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
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

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

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

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

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

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&

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

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,&