Black dog appreciation

Emily | September 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily | September 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

I’m little late to the party, but I wanted to be certain to chime in with my opinion. Wednesday, Oct. 1st, was National Black Dog Day. I believe I first became aware of statistics four or five years ago: that black dogs (along with cats) are not adopted as easily as other colors and are often among the first to be euthanized. It’s heart breaking to imagine, and as a proud papa of a black and tan dachshund I must say some of the reasons why black dogs are usually overlooked are absurd to me. The three mains reasons I’ve heard include: 1) the black color is evil; 2) black dogs don’t photograph well and 3) black dogs look scary because their facial expressions are not as easily visible.

Wow. For me, all three reasons are the furthest from the truth. Let’s take Emily Sue as an example. Emily is the antithesis of evil; she’s so super sugary sweet she’ll cause a toothache. She photographs exceptionally well; the camera absolutely loves her! And, her big round and bright eyes pop in that sea of black; I always know how Emily feeling with just a look. If you’re considering a new pet, don’t discount the color black. What do you think dachshund friends?! In my experience, our community loves the classic black and tan coloring. It’s probably only second to the classic red. If you got a black and tan (or black dachshund) share yours on our Facebook page. We love seeing them.

Emily | September 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily | September 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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4 Responses to Black dog appreciation

  1. Emily is so beautiful. We have two black labs that someone dumped on us 4 years ago around Christmas time. They were left in the road but they came to us under my husband’s car.

  2. Andrea says:

    Emily is gorgeous! I also have a black and tan ween 🙂

  3. Jackie Sikora says:

    Emily is a lovely lady! I agree with you, black dogs can be wonderful, loving pets! I have two black doxies (one black & tan & one black & brindle) and also a black flat coated retriever & a black & tan Manchester terrier. They’re all fun loving, playful happy guys! Also have one beagle & one chocolate dox. Why are people so concerned about the color? The reasons are ridiculous & sounds like those folks don’t need a dog. The dog’s love for it’s humans is unconditional & not based on their color. Wish more people could see past color to the heart!

  4. Denise says:

    We have 2 black & tan beautiful Dachshunds that have coats that shine beautifully. Our other Dachshund is a black, gray & white dapple that’s the brother of one of the solid one. Black & tan Dachshunds are gorgeous !!!!!!

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