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Black Pups Face Doggie Discrimination (article)

I just read this article about black dogs facing discrimination. It isn't the first time I've heard about this. Shhh, don't tell Scout!

Black pups face doggie discrimination
Shelter workers say black dogs are the last to be adopted because of their dark coats. Among those in animal rescue circles, the phenomenon has earned its own name: "black dog syndrome."
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That's really weird. I love my black faced pooper!

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I've heard of this and it doesn't surprise me. At first glance, Norah looks like a black blur and she is impossible to photograph but when you look closely, she has amazing features and I wouldn't trade her beautiful black coat for anything. Plus, the no tear-staining makes her grooming much much easier then Nick's.
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I've heard of this and it doesn't surprise me. At first glance, Norah looks like a black blur and she is impossible to photograph but when you look closely, she has amazing features and I wouldn't trade her beautiful black coat for anything. Plus, the no tear-staining makes her grooming much much easier then Nick's.
No tearstain--yes
Impossible to photograph--No way the light colored dogs are hard,they seem washed out sometimes

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Oliver's brother Tucker is black and I get some great photos of him and his shiny black coat
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When I volenteered at the shelter taking pics for petfinder, there were a ton of black puppies. Every time I'd go in, there were fewer and fewer. I kept thinking they were being adopted out really fast.
Finally, someone told me when it got overcrowded, the black pups were the first to get put down
I also talked once with a breeder of a cockapoos who said the black pups were a lot cheaper, because they were harder to sell.

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I have two black dogs and then theres Lilly my snowflake.

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I want a black face next time around- it doesnt look as dirty but I have been to a shelter that had a black dog special and marketed the black dogs cause they didn't adopt well. Too sad!

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I didn't want a black Hav, but I did have a black poodle way back when. Shelby's face is black. I think we need to start a campaign showing our little black beauties to change people's minds.


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That is soooo strange! I never would have guessed! Aren't black labs incredibly popular??? But, I guess with SHEDDING dogs, black hair would be a PIA.
I'm with Amanda -- I've even warned my breeder that I'd LOVE a little black Hav girl for number 3 (LOL -- we won't be ready for SEVERAL years, I promise!!).
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