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
Chow Chow Chow Chow Non-Sporting Breeds Medium Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

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Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier Toy Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

Affectionately referred to as “Yorkies” by their loyal owners, Yorkshire Terriers are members of the Toy Group that offer big personalities in a small package. As a portable pooch prized for its compact size and luxurious long-haired c

German Shorthaired Pointer German Shorthaired Pointer Hunting Dog Breeds Large Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

The German Shorthaired pointer is both a ver

Catahoula Leopard Dog Catahoula Leopard Dog Herding Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Blue Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

The Catahoula Leopard Hound, or simply Catah

Dachshund Dachshund Hound Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

Often referred to as the “Little Hot Dog” or “Weiner Dog,” the Dachshund is a lively breed known for their long, low bodies and big friendly personalities. Making lovable and playful companions for many families with childr

Pug Pug Toy Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

Often described as “a lot of dog in a small space,” the Pug is a member of the Toy Group well-known for its big playful personality, even temper, and outgoing disposition. Along with excelling in the ring at dog show competitions, Pugs

Whippet Whippet Hound Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds

The Whippet is a medium-sized sight hound that is of much elegance and fitness. It is an English Greyhound miniature and has been nicknamed "the poor man's racehorse. The fastest domesticated animal for its weight, the Whippet can reach a speed of

Boston Terrier Boston Terrier Non-Sporting Breeds Small Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

Commonly referred to as the “American Gentleman” for its refined personality and dapper markings resembling a tuxedo, the Boston Terrier is an all-American, lively, and highly intelligent breed with an exceptional disposition. With the

Beagle Beagle Hound Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds Tan Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Blue Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

Often affectionately referred to as “howlers” by their owners, beagles are medium-sized dogs that were initially developed as scent hounds for tracking hare and rabbit. However, beagles are now ranked as the 4th most popular pet breed&

Brussels Griffon Brussels Griffon Toy Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

The Brussels Griffon breed was developed in Belgium primarily from the Belgian street dog and the Affenpinscher. The Belgian street dog is very similar to the Fox Terrier and the Affenpinscher is a toy breed with a monkey-like face. The Brussels G