5 great black dog breeds

 

Dogs have crossed the line between pets and family members a long time ago. They have become indispensable parts of our daily life, and we can’t even begin to imagine just how empty our lives would be without them. And the best way to get a dog is by rescuing one from a shelter.

And black dogs are in a desperate need of salvation from a cruel life on the streets, or in shelters. They seem to have acquired a bad reputation, for no actual reasons. Black dogs are not bad luck. They are kind souls capable of a lot of love, if given a chance.

One of the best breeds of darkly furred pets to own is the ever so popular Rottweiler. They might seem violent and scary at a glance, but the truth is that if you properly train them, they will show you their true face – they will reveal that they are loyal and lovely, and that they are in fact giant lap dogs.

If you have enough room for this next giant gentle, then a Newfound can become the best choice for someone who wants a guard dog that adores belly rubs. It is great for children, and it will protect your house or your yard against all intruders. And they also make ideal lifeguards, as they can even save people from drowning.

This next breed is a dream come true for those who are allergic to dogs. The Portuguese Water Dog is a special gem because its fur is hypoallergenic and non-shedding, meaning that even allergic dog lovers can now own a pet that will provide them with all the unconditional love they need.

The Scottish Terrier is a breed that you can’t help but fall in love with. They are funny and full of energy, and their bark will make you smile instantly. While they are full of life and soft to the touch, these little creatures can be fierce protectors as they have been bred to hunt all types of animals.

And if you want a black dog that looks majestic, and that will impress every passerby, you can’t go wrong with Cane Corso. They look big and mean, but the truth is that they are soft on the inside and they are often lazy. Train them with dedication, and you will have a pet that will be part of your life’s greatest moments.

Black dogs have an unfair reputation. And maybe it’s time we change this, by showing people that they have been misjudged and that they are capable of love and kindness. All dogs are unique and come in all shapes and sizes, and they are active and playful, perfect for those who enjoy a dynamic lifestyle. And black dogs have a special place in our hearts because they are, well, the underdogs.

 

Cool facts about Newfoundland dogs

Owning a dog is a great responsibility but also delivers great joy and happiness. Dogs are tender, kind, loving and, above all, loyal. They love spending time with their owner and best friend, so don’t cut the love potion for your pet.

And, no matter the breed you choose, a dog will always bring happiness and plenty of funny stories to tell to your friends and family. However, some dog breeds are more popular than the others, as dogs serve different purposes. Some are perfect for families with children, while others serve for hunting or protection.

Newfoundland dogs are less popular amongst people’s desires, so I decided to advocate for these amazing beings and let you know everything about them in the hope you are willing to adopt one.

Named after their place of origin

Most canine breeds received their names after their place of origin, and the Newfoundland dogs are no exception. These were named after the hails of Newfoundland, a Canadian island also known by the name of Terranova. It is believed that the first natives who lived there settled more than 4000 years ago, while the dog breed is said to be older than a few thousand years.

However, the most interesting thing about the easternmost point of North America is that the entire name of the province is Newfoundland and Labrador. And yes, this is also the native home of the world’s most popular dog breed, the Labrador.

 

They have amazing personalities

The Newfoundland dogs or Newfies are renowned for their kind and gentle behaviors. They are full of love and tenderness, becoming one of the most popular dog breeds amongst families with children. They often go by the name of “nanny dogs” or the “sweet giants” precisely for their unconditional love and kindness they spread all around them.

These dogs are the perfect companions for children, especially the ones with disabilities or behavioral conditions, often being trained as professional service dogs that assist autistics or blind people.

 

They are excellent water dogs

Another great characteristic of this big dog breed is that they are excellent swimmers. They can perfectly serve as watchdogs or assist people who are passionate about fishing and boating in their adventures.

Their broad chests, increased lung capacity, and double coat are the perfect characteristics for long-distance swimmers, meaning they can easily accompany you in your summer trips or even teach your children to love water and learn how to swim.

 

They can easily become overweight

Due to their massive structure, male Newfoundland dogs can easily get to 60-70 pounds and require a large number of calories per day. However, since they need to support their massive parts, these dogs can easily become overweight, so they will need constant training and challenges. Just like Labradors, these dogs require daily exercises and a balanced diet.