4 responses to “Combat Black Dog Syndrome”

  1. Sue

    I have a black dog and love her so much–she is so sweet

  2. Keith Sanderson

    Max A Pooch a rescue dog whose coat happens to be black agrees with you.

  3. Rachel Chappell

    Black dog syndrome is a very real thing, unfortunately. Some people say it’s because large black dogs are ‘scarier’ and others say it’s harder to always see the adorable details of their faces, which earns them less attention in shelters.

    I have several dogs, one of them being a large Black Lab mix, and one of the neighborhood boys was always a little hesitant around him. I asked him why, and he said “because he’s black”. I took his hand, and brought him into the yard to meet my Buddy, and he now loves him. He just needed to see him up close and realize that it was not the fur color that made a dog scary or not. = )

    A friend of mine is a vet tech, and all of her dogs are black. She makes it a point to ONLY adopt black dogs as she knows they’re more in jeopardy of not finding homes.

  4. Mary Nielsen

    Wow, I wasn’t aware that humans can be this low but I was wrong.

    I never heard about black dog syndrome so after reading this article I had to google it and it turned out to have a lot of reading material..

    I can’t believe this!! It’s just an animal who didn’t and wouldn’t do you wrong!

    Nothing wrong about them, there is something wrong with the people who cast them away. They were never meant for an animal anyway.