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
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

Affenpinscher Affenpinscher Toy Dog Breeds Small Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds

The Affenpinscher is a terrier type breed that originated in Cenral Europe, specifically Munich, Germany and France. The name Affenpinscher translates from German into Monkey Terrier. It is one of the oldest breeds in the Toy Group. During the 17t

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,&

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

Bloodhound Bloodhound Hound Dog Breeds Giant Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

The Bloodhound is often described as "the dog in a baggy suit" because of its very loose looking skin. It is a very old dog breed, perfected over a thousand years ago by monks in Belgium. The term "Bloodhound" actually refers to its aristocratic s

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

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&

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

The Dalmatian is the only spotted canine breed. The dog we know as a Dalmatian today has been a draft dog, a dog of war, ratter, shepherd, bird dog, retriever, trail hound and fire-apparatus follower. However, the Dalmatian is best known for his r

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

The Basset Hound is a sweet-natured, friendl

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&