Fat Dog Names
by Jessi Larson
Surprisingly, the phrase fat dog names is searched online frequently. While canine health is always a top priority for us, we also have a good sense of humor and understand dogs come in all sizes.
Fat dog names can be used as a pup’s main name, as a funny nickname or in an ironic sense. (For example, how funny would it be to give a thin Greyhound the name Biggy?)
Also, Nicknames always seem to follow dogs. Take our dog Toby. He is a very large Labrador Retriever, standing a head taller than most others of his breed and boasting a huge, muscular chest. Our family friends call him “Moose” because of his large size, and it works for him.
Whatever your reason for looking up fat dog names, here are 135+ oversized ideas.
Cute Fat Dog Names
Let’s start out with cute fat dog names that are cute and cuddly options for your new pup.
- Chunk or Chunky
- Fluff or Fluffy
- Pudge or Pudgy
- Roly Poly – (or Roly or Poly singular)
Funny Fat Dog Names
Of course, you can’t have a list of fat dog names without throwing a few funny ones in there. We dare you not to laugh when looking at this list!
- Big Boi
- Biggie Smalls
- Chunk Norris
- Fat Daddy
- Fat Mama
- Fat Tony
Large Characters from Movies and TV Shows
Movies and TV shows are full of large and lovable characters, all of which provide excellent inspiration for fat dog names.
- Baby Huey
- Doug Heffernan
- Fat Albert
- Fatty Arbuckle
- Jabba the Hutt
- Patrick Star
- Peter Griffin
- Winnie the Pooh
Names Inspired By Other Animals
Another idea is to draw inspiration from other extra large animals. There are many large creatures in the animal kingdom that can be repurposed for large dog names.
Names Inspired By Food and Drinks
One of the most obvious ideas for fat dog names is to look at hearty food and drinks. These provide plenty of inspiration for plus-sized names.
- Big Mac
- Bon Bon
- Hot Dog
- Peanut Butter
- Tator Tot
Strong Dog Names
Sometimes a dog isn’t necessarily fat. They might just be like our dog Toby – born with a larger frame and extra muscle.
In that case, these strong dog names might be more appropriate.
Other Fat Dog Names
And finally, we’ll close our list of fat dog names with a unique and inventive idea: Use the word for fat, large or big in other languages.
It’s a great way to pay homage to your dog’s size without coming across as being mean. Ideas include:
- Fitu – The Icelandic word for fat
- Gordo – The Spanish word for fat
- Grande – The Spanish word for big
- Grasso – The Italian word for fat
- Groot – The Dutch word for big
- Taba – The Filipino word for fat
Tips to Help Your Dog Lose Weight
As we mentioned before, we understand dogs come in all sizes and it’s important to have a good sense of humor in life, which is why we pulled together these fat dog names. But, it really is important to get a dog’s weight under control as soon as you can for the sake of their health. These quick tips can help.
Measure their meals
You may be feeding your dog too much food for their size, age and activity level. Research how much food you should be giving them and talk to your vet about how often and how much they should be eating to lose weight.
Once you get this info, stick to it. If your vet says your dog needs one cup of food twice a day, get out a measuring cup and make sure you’re feeding your pup exactly that.
The calories from snacks can add up quickly. We learned this the hard way with our dog Toby. It seemed like we were giving him a few bites of peanut butter here and there and just a few extra treats and rawhides, but before you knew it, he had packed on 15 extra pounds.
Snacking can sneak up on you, so be sure to limit snacks just like you would regular food.
Skip the scraps
Another food tip: Don’t feed your dog human food scraps. These calories also add up quickly, so don’t even think about it.
Increase their exercise
Another important way to help a dog loose weight is by increasing their exercise. This could be through extra walks, more frequent trips to the dog park or going to doggy daycare a few days a week to romp around with other pups.
Weight loss ultimately comes down to simple math. The more calories they burn, the more they’ll lose weight.
Get out and play
A fun and easy idea for getting exercise is to simply play with your pup more often. This could include games of fetch, tug of war or chasing each other.
Your pup will have fun and get a little extra exercise without even realizing it. And, this is a great way to bond with your dog.
Make it a family affair
Getting your dog to lose weight is only going to work if everyone in your household is on board. This is especially true when it comes to reducing food intake. If one person in the house continues to overfeed the dog and give them extra treats and scraps, what’s the point?
To successfully help your dog loose weight, make sure the entire household is on the same page and sticks to the plan.
Spread the word
The same thing goes for other people who are in close contact with your dog, like neighbors, other family members and friends, and so forth.
Some of our family members love to feed Toby naughty human food. I get that they can’t resist his big, sad eyes, but we had to get tough when he was having weight problems. Most people didn’t realize what they were doing was harmful and were more than happy to stop.
Be persistent and patient
And finally, understand that weight loss takes time. Your dog didn’t put the weight on overnight, so why would it come off that quickly?
Take your time and keep at it!