8 Popular Black Dog Breeds

small, rat-hunting toy dog with charming temperament. Adorable face, wiry coat. Regular brushing and trimming needed.

1. Affenpinscher

Ancient Roman descendant. Versatile service dog. Protective, affectionate. Black coat with rust, tan, or mahogany.

2. Rottweiler

The Belgian sheepdog, a black, intelligent, and energetic breed from Brussels, is known for its trainability and glossy coat.

3.Belgian Sheepdog

Majestic, gentle giants used for water rescues. All-purpose workers, they have a thick coat, webbed feet, and may slobber.

4. Newfoundland

Bouncy, silly, and fun-loving, the flat-coated retriever is an active and athletic breed often mistaken for a black golden retriever. Lustrous coat, black or liver in color.

5. Flat-Coated Retriever

Giant Schnauzer-like with long beard/mustache. Only black, "blackie" nickname. Twice the size. Expert owner, strong-willed. Coarse coat, grooming needed.

6. Black Russian Terrier

smart, playful, trainable, and hypoallergenic. Bred for hunting and circus acts. Come in various colors. Minimal shedding.

7.Standard Poodle

No. 1 US breed for 30 years. Friendly, trainable, family dogs. Shedding can be managed with regular brushing. Active and need exercise.

8.Labrador Retriever