Dogs come in many shapes and sizes, each precious in its own way. Although most dogs catch the eyes of passers-by, fat dogs will stop people dead in their tracks.
When I see a dog with a little extra weight around its ribs, whether from fat or muscle, I can’t help but coo over it. For whatever reason, fat dogs are simply irresistible. If you adopt a fat dog, you will need to find a name to match its cuteness.
Consider the 101 best fat dog names below.
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Based on TV Shows and Movies
There are some movies that stick with us long after the final scene. We may think of our favorite character in our daily lives for years after finishing. Many of the characters below were famous for their size.
You can expect laughs from all who meet your pup when you name your dog after these TV and movie characters.
- Chew-Barka from Star Wars
- Chunk from The Goonies
- Fat Tony from The Simpsons
- Fluffy from Harry Potter
- Gamora from Marvel Comics
- Groot from Marvel Comics
- Hank Hill from King of the Hill
- Heffalump from Winnie the Pooh
- Homer from The Simpsons
- Hulk from Marvel Comics
- Jabba from Star Wars
- Kong from King Kong
- Miss Piggy from The Muppets
- Pumba from The Lion King
- Rambo from Rambo
- Rex from Toy Story
- Rocky from Rocky
- Shrek from Shrek
- Ursula from The Little Mermaid
- Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Fat Dog Names From Mythology
We often consider large dogs to be strong. Throughout history, many cultures have told stories of gods and goddesses whose strength defied logic.
The following characters from mythology capture the might and mystery of your dog.
- Amazon from Greek mythology
- Cyclone from Greek mythology
- Erma from Norse mythology
- Loki from Norse mythology
- Maui from Polynesian mythology
- Medusa from Greek mythology
- Odin from Norse mythology
- Thor from Norse mythology
- Titan from Greek mythology
- Zeus from Greek mythology
Famous Names for Fat Dogs
Aside from movie characters, there are many common household names. The following names evoke images of stout, massive, or terrifying creatures and people.
- Chunk Norris
Tough Fat Dog Names
Most dogs believe they are the toughest around, but fat dogs are especially prone to overestimating themselves. These fat dog names will present your dog as the tough creature he believes himself to be.
Cute Fat Dog Names
Fat dogs are not just powerful. They can be cute, too. Consider these fat dog names if you want to capture the sparkle in your dog’s eyes or the adorable way he scrunches his nose.
- Big Bertha
- Big Mac
Chubby Dog Names
Some fat dogs are bulky and muscular, while others are undoubtedly chubby. If your dog has a few extra pounds, these chubby dog names will suit him perfectly.
- Fat Mama
- Roly Poly
Animal Names for Fat Dogs
Although dogs are not typically known for being large, the names of many other species capture this image perfectly. These animal names allow you to liken your dog to the largest and sturdiest animals.
Food Names for Fat Dogs
Fat dogs probably put on some of that weight from their favorite snacks. These food names may match your dog’s favorite meals or husky shape.
- Pork Chop
- Tater Tot
Ironic Fat Dog Names
Just as many small dogs consider themselves large and intimidating, many large dogs believe themselves to be tiny lap dogs. These ironic names may match your dog’s personality despite its massive size.
- Jelly Bean
- Pee Wee
Before you go, you should know a few more things about fat dogs. Check out some frequently asked questions below.
What are some strong feminine dog names?
Most female dogs are not as large as their male counterparts but can be equally as powerful. If you want to tell the world about your dog’s strength, try out these strong female dog names:
What are some strong masculine dog names?
Do you want to highlight your dog’s strength rather than his size? Consider these strong male dog names:
How do I know if my dog is too fat?
Four key areas will help you determine whether your dog is obese. You should be able to easily feel the bones on your dog’s rib cage, spine, shoulders, and hips. A thick fat layer in any of these areas can signify obesity.
Young dogs with difficulty walking or jumping may also be too fat.
All dogs have a Body Condition Score to indicate their health. Dogs rated one through three are too thin, while those rated four or five are ideal. Ratings of six through nine signify that a dog is too fat.
The following table discusses the details of these scores.
|Scale Number||Ribs||Waist||Abdominal Tuck||Other|
|6 (overweight)||can feel ribs under a small amount of fat||can see it from above||apparent||N/A|
|7 (overweight)||difficult to feel ribs because of heavy fat covering||almost impossible to see||may be absent||obvious excess fat in lumber area and base of tail|
|8 (obese)||cannot feel ribs without significant pressure||absent||absent||thick layers of fat over lumber area and base of tail; possible abdominal distension|
|9 (obese)||massive fat layers over ribs||absent||absent||massive fat layers over thorax, spine, and base of tail; abdominal distension is evident|
How can I help my dog lose weight?
Obesity is a serious concern for dogs.
Too much fat can cause multiple health complications and premature death. If your dog is too fat, try some of the following tips.
- Discuss a calorie limit with your vet and follow it.
- Take calories from human food into account when you calculate your dog’s daily calories.
- Make it impossible for your dog to sneak extra food by cleaning up after your kids and keeping other pets’ food out of reach.
- Check your dog’s hormone levels.
What are the biggest dog breeds?
Some dogs deserve fat dog names because of their large size rather than being overweight.
If you want to adopt a dog worthy of any names above, check out the sizes of the largest dog breeds in the table below.
|Anatolian Shepherd||80-150 pounds||27-29 inches|
|Bernese Mountain Dog||70-115 pounds||23-27.5 inches|
|Black Russian Terrier||80-130 pounds||26-30 inches|
|Bullmastiff||100-130 pounds||24-27 inches|
|Dogue de Bordeaux||99 pounds and up||23-27 inches|
|Cane Corso||Depends on height||23.5-27.5 inches|
|Great Dane||110-175 pounds||28-32 inches|
|Great Pyrenees||85 pounds and up||25-32 inches|
|Irish Wolfhound||30 inches and up||105-120 pounds|
|Leonberger||90-170 pounds||25.5-31.5 inches|
|Mastiff||120-230 pounds||27.5 inches and up|
|Neopolitan Mastiff||110-150 pounds||24-31 inches|
|Newfoundland||100-150 pounds||26-28 inches|
|Saint Bernard||120-180 pounds||26-30 inches|
|Scottish Deerhound||75-110 pounds||28-32 inches|
|Tibetan Mastiff||70-150 pounds||24 inches and up|
Dogs can become slightly chunky even if their owners care for them properly. A little extra weight is not always bad, and it may signify an owner who shares food off their plates or provides extra treats for good behavior.
If your dog is chubby and healthy, he deserves a name that will capture his unique personality and physique. Choosing the perfect name will leave your dog puffing out his chest with pride when you introduce him to friends.