Top 7 Black Dog Breeds (with Pictures)

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Any day is a good day to discuss dogs, and today, we are excited to teach you about breeds of black dogs. We would also like to point out that black dogs may be less likely to be adopted, so if you are at your local shelter and fall in love with one, we’re sure they would love a forever home!

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1. Great Dane

Black Great Dane
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The Great Dane is an icon in the canine world. Revered for their size, you can be sure that their hearts are just as big. These dogs love people and love spending time with them. This is a wonderful family dog who loves kids, and they have little awareness as to how big they are in their own bodies — sometimes to hilarious effect.

2. Rottweiler

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The Rottweiler is a dog who gets a bad rap despite the fact that they are wonderful family dogs — they just take a little extra training and a little extra love. These dogs were bred to be herding dogs, and it never quite left their system. Independent and strong, these dogs are also loyal and smart and can be trained to be wonderful companions. We also ought to mention that Rottie puppies are arguably the cutest puppies that exist.

3. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Info
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The Doberman, or “Dobe,” is another dog that some people can be frightened by, but it is also a total sweetheart! The Doberman is normally found at dog shows or on police units — truly a jack of all trades. They are muscular and fast, making for great guard dogs. They also are great pets, as their intelligence allows them to be trained quickly. While they are good around other people, they can be aggressive toward other dogs.

4. Dalmatian

Dalmatian running
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Another icon of the canine world, the Dalmatian has been in pop culture in some way or another since the 1800s. It’s a stylish black and white dog with an irresistible smile. This is a wonderfully playful breed, but if you get one, you better have plenty of time to play. They are great with children and other pets.

5. Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer with a log in a park
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The Giant Schnauzer first became well known in World War I, when they were used as police dogs. Before that, they were bred to herd sheep and cattle. This is a lovely breed and a good family dog. Giant Schnauzers have tons of energy and might be a little too playful for small children. Once your Schnauzer falls in love with you, don’t be surprised if they become very protective.

6. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
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The Greater Swiss Mountain dog is an influential dog. Some believe that Rottweilers and certain other Sennenhund breeds come directly from the Greater Swiss Mountain dog. This is a powerful pup but also gentle. Those with Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs can expect a soft companion who is loyal and loves to cuddle. This breed is wonderful with children.

7. Puli

Black Puli
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Of Hungarian origin, the Puli is a mop dog in all the best ways. The long hair on a Puli is thick and rough, though it can be brushed out to softness. This is a doggo who is full of energy and loves to play! They like to bark and make for a wonderful family pet. They can be trained quite quickly, as they are intelligent dogs. This breed can be a bit aggressive toward other dogs, though.