There are many brown dogs out there that are all shapes and sizes. Some are tall, others small, while some are sleek and smooth and other dogs are big, fluffy and boisterous. Your new dog may even be brown which has you thinking, what on earth can I call my dog that is not overused? Well its your lucky day because we have just compiled a list of names that will suit the brown dog in your life. Using our list will make it easier for you to find one that is both unique to your dog, and one that is user friendly. After all, you don't want to have to take language classes so that you can pronounce your dog's name correctly!
Do try out any name that appeals by saying it out loud with the commands you will use to train your dog and get a true feel for the name. Shorter names are often best for dogs as they are easy to understand, but try a longer name if it catches your eye, as it might well suit your dog. There is surprisingly a long list of names that describe your brown dog perfectly, some cute and catchy, others more refined and polished. Whatever name you chose, make sure you can live with it for a long time as you and your dog have many happy years ahead of you.
Brown Dog Names in Pop Culture
Santa's Little Helper (SLH) is the brown Greyhound dog that the Simpson family decided to adopt, after losing all their money on the dog in a local race just before Christmas Eve. Down on their luck, they take the dog home, and the family assume it is a Christmas present from Homer, the father. SLH flits in and out of the series, often neglected by the family, but still there and always loyal to them. Untrained by the family, he chews his way through one thing after another, including furniture and newspapers, then he decides to digs holes in the garden that are a mile deep. They do take him to obedience training, but as with everything in the Simpsons, it is only a partial success. Santa's Little Helper manages to sire a litter or two of puppies around the neighbourhood, and Mr Burns, the accepted bad guy, decides to steal them and make a tuxedo out of them (shades of 101 Dalmatians do you think?). Thankfully, the puppies win him over, and he vows never to wear fur again, and instead, he trains them to be world class racing dogs.
SLH is there for the family when they are down on their luck (which is most of the time) and is a partner in crime with Bart Simpson, the mischievous and devious prankster of a son of Marge and Homer Simpson. Santa's Little Helper made his initial appearance on the Simpsons in the first episode of the series titled 'Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire' which previewed on Dec 17th, 1989. Since then the dog has become a regular on the show, flitting in and out of the story lines at will. SLH has become one of the most well known dogs or Greyhounds of the 19th Century. He doesn't talk or do anything spectacular, but what he does do cracks up the audience and they love him for his basic, down to earth personality. A true pop culture icon, Santa's Little Helper is one heck of a brown dog.
Disney has their fair share of dogs in the animated film genre, and there is no shortage of those brown in color. Think of Lady in Lady and the Tramp, Towser and Thunderbold from 101 Dalmatians, Stella from The Princess and the Frog, and finally Napoleon from The Aristocats. Inspiration abounds from Disney!
Brown Dog Name Considerations
It is an exciting moment when you realise that you get to choose your dog's name. Thoughts will race through your head, and old favourite dog names will pop up out of nowhere. But before you make a quick decision, stop and think carefully about this. You and your dog will form an unbreakable bond, so your dog deserves a fitting name that will honor that bond. A few tips include keeping the name short and sweet. One or two syllable names are easy to say and easy for your dog to understand. A name that describes your dog's nature or even it's colour is very personal to them. Always try and use a dog name instead of a human one, as it can be confusing - especially if Fred comes to visit often, and your dog is also named Fred.
Dogs respond to names that are short and clipped, in other words - clear and simple and unique to them. Often we forget that our dog doesn't have a degree in human language, and while they look as though they understand by wagging their tail, tilting their head, and opening their mouth to smile, it is just a gesture to please us, not a sign that they understand. So have a look at our list of names inspired by the color brown, maybe your the perfect name is there for your chocolate colored Labrador Retriever.