Black Dog Breeds

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.

Image Breed Breed Group Size Color Overview
Bernese Mountain Dog Bernese Mountain Dog Working Dog Breeds Giant Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

Farm dogs by heritage, Bernese Mountain Dogs are the only variety of the Swiss Mountain Dog breeds that possess a long, silky coat that helps the hardy dog thrive in cold climates. Well-known for its high level of intelligence, strength, agility,&

Portuguese Water Dog Portuguese Water Dog Working Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

Classified as a working dog, the Portuguese

Irish Wolfhound Irish Wolfhound Hound Dog Breeds Giant Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds

Being the same size as a small pony, the Irish Wolfhound is the tallest dog breed in the world with its commanding appearance and muscular greyhound-like shape. Originally called the Cu Faoil in Ireland, Irish Wolfhounds are superb athletes and en

Belgian Malinois Belgian Malinois Herding Dog Breeds Large Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

Often viewed as the favorite of the four typ

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Toy Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

Often affectionately nicknamed the “Cavie,” the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a smaller breed of spaniel that is prized for its sweet, gentle nature. Although the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the most prevalent breeds in&

Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Toy Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

Bred in Northeast Asia as a sled dog, Siberian Huskies are known for their exceptional endurance and willingness to work hard in cold climates. As the 16th most popular dog breed in the United States according to the American Kennel Club, the Sibe

Basset Hound Basset Hound Hound Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

The Basset Hound is a sweet-natured, friendl

Havanese Havanese Toy Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

Known for being the “National Dog of Cuba” and the only dog breed native to the island country, the Havanese is a small dog breed known for its silky coat that protects it against the harsh heat of the tropics. As a trainable and intel

Border Collie Border Collie Herding Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

Considered the workaholic in the dog world, the Border Collie is a premier sheep herder that is prized around the globe for its extraordinary intelligence, natural instincts, and strong working abilities. Ranked as the number one most intelligent&

Basenji Basenji Hound Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

The Basenji is an elegant and poised African hunting dog. African natives used this breed for pointing, driving game into nets and retrieving. The dog's light build and balanced structure allows it to move with agility and ease. Known as the "bark