Affenpinschers are courageous, engaging, and fascinating companions. Their wiry coat needs biweekly brushing and monthly cutting to prevent matting.


Active, athletic flat-coated retrievers need extra exercise. The breed's straight, shiny coat lies flat. Flat-coated retrievers are black and liver, but black is more prevalent.

Flat-Coated Retriever

Labrador retrievers are the most popular dog breed in the U.S. Labs are friendly, trainable family dogs.

Labrador Retriever

The enormous Newfoundland is a gentle giant who's good with kids. Canadian fishers employed Newfies for frigid water rescues.


Pugs are affectionate, loyal companions. This little dog is usually brown or fawn with a black mask and ears, although they sometimes come in complete black.


Schipperkes were ratters and watchdogs on ships and barges in Medieval Belgium. Flemish for "tiny commander" These adorable, lively dogs are jet black with dark-brown eyes.


Only the Belgian sheepdog is black. Belgian sheepdogs are "workaholics" and extremely trainable. Glossy black coat requires weekly brushing and sometimes bathing.

Belgian Sheepdog

The black Russian terrier resembles a gigantic schnauzer with a long beard and moustache. This black breed is nicknamed "blackie."

Black Russian Terrier

Scottish Terriers are usually black, however they can also be wheaten or brind. Scotties' small legs and long, sturdy bodies made them ideal for ratting and hunting in the Scottish Highlands.

Scottish Terrier

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