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

The Basset Hound is a sweet-natured, friendl

Dalmatian Dalmatian Non-Sporting Breeds Medium Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

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

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Irish Setter Irish Setter Hunting Dog Breeds Large Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

The Irish Setter is a fun-loving, high energy dog. An aristocratic bird dog, it is also one of the most distinguished sporting breeds. It was originally bred to be red and white. The distinctive rusty red color appeared in Ireland during the 19th&

Cane Corso Cane Corso Working Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds

For centuries valued highly throughout Italy as a guardian, hunter, and loving companion, the Cane Corso is an Italian dog breed that

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

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Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher Toy Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

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Greyhound Greyhound Hound Dog Breeds Large Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

As the fastest dog with a distinctive lean body, greyhounds are well-known for their history of hunting and racing. However, greyhounds have been also been the personable companions to many prominent figures throughout history, including General A

American Staffordshire Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Terrier Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Blue Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

The Staffordshire Terrier is strong, courageous and intelligent. A stocky body and strong head is its most prominent features. Agile and obedient, this dog breed is well-suited for tracking and conformation. It is a hard working dog and thrives on

Tibetan Mastiff Tibetan Mastiff Working Dog Breeds Large Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

An impressively large dog with a noble appearance, the Tibetan Mastiff is known to be a conversation starter and a traffic stopper walking down the street. Along with the dog’s large size, the Tibetan Mastiff possess all of the qualities tha