A dog with a shiny black coat and deep chocolate eyes is beautiful. However, shelter workers in many locations have reported noticing that black dogs get adopted out less often than lighter colored strays. It is especially true of bigger black dogs. This has led to what is known in the dog adoption world as "Big Black Dog Syndrome."
It is thought that the reason for the rejection of these large black dogs may be because of a cultural heritage that associates black dogs with death and the supernatural.
If you are considering dog rescue, keep large black dogs in mind. Mixed breed black dogs make healthy, wonderful companions. Just like black cars and clothing, black dogs get hotter in warm weather. Exercise your large black dog in the cool of the morning or evening.
Black dog name suggestions: Shadow, Bear, Ebony, Hershey, Midnight, Raven.
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|Irish Wolfhound||Hound Dog Breeds||Giant Dog Breeds||White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds||
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|Brussels Griffon||Toy Dog Breeds||Small Dog Breeds||Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds||
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|Belgian Malinois||Herding Dog Breeds||Large Dog Breeds||Black Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds||
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|Siberian Husky||Toy Dog Breeds||Medium Dog Breeds||White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds||
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|Affenpinscher||Toy Dog Breeds||Small Dog Breeds||Black Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds||
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|Basset Hound||Hound Dog Breeds||Medium Dog Breeds||White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds||
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|Border Collie||Herding Dog Breeds||Medium Dog Breeds||White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds||
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|Bloodhound||Hound Dog Breeds||Giant Dog Breeds||Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds||
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|Basenji||Hound Dog Breeds||Small Dog Breeds||White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds||
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