Black Dog Breeds: A-Z List of Black Dogs

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever: Famous, friendly, classic family dog. Social, empathetic, and popular in the US. Happy, adventurous, and involved in everything you do.

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher: Toy breed resembling Doberman. Needs daily exercise and mental stimulation. Acts like a guard dog, but meant to be a companion.


Poodles are known for being one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world, but this means that they are very strong willed.


Labradoodle: Heartwarming Poodle-Lab hybrid. Intelligent, friendly, and playful. Lovable playmate, great for learning.


Rottweiler: Iconic guard dog breed. Sleek black and tan appearance. Used as household guardians and police dogs. Not suitable as a kid's playmate, more focused on protection.


Schnauzers: Charming, friendly, and intelligent black dog breed. Bearded face adds to their appeal. Adaptable to any home, great for first-time pet owners.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher: Excellent guard dog, needs proper management. Requires hours of exercise, stimulation, and socialization.

Great Dane

Great Dane: One of the largest dog breeds, up to 32 inches tall and 170 pounds. Friendly, underestimates size, lap climber.


Newfoundland: Friendly, fluffy, big black dog. Stands up to 28 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds. Playful like a puppy, needs ample space for energy.


Affenpinscher: Tiny black dog with moustachioed face, nicknamed "monkey dog." Bred as companions, humanlike in looks and behavior.

Cane Corso

Cane Corso: Ancient breed, known as Italian Mastiff. "Cane" refers to the dog's genus name, "Corsus" means guard. Fiercely protective and territorial.

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier (Scottie): Classic bearded black dog breed. Small but with Terrier traits. Bred as watchdogs, excellent at it. Surprising deep bark despite its size.