsical woodland name that would suit any brown pup who loves the outdoor life hiking through the forest.

  • Chewbacca (or Chewie) — A Wookie with flowing head-to-toe chocolate-colored locks, Chewbacca is said to have been inspired by the Star Wars creator, George Lucas’s Alaskan Malamute. But for a Star Wars fan, we think this name would suit almost any breed — the bigger, the furrier, and the browner, the better.

  • Charlie Brown — Not strictly speaking a furry animal himself, Charlie, or Chuck, was a key character in one of the most famous cartoons ever, as Snoopy’s human friend. And, his surname is spot on.

  • Farfel — Long before they adopted a bunny rabbit as their logo, Farfel, a chocolate brown ventriloquist’s dog, was the spokesman for the Nestle brand. An original talking Farfel can be seen at the Chocolate Experience Museum, located in Burlington, Wisconsin

  • Forrest — As in Forrest Gump — “Puppies are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” A cute simple name for a chocolate pooch.

  • Pluto — Is your pup your silly sidekick? Why not name them after one of the most famous of all time — Pluto, Mickey Mouse’s faithful companion?

  • Scooby Doo — As you call your pooch you could often shout out “Scooby Doo, where are you?” More suited for larger dogs, Scooby was a Great Dane after all. There’s Scooby’s younger nephew, Scrappy Doo for those smaller chocolate pups.

  • Willy (or Wonka) — An all-time classic children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy the main star is a perfect name for your smaller chocolate-colored pooch such as a Dachshund. “Has anyone seen my little Willy?” for hours of amusement.

Other famous chocolate-colored dogs to inspire you include

  • Toto — Dorothy’s Cairn Terrier from The Wizard of Oz.

  • Hooch — Tom Hanks’ best friend, a larger-than-life French Mastiff (Dogue de Bordeaux) from Turner and Hooch.

  • Cinnamon — Raj’s sweet Yorkshire Terrier with shades of chocolate in his coat from The Big Bang Theory.

  • Lady — The cute chocolate pooch from the Disney classic, Lady and The Tramp.

  • Nana — The huge chocolate Newfoundland from Peter Pan who protects the lost children.

  • Basil — The dignified fox, Basil Brush was a loved TV personality in the UK in the late seventies. Perfect for those fox-like chocolate-colored pooches.

  • Spike — From the cartoon Rugrats.

  • Slinky — Woody and Buzz Lightyear’s pal from the animated movie, Toy Story.

Names That Mean Chocolate or Brown in Other Languages

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Want to have some fun with Google Translate? We did. Here are a few brown and chocolate translations from across the globe.

  • Bosnian — Braon.

  • German — Braun.

  • Irish/Scottish Gaelic – Donn.

  • Italian — Marrone.

  • French — Brun (could also be Bruno — meaning brown bear!).

  • Spanish — Marrón.

  • Somali — Bunni.

  • Finnish — Ruskea (or Suklaa — meaning chocolate).

  • Maltese — Kanella.

  • Polish — Brazowy.

  • Punjabi — Búrā.

  • Icelandic — Brúnt.

  • Hungarian — Barna.

  • Hawaiian — Palaunu.

  • Lithuania — Rudas.

  • Japan — Chairo.

  • Ukraine — Shokolad (Ukrainian for chocolate).

  • Esperanto — Bruna.

Final Thoughts

Choosing a name for the latest addition to your family can be one of the most important, and fun, decisions when deciding on a new pooch. Fortunately, with chocolate-colored pooches, there’s a whole world of chocolate out there to choose from.

The best chocolate dog names can give a pooch a sense of identity, which they can proudly wear like a badge. Just be sure to keep the name short, simple, and sweet — a bit like a bite-sized chocolate bar!

Chocolate Dog Names FAQs

Which Breeds of Dog Are Mostly Brown or Chocolate Colored?

We’ve all heard of Chocolate labradors, but what other brands are mostly brown? Here are ten popular breeds:

  • Boxer.

  • Irish Water Spaniel.

  • Rhodesian Ridgeback.

  • Daschund.

  • Leonberger.

  • Lagotto Romagnolo.

  • American Cocker Spaniel.

  • Great Dane.

  • Wirehaired Vizsla.

  • Chesapeake Terrier.

  • Boykin Spaniel — often referred to as “little brown dogs.”

Are Chocolate Colored Dogs Rare?

Fortunately, there are plenty of dogs that have some sort of brown or chocolate in their coats but there aren’t many breeds that are brown all over. Whether it’s black markings around their snout and ears or white, tan, or red markings in their coat, many chocolate dogs can boast two or more colors.

What Is a Large Chocolate Dog Breed?

The most famous would be the Chocolate Lab, but probably the largest Chocolate brown dog breed is the big fluffy dog that looks like a bear — the Newfoundland.

What Is a Small Chocolate Dog Breed?

Although many toy dogs come in chocolate colors — in addition to the usual white, black, red, etc. The small breed that’s almost exclusively brown, albeit with different markings, is the Dachshund, or the “Weiner dog.”

What Is a Cocoa Dog?

A cocoa phenotype is used to describe a color that is slightly darker than the usual brown color in dog breeds and can be detected by a DNA test. Previously referred to as “non-testable” chocolate, the color is found solely in the French Bulldog breed. However, it isn’t a color officially recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Can Dogs Eat Chocolate?

While you can name your pup after a chocolate bar, you can’t feed them one at any time. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, two compounds which are toxic to canines. Both are used as diuretics and stimulants, yet while humans can metabolize these compounds in small amounts, dogs cannot.

Symptoms may start as vomiting, diarrhea, or gastrointestinal distress. However, in severe cases of chocolate poisoning, pooches can suffer muscle tremors, seizures, and even heart failure.