Top 10 Most Popular Black Dog Breeds

Author: Terri Mitchell | October 01, 2021
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Thinking about adopting a dog? Each breed has distinct characteristics which make it the best fit for owner’s life from the snow-white Maltese and the near balding Chinese Crested, to a fluffy orange Pomeranian and man’s best friend, the coal black Labrador.

When you decide to adopt a dog, consider giving a home to one of these top 10 popular black dog breeds:

Black Lab in field

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1. Black Lab

So, speaking of man’s best friend, Labrador Retrievers or black lab is the most popular black dog breed across the globe. Black labs are known for their loyalty and friendly demeanor.

Black Poodle standing in field

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2. Poodle

Many people think that poodles are French, but they have a German heritage. Many standard poodles are black and are very smart and energetic. Poodles are great swimmers, too.

Scottish terrier or Scottie dog in field

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3. Scottish Terrier

Scottie dogs are from Scotland and are fearless and brave, despite their small size. If you adopt a Scottie, make sure you have a nice piece of earth for them to dig and explore.

Schipperke sitting in field

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4. Schipperke

The Schipperke is a medium-sized dog from Belgium that is fluffy, black and soft. These dogs have a unique mane and are quite often used as watchdogs due to their brave nature.

Black Great Dane

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5. Great Dane

Great Danes are intimidating due to their size, but they are known as the gentle giants of the dog kingdom. They are peaceful and friendly, with an elegant appearance once they lose their puppy clumsiness.

Belgian Shepherd or Groenendael

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6. Belgian Shepherd

Another black dog breed from Belgium that is popular among owners is a Belgian Shepherd, called Groenendael. These dogs are active and intelligent, which makes them eager and easy to train.

Yorkshire terrier puppy

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7. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire terriers have personality to spare and are prized by their owners for their loving nature and quiet demeanor. Depending on this toy breed’s lineage, it may have long silky hair or a short hypoallergenic coat.


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8. Rottweiler

A Rottweiler makes a loyal and good-natured pet that will protect and guard its family. These dogs are from Germany, originally used on farms as working dogs. They are devoted to their owners and brave.

Newfoundland dog

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9. Newfoundland

Newfoundland dogs were historically used as working dogs on the water in Canada. They are big, fluffy, black dogs that are loving and calm. These dogs are great swimmers and are loyal to their owners.

Doberman Pinscher in field

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10. Doberman Pinscher

Dobermans are from Germany and have been used as guard dogs for years. These black dogs are strong and stubborn, very intelligent and energetic, too. You often find Dobermans working.

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Terri Mitchell

Terri Mitchell is a freelance content writer from North Carolina who brings years of research, experience, and passion in animal-assisted therapy to her work. A former Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Terri believes in the power of pets and has seen first-hand the therapeutic advantages of animals with her two dogs, Peppercorn and Mr. Bean.[...] Author Details

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