Welcome to the wonderful world of Chocolate Lab names!
Are you struggling to decide what to name your new puppy?
Or are you bringing home an adult rescue Lab and want to find a new name for his new start?
We’ve been taking a look at some fun ways to choose chocolate Lab names.
Helping you to pick the best one for your lovely Labrador.
The Lovely Labrador
Labrador Retrievers of all shades have captured the hearts and minds of people worldwide.
Friendly, lovable Labs come in three hues: Chocolate, Black, and Yellow.
Chocolate Labs are simply sensational, cloaked in rich shades of brunette.
It’s nearly impossible not to reach out on impulse and touch their splendid fur.
Believe it or not, at one point in time, chocolate brown Labs were considered undesirable due to their color.
Black was once the Labrador color of choice, and many fine Chocolate Labs have been pushed aside in favor of their more popular counterparts.
Thankfully, saner minds prevailed, and today we have an abundance of superb Chocolate Labrador Retrievers to choose from.
So what is the origin of the Labrador Retriever?
Labrador Retriever Background
The Labrador breed rightly enjoys its highly popular status due to its many talents, abilities, and favorable qualities.
The intelligent and loyal canine is at home as a family dog and equally capable of actually as a guide or service dog, and in the role of a working gundog.
Labs are native to Newfoundland, where they were valued by hardworking fishermen as tireless helpers.
Labs were trusted with retrieving fishing nets even in the harshest of conditions and trained to haul heavy loads of precious marine cargo.
These forebears of the modern Lab were smaller in size.
And may have been bred with the hunting dogs of English traders to develop what we consider today as the Labrador Retriever.
Contemporary Labrador Retrievers
Modern Labs are a wonderful example of just how capable and valuable canine companions can be.
Labradors enjoy a variety of important roles in society, not just as faithful companions and housemates.
The acumen and training ability of Labs makes them in demand as service, search and rescue, and therapy dogs.
These handsome lads are also exquisite competitors on the dog show circuit and perform brilliantly in their role as hunting dogs.
It’s hard to imagine a home life in which the adaptable Labrador would not fit in. Due to their loyal and curious nature, they make an excellent family dog.
Most Labs love the outdoors, which makes them the perfect partner for active owners craving a furry friend to exercise and get some fresh air with.
And the gentle, sensitive nature of the Labrador also makes them a solid choice for older or disabled owners desiring a pooch capable of well-mannered companionship.
So how do you choose a name for your Chocolate Lab?
Naming Your Chocolate Lab
Such a magnificent creature deserves an equally magnificent name, don’t you think?
If you are bringing home a new friend, or your current bestie simply needs a middle name or nickname (one can never have too many names!)…
You can find all the inspiration you need right here—we’ve compiled some of terrific Chocolate Lab names.
Do you need a name for your Chocolate Lab puppy or perhaps a Chocolate Lab hunting name?
Or maybe you’re looking for the most boy or girl-appropriate Chocolate Lab name, or one that will work for either gender?
Whatever type of name you are looking for—traditional, unique, cute, or renegade—you’ll find a variety of names to choose from.
So, if you are looking for a Chocolate Lab puppy name—female or male—read on to find your furry friend’s next moniker!
Female chocolate Lab names
It’s important that the chocolate Labrador name you choose for your pup perfectly reflects her personality.
Female Chocolate Lab names can be as wild or as tame as your new puppy’s temperament:
Male Chocolate Lab Names
Chocolate Labrador names for a boy pup or adult male may have a different flavor (pun!) than female Chocolate Labrador names.
Then again, how about a unisex name like Pat or Lee? Did you do know that tough guy John Wayne’s original name was Marion?!
- Warrior One
- Dollar Bill
Cute Chocolate Lab Names
Naming a cute Chocolate Lab with a cute Chocolate Lab name seems like a no-brainer.
But there’s a delicate balance—between art and a science—that goes into bestowing the oh-so-perfect forever name on your new bestie.
Any of these cute clever names would be welcomed by your little cutie:
- Pee Wee
- Paco Taco
Unique Chocolate Lab Names
Labs belong to the Sporting group of dogs and no matter what color their color fur is, all Labs sport a double coat.
They have an undercoat that is soft to touch and acts as an insulating layer, as well as an outer layer of short, rougher hair.
Labs are profuse shedders, and regular brushing will keep your Chocolate Lab’s coat healthy and in tip-top shape.
Did you know that Chocolate Labs are sometimes referred to as liver Labradors?
It’s true! So in honor of this unique appellation, we’d like to present you with some more exceptional names to consider:
- Princess Leia
Cool Names For Chocolate Labs
If you’re considering bringing a Chocolate Lab into your life, you should find a responsible breeder to guide you through the process of selecting the right dog.
Labs are at risk of hip and elbow dysplasia, as well as eye disease.
A responsible breeder will show you health clearances for your pup and you can also ask to see the same for their parents.
Even better, meeting your puppy’s parents will give a sense of what your puppy may be like in the future.
Bear in mind that pups should not be taken from mothers before 8 weeks. But once you so get your new roommate home, there are a few things to remember.
First, puppies normally sleep up to 20 hours a day, and as adults, it’s normal for them to while away the day and night sleeping for hours at a time.
This extended sleep time is normal as long as your dog is active and alert while awake, and his eating and bathroom habits remain normal.
We honestly can’t think of any names more chill than these for your Chocolate Labrador puppy:
- Boogie Woogie
- Baby Ruth
Favorite Names of Competition Dogs Over the Years
The AKC recognized Labrador Retrievers in 1917, and the UK Kennel Club did the same in 1903.
So, we thought that you might like to take a look at some of the AKC’s favorite dog names.
These monikers come from the numerous canines AKC judges have seen in competitions over the years. Here are some of these famous names:
Best Chocolate Lab Names
As previously mentioned, Chocolate Labs were not in favor in the early part of the last century. But why not?
We have no idea, or what ended up changing the general consensus.
We do know that it wasn’t until the 1960’s that the intensely beautiful hue of Chocolate Labs became favorable.
By the way, it was the same people who embraced the once-scorned Lab at this time that made Chocolate the unofficial official name for this color Lab, instead of liver or brown.
Today, many dog parents consider the Chocolate Lab the best color.
In honor of this sentiment, we offer up what we think would make the best Chocolate Labrador puppy names ever:
- Penny Loafer
- Mocha Latte
Choosing Chocolate Lab Names
Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed some of the various ideas for Chocolate Lab names.
Did you choose a cute, unique, or cool moniker for your Chocolate Lab?
We’d love to hear if you chose a name on our list.
Or even if you choose an alternative name to bestow upon your Chocolate Lab bestie we’d also love to hear!
Please leave a comment below.
More Name Ideas
We’ve got plenty of cute puppy names here!
References and Further Reading
The Labrador Site Founder
Pippa Mattinson is the best selling author of The Happy Puppy Handbook, the Labrador Handbook, Choosing The Perfect Puppy, and Total Recall.
She is also the founder of the Gundog Trust and the Dogsnet Online Training Program
Pippa's online training courses were launched in 2019 and you can find the latest course dates on the Dogsnet website