Are black dogs less lovable?The observers seem to think that black dogs don’t look as good, are less friendly, and are less likely to make a good pet then either the brown or the yellow dogs. Even more importantly, perhaps, is the fact that the black dogs are seen as being possibly more aggressive than either the brown or yellow dogs.
Natural heat absorbers
How about cuddling your fur baby on a chilling cold night and beating the cold weather like a boss? Black color is the natural heat absorber that makes a black dog a perfect companion on a chilly night.
So, what can you do? It’s really simple. Give a black dog (or cat) a chance. They’re just as cute and loving as their other dogs out there.
While there isn’t a lot of science behind it, those who work at shelters swear that BDS is a real phenomenon. According to them, black dogs (as well as cats) stay in shelters for longer and many of them end up getting euthanized as a result. Some studies say this isn’t the case, while other studies tell us a completely different side of the story.
Personally, I’m more inclined to agree with the shelter workers. As a total cat lover who fosters for a rescue, the black kitties are always the last pick.
There are several theories as to why black dogs seem to experience lower adoption rates. Mainly, there’s that belief that black dogs represent evil, bad or foreboding. We’ve seen that idea pop up across the ages in literature, film, and television.
Back in November 2014, Fort Worth dog hero Henry was a black Lab that’s become the face of the Fort Worth animal shelters and helped them raise over a million for the city’s shelter needs. He was specifically selected because he was a big black dog and that something considered low adoptability, despite him being a Lab.