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
Doberman Pinscher Doberman Pinscher Working Dog Breeds Large Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

The noble Doberman pincher is a member of th

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

The Miniature Pinscher closely resembles the Doberman. However it is not a miniature Doberman. Like the Dobie, the Min Pin is a German breed of dog. Pinscher is the German word for "terrier." The proud, alert and spirited Min Pin with its high-ste

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

Easy to recognize for its lion-like regal ap

St. Bernard St. Bernard Working Dog Breeds Giant Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

Although the Saint Bernard is muscular and powerfully built, it is dignified and gentle in temperament. There are both long and short-haired Saint Bernards. This breed of dog was originally used to find lost and freezing travelers during snowstorm

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

Italian Greyhound Italian Greyhound Toy Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Blue Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds

Classified in the Toy Group, The Italian Gre

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&

Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier Terrier Dog Breeds Medium Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

The Airedale Terrier is the largest dog of the Terrier breeds and has been called "King of Terriers." The breed is thought to have been developed in the Valley of Aire, England. It may have descended from a black and tan terrier that is now extinc