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8 Popular Black Dog Breeds

Small and brave, the Affenpinscher is a toy dog breed bred for vermin control. They have a strong personality and a rough coat


Rotties are guard dogs that are related to Roman cattle dogs. They look scary, but they are kind and friendly.


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Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian sheepdogs are smart and watchful, and they love to work. They have a shiny black coat. They are easy to train and full of energy

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The gentle giant Newfoundland has a thick coat, webbed feet, and is great with kids. Fishermen use it to help people in trouble on the water.


People often mistake flat-coated retrievers for black-coated golden retrievers, but these dogs are more active and can be black or liver.

Flat-Coated Retriever

Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier looks like a Giant Schnauzer, but it is black and twice as big. Needs expert owner, weekly grooming. Started out as schnauzers.

Standard poodles were bred to be retrieving dogs and were popular in circuses. They are smart, playful, and easy to train.

Standard Poodle

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Labrador Retriever

Since 1980, Labrador retrievers have been the most popular dog breed in the United States. Great family pet, friendly, easy to train